Magnificent Motherwell reach sixty points

Last updated : 22 May 2008 By Firparkcorner

The celebration of our marvellous season had hardly begun before Lappin curled a free kick beyond McNeil and into the net. Hughes had made a direct run at the box and been fouled at the edge of the area. It was the perfect start and there was no looking back.

Lappin scores the opener

Hibs made a few token advances and threatened with a couple of headers. Craigan almost helped them out when his careless pass setup whet looked like an equaliser but frantic defending saved the day.

Hammell picked up a knock and Darren Smith replaced him ten minutes before the break. We played then switched to five across the middle and ran the show for the rest of the game.

Porter was left in the dressing room at the interval and young Murphy grabbed his chance to show his talents. The half time conga line had hardly settled into their seats before McCormack chased what looked like a lost cause into the box. He managed to get to the ball before Jones and tumbled at the attentions of the big defender. The referee was miles behind the play but the assistant had no hesitation in taking up his position for the penalty.

The ball was handed to Murphy and he beat the keeper on his left. Hibs seemed to give up after that and we enjoyed lots of quality possession. Daniels was a spectator for long spells and the away fans were entertained with the action at their end. Another youngster was thrown on when McCormack was replaced by Robert McHugh.

We had several goal scoring chances. Smith, McHugh and Murphy all had opportunities to extend the lead but the third goal never came.

Beach balls, sombreros and the full repertoire of songs and chants provided the backing to this comprehensive win. Mark McGhee was well aware of the chants to "Say no the Jambos" and he and the players came to thank the fans after the final whistle.

It has been an incredible journey this season and whatever movements take place over the summer, the players and management have our thanks.