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    Motherwell 2 – 0 Ross County

  • Club

    Pete’s piano and shirt up for auction

  • First team

    Preview: Motherwell v Ross County

  • First team

    Hartley signs permanent deal

  • First team

    Robinson: We need a league win

  • First team

    Carson: We are hard to beat again

  • First team

    Tickets on sale for Ross County

  • First team

    Motherwell face Scottish Cup away trip

  • First team

    Highlights: Motherwell 2-0 Hamilton

  • Club

    Player of the Year tickets on sale

  • First team

    Motherwell 2 – 0 Ross County

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    Lewis Irons at Fir Park

    Two is the magic number around Fir Park, as Motherwell made it two wins from two to get 2018 off to a perfect start with yet another 2-0 win.

    And it was a second own-goal in two games which got the Steelmen off the mark, before Curtis Main bagged his first goal for the club to wrap up all three points.

    Stephen Robinson was forced in to one change from his side’s win over Hamilton Accies following suspension to Richard Tait, so the returning Chris Cadden came in for the defender.

    Visitors Ross County arrived in Lanarkshire in search of their first win in ten games, with new arrivals David N’Gog and Harry Souttar on the Staggies bench.

    The latter was introduced to the action early on after captain Andrew Davies was forced off the field of play, but the Stoke-loanee got off to a disastrous start when a rather uneventful first 45 sparked in to life on the stroke of half time.

    Some clever work down the right hand side between Andy Rose and Craig Tanner allowed the former to work himself a yard before whipping in a terrific cross. It was a tough one to deal with for the centre back but he could only arrow a powerful header in to his own net.

    Some inspired words at half time saw the Fir Parkers come out after the break on the front foot, and in the 48th minute, Nadir Çiftçi’s hard-work and terrific ball left Main with a brilliant opportunity to double the hosts lead. Close to goal, but under serious pressure, ‘Well’s number nine lifted a delightful finish over Aaron McCarey.

    On an otherwise quiet evening, a resolute and extremely organised ‘Well side held out comfortably, barring an incredible close-range stop from Trevor Carson, to keep a second consecutive clean sheet.

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     Alastair Reilly at Fir Park

    Live Blog Motherwell v Hamilton
     

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  • Club

    Pete’s piano and shirt up for auction

    After clocking up nearly four million views online, Peter Hartley’s signed shirt and piano from the popular #Pete6 social media campaign are being auctioned off for a local charity. 

    Following Hartley’s agreement to pen a permanent contract at Fir Park, the media team took inspiration from Manchester United’s video to announce the signing of Alexis Sanchez by creating a parody. That video has appeared on Sky Sports News, BBC Breakfast and many more.

    You can bid on the piano and shirt on eBay.

    All proceeds from the auction will go towards aiding Reeltime Music, a charity aiming to provide a range of quality services for disenfranchised young people and the local community in North Lanarkshire. They do this through the provision of affordable recording and rehearsal services, workshop and training provision, volunteering and partnership projects.

    By providing an informal service, music is a great way to break down barriers, learn new skills, increase aspirations and develop a more active lifestyle. By promoting an environment where young people can work with friendly, knowledgeable, trained staff to learn about things they want to learn, young people can learn about the value of creativity, growth and participation.

    We want to use the popularity of #Pete6 to do something for our local community. Our special “Pete” shirt used in the video, and the miniature piano used, are being auctioned off for the local North Lanarkshire charity Reeltime Music. The shirt is signed by Peter Hartley.

    All money raised, minus fees, will go to the charity.

    Please note the piano has a small crack down the back but is otherwise in good condition. Well, Peter Hartley did smash it on the ground…

  • First team

    Preview: Motherwell v Ross County

    Motherwell return to Ladbrokes Premiership action on Wednesday night when they face Ross County at Fir Park.

    Following the win over Hamilton Academical in the William Hill Scottish Cup at the weekend, Stephen Robinson’s side are looking to make it two wins from two.

    For the manager, the fixture is a chance to get the league campaign back on track after a disappointing December and an opportunity to jump back into the top six.

    “We’re confident after our win on Saturday but more so because of the performance and the manner of the performance,” he said.

    [pullquote]We need to get back to winning ways in the league, it’s a chance for us to put some distance between ourselves and Ross County, and we’re looking forward to it.[/pullquote]

    “We were well aware that we needed a rest but I also think the new signings will give a boost around the place as well.

    “When you’re not winning games what you have to do is stay really positive that what you were doing before was the right way to do it, and you have to keep people believing that.”

    Goalkeeper Trevor Carson, by his own admission, had forgotten what a clean sheet was like before he shut out Hamilton on Saturday.

    “Keepers and defenders thrive on clean sheets,” he said. “Before we went out on Saturday I said to the boys ‘let’s get back to being hard to beat.’

    [pullquote]It’s great saying it but actually getting it, going home on Saturday at 5pm with a clean sheet and a win, there’s no better feeling in football.[/pullquote]

    “The lads are raring to go. We know how important the game is to put a bit of distance between ourselves. But more importantly, it’s a chance to get back into the top six.

    “We think we belong there. That’s our aims for the season, to get away from a relegation scrap and push on.”

    Motherwell v Ross County

    Wednesday 24th January 2018
    7.45pm
    Fir Park
    Tickets on sale from the Fir Park Ticket Office or pay at the gate.

    Admission prices are as follows:

    ADULTS£23/£19
    CONCESSIONS£16/£15
    JUVENILES£12/£9
    FAMILY (1 ADULT + 1 JUNIOR)£29/£24
    • Cheaper price is for the John Hunter stand.
    • Concessions are applicable to 60 and over and full time students with a valid matriculation card.
    • Juveniles are applicable to aged 15 and under.
    • Away fans will be housed in the McEwan Fraser Legal South Stand. Cash gates are in operation.

     

     

    The Cooper Bar is open for both sets of supporters to enjoy pre-match food and drink from 5.30pm.

    If you can’t make it along, don’t miss the action by tuning in to mixlr.com/motherwellfc for live commentary or follow the match on Twitter @MotherwellFC

    You can see the match highlights on MFC TV’s YouTube channel, as well as full reaction and a match report right here on the official website.

  • First team

    Hartley signs permanent deal

    Motherwell Football Club are delighted to announce the signing of Peter Hartley on a permanent contract.

    The central defender, who signed on loan from Blackpool in the summer, has penned a deal until the summer of 2020.

    Hartley has established himself as a pivotal figure in Stephen Robinson’s side since his move, making 17 appearances so far in the 2017/18 campaign.

    “It was a very, very easy decision to make,” said Hartley. “I’ve been at this club for six months and it’s a fantastic dressing room, probably one of the best I’ve been in.

    [pullquote]It’s a club that’s trying to move forward and achieve things. I want to be part of that.”[/pullquote]

    Hartley has played a key role in the season so far, featuring in the Betfred Cup final and being a rock at centre back.

    “If I am going to be somewhere, it’s all or nothing with me,” he added. “I am going to give everything I’ve got for two and a half years.

    “I have enjoyed every moment. I’ve played at Hampden twice in the semi final and final.

    “We went on a good unbeaten run. I’ve made a lot of good friends in the dressing room. I’ve got nothing but good words to say about the coaching staff and everybody around the club.

    “It’s just the right place for me in my career right now. I’m happy to commit my future to the club.”

    Manager Robinson is naturally pleased to have landed the defender on a permanent deal.

    “Securing the future of Peter is a massive boost to this football club and everything we are trying to achieve,” he said.

    “As soon as the opportunity came up to get him on a permanent deal, we wasted no time in getting the transfer done.”

  • First team

    Robinson: We need a league win

    Stephen Robinson is eyeing a much-needed league win as his side prepare for the visit of Ross County on Wednesday. 

    And the Northern Irishman admits his players are confident as they get set to return to Ladbrokes Premiership action for 2018.

    Speaking to MFC TV, Robinson said: “We’re confident after our win on Saturday but more so because of the performance and the manner of the performance.

    [pullquote]We need to get back to winning ways in the league, it’s a chance for us to put some distance between ourselves and Ross County, and we’re looking forward to it.[/pullquote]

    “We were well aware that we needed a rest but I also think the new signings will give a boost around the place as well.

    “When you’re not winning games what you have to do is stay really positive that what you were doing before was the right way to do it, and you have to keep people believing that.”

  • First team

    Carson: We are hard to beat again

    Trevor Carson by his own admission had started to forget the feeling of going home with a clean sheet.

    The Motherwell goalkeeper kept a succession of shutouts in the early part of the season, but suffered as the team went through a mini-slump towards the end of 2017.

    Having picked up a win in the Scottish Cup against Hamilton Academical on Saturday, and crucially keeping the visitors out at his end, Carson believes the Steelmen are now successfully playing to their strengths again.

    “I’d forgotten what a clean sheet was to be honest,” the goalkeeper joked. “Keepers and defenders thrive on clean sheets.

    “Before we went out on Saturday I said to the boys ‘let’s get back to being hard to beat.’

    [pullquote]It’s great saying it but actually getting it, going home on Saturday at 5pm with a clean sheet and a win, there’s no better feeling in football.”[/pullquote]

    Ross County lie in wait in the Ladbrokes Premiership on Wednesday night, as Motherwell look to make it back-to-back wins at Fir Park.

    “The lads are raring to go,” Carson added. “We know how important the game is to put a bit of distance between ourselves. But more importantly, it’s a chance to get back into the top six.

    “We think we belong there. That’s our aims for the season, to get away from a relegation scrap and push on.”

  • First team

    Tickets on sale for Ross County

    Motherwell are back in action in the Ladbrokes Premiership on Wednesday night as Ross County travel to Fir Park.

    Stephen Robinson’s men returned after the winter break with a comprehensive victory over Hamilton Academical in the William Hill Scottish Cup and are looking to make it two wins from two in January.

    Over 4,000 ‘Well fans turned out to cheer the team to their win at the weekend. Your support means a lot to the team. We’d love to see you turn out in your numbers again for the visit of the Staggies.

    Adult tickets start at £19 and don’t forget our family deal, where one adult and one child aged under 15 can go together for just £24.

    Tickets are available in advance from the ticket office at Fir Park. Cash gates will also be in operation on the night.

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    Motherwell v Ross County

    Wednesday 24th January 2018
    7.45pm
    Fir Park
    Tickets on sale from the Fir Park Ticket Office or pay at the gate.

    Admission prices are as follows:

    ADULTS£23/£19
    CONCESSIONS£16/£15
    JUVENILES£12/£9
    FAMILY (1 ADULT + 1 JUNIOR)£29/£24

    The cheaper price is for the John Hunter stand. Concessions are applicable to 60 and over and full time students with a valid matriculation card. Juveniles are applicable to aged 15 and under.

    Away fans will be housed in the McEwan Fraser Legal South Stand. Cash gates are in operation.

    Motherwell fans who require ambulant or wheelchair access should contact Brian Davidson on 07428 225254 or tickets@mfcdsa.com.. Fans must contact Brian by Monday night before the match.

  • First team

    Motherwell face Scottish Cup away trip

    Motherwell have been drawn away to either Dundee or Inverness CT in the fifth round of the 2017/18 William Hill Scottish Cup.

    The tie is due to be played on the weekend of Saturday, February 10.

    Dundee and Inverness CT played out a 2-2 draw in the fourth round on Saturday. They will face again in a replay at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium on Tuesday, January 30.

    Admission information will be confirmed in due course.

    FULL FIFTH ROUND DRAW

    Formartine United or Cove Rangers v Livingston or Falkirk

    Morton v Peterhead or Dumbarton

    Hearts v Albion Rovers or St Johnstone

    Kilmarnock v Brora Rangers

    Ayr United v Fraserburgh or Rangers

    Aberdeen v Dundee United

    Dundee or Inverness CT v Motherwell

    Celtic v Partick Thistle

  • First team

    Highlights: Motherwell 2-0 Hamilton

    Watch extended highlights of the Steelmen’s 2-0 William Hill Scottish Cup fourth round victory over Hamilton Accies, as Stephen Robinson’s side bring an end to their losing run.

  • Club

    Player of the Year tickets on sale

    Tickets are now on sale for our 2017/18 Player of the Year awards dinner.

    This year’s event will take place on Saturday, April 7 at the Alona Hotel in Strathclyde Park.

    The first team squad and management team will be in attendance as we celebrate the campaign’s top performers and reflect on the memorable moments of the season.

    Included in the price of the ticket is a three-course meal, entertainment from our headline act Weekend Debt, and then the awards ceremony itself.

    Tickets are priced at £50 for adults and £20 for children. To book, buy online from our shop or call 01698 333333.