Motherwell boss McCall satisfied with Rugby Park draw

Stuart McCall
McCall's side have yet to concede a goal in two SPL matches this season

Stuart McCall was satisfied with his team's performance in the 0-0 draw with Kilmarnock, saying "it was a well-earned point".

Chances came mostly in the form of long-range efforts in an evenly matched encounter at Rugby Park, but McCall said it was an exciting game.

"I think for a 0-0 it was a really entertaining game," the Motherwell manager said.

"You always want to win the game, but it was a well-earned point."

Well goalkeeper Darren Randolph was in top form whenever called upon, but McCall was keen to point out that his counterpart in the Kilmarnock goal also had work to do.

"Darren Randolph's had a couple of saves we'd expect him to make and Cammy Bell's had two outstanding saves. The one in the top corner from Jennings was superb, as was the one from Bob McHugh," he said.

The match was played in glorious sunshine and McCall felt both sides coped well in the heat.

"It was a great effort from both sides and I think a draw was a fair result.

"I think overall we were pleased with the way we played.

"It was a roasting day, great summer football for the fans, but I felt for the players in the last 10 minutes."

Despite winning 14 corners during the match, Motherwell only threatened once from a set-piece, with Shaun Hutchinson heading Stephen Hammell's corner over from five yards.

A lack of height, according to McCall, was the reason his side could not convert one of their numerous corners.

"First-half, we had at least a dozen corners and we just lacked the killer instinct," he commented.

"I think we only had Stephen Craigan and Shaun Hutchinson in the team today who have some height with Michael Higdon out.

"We felt defensively we would maybe struggle with set-pieces, but the boys stood-up to the mark brilliantly."

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