After a 15 minute session of cautious probing in which neither team threatened we scored twice in a three minute burst to take conttol. Both attacks came via the right wing and Humphrey provided the spark.
The first saw Humphrey stop his deep run and pass back to Hateley who swept the ball into the box. Law collected and made the dead ball line before chipping to the far post for Higdon to head the opener. The next followed a cross from Humphrey that the defence failed to clear. A loose header fell to Murphy and he volleyed home from ten yards.
Motherwell had taken charge and had several good opportunities for a third before the break. Murphy lifted a 20 yard effort high then Ojamaa came within inches of connecting with a low tempter across the six yard line. Humphrey collected and fired at Reguero from close range.
Randolph had little involvement apart fdrom the collection of a few harmless long range efforts but he did set up a fine attack. He released Murphy with a long range throw and, with the right back in his wake, our man raced into the box only to see the ‘keeper touch his shot over.
We were presented with a problem within minutes of the restart when our old pal Foran was given the chance to score. It seemed that our defence had left their boots in the dressing room. Normal service was restored five minutes later when Hateley’s recycled cross following his corner was met by Cummins at the far post. The defender had plenty of time to compose himself before blasting into the net in front of the hardly hundred ‘Well fans in the shade of the away stand.
On the hour Butcher’s response was to swap McKKay for Sutherland and, later, Morrison for Pepper. That did little to alter the course of the game and Ojamaa joined in the goal fest with our fourth and his first of the season. A neat one-two at the right side of the box released Law and, with the Inverness defence posted missing, he found Ojamaa in space for a simple finish.
Daley sent what remained of the hoime crowd home when a spectulative 25 strike squirmed under the ‘keeper for an unlikely fifth goal. Sometimes it’s just your day!