“Jutkiewicz! Oh wow! It’s the comeback of comebacks!”
This is a line of commentary from Ian Crocker that for most Motherwell fans will never escape the imagination.
After going down 6-2 to Hibs at Fir Park on the 5th of May 2010, all looked lost on the hour mark. A record breaking scoreline was needed for Motherwell to gain anything from this match, but that’s exactly what happened. Craig Brown’s Motherwell side somehow managed to net four goals in the remaining half an hour, securing a dramatic 6-6 draw.
With so many goals came a few different goalscorers. Here are the four Motherwell goalscorers from this famous night, and where they are now.
Giles Coke- Oldham Athletic
Starting in order of goals, it was Giles Coke who had brought proceedings to 1-1, after Colin Nish opened the scoring for Hibs. It was a simple tap in from Lukas Jukiewicz’s cross. He scored again in the second half, netting Motherwell’s third with another tap in. His second sparked a Motherwell comeback.
This game was Coke’s final appearance at Fir Park, leaving in the summer of 2010 to join Sheffield Wednesday. He has became a journeyman south of the border though, playing for the likes of Bury, Bolton and Ipswich Town, among others. He currently plays for Oldham Athletic, but hasn’t played since August 2018.
John Sutton- Retired
The younger brother of Chris, John Sutton was a clinical goalscorer over two spells at Fir Park. He never really got firing properly anywhere else, but something just clicked for the big number nine in claret and amber.
He scored two against Hibs, netting Motherwell’s second and fifth goal. In typical Sutton style, they were both headers from six yards out. Sutton netted 66 times over two spells in Lanarkshire, two less than he scored throughout the rest of his career.
He retired in May last year after a return to St Mirren in 2016, but is now a youth coach at rivals Morton, where he oversees their development squad.
Tom Hateley- Piast Gliwice
The most bizarre of Motherwell’s six goals, Hateley scored the fourth in the Fir Park comeback. A free kick from the left hand side, some 30 yards away from goal, it somehow made its way past a sea of defenders and into former Well stopper Graeme Smith’s goal.
Hateley was a great player for Motherwell. Although primarily a central midfielder, he was a great right back at Fir Park over a four year period. He left the club in 2013 for Tranmere Rovers, but the move never worked out. A return to Scotland with Dundee is sandwiched between two stints in the Polish top flight, one with Slask Wroclaw and the other with current club Piast Gliwice.
Lukas Jutkiewicz- Birmingham City
The scorer of the famous sixth goal, few Motherwell fans were left in the stadium to see this iconic goal. All hope looked lost when Ross Forbes missed a penalty just minutes beforehand, but the young Everton loanee stepped up and smashed in a spectacular half volley into the top corner from an angle that didn’t look possible to score from.
He wrote himself into the Motherwell history books that night, scoring one of Motherwell’s most famous goals of the 2000s.
After a loan spell at Fir Park where he scored 12 goals, Jutkiewicz moved to Coventry City, before earning a permanent move to Middlesbrough. He tasted Premier League football with Burnley, before moving to current club Birmingham City in 2016 on loan, and in 2017 he signed a permanent deal at St Andrews.