Motherwell Reserves met Kilmarnock for the second time in three weeks and it was another goal fest, this time ending 3-3.
The last time the teams met at Dalziel Park, ‘Well ran out 4-1 winners. However, at Garscube this time, ‘Well would not have it all their own way. Goals from Steven Howarth and a Ross Forbes doubled were cancelled out by James Dayton and a brace from Jorge Galán.
Motherwell made a great start to the match when Ross Forbes opened the scoring early on. Collecting a lovely pass from fellow midfielder Stephen Hughes, the 22-year old took a good touch before smashing a shot past the keeper with the aid of a deflection.
It was end to end stuff and Killie equalised shortly after. On-loan Osasuna striker Galán collected the ball some twenty-five yards from goal, wasted no time in turning before skipping past Tim Clancy and curling a lovely shot round Tom Bradley into the net.
If the equaliser was quality, Motherwell’s second goal of the match with right out the top drawer. A superb passing move involving six players eventually led to Jordan Halsman feeding Forbes on the edge of the box. One touch to set himself, the former Scotland U21 International unleashed an unstoppable right-footed strike into the postage stamp corner; his second of the afternoon.
The first-half scoring wasn’t done there though as Killie made it 2-2 before the break. James Dayton collected from deep, skipped past Jon Page to create space for himself before dinking a lovely shot over the outrushing Tom Bradley.
Killie went ahead in the second half and it was that man Galán who was on target again. The home side capitalised on a Lawless slip five yards from the edge of the ‘Well penalty area. A terrific ball towards the back post was inviting for the Spaniard, and he duly obliged, heading home from close range.
Motherwell would get a deserved draw from the match though – Page’s bursting from the back starting the counter attack. The Englishman’s ball wide to the right flank for the trialist striker was good, the ball across the face was even better. It allowed Steven Howarth the opportunity to finish and he needed no invitation, tucking home from underneath the crossbar to complete and excellent move.
Motherwell: Bradley, Halsman, McKinnon, Page, Clancy, Hughes, Lawless, Carswell, Trialist, Smith, Forbes
Subs On: Pollock, Howarth