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  • First team

    Muir in the middle at Dens Park

  • First team

    Ticket information for Dundee clash

  • Well Society

    January recruits join Well Society

  • Women

    Ladies hit eight in home win

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    U20s highlights: Stranraer 0 – 11 Motherwell

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    McManus: We were professional

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Stranraer U20s 0 – 11 Motherwell U20s

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Motherwell in Youth Cup action

  • Women

    Women’s team in first home match

  • First team

    Highlights: Motherwell 0 – 1 Kilmarnock

  • First team

    Muir in the middle at Dens Park

    Alan Muir is the man in charge as Motherwell travel to face Dundee at Dens Park for the second time in three weeks. 

    The 42-year-old takes charge of his third ‘Well match of the season, and his second at Fir Park.

    In those two matches, ‘Well have notched one victory and suffered one defeat, with a 2-0 win over Ross County at home before losing 2-1 away to Hibs.

    The official has dished out seven yellow cards and one red in those two games, when Kenny Van Der Weg was given his marching orders.

    ‘Well travel to a ground they have a perfect record at so far this season, having won twice and kept two clean sheet in the process.

    His overall record in charge of the Steelmen is a fairly mixed bag.

    When the Scotsman has been in charge, ‘Well have won on 11 occasions, drawn five and lost ten.

    In those games, Motherwell have scored 32 and conceded 39.

    Muir will be ably assisted by Douglas Ross and Jordan Stokoe; with Andrew Dallas on fourth official duties.

     

  • First team

    Ticket information for Dundee clash

    Motherwell return to Dens Park for the second time in three weeks as they travel to face Dundee in the Ladbrokes Premiership.

    After a 2-0 victory in the William Hill Scottish Cup on their last visit, Stephen Robinson’s men travel north with confidence of continuing their push for a place in the top six.

    The Fir Park men are unbeaten at Dens this season, keeping two clean sheets in the process, including a 1-0 league win back in October.

    Craig Tanner’s solitary strike sealed the three points that afternoon, and ‘Well’s number 27 also opened the scoring as ‘Well progressed to the quarter final of the Scottish Cup.

    The adult ticket price for the match is £24. Over 65s and students can get in for £16, while under 18s go for £10.


    Dundee v Motherwell

    Saturday 24th February 2018
    3pm
    Dens Park
    Tickets available on the gate.

    Admission prices are as follows:

    ADULTS£24
    STUDENT / OVER 65s£16
    UNDER 18s£10
    • Motherwell fans who require ambulant or wheelchair access should contact Brian Davidson on 07428 225254 or tickets@mfcdsa.com. Fans must contact Brian by Wednesday night before the match.
  • Well Society

    January recruits join Well Society

    January recruits join Well Society

    Motherwell’s January recruits have all joined the rest of their teammates in signing up for the Well Society.

    Earlier in the campaign, the entire first team squad at Fir Park became members, joining thousands of fans in making monthly pledges to show their commitment to the club.

    Curtis Main, Nadir Çiftçi, Tom Aldred and Stephen Hendrie have now also shown their support by signing up.

    “Since our arrival, everyone at the club and in the community has really welcomed us in,” said striker Main.

    “We are delighted to join the Well Society. We want to show our appreciation and play our part on and off the field.”

    Well Society members Heather McDonald and Brian Closs to meet the new players and welcome them into the Well Society.

    “It was a great honour to meet the new guys as they joined the Well Society,” Brian said afterwards.

    “There is a real feeling of togetherness around the club at the moment under fan ownership and hopefully that can push us on to finish the season strongly.”

    With now close to 2,400 members, the Well Society is continuing to grow.

    The more members the Society can recruit, the more they can support and invest in Motherwell Football Club, both on and off the field.

    If you haven’t already, you can join now and become one of the club’s owners from as little as £5 per month.

  • Women

    Ladies hit eight in home win

    Motherwell Ladies secured their second consecutive win in an 8-0 thriller against Edinburgh University Hutchison Vale.

    The women of steel went top of the league after their emphatic win, their second in as many games. Striker Suzanne Mulvey bagged herself six goals in a fantastic team display by the home side.

    ‘Well took the lead at Braidhurst within the first five minutes, courtesy of Mulvey’s first strike. A lovely free kick by Emma Black dropped just behind the defence and fell for Mulvey to slot past the keeper to put the home side ahead.

    It didn’t take long for Eddie Wolecki Black’s side to double their lead. A counter attack led to Montgomery playing through Sammy Hare, who calmly slotted it under the keeper.

    The Motherwell defence then withstood several EUHV attempts to claw a goal back, but to no avail.

    As the rain continued to pour down at Braidhurst, the ladies added three more goals to their tally in quick succession.

    Just before the half hour mark, former Scotland striker Mulvey got her second. The EUHV defence failed to clear the initial corner and it fell to Mulvey, whose drive proved too much for the goalkeeper to keep out.

    A matter of minutes later, some nice build up play from Motherwell lead to an overlap and it was Mulvey who tapped it past the onrushing keeper to score her third of the game.

    Mulvey wasn’t done yet. A superb ball over the top of the defence left her one on one with the keeper and she made no mistake to put the ‘Well up 5-0 with just over half an hour played.

    Motherwell’s dominance continued right up to half time and it paid off again, when captain Montgomery added her name to the scoresheet.

    The Northern Irish midfielder took advantage of the visiting defence’s failure to clear their lines to put Motherwell 6-0 up at the break.

    As the second half began, Motherwell picked up where they left off. A free kick led to Black floating the ball in the box, which fell to Mulvey to blast the ball into the roof of the net and increase Motherwell’s tally to seven.

    The Motherwell defence was asked questions as EUHV searched for a consolation goal but Lesley Condie and company remained resilient.

    Mulvey shortly piled more misery onto EUHV as she got her last goal of the game.

    Picking the ball up at the left-hand side of the box, she sent the keeper the wrong way and dinked it into the right-hand side of the goal in a composed finish by the experienced forward.

    EUHV continued to dig in and try to find a goal in the last 15 minutes of the match. But the home defence was more than a match and managed to limit the Edinburgh side’s chances and finish the game with an all-important clean sheet, the first of the season.

    The emphatic victory sends the Lanarkshire side top of SWPL2 table with six points and an impressive ten goals in two games. The result sets the team up for next weekend’s cup clash against SWPL1 side Rangers.

    Motherwell: Johnstone, Black, Magill, Knox, Condie, McLaughlin, Montgomery (C), Johnson, Hare, Cunningham, Mulvey.

    Motherwell subs: Dalziel, Nicholson, Russell, Gallagher, Goodwin, Rhind, Kerr

    Match report by Andrew Scott. Picture courtesy of Craig Doyle.

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    U20s highlights: Stranraer 0 – 11 Motherwell

    Watch all 11 goals from Sunday’s thrashing of Stranraer in the Scottish FA Youth Cup fourth round.

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    McManus: We were professional

    Stephen McManus hailed the professional attitude of the Under 20s after they secured an 11-0 victory over Stranraer.

    The assistant manager was pleased to see his side come away with the win on an afternoon they showed a ruthlessness at both ends of the pitch.

    Speaking at full time, McManus reflected on the convincing fourth round performance.

    “The boys were terrific and I thought they were very professional in the way they went about their business,” the former Scotland captain said.

    “We spoke to the boys ahead of kick off and asked for a few things from them today which, sure enough, they delivered.

    “The boys up front maybe haven’t shown that ruthlessness in front of goal that is needed to break through that barrier and get into the first-team plans, but today they showed that.

    “When you play a side that are not in the division as you, you have to be very competitive in both boxes to ensure you come away with the win.”

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Stranraer U20s 0 – 11 Motherwell U20s

    Motherwell cruised into fifth round of the Scottish FA Youth Cup with an 11-0 victory against Stranraer.

    James Scott and Alfredo Agyeman partnered each other up front for Stephen Craigan’s side, and the pair both bagged hat tricks in Cumnock.

    The youngsters also had goalkeeper PJ Morrison to thank for keeping a clean sheet, with his penalty save after just two minutes denying the hosts.

    It was ‘Well centre back Barry Maguire who opened the scoring. A short corner was laid off to Hastie, who curled his cross towards the back post where Maguire was on hand to head home.

    It took until the 25th minute before ‘Well had their second. Jordan Armstrong clipped a lovely ball over the Stranraer defence for Scott, who burst through and slipped the ball through keeper Ryan McLaren’s legs.

    A minute later, it was three. Agyeman grabbed his first of the game with a composed finish, cutting inside from the right and slotting in to the far corner.

    The Italian turned provider in the 29th minute, bursting towards the byline and cutting back for Scott inside the six-yard box, who had an easy finish for his second of the game.

    It was four at the break for the Steelmen, who then came out for the second half in style and with one change of personnel, with Jamie Semple replacing Shaun Bowers.

    Six minutes after the restart, David Turnbull made it five with arguably the goal of the game.

    Pulling the ball out of the air with a lovely first touch, the midfielder chopped his way past two defenders before finding the side netting with a lovely left-footed finish from just inside the box.

    Hastie got in on the action with an easy header just four minutes later. But it was the work from Kyle MacDonald down the right-hand side that created the goal.

    Beating his man, the youngster sent a pinpoint cross on to Hastie’s head, who made no mistake from inside the box.

    Semple provided a neat assist for Agyeman just two minutes later, rolling the ball through for the speedy forward, who slotted beyond McLaren to make it seven.

    Reece McAlear was introduced to the fold just before the hour mark, replacing Turnbull at Townhead Park.

    In the 62nd minute, Scott had his hat trick and it was another easy finish. McAlear threaded Hastie in down the left, and the winger cut back for Scott to tap home from three yards.

    Ten minutes later, Agyeman followed suit. Having missed a couple of half-decent chances, the forward made no mistake when he rounded the keeper with great composure before rolling the ball in to the empty net.

    McAlear scored his first goal for the under 20s when he fired home from Agyeman’s cut back, making it ten for Stephen Craigan’s side.

    The afternoon’s scoring was then rounded off by Agyeman, who received the ball after some clever work down the left flank, opened his body and finished confidently past McLaren.

    Just before full time, Stranraer’s John Mitchell was given his marching orders for a bad tacle on Agyeman.

    Kilmarnock lie in wait in the next round for the young Steelmen.

    Motherwell U20s: 1. PJ Morrison, 2. Shaun Bowers, 3. Jordan Armstrong, 4. Dylan King, 5. Barry Maguire, 6. Kyle MacDonald, 7. Jake Hastie, 8. Davie Turnbull, 9. Alfredo Agyeman, 11. James Scott, 14. Liam Brown

    Subs: 12. Jamie Semple, 15. Jack Brown, 16. Reece McAlear

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Motherwell in Youth Cup action

    Motherwell face Stranraer on Sunday in their long-awaited Scottish FA Youth Cup tie.

    The fourth round tie is being played at Townhead Park in Cumnock. Kick off is at 1.15pm.

    The winners of the match face a trip to play Kilmarnock in the fifth round of the 2017/18 competition.

  • Women

    Women’s team in first home match

    Motherwell’s women’s team play their first home match of the 2018 SWPL2 season on Sunday, as they host Edinburgh University Hutchison Vale.

    The match is being played at Braidhurst High School in Motherwell. Kick off is at 2pm.

    Eddie Wolecki Black’s side got their campaign off to a winning start last weekend as they defeated Kilmarnock 2-1 at Rugby Park.

  • First team

    Highlights: Motherwell 0 – 1 Kilmarnock

    Watch extended highlights from Fir Park as Motherwell suffer their first home defeat of 2018.