A 1-1 draw sees Motherwell’s slump continue. Although, with a point gained it is newly appointed Motherwell manager, Graham Alexander’s first semi-positive result with the club, as the steelmen climb past their Lanarkshire rivals, Hamilton Accies to secure the tenth spot on the table. For ST Mirren the point earned means that their strong form and their set of positive results has continued after loosing their winning streak of 10 games before Christmas.
Three Minutes in and Motherwell have their first shot at goal from Devante Cole that fell off target. However, the saints weren’t going to let Motherwell gain any early advantages as Kyle McAllister takes a shot at goal that ends up going over the net and into the empty stand.
10 minutes in and Mark O’hara receives his first foul of the match which then resulted in a yellow card in the 13th minute, leaving him in a dangerous situation after just coming back from a two-match suspension.
11 minutes into the match and Lee Erwin makes his first attempt at goal but misses the net as the ball hits off the post.
A similar situation played out in the 14th minute as Jamie McGrath receives the ball from Dylan Connolly and tries to slide it into the net only for it to hit off the post.
McCallister makes his second attempt at goal in the 17th minute with a powerful shot that goes behind the net and just narrowly avoids entering the stand behind the goal.
The 21st minute seen an impressive cross from Liam Pollworth is met by former Motherwell player Richard Tait who loses the ball to Tony Watt whose shot is blocked by the keeper.
26 minutes in sees the score line change as Watt’s cross is met by Cole who buries the ball into the back of the net making it 1-0 to Motherwell.
Two minutes into the second half seen Jake Doyle-hayes receive a booking after a poor tackle on Cole. Following the booking McGarth makes a calculated shot at goal which is saved by new Motherwell signing Liam Kelly.
56 minutes in seen the first substitution with McAllister being taken off and replaced with St Mirren’s newest signing Eammon Brophy and within a minute of his debut he makes an attempt at goal, but his header goes over the crossbar.
McGarth fires the ball at Ethan Erhahon but Erhahon’s shot misses the net in the 62nd minute.
After 72 minutes Jake Hastie is replaced by Jordan White and after only a few seconds on the pitch Watt’s valiant effort to cross the ball to white who was in the penalty box is intercepted and swept away from the goal.
There was a questionable penalty awarded to St Mirren by Bobby Madden after a challenge made on Erwin by Motherwell captain Declan Gallagher and Bevis Mugabi sees McGarth score the equaliser on the 80th minute and solidifying his man of the match status.