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McCall: We were second best

Motherwell boss Stuart McCall had few complaints after seeing his side get knocked out of the Scottish Cup by Aberdeen.

The Dons won this fourth round replay 2-1 at Fir Park, with Rory Fallon and Joe Shaughnessy netting for the visitors early in the second half, before Michael Higdon fired a last-gasp consolation from the penalty spot.

McCall said: "I'm disappointed to be out of the cup.

"It wasn't to be. Second half they were better, there's no doubt about that.

"We couldn't find a way past them. I thought Mark Reynolds was outstanding at centre-back for them.

"We've now got to go on and try to clinch a European place via the league."