How Motherwell have fared in their opening league fixtures over the past 12 years
Motherwell begin their 2019-20 Premier League campaign tomorrow (Saturday) with an away visit to Livingston.
But how have they fared on opening day over the past dozen years or so? In this feature, we take a look back at the Steelmen’s fortunes on day one for the last 12 seasons.
1. August 5, 2018: Hibernian 3, Motherwell 0
Not a great start last term for manager Stephen Robinson and his men. A free kick by Stephen Mallan set Hibs on course after half an hour, while the half-time whistle was sandwiched in between goals by Olly Shaw and Martin Boyle. Picture: John Devlin.
Mark McGhee was in charge here. when Lionel Ainsworth gave 'Well the lead shortly before half time, then Martin Johnson put them further into the lead five minutes after the restart. Martin Smith headed an 81st-minute consolation goal for Killie.