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    Reminder: Introduce a friend vs Killie

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    TV: Highlights from Superseal Stadium

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    Accies win in pictures

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    Robinson: We won the battle

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    Hamilton Accies 0 – 1 Motherwell

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    Hamilton Accies: A closer look

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    Fan Information: Hamilton Accies

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    Hamilton ticketing update

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    Robinson: Still in control of our destiny

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    Moult: We want to put things right

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    Reminder: Introduce a friend vs Killie

    Current Season Ticket holders are reminded they can ‘Bring a Friend for Free’ for the match against Kilmarnock this Tuesday.

    It’s the second of three huge matches in a week for the Steelmen and Stephen Robinson’s men will look to build on Saturday’s Lanarkshire derby win over Hamilton at New Douglas Park.

    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).

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

    [pullquote]All the hard work is still in front of us. We have two massive matches this week and I hope you can again turn out on Tuesday night at Fir Park and back the team with the same passion and pride. As I said last week, if we stick together, fans and everyone at the club, we’ll get there.[/pullquote]

    Chairman Jim McMahon said: “I want to thank the Motherwell support for an outstanding turnout at Hamilton on Saturday, it was hugely appreciated by everyone at the club.

    “To have over 2,300 fans at an away league match is superb and I know having spoke with the manager, it gave the players a huge boost.

    “All the hard work is still in front of us. We have two massive matches this week and I hope you can again turn out on Tuesday night at Fir Park and back the team with the same passion and pride. As I said last week, if we stick together, fans and everyone at the club, we’ll get there.

    “We still have our Introduce a friend offer, and I would encourage you to get any ‘Well fans you know along to back the lads on Tuesday night.”

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    TV: Highlights from Superseal Stadium

    Extended highlights from Superseal Stadium as Louis Moult’s second-half header gives Motherwell a big three points over Hamilton Accies.

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    Accies win in pictures

    Images from today’s 0-1 win over Hamilton Accies in the Ladbrokes Premiership.

    Snaps courtesy of SNSPix

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    Robinson: We won the battle

    ‘Well boss Stephen Robinson knew that today’s clash with local rivals Hamilton was always going to be a tough battle.

    And after seeing his side win 1-0, the Northern Irishman expressed his “relief” to see his side move out of the play-off spots.

    Speaking to MFC TV at full time, the manager admitted his side “out-battled” their rivals, with Premiership survival in the balance ahead of kick off.

    [pullquote]I thought we were stronger and we out-battled Hamilton, which is a big part of their game, and when you’ve got someone like Louis Moult who can turn on the style and produce one moment like that it wins you the game.[/pullquote]

    Robinson said: “I feel relieved more than anything because it was a tough game, there was little between the sides and it was always going to be a massive, physical battle.

    “The tempo of the game was 100 mph but we asked them to battle and scrap like they have done every game for me and they did that today.”

    He added: “I thought we were stronger and we out-battled Hamilton, which is a big part of their game, and when you’ve got someone like Louis Moult who can turn on the style and produce one moment like that it wins you the game.”

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    Hamilton Accies 0 – 1 Motherwell

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    Motherwell clinched a crucial victory over local rivals Hamilton to send Stephen Robinson’s men out of the relegation play-off spots.

    It also means that the Steelmen now have a seven point gap over Inverness at the foot of the table, with just six points left to play for.

    Louis Moult’s fortunate goal was the difference between the sides, who were both battling for their Premiership survival on the artificial Superseal Stadium surface.

    And in truth it looked every bit like the derby scrap it was billed up to be, with yellow cards aplenty and little to separate the two sides.

    Motherwell took a little while to get going, as the hosts pegged back Robinson’s side early on with a couple of freekick’s in the opening exchanges.

    However, the travelling Fir Parkers looked a threat on the break with the pace and trickery of Elliott Frear, who was thwarted on the break by a cynical and dangerous foul by Michael Devlin – which in truth could have warranted more than just the early yellow card that referee Kevin Clancy brandished.

    With neither team enjoying too many opportunities, Craig Clay, returning to the starting line-up in place of Lionel Ainsworth, had his head in his hands when his effort from the edge of the area whistled narrowly past the post.

    The second half was a similarly scrappy affair, and Accies went close to going ahead.

    Alex D’Acol was afforded too much time in the box and the forward’s effort was matched by a superb save from on-loan keeper Russell Griffiths – making his second consecutive start in claret and amber.

    Eventually the deadlock was breached just after the hour mark when Frear’s in-swinging freekick was turned goalward by the shoulder of top-scorer Moult and past Remi Matthews for the forwards sixth Lanarkshire Derby goal of the season.

    As the clock ticked down and three points drew tantalisingly closer, Robinson’s men dug in deep in the final few minutes, with David Templeton’s deflected effort wide the closest the hosts came to drawing level.

    But as the final whistle was heard around the ground, wild celebrations in the sold out away end broke out as the players hailed the incredible travelling support.

    It leaves the Steelmen with an all important clash on Tuesday night against Kilmarnock, with the opportunity to confirm Premiership survival.

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     Alastair Reilly at Superseal Stadium

    Louis Moult’s looping header gives the Steelmen a big, big win over their Lanarkshire neighbours. COYW!!!!

    FT: Hamilton Accies 0 – 1 Motherwell

    FULL TIME!!!

    90+3′ | 0-1
    Ainsworth fires just past from 20 yards!

    90′ | 0-1
    Four minutes added on.

    90′ | 0-1
    Pause in play as Clay goes down with a headknock.

    …ball falls to Templeton whose shot is deflected wide for a corner. ‘Well clear and Templeton is booked for a shocker of a challenge .

    86′ | 0-1
    Accies have a free-kick in a good area. Crawford to take…

    84′ | 0-1
    Accies sub, Redmond off for Templeton.

    84′ | 0-1
    Motherwell sub, Ferguson on for Moult

    77′ | 0-1
    Motherwell sub, Frear off for Bowman. Corner coming up…

    76′ | 0-1
    MacKinnon booked for a clumsy looking tackle on Ainsworth.

    75′ | 0-1
    Accies sub, Docherty off for Brophy

    75′ | 0-1
    A let-off as McHugh is dispossessed but Hammell does superbly to cover and get it clear!

    68′ | 0-1
    Dochert booked for a shirt pull on Frear as he broke away.

    66′ | 0-1
    Hammell whips in a free-kick and it loops in off @louismoult’s shoulder!!! Come on!!!!

    GGGGOOOAAALLLL!!!!

    65′ | 0-0
    Motherwell sub, Lasley off for Ainsworth.

    56′ | 0-0
    Matthews booked. Raced off his line to stop a quick throw-in.

    55′ | 0-0
    Great save by Griffiths! D’Acol with plenty of space inside the box but the on-loan ‘keeper is equal to his effort!

    D’Acol gets the second 45 underway. COYW!!

    Both teams are back out, it’s time for the second half.

    HT: Hamilton Accies 0 – 0 Motherwell #HAFCvMFC

    42′ | 0-0
    Quite incredibly there is another yellow card, this time for Campbell for a foul in the middle of the park.

    40′ | 0-0
    McHugh booked. Was a foul in the touchline but can’t believe he’s produced a card.

    38′ | 0-0
    Great ball into the back post area by Crawford to Imrie. He takes it on his chest and volleys towards goal but Griffiths gathers.

    36′ | 0-0
    Bad challenge on the Motherwell captain by Docherty. No card shown though.

    36′ | 0-0
    Lasley booked. Was never a foul and ref books him for being frustrated at the poor decision.

    34′ | 0-0
    McDonald booked as he goes down under a challenge from Sarris. Ref says dive.

    32′ | 0-0
    Redmond again tries his luck from range but again it’s the same outcome. Well over the bar.

    31′ | 0-0
    Rash challenge by Crawford on Cadden earns him a booking.

    20′ | 0-0
    Redmond gets in behind the ‘Well defence and cuts it back to Crawford but he can’t hit the target, firing well over.

    17′ | 0-0
    Close! Moult lays it off for Clay whose shot slides inches past the post.

    16′ | 0-0
    Docherty picks up a loose ball about 30 yards out. Doesn’t really sit well for him and blasts it well over the bar.

    10′ | 0-0
    Shocker of a challenge from Devlin as Frear broke clear midway inside the Accies half. Booked.

    8′ | 0-0
    Crawford’s shot from distance is deflected out for a corner. Accies work it short but Redmond’s cross is high and wide.

    ….Moult strikes but it’s routine stop for Matthews

    4′ | 0-0
    McDonald clattered on the edge of the box. Free-kick coming up….

    2′ | 0-0
    Early Accies chance. Crawford with the free-kick from 20 yards but it’s well over the bar.

    Campbell gets the game underway. COYW!!

    Out come the two sides. Absolutely magnificent away support here!

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    Hamilton Accies: A closer look

    Motherwell travel to face local rivals Hamilton tomorrow afternoon in one of the biggest Lanarkshire derbies in recent years.

    With goal difference the only thing separating Hamilton in tenth from the ‘Well in eleventh, all eyes will be on Saturday’s crunch match at the SuperSeal Stadium.

    Fir Park gaffer Stephen Robinson will have to field a side without the experience of Stephen McManus and the consistency of Richard Tait as his side fight for their Premiership survival.

    The stakes have perhaps never been higher for the club, with the ‘Well boss hailing tomorrow’s derby match as bigger than the memorable play-off clash with Rangers back in 2015 because the Steelmen are “still in control of their destiny”.

    The two sides meet this Saturday for the biggest Lanarkshire Derby of the season level on points and with Premiership survival in the balance.

    The Fir Park gaffer said: “We won’t dress it up, just like we haven’t done in the last run-in of games because it’s a big, big game.

    “Some people are saying it’s much bigger than the Rangers play-off game and it is because we’re still in control of our own destiny.”

    He added: “We’re under no illusions how big the game is and how positively a result can set us up for the Tuesday night game.”

     

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

    The Englishman scored a historic quadruple against the Accies earlier this season and has his sights set on another memorable day tomorrow afternoon.

    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.”

     

    Since Hamilton’s promotion to the top flight in the 2008/09 season, the rivalry with Motherwell has intensified – with tomorrow’s hosts recording 35 wins in 123 league clashes.

    For Martin Canning and assistant Guillaume Beuzelin, tomorrow’s game is the biggest of their 2016/17 campaign.

    Recent derby clashes between the two sides have not been short of goals or drama, with the outing at Fir Park back in September arguably one of the most memorable clashes between the two clubs in recent years.

    On that day, a 4-2 victory for the ‘Well, thanks to four goals from Louis Moult, secured three points for the Steelmen and took it’s place in the history books thanks to the forwards outstanding exploits.

    Their first visit as coaches ended with the Steelmen notching a 4-0 victory in front of a jubilant home support.

    However, the next time the duo came to the home of the Steelmen, the outcome ended in a thrilling 3-3 draw.

    The club have been involved in some hugely positive results on their own patch though, with few ‘Well supporters needing a reminder of the 5-0 loss against Accies back on New Year’s day 2015.

    And while goals have been something to expect in recent derby clashes, the last time the two sides met they ripped up the script and played out a goalless draw at Fir Park.

    It means that Accies are still searching for their first win over Motherwell this season, but will no doubt give them huge motivation this weekend.

    They will be eager to put an end to their current losing streak too, having suffered two defeats on the bounce in the shape of a 2-1 loss away to Inverness and a 2-0 defeat against Kilmarnock in the opening game of the split.

    Top scorers Ali Crawford and Alex D’Acol will undoubtedly be ones to watch for the hosts tomorrow afternoon – with the duo bagging seven goals apiece so far this season.

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    Fan Information: Hamilton Accies

    The club have this afternoon met with the police and the safety team at Hamilton ahead of tomorrows Lanarkshire derby. For your own safety and comfort we would like to advise those travelling supporters of the following information.

    Stewards and Police will be on hand to show you to your seats as there will be a strict allocated seating policy in operation.

    Turnstiles will open at 1.45pm.

    Supporters will be housed in the Spice of life north stand.

    Supporters must use turnstiles 7-11. Those with tickets for seats 1-60 should use turnstiles 10 and 11, those with seats 61-150 should use 7,8 and 9.

    Unfortunately surf flags and banners cannot be brought into the stadium tomorrow.

    If you need to leave the stadium at any point before the final whistle please use the exits on the flanks of the stand. Supporters will not be able to exit the stadium via the stairs in the centre of the stand until after the final whistle has blown.

    Those arriving in Hamilton by train will be walked to the stadium by the police.

    We advise that any supporters travelling by road to refer to Traffic Scotland for transport updates. Twitter @TrafficScotland or http://trafficscotland.org

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    Hamilton ticketing update

    We were allocated 2,163 tickets for tomorrows game of which 2,041 have been issued. The remaining tickets will go on sale from Fir Park only at 10am tomorrow and the ticket office will remain open until 1pm.

     As it stands there will not be any option for supporters to pay on the gate at Hamilton.

    We thank you all in advance for your support tomorrow.

    For safety and transport information for tomorrows game please see here.

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    Robinson: Still in control of our destiny

    Fir Park boss Stephen Robinson believes his side’s clash with Hamilton this weekend is bigger than the club’s play-off clash with Rangers back in 2015 because the Steelmen are “still in control of their destiny”.

    The two sides meet this Saturday for the biggest Lanarkshire Derby of the season level on points and with Premiership survival in the balance.

    Speaking to the press this morning, ‘Well boss looked ahead to the all important trip across the road to the SuperSeal Stadium.

    [pullquote]Some people are saying it’s much bigger than the Rangers play-off game and it is because we’re still in control of our own destiny.[/pullquote]

    He said: “We won’t dress it up, just like we haven’t done in the last run-in of games because it’s a big, big game.

    “Some people are saying it’s much bigger than the Rangers play-off game and it is because we’re still in control of our own destiny.”

    He added: “We’re under no illusions how big the game is and how positively a result can set us up for the Tuesday night game.”

    You can watch Robinson’s full press conference on MFC TV’s official YouTube channel.

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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.

    MFC TV