Hibs 3-3 Motherwell

Last updated : 24 March 2004 By Firparkcorner

We made a very poor start to the first half and the defence looked shaky for the first forty five minutes. Hibs took the lead early on after a handful of defensive errors eventually led to Kevin Nicol heading home from close range.

Scott McDonald has reason to celebrate again
Motherwell enjoyed a mini-revival but Hibs remained the more threatening side throughout the half. They doubled their lead shortly before half time when Alan Reid managed to put the ball over the line after a scramble in our box.

It was clear that words were needed at half time and we made an excellent start to the second half. With only 19 seconds gone, Keith Lasley pulled one back with the aid of a deflection. Then, we remarkably managed to produce an equaliser. Scott McDonald was hauled down in the box and Derek Adams stepped up to score.

However, when we might have gone on to control the game, we immediately conceded a penalty ourselves. Gordon Smith reckoned it was soft but that made no difference to Derek Riordan who stuck the ball in the top corner.

Despite not managing to put much pressure on the Hibs defence, we did manage to level the match again – with another huge slice of luck. Scott McDonald’s shot was deflected onto the bar and rebounded into the net off Daniel Anderson.

Colin Murdock missed a glorious chance to regain the lead for Hibs when he headed wide from six yards. At the other end, Scott McDonald might have won it when Burns managed to knock the ball down to him in the box.

We have a hard task ahead on Saturday with a trip to on form Dundee United. If we are to take anything from the game we will need a vastly improved performance.