On 31 March 1976 we lost to Rangers in the cup semi-final despite taking a two goal lead. The referee awarded Derek Johnstone a penalty for what would now be called simulation. The game was lost 3-1.

Motherwell's assistant manager, Craig Brown wrote later,

“The penalty decision knocked the stuffing out of us. It is what is politely called a harsh decision – but there are other words to describe it. We left the pitch feeling shellshocked. I don’t think Rangers were helped by divine intervention, but I do feel they had more than eleven players on their side.”