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On Saturday 6th September, Motherwell Under 9s girls were playing in a tournament at K-Park training facility in East Kilbride.
The girls played four games, and won them all. The first game was against Rossvale where they swiftly saw the competition off, sealing the win with an 8-1 victory.
Their next game was against Blantyre, where the Motherwell youngsters secured the win in a closely fought match finishing 3-2. Another tough game saw Motherwell sneak the lead to win 4-3 against EKFC and, in their final match, the girls won 5-2 against EK Thistle.
A brilliant morning for participants and thoroughly enjoyed by all. A fantastic display of talent from a host of teams, well done to all involved. Congratulations to Motherwell goal scorers Kristen Heggie (6), Casey Hendry (9), Jessica Lindsay (4)
Not far away at Fir Park, Motherwell Under 11s girls were matched against Rossvale yellow. After a disappointing start and the girls finding themselves down 2-0, a fantastic display of grit, determination and the Motherwell mindset saw the girls dig deep and win the game 3-2 just seconds before the final whistle.
A solid performance at right back saw Stephanie Conner close the door on potential goal threats and Aimme Balfour’s clinical finishing in front of goal saw her walk away with a hat-trick. Lead Coach Laura Daley said: “The Team worked so well in the 2nd half and really pulled together to make sure we came out with a victory, I could not be more proud of these girls!”
Motherwell Ladies saw a trip to the other side of town last Sunday, where they faced Paisley Saints at Seedhill playing fields. A slow and injury stricken start to the game saw both teams defending well and creating chances, but it was to be Motherwell who came out stronger sealing all 3 points with a 3-1 win.
Pamela Liddell came away scoring all 3 goals for the Steelwomen and racking up an emphatic 12 goals in her last 3 games! This win saw the seniors lengthen the gap between the two sides in the league standings. From all at Motherwell, we would like to wish Susie Lawler of Paisley Saints a speedy recovery after fracturing her foot early on in the game.
Motherwell Under 15s
Motherwell Under 15s battled hard on Saturday against Hamilton, but unfortunately narrowly lost out 3-2 at the full time whistle.
Coach Adam Shaw said: “I thought we played very well in the game and were unlucky not to come away with at least a point.
We pressed Hamilton high up the park and kept the ball well when we had it. Hamilton’s winner was good enough to win any game. We are not disheartened though, there were lots of positives to take and we push on from here, I’m proud of the girl’s attitude and application.
Motherwell is a club who has the development of its players at the forefront. With female teams at Under 9s, Under 11s, Under 15s and the Ladies team, the club is already very well established in female football. Sounds great doesn’t it!?
However, that is just the tip of the iceberg! The ball has already been set rolling on starting up another two age levels at Motherwell FC. Jim Irwin has recently been appointed Lead Coach at Motherwell Under 17s, a fantastic addition to the Motherwell Family. Trials for this age group will be held in the coming weeks.
It doesn’t stop there either! Under 13s coaches have recently just been appointed and the player recruitment process is already in full swing. So in the not too distant future, you can expect to see U17s, U15s, U13s, U11s, U9s, U7s all competing in claret and amber.
With plans in place and moving fast for the development of the new Motherwell FC £1.9 million training centre, there has never been a better time to get involved in female footy. Why not come along and give it a go.
For more information, please contact:
Girls Performance Centre
Lead Coach – Laura Daly: 07767392557
Training: Monday and Wednesday, 3/3.30pm – 5.45pm
3/3.30pm Drop off Fir Park (Davie Cooper suite, top floor box 1)
3.30 – 4.10 Homework (Tutor)
4.10 – 4.30 snack/juice (provided by club)
4.40 – 5.45 training (full training park)
5.45 – pick up back at fir park
Lead Coach – Adam Shaw: 01698 239926
Training; Fir Park: Mondays and Wednesdays 6.30pm – 8pm
Team Manager – Graeme McArthur: 01698 239926
Training; Fir Park Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8pm – 10pm
Saturday 13th Sept, KO 5.30pm
Scotland Women v Faroe Islands.
World Cup Qualifier
Tickets available at the gate on entrance to stadium but if you cant make the game then watch it on BBC Alba and look out for interviews by Graeme McArthur our Ladies Team Manager, and Ainsley Douglas the Ladies Team Captain at half time talking about our new Girls Performance Centre.
Good luck Scotland, we are all behind you!
This weekend’s club fixtures:
Under 11s: Saturday 13th Sept, Festival at Ravenscraig: 2.30 – 4.30
Under 9s: Saturday 13th Sept, Festival at Fir park: 2.20 – 4.20
Motherwell LFC v Claremont LFC, Sunday 14th Sept League fixture: Daisy Park 12pm KO
Under 15s don’t have a game this week due to an international camp.