Motherwell 2-2 Hearts: Mark McGhee 'content' with Well display

By Brian McLauchlinBBC Scotland at Fir Park
Mark McGhee
Mark McGhee watched his side draw 2-2 with Hearts

Motherwell boss Mark McGhee was "content" with his side's performance in drawing 2-2 with Hearts at Fir Park.

An entertaining encounter saw Louis Moult and Marvin Johnson twice put 'Well ahead, only to be pegged back by Juanma Delgado and Osman Sow.

"It was a great game," explained McGhee. "I'm quite content with the result but the performance is probably more important at this stage.

"I want to see something that we can build on and I saw that today."

McGhee praised young striker Moult but said he is constantly learning from playing alongside veteran Premiership hit-man Scott McDonald.

"Louis is a terrific young player and has that instinct for goal," McGhee added. "But I think he needs someone like Scott alongside him to help him and instruct him, and to show him where to be and tell him where to be."

Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson, meanwhile, felt the inclement weather conditions did not help his side secure the three points they desired - and needed - to remain in second place.

The Jambos were usurped by Aberdeen, who defeated Ross County at Pittodrie.

"It was an end-to-end game but weather conditions were horrific," said Neilson. "You couldn't take free-kicks as the ball was blowing all over the place.

"I'm disappointed to drop two points as we would like to come here and win but we accept a point. The players worked hard and got into good positions but made bad decisions."

Neilson said he was however pleased to see a battling performance from his team as they twice came from behind.

And he said goalkeeper Neil Alexander thought Motherwell's second-minute opener should have been disallowed as he and Moult collided in contesting a cross in the goalmouth.

"Neil said it was a free-kick on him but sometimes you get them and sometimes you don't," added Neilson. "The ball was swirling everywhere and at least we had 89 minutes to get one back.

"I thought towards the end of the game we started to dominate a bit when the wind died down and the rain stopped and we could actually pass the ball, but we just couldn't get the third goal."

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