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    Moult: We want to put things right

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    Clancy in charge of Lanarkshire debry

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    Trust hold first one day camp

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    Hamilton Accies: Ticket Update

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    ‘Bring a Friend’ vs Killie

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    The Foreign Legion: Miodrag Krivokapić

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    TV: Highlights from Fir Park

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    Ross County defeat in pictures

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    Robinson: We lacked commitment

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    Motherwell 0 – 1 Ross County

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    Moult: We want to put things right

    Louis Moult is keen to add to his goal scoring tally against Hamilton as the Steelmen take on their local rivals this weekend.

    But the ‘Well striker insisted that it is not just his game he is worried about, admitting that the whole squad is keen to put things right and take one step towards Premiership survival.

    Speaking to the broadcast press this morning, Moult looked ahead to Saturday’s game.

    [pullquote]I think most of the boys would feel the same – we want to get out there and put it right, that’s the general feeling.[/pullquote]

    He said: “After Saturday I just wanted to play again immediately on the Tuesday, and I think most of the boys would feel the same – we want to get out there and put it right, that’s the general feeling.

    “I try and treat every game like every game, but I’m aware that I’ve scored some goals against them this season and last so hopefully I can add to that on Saturday.”

    He added: “First and foremost we need to win the game, simple as that, it’s a massive game on Saturday and every game is now until the end of the season.”

    You can watch the full press conference with Louis on MFC TV’s official YouTube channel.

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    Clancy in charge of Lanarkshire debry

    Referee for Saturday’s Ladbrokes Premiership match against Hamilton at the SuperSeal Stadium is Kevin Clancy.

    It’s Kevin’s fifth Motherwell involvement of the season and his second Lanarkshire Derby – after he took charge of the goalless draw last month.

    His first involvement this season as referee came in the BetFred Cup match against Celtic after he was on fourth official duties for the Rangers clash in the group stages.

    Kevin was in the middle as a dominant Celtic overturned Motherwell 5-0 in Glasgow before they went on to lift the trophy earlier this season.

    He was in charge again when Celtic came to Fir Park in December and oversaw the dramatic 4-3 loss that day for the Steelmen.

    His overall record in charge of Motherwell reads twelve matches in total, Motherwell winning four, drawing three and losing five. ‘Well have scored fifteen and conceded nineteen.

    Kevin will be ably assisted by David McGeachie and Alastair Mather, with Alan Newlands on Fourth Official duties.

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    Trust hold first one day camp

    Motherwell Football Club Community Trust enjoyed a packed weekend with hundreds of children attending Saturday’s match.

    And that was the cherry on top of a successful week for the Trust, who held their first ever stand-alone in-service camp on Thursday.

    97 children attended the event and were divided in to three teams – being allocated points for skills challenges, small-sided games and matches.

    They were given a surprise when Keith Lasley, Louis Moult and Elliott Frear came to spend time, answer questions and sign autographs.

    Youngsters aged 5-12 were supervised by the Community Trust fully qualified coaches and some players too.

    [pullquote]The children were absolutely delighted to meet their heroes at Fir Park, so we would like to thank Keith Lasley, Elliott Frear and Louis Moult for coming along.[/pullquote]

    Community Trust General Manager Dawn Middleton said: “After our extremely successful Easter Camps, we were always keen to run another day like we did on Thursday.

    “And it was yet another hit with everyone who came along, with the coaches putting on a tremendous day for the group.

    “The children were absolutely delighted to meet their heroes at Fir Park, so we would like to thank Keith Lasley, Elliott Frear and Louis Moult for coming along.”

    She added: “We had 2 coaches working with each age group and they enjoyed the day as much as the children!

    “We would like to thank everyone who attended and we look forward to welcoming everyone to our Summer Camps which will run from 3 July – 16 August.”

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    Hamilton Accies: Ticket Update

    Tickets for next Saturday’s Lanarkshire Derby with Hamilton Accies at the Superseal Stadium are on sale now at the ticket office.

    There will be no pay on the gate, so make sure to secure a ticket from the Fir Park ticket office.

    In addition to the normal ticket office times next week, we will open late on Thursday (11th May) until 7pm.

    Motherwell fans will be housed in the Spice of Life Stand behind the goal with tickets priced at:

    ADULTS:   £22 
    CONCESSIONS:                           £12
      • Concessions are listed as Under 18s and over 65s. Please note there are no student concession tickets.
      • Fans who require wheelchair access should contact Darren on 07722 912 666 or email disabledfans@motherwellfc.co.uk.
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    ‘Bring a Friend’ vs Killie

    Motherwell FC is pleased to announce current Season Ticket holders can ‘Bring a Friend for Free’ for the match against Kilmarnock next Tuesday night.

    The Steelmen have several huge games between now and the end of the season and we hope 2016/17 Season Ticket holders can help swell the crowd to get right behind the side in the last home league fixture.

    To claim a free ticket, all you need to do is bring Voucher K from the back of the book to the Ticket Office at any point between now and 12 noon on Tuesday 16th May, exchanging it for a match ticket (one ticket per voucher).

    In addition to the standard office hours, the Ticket Office will be open late night Thursday (7pm) and on Saturday from 10am to 1pm.

    The club will look to accommodate the additional ticket to be as close to the season ticket holder’s seat as possible.

    Chairman Jim McMahon said: “It’s a huge few weeks for the club and I would encourage every single ‘Well fan to get right behind the squad and management team.

    “We have been in this situation before and got through it by everyone, both at the club and in the stands, sticking together and that’s what I am asking for now.

    “If you can get to Accies at the weekend, please do. If you can introduce and encourage as many along to Fir Park next Tuesday, please do that too as the players would really appreciate your loud, positive backing.”

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    The Foreign Legion: Miodrag Krivokapić

    Montenegrin defender Miodrag Krivokapić spent three years at Fir Park in the mid-nineties and was a much loved figure amongst the Steelmen support. 

    A former Red Star Belgrade player, he came to Scotland in 1988 when he joined Dundee Utd for £200,000.

    It was against Motherwell that Mio would net his only goal for United, that coming in a 2-1 win over ‘Well in March 1989 and the only medal of his Tannadice career also came against Motherwell where he earned a Scottish Cup runners-up medal in 1991.

    Krivokapić wouldn’t be the first or the last to fall out with Dundee Utd manager Jim McLean and he spent almost the whole of season 1991’92 away from the club. He returned to Tannadice but things were never quite the same and he was released in the summer of 1993.

    Tommy McLean moved swiftly to secure the 33 year old’s services and as Davie Cooper had done some four years earlier, Mio’s experienced playing style would have a positive influence on every one of his Motherwell team-mates.

    Punts up the park were rare when Krivokapić was playing, with the former Yugoslav international eager to take possession and start from moves from deep. The likes of Davies, Lambert, Dolan and O’Donnell all benefited from his determination to play football at every possible opportunity.

    His defending wasn’t too shabby either, with Brian Martin and Rab McKinnon both gaining Scotland caps after playing alongside him in defence.

    Perhaps Mio’s most memorable moment in claret and amber came late in his first season at the club as ‘Well travelled to Easter Road. With the hosts seeking to cancel out Motherwell’s 1-0 advantage, Krivokapić broke from defence to claim possession midway in his own half.

    Progressing over the halfway line, he fed Tommy Coyne to his right. Continuing his run, the defender arrived at the back post at just the right time to deftly nod Coyne’s cross past Jim Leighton and into the net.

    His celebration was a joy to behold as the defender surged over the advertising boards towards the Motherwell fans now bounding down the terracing towards him. Blowing kisses to all, he disappeared from view under a pile of ecstatic team-mates

    Mio moved on having played more than 70 league games for the club but latterly returned in a coaching capacity.

    He also briefly took charge of the first team in a joint caretaker role for a spell alongside John Philliben prior to the appointment of Eric Black.

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    TV: Highlights from Fir Park

    Highlights from Fir Park as Motherwell lose 0-1 to Ross County.

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    Ross County defeat in pictures

    Images from today’s 0-1 loss to Ross County in the Ladbrokes Premiership.

    Snaps courtesy of SNSPix

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    Robinson: We lacked commitment

    ‘Well boss Stephen Robinson believes that his side were missing the determination needed to win today’s clash with Ross County.

    A lack of cutting edge and a lapse in concentration ultimately led to the ‘Well suffering their second consecutive defeat, meaning Robinson’s men remain in the play-off spot.

    Speaking to MFC TV at full time, the Northern Irishman reflected on his side’s 1-0 defeat and admitted that dominating possession is not enough in the battle for survival.

    [pullquote]With 33 balls in to the box and nobody putting their neck on the line to go and score, that’s the difference between winning and losing games.[/pullquote]

    He said: “It’s obviously a huge disappointment with the result but again the performance was ok.

    “Ross County are on a good run and I thought we dominated large parts of the game but again I said it last week, you don’t win games by dominating possession.”

    He added: “With 33 balls in to the box and nobody putting their neck on the line to go and score, that’s the difference between winning and losing games.”

    You can watch Robinson’s full post-match interview on MFC TV’s official YouTube channel.

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    Motherwell 0 – 1 Ross County

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    The pressure of relegation increased as ‘Well failed to collect any points from their second home game, when yet another defensive lapse allowed Chris Routis to nick the only goal of the game for the Dingwall side.

    The result lifts County seven clear of the Fir Park men, who now find themselves in a three way fight with Accies and ICT to avoid relegation.

    Stephen Robinson made a bold call, replacing under fire Craig Samson with Russell Griffiths, but a tame ninety minutes left the on-loan Everton ‘keeper with little to do.

    There was also a start for Lionel Ainsworth allowing Chris Cadden to be deployed on the right of a more structured back four.

    In their usual pressing start, ‘Well forced four corners in the opening minutes but like the remainder of nine flag kicks they earned in a dominant first half, the home side failed to test Scott Fox.

    In truth, in a half devoid of action, the County ‘keeper made only one save, firmly holding a Scott McDonald drive.

    Thankfully, the second half was a more livelier affair – particularly as the home side chased three crucial points.

    Twice in the opening ten minutes Elliot Frear sent tempting balls across the face of the goal with no takers. The left sided wide man then decided to take the more direct route. However, his diagonal run for goal was halted by Jason Naismith at the corner of the six yard box, but as the ‘Well winger tumbled to the ground, appeals for a penalty were waived aside by referee Bobby Madden.

    Two minutes later, Griffiths made his first and only real save rising high to his left to confidently hold Craig Curran’s header.

    That save was bettered on the hour mark. Keith Lasley’s surging run, with McDoanld and Moult in support, was ended abruptly 25 yards out. From the resultant free kick, Fox produced a terrific save throwing himself low to his left and to push Lionel Ainsworth’s screamer from 25 yards round the post.

    Motherwell looked the more likely to score but the Fir Park fans were stunned in the 71st minute when the visitors stole the lead.

    The ball should have been guided out of play by substitute Zak Jules but when County gained possession, Reghan Tumilty lofted the ball in to the box where a lucky scuffed effort from Tim Chow flicked up to the back post allowing Chris Routis to stab it past the helpless Griffiths.

    That knocked the stuffing out of the Steelmen – although they pushed for a deserved equaliser until the final whistle. Craig Clay’s shot which was blocked on its way to goal was as close as they came to a point which would have taken them above Accies, with next week’s crucial trip to Hamilton looming.

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     Alastair Reilly at Fir Park

     

    FT: Motherwell 0 – 1 Ross County

    90+3 | 0-1
    Corner to ‘Well….

    Three minutes added on….

    …..ball is swung in but it won’t fall for a ‘Well man and County clear.
    90′ | 0-1
    Clay wins a free-kick wide on the right….

    86′ | 0-1
    Bowman does well down the right and wins a corner but again no chance comes of it.

    82′ | 0-1
    Motherwell sub, Clay on for Campbell

    75′ | 0-1
    Motherwell sub, Bowman on for Ainsworth

    72′ | 0-1
    Goal – County take the lead. Routis getting on the end of a cross which was flicked into his path.

    66′ | 0-0
    Motherwell sub, Hammell off for Jules.

    64′ | 0-0
    Ross County sub, O’Brien off for Franks

    ….Fox forced into a great low save to deny Ainsworth the opener!

    62′ | 0-0
    Lasley bursts forward and is hacked down by O’Brien who is booked. Free-kick about 30 yards out……

    62′ | 0-0
    Moult steals the ball off Davies, threads in Ainsworth but his shot from a tight angle hits the sidenetting

    56′ | 0-0
    Claims for a penalty as Frear gets across his man and goes down but ref gives a corner.

    49′ | 0-0
    Another great ball in from Frear but again the finish can’t be applied.

    48′ | 0-0
    Chance! Frear gets down the left and whips in a great ball which finds McHugh but he nods over.

    Second half is underway. COYW!!

    Half-time change for County, Tumilty on for Van Der Weg

    HT: Motherwell 0 – 0 Ross County

    44′ | 0-0
    McDonald wins a free-kick in a good area. Will be swung in by Ainsworth…gathered safely by Fox.

    42′ | 0-0
    Motherwell with another corner, taken by Ainsworth but McHugh judged to have fouled his man.

    33′ | 0-0
    Decent effort from McDonald from 20 yards but it’s a routine save for Fox.

    32′ | 0-0
    Cadden’s cross is knocked out for a corner….ball falls to Lasley whose clipped ball is nodded out for another corner.

    28′ | 0-0
    County forced into a change, Routis on for Dow.

    22′ | 0-0
    Half-way through the first half and there has been little to talk about. Still 0-0.

    10′ | 0-0
    Chance! Hammel breaks and feeds it wide to Frear who fizzes a ball across goal but with no takers!

    3′ | 0-0
    Gardyne advances forward, cuts inside but fires well over with his weaker foot.

    2′ | 0-0
    County clear but McHugh does well to force another corner. From that delivery it’s headed wide for another corner.

    1′ | 0-0
    Early corner for ‘Well after Hammell’s cross is knocked wide.

    Dow gets the game underway. COYW!!!

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