Three of Motherwell’s four young loanees were action for their respective teams this weekend.
Jake Hastie and his Alloa teammates made the long journey north to take on Inverness Caledonian Thistle at the Caledonian Stadium.
Inverness took a first-half lead through Brad Mckay, only for captain Andy Graham to level before the interval. However, shortly after the break, Wasps defender Zdravko Karadachki received his marching orders for a foul inside the box. Shaun Welsh made it 2-1 from 12 yards.
Caley had a golden opportunity to put the contest to bed with the game’s second spot kick, only for Coll Donaldson to hit the bar and there would be a late sting in the tail as Hastie would earn the third penalty of the match, brought down inside the area by Shaun Rooney with just four minutes left.
Iain Flannigan kept his nerve, slotting past Mark Ridgers to earn the visitors a very good point in the Highland capital.
Ross MacLean was named in the starting team for Morton’s fixture against Ross County at Cappielow.
Ex ‘Well man Iain Vigurs released Don Cowie to score and put the Staggies ahead just before the hour, but a cracker from Michael Tidser levelled things for ‘Ton before another former Steelman, Bob McHugh, netted the winner with 12 minutes left on the clock.
Neil McLaughlin, fresh from his goal for Stephen Craigan’s reserves against Hearts in midweek, started for Stirling Albion against Peterhead at Forthbank.
The youngster was withdrawn shortly after the hour, replaced by former Fir Park front man Darren Smith, however it didn’t stop the Binos slipping to a 2-0 defeat, courtesy of goals from Jamie Stevenson and Rory McAllister.
Shea Gordon missed out on Partick Thistle’s visit to Tannadice. The Northern Ireland youth international picked up an injury in last weekend’s Betfred Cup defeat to Celtic and wasn’t available for the match that eventually ended 3-1 to the Terrors, with goals coming from Craig Curran and a Paul Watson double.
Chris Erskine grabbed a late consolation for the Jags in an otherwise disappointing afternoon.