Stephen Robinson was left blasting the weather following a 1-1 Motherwell draw with St Mirren as wind and rain caused havoc in Paisley.

Mark O’Hara had put Motherwell in front before Alex Jakubiak equalised for the Buddies. It means that both sides will face off at Fir Park on February 18th for a place in the Scottish Cup quarter finals.

Robinson’s men will go again. (Photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Wind and rain though stopped any real play, especially in the second half. Vaclav Hladky kicking the ball 60 yards and seeing it blow 30 yards back towards him probably summed up the conditions.

Robinson reckons it ruined the game as an enjoyable spectacle for those present. That being said, he is still very happy to be in today’s cup draw.


“Had you been out there in the wind and rain trying to pass the ball, you would have struggled,” said Robinson. “We tried to, we tried to play our game and we created a lot of chances.

Troublesome conditions. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“A draw was probably a fair result. Second half we were better and the conditions were so, so difficult. I’m glad that we are in the hat for the next round. The wind picked up again in the second half and I thought we played well with it against us.

“We’ll go back to Fir Park next week, we’ve got to be the happier of the two sides. I thought we’d try and take advantage of the wind and it might disappear! It definitely didn’t, it got stronger as the game went on.

“The wind ruined the game as a spectacle in the second half, lets be honest. The conditions didn’t make an event to enjoy for fans I would imagine. In terms of our fans, who turned out in their numbers, we put in a battling performance and hopefully we can reward them next Tuesday.”

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