Pathetic Performance As Motherwell Fail to Turn Up in Paisley

Last updated : 07 January 2006 By Firparkcorner

The game had to be held up for ten minutes to allow a very healthy ‘Well support into the ground. The away stand could not cope with the numbers and eventually a section of the covered terracing was opened to take the overflow.

Corrigan has head in hands before the kick off!

Craigan’s suspension prompted Corrigan to move to centre back and McCormack took the right back position. It was immediately evident that we were going to struggle.

Corrigan looked very ill at ease and mis-timed several encounters. He conceded three fouls in the first ten minutes and it was his mistake on the right touchline which lead to the first goal. The ball was swept across the six yard box and Adam gave Smith no chance.

A rarity - A 'Well attack

Five minutes earlier Smith pulled off one of his trademark one on one blocks to force Corcoran wide and we escaped punishment when the post stopped his shot from a very tight angle.

We made little headway in trying to find an equaliser. McDonald headed weakly into the keepers arms and on the stroke of halftime the home goalie seemed to spill a free kick on the goal line. Foran was booked for his attempt to bundle the ball into the net.

Much work was needed at the break to haul the players from their lethargy. We had been beaten to every 50-50 ball and were clearly not competing. The response was the appearance of Kinniburgh for Foran. Hammell moved into a five man midfield and we played three at the back. Corrigan stayed on the park!

As an attacking force we were pathetic. Brian Kerr had what might be considered to be a shot on target but in truth it was more like a pass back from twenty five yards.

The Buddies got the second when a free kick was headed home by Potter. McCormack was off the park at the time adjusting his boots.

Adam got the third in the final minute.

It has been a long time since we produced such a shocking show. There was no creativity, no confidence and little commitment. Ignore any newspaper rumours which suggest that other teams are eyeing Motherwell players, on today’s showing we will be stuck with them all. The only positive thought which can be salvaged from the shambles is that we can’t be as bad next week.