It looked as though the slump was coming to an end when Joe Lynas raced through on goal to slot past the goalkeeper in the opening ten minutes, but any chance of a repeat of the 9-0 reversal merely a month ago was soon put to bed. Graeme Ramage hesitated in the six-yard box and a striker capitalised to smash home the equaliser.
The visitors were back in form when some good work by Tony O'Neill and Davie Tonner set up Lynas again. His initial effort beat the goalkeeper and came back off the post, but the pint-sized striker was on hand to stroke the ball into the empty net.
Sadly for FPC, Lynas was denied the chance to complete his hat-trick as an awkward landing caused his knee to buckle before half-time and he took no further part in the match. This was the obvious turning point as the home side were back on level terms shortly after the break. Poor marking from the Motherwell side was exposed by a striker at the back post who was left to nod the ball past Gordon Miller.
The 'Corner began to sense that it wasn't going to be their day, with the crossbar and a superb stop from the goalkeeper denying Dave Hendry and Davie Tonner respectively. Things went from bad to worse midway through the second half when a shot from the edge of the area crept into Miller's right-hand corner to put the home side a goal up.
FPC almost got an equaliser when Stuart Jack beat two defenders, cut into the box and forced a save from the goalkeeper when he really should have scored. With the last kick of the ball, Davie Tonner once again rattled the home crossbar but it was all in vein as the Corner watched their league ambitions move further away yet again.