’Well’s Scottish Cup dreams up in smoke

Motherwell fans let off smoke bombs
Motherwell fans let off smoke bombs

Motherwell boss Stuart McCall says he never experienced a cup shock during his days as a player and didn’t care for it as a manager.

McCall watched on helplessly as his side were knocked out of the Scottish Cup by League Two Albion Rovers on Saturday.

He said: “I’ve been very, very lucky in my 34 years in football that I can’t recall being involved in an upset anything like that.

“I know they happen in football, when you see it you hope it never comes to your door, but it certainly did at the weekend.

“I take full responsibility , it’s my side, I just can’t fathom how we can go from being so good at Kilmarnock to what we were against Albion Rovers.”

It wasn’t just on the pitch that ’Well are feeling the pain of their Scottish Cup woes .

Angry fans damaged seats and fixtures at New Douglas Park and it’s owners Hamilton Accies will be looking for recompense to pay for repairs.

In addition the SFA may order a probe as smoke bombs were set off by ’Well supporters for the umpteenth time this season with one thrown on the pitch.

’Well will need to regroup quickly with champions Celtic calling on Friday.