Football - McHugh wants winner to spur career

Motherwell striker Robert McHugh hopes his late winner in Saturday's dramatic 3-2 win at Hibernian will act as a turning point in his Fir Park career.


The 21-year-old came off the bench to complete a remarkable comeback for Stuart McCall's side from 2-0 behind.

Eoin Doyle's double gave Hibs control but Jamie Murphy tapped in from close range to cut the hosts' lead before glancing home a leveller with 10 minutes remaining.

Things got worse for Pat Fenlon's side when McHugh converted Henrik Ojamaa's cross two minutes from the end and James McPake was dismissed for a second yellow card during injury time.

McHugh passed up a glorious opportunity to fire Motherwell ahead two minutes after Murphy's leveller and admitted that his late goal helped him avoid the wrath of his team-mates.

"The last two years have been pretty frustrating for me personally, the strikers here have been doing well and I have always said that when I get my chance I will have to take it," McHugh said.

"I am delighted to have got the goal after coming off the bench - hopefully I can push on from here.

"I would have taken a bit of stick from the lads if I didn't score the winner, I'm not really sure what happened - Chris Humphrey fired a great ball across and I've not been able to turn it in from about a yard out."

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