WELL WELL WELL
Steelmen reach the Cup Final
MOTHERWELL 3 ABERDEEN 0
Motherwell hero Curtis Main showed Aberdeen who’s the daddy – then dedicated his glory Hampden double to his pregnant partner.
The striker fired Well into the Scottish Cup Final with a brace that left dismal Dons rattled then celebrated by sticking the ball up his shirt and sucking his thumb. It was a touching tribute to his partner Stevie who is expecting their second child and was sitting in Hampden’s stand among 6000 jubilant Motherwell fans.
Ryan Bowman got Well’s other goal in an emphatic 3- 0 win for Stephen Robinson’s Steelmen.
Now Main insists the players are fired up to go on and lift the cup and make it a summer of celebration. He said: “I’ve more than a Scottish
Final to look forward to. My partner Stevie is expecting our second child. She is halfway through her pregnancy.
“I’ve wanted to do the celebration for a while but decided to leave it for a big occasion. This was the perfect time.
“Stevie was in the stand and I was looking for her after I scored. I didn’t see her but knew she was there somewhere.
“It was an incredible feeling, up there with the best I’ve had in football. My second goal came at a crucial time and made it hard for them to come back.”
It’s the second time Well have downed Aberdeen on a cup run this season after their 3-0 victory in the League Cup quarter-final in September.
They lost that final to Celtic but Main is determined to go one better on Well’s next visit to Hampden on May 19 when they face either the Hoops or Rangers.
He said: “We are not going to be in the final just to make up the numbers.
“We deserve to be in the final and when that day comes round we will go out with the same hunger and the same drive we showed against Aberdeen. “We will be looking to lift the cup.” Main’s confidence was shared by his Motherwell team-mates, who always believed they would blow away their pre-match underdog tag.
The striker added: “Before we went out the dressing-room was rocking.
“We all have real belief in ourselves and have shown that many times this season.
“Goals change games and our second gave us huge momentum.”
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