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Motherwell held by Stjarnan

New signing Josh Law scored twice as Motherwell were held 2-2 by Icelandic side Stjarnan in their Europa League second-qualifying round first-leg.

Law, 24 and making his debut, scored twice inside 19 first-half minutes before Stjarnan levelled with two penalties - the second coming in stoppage time.

Former Chesterfield youth striker Law, signed from non-league Alfreton Town, broke the Stjarnan defensive line to finish well past the goalkeeper on both occasions early on.

But the away side hit back 10 minutes before the break when Keith Lasley was adjudged to have handled the ball inside the area, and Olafur Karl Finsen stepped up to coolly slot home the resulting penalty.

The goal also came after hosts at Fir Park Motherwell had a decent shout for a penalty themselves when Simon Ramsden was bundled over in the box.

But Finsen stepped up to convert again at the death and give Stjarnan, who sit second in the Icelandic League after 11 unbeaten games, a great advantage heading back to their artificial pitch for the second leg.

Motherwell travel to Iceland for the second leg with Stjarnan next Thursday.