Motherwell pleased to give fans Scottish Cup final

Motherwell manager Stuart McCall
McCall led Motherwell into a Scottish Cup final five months after taking over

Manager Stuart McCall and scorer John Sutton were pleased to give Motherwell fans a Scottish Cup final to look forward to after beating St Johnstone.

Stephen Craigan, Jamie Murphy and Sutton were on target in 'Well's semi-final win at Hampden.

"At times like this, you've got to enjoy the moment," said McCall.

And Sutton added: "It's a great result for the fans. The cup's special for them. They won it 1991 so it would be nice to do that again."

All of Motherwell's goals came in the first half and they will take on either Aberdeen or Celtic in the final on 21 May.

"It was a great result," added McCall. "I looked at the clock and there were 25-30 minutes gone and we were 2-0 up but had not really played.

"We got a goal from a set piece and then a bit of magic from Jamie Murphy. The third goal was fantastic.

"I'm delighted to be through, we can play better but at the times it counted, we were very good.

"I thought it was a competent display, good energy, willingness for each other and if you don't put the hard work in, you don't get anything so I'm delighted for every on of them.

"I'll let them have a shandy tonight, I'll let the staff have a couple of shandies.

"For eveyone, the supporters, the staff, the players, we've got to enjoy the moment and we've got a cup final to look forward to but, prior to that, we've got five great games in the SPL."

Motherwell striker John Sutton
Sutton has scored in each round of the Scottish Cup so far

Sutton's goal was a sweetly struck half-volley after a head flick from strike-mate Francis Jeffers and the striker continued his record of scoring in every round of the tournament so far.

"Franny gave me a great little set back and I put my foot through it and it ended up in the net," added Sutton.

"On such a big occasion, it's fantastic to score a goal like that.

"To be fair, I don't think there were three goals in the game but we took our chances pretty well. Darren (Randolph) at the other end pulled off some terrific saves early on and late on in the game.

"We showed what we could do when we can get the ball down and play.

"The gaffer's done brilliantly. We were on a downward spiral when he came in (in December) and he's turned the thing around completely and it would be great for him to finish off the season properly now."