A young Motherwell Under 20s ended the season with a 4-2 defeat against SPFL Development League winners Hibernian.
The defeat means ‘Well will finish the season in fifth spot, the same as they achieved in 2016/17.
The young Steelmen made a bright start and created one or two half chances, but nothing that was likely to trouble Maceij Dabrowski.
However, it would be the Hibees who would take the lead after 24 minutes. The unfortunate Shaun Bowers inadvertently headed Fraser Murray’s free kick over his own goalkeeper and into the net.
Hibs had a second just two minutes later with the ‘Well defence at sixes and sevens. Fraser Murray was again the architect, this time dancing through a couple of challenges before squaring it to the unmarked Josh Campbell, who fired home from close distance.
The hosts’ tails were up and had a couple of chances to score again, one from Innes Murray in particular forcing Peter Morrison into a smart save. However, from the resulting corner, Kevin Waugh rose unopposed at the back post to head home from a yard out.
There would have been harsh words in the away dressing room at the interval, but things went from bad to worse for ‘Well shortly after the restart.
Sean Mackie collected the ball on the halfway line, hared forward and danced round a couple of challenges, before curling a cracking effort into the far corner with Morrison at full stretch.
There was a danger the roof could cave in, but to their credit, the young Steelmen dug deep.
They got themselves a goal just before the hour. Great wing play by Semple was rewarded when Kyle MacDonald impressively headed his cross past Dabrowski.
‘Well then passed up a series of chances to further reduce the deficit with Semple, Hastie and Turnbull all failing to take opportunities.
However, they did finish strongly when Semple latched onto a pass from substitute Stuart McKinstry to finish low past the goalkeeper.
It was the end of the scoring, the end of the game and for ‘Well, the end of another decent season at Development League level.