After the match the manager reckoned that it was the proverbial “game of two halves”. Peter Houston took the same view when he talked to the BBC but he was annoyed that his team had not had the fixture won in the first half. He stomped off in the huff at the post-match press conference choosing not to wait until the 'Well players had said their pieces. In the end a share of the points was a fair outcome.
Our first half performance was uninspired. Yes, we did have a few chances, but most of our play was predictable and pedestrian. It was a surprise that no change was made at the break and many thought delaying until the hour was tardy. Nevertheless the appearance of Henrik changed the game.
Guess who scored for United?
His drive and enthusiasm allied to a fair amount of skill should remind his new colleagues about the way they played in the first half of the season. The dip in form that has resulted in the flat performances of the last few weeks has to be reversed and it could be that Ojamaa is the catalyst we need.
Motherwell need only one point from Tuesday’s meeting with Dunfermline to return to third place. The next two Saturdays see us at home to St Johnstone then away to St Mirren. If we are serious about finishing high in the table then we should collect a barrowload of points before the middle of February.