Craig Brown was delighted to see his side seal their first home victory of the season with a 3-1 success agaisnt St Mirren.
Late goals from Tom Hateley and Jamie Murphy swung the game in Motherwell’s favour after Gareth Wardlaw cancelled out Chris Humphrey’s opener.
It is arguable whether the home side deserved all three points but Brown believes the Steelmen finally got a bit of luck at Fir Park.
“We’ll take the three points because there have been occasions this season where we have deserved three points and haven’t got them,” he said.
“The game against Hibs is a great example of that, and we also deserved to beat Aberdeen.
“I would say that the St Mirren performance in the second-half was the most pressure we have been under all season. They were sharp, lively, and aggressive and with 20 minutes to go we would have taken a draw.
“They got the equiliser and there is no doubt they were pushing for the winner.”
The Motherwell boss was honest enough in his assessment of his own side’s display to admit there were failings against The Buddies.
Fresh faces were called from the bench to reinvigorate the performance, as stalwarts of recent results struggled to make the same impact as in past fixtures.
“The defence was solid and Jennings and Lasley always compete, but apart from that our team was very hit-and-miss today,” said Brown.
“We have players who can make a real impact when they are form, in fact they are unstoppable; but today our players were short of form and we could have replaced a few of the guys.
“That is not to be disrespectful, because our players have played seven league games, a Co-operative Insurance Cup tie and six European matches.”
One player who did catch the eye in a quality cameo was recent signing Alan Gow.
The 27-year old came off the bench and won the penalty which Hateley converted, before setting-up Murphy to put the result beyond doubt.
“Alan Gow made a terrific impact coming off the bench and he managed to keep the ball – and at that stage of the game nobody was keeping the ball, it was going up top and coming straight back at us.
“He also broke extremely well from his own half to create the goal to seal the game.
“At the moment he is a very good substitute, but when he is fully fit I expect him to be a very good starting player and give more competition for those front places. It is only a lack of match practice which is stopping his getting a start for us.”
One sour note from the game was an injury to Steven Saunders, who had to be stretched off early in the second-half.
“He’s strained his groin muscle stretching for the ball in the second half on the wet turf,” confirmed Brown.
“I feel sorry for him because he is to report for Scotland duty in the morning and there is no chance he will be able to play, according to our doctor.
“It’s unfortunate because he is a terrific prospect for us and Scotland.”