ABERDEEN winger Jonny Hayes put in a Man of the Match performance in his side’s 3-1 win over Motherwell at Fir Park last night.
The Irishman was delighted with the success and said: “I thought it was a very good performance away from home.
“It makes it that little bit more enjoyable when you work hard, as we had to do, to get your rewards.
“I like coming down here. The pitch is now very good and we always bring a good support.
“For the last few seasons, we have done well at Fir Park and have picked up a few wins. We were sitting in the hotel earlier praying the game would go ahead. We are delighted now that it did.
“We were telling the new lads how difficult a place this was to come. We were trying to explain how good a club Motherwell are, so we were prepared.
“It was a decent enough game. It was end to end, especially in the first-half. After the interval, we sat in a bit and played like an away team.
“Tactically, I thought we were spot on. We did not give much away. I thought we looked solid and looked back to our usual selves.
“At the other end, we could maybe have scored more. Niall McGinn’s set-plays were superb and he has that little bit of quality.
“He has something extra. Something special. With his weaker foot, it in the final minute to find the side of net – it was a great composure.”
McGinn claimed the Dons’ third after Graeme Shinnie, with his first of the season, and Adam Rooney, following a fluffed penalty-kick, had netted the others.
Hayes added: “It is a good battle in the league. There are a lot of teams fighting to be as high up the table as they can.
“Hearts, Rangers, St Johnstone are also there, they are capable of taking points off anyone.
“We are all fighting for the European spots and to finish second. It will be interesting.
“Also, it was nice to give the fans three points for Christmas.”