McHugh’s first SPL goal is a winner

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Motherwell substitute Bob McHugh was thrilled to score his first goal in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League just four days after enduring the disappointment of having one ruled out in a cup clash.

McHugh came off the bench to score the Fir Park side’s late winner in a 1-0 result against Aberdeen following a pacy breakaway after the visitors had failed to capitalise on a corner kick at the opposite end of the pitch.

The goal was even more special as McHugh had seen an extra-time effort ruled out against Hibs in the Scottish Communities League Cup, with the Easter Road side going on to beat Motherwell 7-6 on penalties to reach the quarter-finals.

“I’m delighted to get my first SPL goal,” he said.

“I’ve been waiting a while for it and although I’ve scored a few goals in other competitions, it’s good to get that first SPL strike under my belt.

“It was obviously disappointing scoring what I thought was a perfectly good goal in midweek which I thought should have stood, so that was a setback, but to get on and score more than makes up for it.”