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Tynecastle Stadium (ATT 11,048) 2nd March 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: Craig Thomson

Hearts Hearts vs Motherwell Motherwell

Hearts 1

J Sutton (59)

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Motherwell 2

M Higdon (3)
D McGowan (og 8)

SPL: Motherwell boss Stuart McCall praises his side after their 2-1 win away to Hearts

Last Updated: 06/03/13 11:03am

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Stuart McCall: Delighted with battling win at Hearts

Stuart McCall: Delighted with battling win at Hearts

Motherwell manager Stuart McCall was full of praise for his side after they won 2-1 at Hearts to secure their second SPL victory in a week.

The Steelmen fell to a surprising 3-0 defeat at home to Ross County last weekend but they returned to form with a 2-1 midweek win over Celtic before seeing off the Jambos.

A Michael Higdon a strike and an own goal from Dylan McGowan gave them a 2-0 advantage and they held on for all three points despite their former striker John Sutton pulling a goal back for the home side.

"It was a big result because it was probably the lowest I felt last Saturday, it just shows you the highs and low of football," said McCall.

"We've bounced back, two gritty performances as much as anything and the table looks a little bit rosier now.

"All managers ask for a good start, it was important to start well. With Lockie (Gary Locke) in charge (of Hearts), I knew the crowd would be up for it.

"I was delighted with the start and then the pitch began to cut up. We played some good football and we knew it was always going to be a battle in the second half.

"Coming in 2-0 at half-time was great. They scored and they put a lot of balls in the box but we stood firm."

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Table

Scottish Premiership

Scottish Premiership
Pos Team P Pts
1 Celtic 16 38
2 Inverness CT 16 32
3 Dundee United 16 31
4 Aberdeen 16 31
5 Hamilton Academical 16 30
6 St Johnstone 16 23
7 Kilmarnock 16 21
8 Dundee 16 20
9 Partick Thistle 16 19
10 Motherwell 16 11
11 Ross County 16 9
12 St Mirren 16 8

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Battling win delights McCall

Battling win delights McCall

Motherwell manager Stuart McCall was full of praise for his side after they won 2-1 at Hearts to secure their second SPL victory in a week.