Scottish Cup

Main man eases Steelmen into final

Curtis Main

Curtis Main curls in his second goal to secure victory (pic: SNS Group)

Motherwell 3 Aberdeen 0
Scottish Cup semi-final
Hampden Park

Motherwell eased past a lacklustre Aberdeen in a workmanlike but effective performance to book their place in the final.

Defensive errors proved costly for the Dons and will create some soul-searching for manager Derek McInnes whose team, despite challenging for the runners up spot in the SPL, seem incapable of consistency.

The steelmen took a commanding 2-0 lead into the break and the game was over after a poor clearance from Kari Arnason straight against Curtis Main led to Motherwell’s third goal mid-way through the second period.

That made it a double for the the striker, adding to Ryan Bowman’s hook from the edge of the penalty area.

Motherwell await either Celtic or Rangers (playing tomorrow) in the final.


Motherwell: Main (20′,66′) Bowman (22′)


Motherwell: Carson, Dunne, Aldred, Kipre, Tait, Grimshaw, Campbell, Cadden, Rose, Bowman, Main.

Substitutes: Griffiths, Bigirimana, Frear, Ciftci, Newell, Maguire, MacLean

Aberdeen: Lewis, Ball, Arnason, McKenna, Considine, O’Connor, Nwakali, Christie, Stewart, Rooney, May.

Substitutes: Woodman, Reynolds, Campbell, Wright, Mackay-Steven, McGinn, Cosgrove.




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