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Motherwell's McCall upbeat despite conceding twice late at Aberdeen

Motherwell manager Stuart McCall was maintaining a positive outlook despite his side coughing a two-goal lead late in yesterday's clash with Aberdeen.

The Well led 3-1 in the 84th minute at Pittodrie Stadium before the Dons rallied and netted twice through Niall McGinn and Josh Magennis to force a 3-3 draw.

The result was a slight blip for Motherwell who still hold top spot on the Scottish Premier League table and McCall was upbeat even though their lead could have extended to three points rather than one.

"Aberdeen are a different animal to last season and a point up here is a good result," he said.

"We are disappointed to lose two late goals but it can't be all doom and gloom. We scored three goals at a very difficult venue and are still unbeaten going into back-to-back games with the Old Firm."

And Aberdeen boss Craig Brown added that he felt his side were extremely lucky to get anything out of the game at all.

"It's great we got a late goal and a point from a game we deserved to lose," he said regarding his eighth-placed Dons outfit.

"While we want to send our fans home on a high, the players need to know they didn't meet their defensive responsibilities.

"We will work on that and we will also take heart from the way our fans stuck with us. They were so positive even when we were two goals down. They backed us all the way."

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