Last gasp Murphy saves young Scots

Last updated : 10 October 2009 By Firparkcorner

Jamie Murphy
The Motherwell man was a second half substitute at St Mirren Park in Paisley. He replaced David Gray in the 67th minute with the score 0-0. The young Scots had been the better team but it looked like their efforts would be without reward as the game entered added time. Two further minutes had elapsed when Celtic's Caddis fed Murphy and the young Steelman forced his way through the box. He reached the dead ball line and squeezed the ball into the net from the tightest of angles.

The win puts us to the top of the table with the Austrians but we are placed second because of head-to-head results. The team's next match is away in Azerbaijan in mid November.

Ross Forbes was on the bench but Billy Stark elected not to use him.

Murphy has become a regular in Jim Gannon's Motherwell side this season. The twenty year old is contracted to be at Fir Park until 2011 and much is expected of from the striker. He joined the 'Well aged 13 and has represented Scotland at the U16, U17 and now U21 levels. He scored at St Mirren Park for Motherwell in an SPL game in May and it looks like this new ground could be a favourite.

Let's hope e repeats the feat when Motherwell meet St Mirren in an SPL and CIS double header in a few weeks.