The Motherwell Away side ran out emphatic 7-3 winners in the Paterson’s Trophy Supplies Matchday Experience.
The visitors, coached by former ’Well captain Scott Leitch, raced into a comfortable four-goal lead inside the first 35 minutes.
Scott Mullen netted the first, curling high past the ‘keeper, and a mix-up in the home defence allowed Gordon Reid to lob home a 30-yards.
David Farrell added a third shortly after, holding off a defender before tucking the ball home from a few yards out, and celebrated by taking his shirt off to reveal a poignant message to his brother in the crowd.
The whites made it 4-0, Gordon Fell beating the outrushing Allan Todd to the ball before slotting home.
However, the ‘home’ side reduced the arrears shortly before half-time, Scott Brazil won a penalty before dusting himself down to cheekily dink it over stand-in stopper Allan Burton, who had replaced Stuart Reilly between the sticks after the ‘keeper suffered a nasty gash to the head.
Despite making a good start to the second half, the Claret and Amber men, led by Martyn Corrigan, missed a series of chances and eventually fell a further two behind when George Fell tapped home from close range and David Banks scored the goal of the day, collecting on the right flank before drilling it high past Todd into the top corner.
Callum Stewart added a second for Corrigan’s men, prodding home from a corner but any hopes of a miraculous comeback where dashed when Banks quickly grabbed his second of the game, firing a low shot that squirmed under Todd and into the net.
However, the scoring wasn’t done and the home side did get one back, Davie Tonner capitalising on some slack defending to coolly slot home from eight yards.