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    Fir Park to host Poland clash

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    Men United sign Motherwell FC

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    Easter Camp 2014: Last few spaces

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    TV: Highlights from Excelsior Stadium

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    TV: Johansson pleased with Caley win

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    Motherwell U20s 2 – 0 Inverness CT U20s

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    Top Six Fixtures confirmed

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    Norris in charge at St Mirren Park

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    TV: Highlights from Caledonian Stadium

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    Inverness CT win in pictures

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    Fir Park to host Poland clash

    Fir Park will host Scotland Woman’s latest World Cup 2015 qualifier when Poland are the visitors this Saturday.

    Anna Signeul’s side are currently sitting top of their qualifying group, with four wins from four matches against Faroe Islands, Bosnia, Northern Ireland and Poland, scoring twenty goals.

    They now face the Poles again looking to consolidate that position, before a midweek away match against Bosnia.

    Tickets for the big match are available on the gate price at £5 for adults and £2 for concessions.

    Both the Phil O’Donnell and East Stand will be open and there is a Youth Group Offer of five Adults and two Under 16 for £30.

    To take advantage of that, please contact contact Wendy at the MFC Ticket Office [Click Here to Email] prior to 2.30pm on Friday.

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    Men United sign Motherwell FC

    Motherwell FC is proud to have signed for ‘Men United’ in the fight against prostate cancer – a unique new campaign from Prostate Cancer UK.

    With prostate cancer affecting 1 in 8 men in the UK and the death rate increasing at an alarming rate, Prostate Cancer UK aims to reach millions of fans, players and staff, by raising awareness of prostate cancer and encouraging men to wise up to the disease and take action.

    Men United v prostate cancer aims to unite the football community and create a new movement for change in men’s health.

    Motherwell midfielder Paul Lawson said: “Football isn’t just about the 90 minutes of play and picking up three points, it also plays an important part of the communities we live in. We have a responsibility to our fans both on and off the park and this is why I’m signing for Prostate Cancer UK’s ‘Men United’ campaign.”

    Recent signing Craig Reid added: “Men tend not to open up about difficult health matters, preferring to talk about the weekend result instead. The fact is that as we all get older the prostate can become a problem, so we all need to face up it and be aware of the risks.

    “With the disease killing one man every hour – we can’t afford to ignore this any longer. We’re calling on Mothwell fans to join us by supporting Men United v prostate cancer – together we can win this battle.”

    Stuart Carswell added said: “I am proud to sign for ‘Men United’ with the rest of the lads to support the most common cancer in men in the UK.

    “I was shocked to learn that that the disease is rising at an alarming rate. It is important that clubs and fans alike support this positive movement for men’s health – by talking to our mates about it and bringing the subject up with our Dads we can break the old taboo, face up to the risk and hopefully help save lives.”

    To take the test – sign up at www.prostatecanceruk.org/menunited!

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    Easter Camp 2014: Last few spaces

    Youngsters aged 5-14 are bring urged to get fit and healthy, improve their football skills and have fun by taking part in the 2014 MFC Community Trust Easter Holiday Camp.

    The Camp will be held on the Fir Park Astroturf from 7th-11th April and 14th-18th April. Running from 8:30- 3:30 each day and delivered by SFA accredited coaches, sessions will focus on a range of skills such as shooting, passing and dribbling.

    Kids will then have the chance to put their new skills into practice through penalty competitions and small-sided games.

    First team players will also be attending to offer pointers and advice to the McFaddens, Hammells and Lasleys of the future.

    Steelmen boss Stuart McCall said: “The Community Trust do a terrific job with the holiday programmes and every time they come around, we are delighted to get involved.

    “We’ve always got our eye open for talented youngsters too so there are plenty of reasons to get involved.”

    Limited places are available at £11 per day and £50 per week. Group bookings are also being taken.

    Further information on times, a detailed breakdown on what you need to bring with you as well as bookings phone the Motherwell Football Club Community Trust on 01698 239 926 or alternatively visit www.motherwellsoccerschools.com.

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    TV: Highlights from Excelsior Stadium

    Extended highlights from Excelsior Stadium as goals from Fraser Johnstone and Paul McCafferty give ‘Well a 2-0 win over Inverness CT.

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    TV: Johansson pleased with Caley win

    Jonatan Johansson was pleased with his side after their comfortable 2-0 win over Inverness this evening.

    The Steelmen controlled proceedings for the majority of the match and were rarely tested by the Highlanders.

    The hosts got themselves ahead after 29 minutes when Frazer Johnstone lashed home his first of the season, before Paul McCafferty doubled the advantage ten minutes into the second half.

    ‘Well could have added more goals but had to settle for a routine 2-0 win that puts them back to fifth in the Under 20s table.

    [pullquote]I thought defensively we were good and restricted them to very few shots across the ninety minutes. We passed the ball well, particularly in the second half, and got a couple of good goals.[/pullquote]

    “I am pleased with lots of things this evening, particularly the clean sheet,” Johansson told MFC TV after the match.

    “I thought defensively we were good and restricted them to very few shots across the ninety minutes. We passed the ball well, particularly in the second half, and got a couple of good goals.

    “When we got ourselves in front, I felt we controlled things and turned in a very professional performance and it was comfortable for us.

    “It tees us up nicely for Monday’s big match against Celtic at Lennoxtown, which will be an altogether tougher tie.”

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    Motherwell U20s 2 – 0 Inverness CT U20s

    A goal in either half gave ‘Well a comfortable 2-0 win over Inverness Caley Thistle Under 20s this evening.

    Frazer Johnstone grabbed his first of the season with a stunning volley on the half hour.

    Paul McCafferty added a second goal ten minutes into the second period with a close-range header.

    And although the home side had more chances to extend their advantage, they cruised through for a comfortable win.

    Jonatan Johansson made three changes to the side that lost to Dundee United fourteen days ago. Ben Hall, Luke Watt and Craig McCall dropped out and were replaced by Danny McNulty, Euan Murray and Dom Thomas.

    Inverness made a decent start and had a couple of shots through Matthew Cooper and Adam Evans, but neither troubled Brett Long in the home goal.

    It took the Steelmen seventeen minutes to register any sort of effort of their own but, like his counterparts from Caley, Steven Higgins’ shot lacked the desired power and was comfortable for Cammy MacKay to gather.

    Four minutes later, Euan Murray had the ball in the net after bulleting home a Dom Thomas corner, but referee Peter Stuart ruled it out, adjudging the defender to have illegally manhandled Cooper.

    ‘Well were starting to get the upper hand as the half-hour approach and after neat interplay between Higgins and Thomas, the latter’s shot was blocked for a corner.

    From the resulting kick from the quadrant, Johnstone was first to feed on the scraps on the edge of the area and unleashed an unstoppable volley high into the roof of the net to give the hosts a lead.

    Four minutes later and the Fir Parkers almost doubled their lead. Morgyn Neill’s ball over the top had Dale Shirkie in on goal, but when the ball didn’t drop, he scooped his effort high over the bar.

    Before the break, Inverness had a half chance when Adam Evans got in behind Danny McNulty to get on the end of Evans’ pass, but could only prod over. Down the other end, Thomas had a decent chance from a close-range free kick but could only fire it straight at MacKay.

    ‘Well started the second period on the front foot and Higgins posted early intentions with a fierce strike that went narrowly over.

    It was a warning the Highlanders failed to heed as, with their next attack, Johansson’s men doubled their advantage.

    Thomas and Higgins again combined and when Higgins whipped in a teasing near post cross, pint-sized winger Paul McCafferty had made a clever run across his marker and headed home from close range.

    ‘Well spent the rest of the match in almost complete control. Murray again came close to netting when he met another Thomas free-kick, but his header went wide of the post.

    Cadden had a long-range strike palmed out by MacKay after lovely build-up play through the middle of the park and Dom Thomas almost scored the strike of his life, jinking past the whole Caley backline only to be denied an astonishing goal by a sliding block at the expense of a corner.

    Then, with thirteen minutes left, Dale Shirkie thought he had scored ‘Well’s third but after dancing around a number of challenges, he smashed his shot off the crossbar.

    Murray headed a corner wide and Thomas had another shot blocked after a good run as the Steelmen finished the game on top, but failed to add to their lead.

    Motherwell: Long, McNulty, Ferguson (McMillian – 85mins), Murray, Neill, Johnstone, McCafferty, Cadden (R.Leitch – 77mins), Shirkie, Thomas, Higgins (Mackin – 71mins)

    Subs Not Used: Currie, Hall

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    Top Six Fixtures confirmed

    Motherwell will kick off their post-split fixtures with a home match against Celtic on Saturday 19th April – 12.45pm KO.

    Stuart McCall’s side will then face an away trip to Dundee Utd (Saturday 26th April – 3pm KO) then a home double header against St Johnstone (Saturday 3rd May – 3pm KO) then Inverness CT (Wednesday 7th May – 7.45pm KO).

    The Steelmen will complete the 2013/14 season with an away trip to take on Aberdeen (Sunday 11th May – 12.15pm KO).

    >> Full Fixture List 2013/14

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    Norris in charge at St Mirren Park

    Referee for Saturday’s SPFL Premiership clash with St Mirren at St Mirren Park is Euan Norris.

    The 36-year old will be handling his second Motherwell game of the campaign.

    The other was against Partick Thistle at Fir Park back in August with the Steelmen running out narrow 1-0 winners thanks to a John Sutton goal.

    He should have been in charge of the recent match against the Jags too but had to pull out at the last minute and was replaced by Stephen Finnie.

    Euan took charge of two matches last season.

    He was the man in the middle for the 1-1 draw with St Mirren at Fir Park in August 2012 and also the memorable 3-1 victory over Celtic last April.

    Norris, handling his eleventh SPFL Premiership match of the campaign, will be a familiar face to Fir Park fans having officiated four matches during the 2011/12 season too.

    He started with the 4-2 away success against Dunfermline at East End Park in late August, the 1-0 win at Easter Road in October, the 3 – 0 defeat at Ibrox in January and the 6-0 demolition of Morton in the Scottish Cup in early February.

    The season previous was also two matches. The first, a 0-0 draw with Inverness was instantly forgettable. However, the other was one that will live long in the memory. Celtic were beaten 2-0 at Fir Park; John Sutton netting a brace.

    His overall record over the last six seasons in charge of ‘Well reads nine wins, two defeats and two draws from thirteen games. ‘Well have scored 22 goals in those games, conceding ten.

    Thankfully, FIFA referee Norris usually likes to keep his cards in his pocket with only 44 cautions handed out in all those games, with an even 22 flashed at a ‘Well players.

    He had only produced one red to a player wearing Claret and Amber and that was Shaun Hutchinson for a second bookable offence in that match with St Mirren last season.

    Euan will be ably assisted by Billy Baxter and Michael Banks with Iain Brines on fourth official duties.

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    TV: Highlights from Caledonian Stadium

    Extended highlights from the Caledonian Stadium as goals from Henri Anier and Iain Vigurs give ‘Well a 2-1 win over Inverness CT.

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    Inverness CT win in pictures

    Action pictures from this evening’s fine 2-1 win over Inverness CT at the Caledonian Stadium.

    Snaps courtesy of SNSPix.

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