McKay’s hat trick leads Inverness past Motherwell

Updated: May 4, 2013


William McKay’s hat trick propelled
Inverness to a 4-3 home win over Motherwell on Saturday, allowing Inverness to
maintain its hold on third place in the Scottish Premier League.

McKay tallied two goals in the opening 27 minutes while Andrew Shinnie chipped
in another to put the home side in a commanding position in the first half
hour of the contest.

But Motherwell began to chip away at its three-goal deficit when James
McFadden tallied a goal in the 36th minute.

Michael Higdon converted a penalty kick shortly after halftime for Motherwell
to make it a 3-2 game and McKay missed a chance to complete his hat trick in
the 63rd minute when he failed to convert from the penalty spot.

McFadden equalized for the visitors just one minute later, bringing his team
all the way back, but Henrik Ojamaa was sent off in the 73rd, reducing
Motherwell to 10 men.

And McKay took advantage in the 84th, completing his hat trick to keep
Inverness one point above fourth-place St Johnstone, which secured a 1-0 win
at Dundee United courtesy of Liam Craig’s 38th-minute goal.

The other match on Saturday saw Hearts cruise to a comfortable 3-0 victory
against St Mirren, which remains eight points clear of the bottom spot in the