Jim Goodwin was left pondering whether his St Mirren side should have had penalties during a 1-1 Scottish Cup draw with Motherwell.

As wind and rain caused havoc in Paisley, it was Motherwell who struck first, with Mark O’Hara notching his first goal in claret and amber. The Buddies would get an equaliser though.

Jakubiak scored for Goodwin and St Mirren.

Jakubiak scored for Goodwin and St Mirren. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

Alex Jakubiak struck just under 20 minutes from time to hand Goodwin a fifth round draw. They’ll face Motherwell again on February 18th for a place in the quarter finals.

Whilst he believes that a draw was ‘fair’, Goodwin thinks his side should have had a couple of penalties: “I think it was a fair result. I was really pleased with how the players went about it in the first half.


“I think we slightly shaded the first half in terms of quality and chances. You’re looking forward to the second half with the elements behind us but I don’t think we utilised the wind well enough. The conditions were horrendous but we knew it was coming. It gradually got worse and worse, I was just hoping it didn’t change direction at half time.

“I think we’ve got a serious claim for a penalty in the first half. Sam Foley has a shot and it looks like it has hit the midfielder’s (Liam Donnelly) hand. Straight after that Lee Hodson is putting a cross into the box and it’s stopped by the Motherwell defender’s (Peter Hartley) hand.

Hartley handball? (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“I think that’s one if that decision goes for you, you’re coming in level pegging at half time with the wind behind you. We can watch it back on Sportscene and see whether it was or it wasn’t.

“For me, the arms weren’t in that natural position that they talk about. It’ll be interesting but those decisions aren’t going our way at the moment.”

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