All square between Motherwell and Kilmarnock

Motherwell and Kilmarnock produced a 1-1 draw at Fir Park last night in the penultimate match of the 2010/11 Scottish Premier League season.

Motherwell and Kilmarnock produced a 1-1 draw at Fir Park last night in the penultimate match of the 2010/11 Scottish Premier League season.

Both teams provided a host of chances in the ‘dead rubber’ which began with an early goal to ‘Well’s Steve Jones who cut in from the left before edging his shot past Cameron Bell to give the home side the ascendency in the 8th minute.

Killie bounced back four minutes into the second half through Willie Aubameyang who slid the ball home from the six yard box after some good lead-up play from Alexei Eremenko and James Dayton.

A few further chances ensued as both teams chased victory but neither outfit were able to come up with a winning goal in what was a high-quality match according to Kilmarnock’s caretaker manager Kenny Shiels.

"I think it was a fantastic match,” he said.

"People talk about restructuring the league and all these negative things.

"We've got this narrow-mindedness that the league's not good. With the population of Scotland it's unbelievable the quality of play that can be produced.

"You would not see a game of football like that in England outside of the Premiership.

"In the Championship, League One and League Two, it's hump the ball, it's not attractive, it's not good to watch.

"Nine games out of 10 we are involved in are really entertaining.

"We had a lot to play for tonight and we clinched fifth position, which is a terrific achievement.

"Motherwell contributed to the game, they got it down and tried to play but they couldn't get the ball off us for long periods. I felt it was a thoroughly good match to watch."

 
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