Motherwell 2 - 2 Kilmarnock

Match info: Scottish Premier at Fir Park Stadium

Date: 29/12/2012 KO: 15:00 Ref: A Crawford Att: 4,903

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

Motherwell

Jamie Murphy 71
Henrik Ojamaa 74

2
vs
2

Kilmarnck

Borja 13
Paul Heffernan 62

FT (ht: 0-1)

  • Last Updated: December 29 2012, 18:21 GMT

Stuart McCall was pleased Jamie Murphy got a chance to say farewell to the Motherwell supporters after their entertaining 2-2 draw at home to Kilmarnock.

Henrik Ojamaa equalised for Motherwell
Henrik Ojamaa equalised for Motherwell

The striker has been linked with a number of clubs in recent weeks, including Sheffield United, and looked to be waving goodbye to the Fir Park supporters at full-time.

Murphy played a key role as Well came from two goals down to earn a deserved share of the spoils against Killie, who had looked set for victory thanks to goals from Borja Perez and Paul Heffernan.

Motherwell came storming back and quickfire strikes from Murphy and Henrik Ojamaa put the hosts back on level-terms.

Afterwards McCall hailed Murphy's time at Fir Park although insisted a potential move is not yet complete.

"It looks like he will be moving on, however, there is nothing cast in stone," said McCall.

"I have seen a lot of players leave clubs without the chance to say goodbye to the fans and if anyone deserved that chance then it's Jamie.

"He's been an absolutely fantastic player for us and I wanted him to give his thanks to the supporters and also get the chance for the supporters to thank him for his time here.

"At the moment he's probably playing as well as he ever has and he's been very loyal to the club - if he does go then he will go with out blessings.

"He will play against Celtic on Wednesday but if he goes I'm pleased he got the chance to say goodbye to the home fans."

McCall was also delighted as his side battled back to earn a point.

It is not the first time in December that Motherwell have mounted a second-half comeback this month, having fought back from 2-0 down to defeat Hibs 3-2.

"I've been really proud of the lads in the past six weeks, probably longer, when you look at some of the matches we have been involved in. They have been fantastic," McCall added.

"There's a hint of disappointment in the dressing room at not winning."

Kilmarnock boss Kenny Shiels remained upbeat despite his team losing a two-goal lead.

The Ayrshire club have enjoyed a good December and are now unbeaten in four matches in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League.

"I'm sure it was an entertaining game for the neutrals and we made a contribution, which was good," said Shiels.

"I felt in the first 20 minutes of the second-half we had control but you know what a goal can do - it gave them a great momentum shift and they were really hard to play against at the stage.

"There were purple patches for both teams and that's how football should be.

"The boys showed great spirit after conceding the second goal, we came here under-strength and to get a point is pleasing.

"You are always down a bit when you concede a late goal but you have to reflect on the whole game and it was a very good advert for the Scottish game."


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