Late slip irks Hibernian boss

Hibernian manager Terry Butcher was frustrated by the concession of a last-gasp goal in the 3-3 draw with Motherwell at Easter Road.

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Terry Butcher: Hibernian boss was frustrated by the loss of a late goal

Terry Butcher: Hibernian boss was frustrated by the loss of a late goal

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Butcher's side appeared to be set to record a memorable victory over the Steelmen on Saturday as goals from Jordan Forster, Michael Nelson and Paul Heffernan overturned first-half strikes from John Sutton and Lionel Ainsworth.

But Sutton's stoppage-time header earned the visitors a share of the spoils in an enthralling Scottish Premiership encounter.

Butcher said: "It's very sore, we're very disappointed.

"It was a tremendous comeback, great character, that's been spoilt by an unbelievably soft ball.

"We've had umpteen chances to clear the ball and we're going to work all this week on throw-ins, for and against, and clearances because it was schoolboy defending. I'm bitterly disappointed we can't defend a throw-in.

"It was a bizarre game and I think that sums up our season, Jekyll and Hyde."

Motherwell boss Stuart McCall had mixed feelings about the result after seeing his team lose a two-goal lead after the interval.

McCall said: "If you said after 30 minutes we were going to get a point, I would have been really disappointed.

"After 85 minutes, if you said we were going to get a point I would have been delighted. I think Hibs started well and got a lot of set plays in the box - but we scored two fantastic goals.

"If we had not lost the goal before half-time, we could have gone on to control it better but it gives them a lift and at 2-1, they've nothing to lose."

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