Motherwell U19s maintained their excellent run of form when they came back from a goal behind to beat Dunfermline 2-1 this afternoon.
The Pars went ahead on the half hour mark when Euan Murray was adjudged to have pulled down forward Blair Henderson inside the area.
Referee Stuart Macauley pointed to the spot, Ross Millen tucked it away low into the bottom right hand corner was Ross Stewart going the wrong way.
Motherwell had a couple of claims turned down before eventually drawing level with a penalty of their own. Keiran McGachie was crudely felled by the goalkeeper Steven Mayne and the referee, who had a good view, rightly awarded the spot kick.
Lee Erwin stepped up and confidently smashed the ball into the bottom left hand corner.
The Steelmen battled away in search of a winner and eventually got it and, incredibly, it was yet another penalty. A Nicky Devlin throw to Erwin allowed the big striker to hold it up. When trying to protect the ball, he was bundled to the floor by Jordan Brown with the referee pointing to the spot for a third time.
Erwin dusted himself down and coolly sent the ball into the opposite corner despite the Pars’ keeper guessing the right way.
There were no further goals, or penalties for that matter, as Gordon Young’s side held on for their fifth win in six games.
Motherwell: Stewart, Devlin, Cummins, E.Murray, Francis-Angol, Asghar (Green – 78mins), Leitch (Moore -56mins), Hetherington, Watt (MacDonald – 71mins), McGachie, Erwin
Subs Not Used: R.Murray, Brownlie, Lynch
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