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  • First team

    Date arranged for Dons clash

  • Well Society

    Well Society business breakfast

  • Club

    Get your tickets for Hamilton derby

  • First team

    Highlights: Motherwell 2 – 1 Hearts

  • First team

    Aberdeen or Kilmarnock in cup semi final

  • First team

    Players react to quarter final drama

  • First team

    Robinson: Proud of each individual

  • First team

    Motherwell 2 – 1 Hearts

  • First team

    Robinson: Everyone pushing for success

  • First team

    Main wants his own cup memories

  • First team

    Date arranged for Dons clash

    Motherwell’s postponed Ladbrokes Premiership fixture with Aberdeen has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 3. 

    The league clash, which was originally scheduled on Wednesday, February 28, was called off due to severe snow.

    The game at Fir Park will kick off at 7.45pm.

    If you have already purchased a ticket, it will be valid for the rearranged match.

  • Well Society

    Well Society business breakfast

    Well Society business breakfast

    The Well Society are hosting their first business breakfast, offering networking opportunities for local companies.

    Former Motherwell player Bobby Watson is the guest speaker at the event, which is taking place on Thursday, April 19 in Millennium Suite at Fir Park.

    Tickets cost just £10 per person. The price includes a breakfast roll, tea/coffee and orange juice. The event starts at 7.45am and runs until 9am.

    To book your place, email well.society@motherwellfc.co.uk or call on 01698 338009.

  • Club

    Get your tickets for Hamilton derby

    Motherwell are on a high as they prepare to face Hamilton Academical in the Lanarkshire derby.

    The Steelmen travel to face their rivals in the Ladbrokes Premiership on Saturday, March 10 and fans are encouraged to buy early to guarantee their seat.

    To help you get your ticket early, you can now buy online for this fixture.

    Adult tickets cost £22, while over 65s and under 18s can get in for £12.

    The trip to Hamilton represents another huge game for Stephen Robinson’s side in their push to make the top six in the Ladbrokes Premiership. Let’s fill the stand and give the team as big a backing as possible.

  • First team

    Highlights: Motherwell 2 – 1 Hearts

    Extended highlights from Fir Park as goals from Curtis Main and Carl McHugh send Motherwell back to Hampden.

  • First team

    Aberdeen or Kilmarnock in cup semi final

    Motherwell will play Aberdeen or Kilmarnock in the semi final of the 2017/18 William Hill Scottish Cup.

    The match is due to be played at Hampden Park on the weekend on Saturday, April 14.

    The tie marks the first time the Steelmen have reached last four of the Scottish Cup since April 2011, where they beat St Johnstone 3-0.

    The winners of the tie will play either Celtic or Rangers in the final.

    2017/18 William Hill Scottish Cup semi final draw

    Celtic v Rangers

    Motherwell v Aberdeen/Kilmarnock

  • First team

    Players react to quarter final drama

    Curtis Main, Trevor Carson and the heroic skipper Carl McHugh reflect on a dramatic quarter final victory over Hearts in the William Hill Scottish Cup. 

  • First team

    Robinson: Proud of each individual

    A thrilled Stephen Robinson reflected on his side’s dramatic victory in the quarter final of the William Hill Scottish Cup.

    Carl McHugh’s stunning winner in the 89th minute secured a 2-1 victory over Hearts at Fir Park, sending ‘Well back to Hampden for a second cup semi-final this season.

    And the Northern Irishman praised his players, who have overseen three Premiership sides to reach the last four.

    [pullquote]The energy and desire to keep going and keep believing makes me very proud of each individual.[/pullquote]

    “We didn’t give Hearts a minute to settle and that probably epitomises the team and the desire amongst the boys to get to the next round of this cup,” said Robinson.

    “They came on strong in the second half. They’re a good team who spend a lot of money on players.”

    And on captain Carl McHugh’s goal, the manager added: “I don’t think Carl will ever hit a shot like that with his right foot ever again, but it was a fantastic goal that deserved to win any match.”

  • First team

    Motherwell 2 – 1 Hearts

    Phil McGhee at Fir Park

    A stunning goal from captain Carl McHugh four minutes from time sent Motherwell back on the road to Hampden with a hard fought win over Hearts in the William Hill Scottish Cup quarter final.

    After building on a seventh minute goal from Curtis Main to command the first half, ‘Well’s chances of claiming a fourth Cup  visit to Hampden this season, looked to be disappearing as Hearts came into the game from the start of the second half drawing level through a Kyle Lafferty penalty.

    But having withstood some immense pressure from the Edinburgh side, Stephen Robinson’s men regained their composure to earn their semi-final spot with a stunning late winner.

    The Fir Park men started and finished the more offensive, although with both team’s yet to concede a cup goal, a tight defensive game was anticipated.

    However, the Hearts’ goal was breached after only three minutes when Jon McLaughlin failed to secure a low cross from Richard Tait as the ball appeared to roll from his hand Chris Cadden poked the ball under the ‘keeper for what seemed an opening goal. Debatably referee Andrew Dallas curtailed the celebrations indicating that the ball had been kicked from the keeper’s hand.

    The keeper’s luck only lasted another five until ‘Well we’re gifted the opener.

    In truth as Craig Tanner’s poor corner trundled along the line Ross Callaghan left it for his keeper. Comically the ball rebounded from McLaughlin’s boot, off the post back along the line for Curtis Main to make sure it crossed the line and give the Fir Park side the perfect start.

    From a tight angle Kyle Lafferty forced the first and only save from Trevor Carson. For the remainder of the half, though, Motherwell had the edge of what was a physical and bruising encounter.

    Chances were few but from Cadden’s is swinging free kick McLaughlin bravely smothered the ball at Main’s feet. The ‘Well striker then headed the ball down into Tanner’s path but he slashed his shot high over the bar.

    At this stage Hearts were defending deeply, desperate not to lose a second goal but that changed at the break when the Tynecastle side emerged for the second half on the front foot.

    Suddenly the home box was swamped and when Cedric Kipre’s rash challenge caught the inrushing Stephen Naismith, Lafferty slammed home the resultant penalty to lift the huge Hearts’ following behind Carson’s goal.

    And the Hearts’ fans could have been celebrating a second before the hour mark as Lafferty twice came close. Firstly, the Northern Ireland striker swept the ball past Carson only to watch  it rebound from the post. Then in the 58th minute he was again denied this time by an outstanding save.  Lafferty’s glancing header looked to be bouncing inside the post until Carson leapt low and full stretch to brilliantly palm the ball round the post.

    That save not only silenced the Hearts fans but helped steady the Fir Park men who gradually regained their stride.

    Indeed the best football of the game followed  as both teams enjoyed a  bit of possession in an attempt to find a winner.

    Motherwell looked the more likely and Ryan Bowman’s immediate contribution was a low ball across the goal which was cleared only a far as Cadden whose volley was on target until John Souttar’s lunge deflected the ball wide.

    Carson was then tested with a long range drive from David Milinkovic as the Edinburgh pushed to end the tie.

    However, in the final ten minutes the action was largely around the visitor’s goal. Bowman’s effort from the corner of the box took a deflection but McLaughlin comfortably held the ball.

    The ‘keeper was well protected and five minutes from time Kipre nodded Tanner’s free kick back across the box where Charles Dunne’s acrobatic effort sent the ball goalwards only to see it blocked in a packed box six yard box.

    A minute later, though, ‘Well found a way through with a goal worthy of winning any cup tie. Elliot Frear whipped in a cross and when Christophe Berra headed the ball out of the box the danger appeared over.

    However, Carl McHugh thought otherwise and from 28 yards his right foot sent a wonderful volley into the top corner despite McLaughlin’s brave attempt to push the ball over his cross bar.

     

  • First team

    Robinson: Everyone pushing for success

    Stephen Robinson believes the community feel around the club is crucial as the club prepare for a quarter final clash with Hearts.

    Having been bombarded with snow this week, the challenge to ensure Sunday’s fixture goes ahead is being tackled by staff and volunteers around the stadium.

    And the smiling ‘Well boss admitted it shows a lot of the qualities that makes Motherwell tick.

    ”It says a lot about the football club,” the Northern Irishman said. “There’s volunteers out there helping out to ensure the boys can get on the pitch on Sunday.

    “It’s something we greatly appreciate at the club, and when we see the girls from the office out using shovels too it shows what we’ve got here.

    “What we have is a great group of people who are all working as hard as they can to make Motherwell Football Club a success.”

  • First team

    Main wants his own cup memories

    Curtis Main has heard all the stories of Motherwell’s run to the Betfred Cup final earlier this season.

    Now, with a tilt at a second cup run on the cards, the January recruit is targeting some memories of his own.

    Hearts stand in the way of a fourth visit of the season to Hampden Park, this time in the William Hill Scottish Cup, and the Englishman has faith his side can take another step towards the dream of making some new heroes.

    “We are definitely looking to do the same thing again,” he said.

    [pullquote]It’s still fresh in the boys’ minds. Everybody remembers it well and hopefully we can go on and do it again.[/pullquote]

    “Obviously it gives the club a lot of exposure getting to cup finals. When you sign for a new club you look to be part of those occasions, so it played a little bit of a part in me coming here.”

    Main’s four goals have coincided with an upturn in form for the Steelmen and the striker says he’s felt the buzz since signing from Portsmouth.

    “It’s been positive,” he said. “There hasn’t been too many poor results. I’m hoping that can play into our hands on Sunday.

    “To get goals is what I am here to do. But that coincides with good results and good performances, which is what we’re all striving for.”