Main man eases Steelmen into final
Curtis Main curls in his second goal to secure victory (pic: SNS Group)
Motherwell 3 Aberdeen 0
Scottish Cup semi-final
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.