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  • Club

    Get your semi final tickets

  • First team

    Carl McHugh wins Goal of the Round

  • First team

    Main eyes Hampden glory

  • First team

    We could make our season incredible

  • First team

    Tait: We’re all fighting for a start

  • First team

    Post-split fixtures announced

  • Club

    Vacancy: Academy goalkeeping coach

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Highlights as Under 20s win derby

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Craigan: We can do better

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Under 20s: Hamilton 1-3 Motherwell

  • Club

    Get your semi final tickets

    Tickets for Motherwell’s William Hill Scottish Cup semi final with Aberdeen are now on general sale.

    The ticket office is open from 9am to 10:30am on the day of the match. The game at Hampden Park will be played on Saturday, April 14. Kick off is at 12.15pm.

    Ticket information for the match is as follows:

    William Hill South Stand and North Stand

    £30 Adult / £15 Concessions

    East Stand

    £20 Adult / £10 Concessions

    Concessions are regarded as those aged under 16 and those aged 65 and over.

     

    Getting to Hampden

     

    Our bars at Fir Park will be open from 9.30am on the day of the game and are fully licensed to sell alcohol from this time. Buses will leave at 10:45am.

    Information to Supporters

    • Motherwell supporters should use trains to Kings Park
    • Supporters travelling by car should use the same route and utilise on street parking at the east end of the stadium
    • On street parking is controlled by an Event Day Parking traffic regulation order. Parking restrictions are indicated by way of road markings and road signs. On street parking should only be utilised out with restricted areas as a tow-away scheme is in operation for illegally parked vehicles.
    • As a result of the Event Day parking restrictions, there is limited parking available in the vicinity of the stadium. Supporters are encouraged to travel via public transport where possible.
    • There will be a zero tolerance approach to alcohol on buses with increased checking by police

    Unacceptable Conduct at Hampden Park

    The Scottish FA will not tolerate Unacceptable Conduct at a match at Scotland’s National Stadium, Hampden Park or at away stadia hosting matches of the Scottish FA. The following information provides notice of what amounts to Unacceptable Conduct and the sanctions which the Scottish FA may seek to impose upon those individuals who commit Unacceptable Conduct.

    This statement of Unacceptable Conduct should at all times be read in conjunction with the terms of the Ground Regulations.

    Unacceptable Conduct takes place where a person present at or in the immediate environs of a match engages in violent conduct and/or disorderly conduct. A person will also commit Unacceptable Conduct if at or in the immediate environs of a match, they assist another or others engaged in violent conduct and/or disorderly conduct.

    Violent conduct means conduct where there is: (i) actual, attempted or threatened physical violence against a person or persons; or (ii) intentional damage to property.

    Disorderly conduct means: (i) conduct which stirs up or sustains, or is likely or designed to stir up or sustain, hatred or ill will against or towards a group of persons based on their membership or presumed membership of a group defined by reference to a category or against an individual who is or is presumed to be, by the person or persons engaged in the conduct, to be a member of such group; (ii) using threatening, abusive, or insulting words or conduct; (iii) displaying any writing or other thing which is threatening, abusive or insulting; or (iv) using words or conduct or displaying any writing or other thing which indicates support for, or affiliation to, or celebration of, or opposition to an organisation or group proscribed in terms of the Terrorism Act 2000 and any successive or replacement legislation thereto.

    Any person committing Unacceptable Conduct and/or any person who assists another or others to commit unacceptable conduct may be subject to any or a combination of the following:

    • refusal of entry to the stadium
    • removal from the stadium
    • suspension from attending matches of the Scottish FA
    • indefinite ban from attending matches of the Scottish FA
    • be the subject of a report to Police Scotland and/or any prosecuting authorities which may result in possible criminal proceedings

    Please note that all banners will be subject to scrutiny at the turnstiles.

  • First team

    Carl McHugh wins Goal of the Round

    Carl McHugh wins Goal of the Round

    Carl McHugh has been rewarded for his sensational strike against Hearts with the William Hill Scottish Cup Goal of the Round trophy.

    The captain’s winner in the quarter final was picked out as the best of the last eight, and for obvious reasons.

  • First team

    Main eyes Hampden glory

    Curtis Main is determined to make Saturday’s trip to Hampden a memorable one for Motherwell Football Club.

    The striker, who scored the opening goal in the Steelmen’s quarter final win over Hearts, is hopeful of more than just one trip to the national stadium after arriving in January.

    Speaking to the broadcast press, the Englishman said: “I obviously knew that we would be involved in the Scottish Cup before I came up here, but that wasn’t my main focus, it was about playing football for me.

    “We’ve played well in the competition though and find ourselves in this position, so everybody is looking forward to it now.”

    He added: “The semi final of any cup is a big deal. Hopefully we can make it to the final and make it even bigger.”

  • First team

    We could make our season incredible

    Victory in Saturday’s semi final could be the start of transforming Motherwell’s good season in to an incredible one, according to Stephen Robinson. 

    The ‘Well boss is relishing a third trip to Hampden in the clubs second last four cup clash of the season.

    But with Aberdeen standing in the way of a second final in six months, the Northern Irishman knows that his side face a difficult challenge.

    “It would be a massive achievement for us if we were able to overcome Aberdeen and reach another final,” he said.

    “We’re well aware it’s going to be a tough game. Aberdeen will be thinking the same as us, but it gives us massive incentive.”

    He added: “As I’ve said numerous times, my objective was to stay in the league and everything else is a massive bonus.

    “We’ve been lucky enough that we’ve had one cup run that we were unfortunate in the final, now we have given ourselves another massive opportunity to reach a final.

    “So what has been a relatively good season could turn out to be an incredible season. We have an opportunity to do that by reaching the final.”

  • First team

    Tait: We’re all fighting for a start

    Richard Tait has been one of the most consistent performers in claret and amber this season. 

    But the defender believes no one is guaranteed a spot in Stephen Robinson’s starting 11 for the trip to Hampden on Saturday.

    With the Scottish Cup semi final on the horizon, the 28-year-old shed some light on the hard work going on around Fir Park.

    “Everyones raring to go,” he said. “We came in to train on Tuesday and everyone was firing and fighting for their place in the team.”

    Having failed to make it to Hampden Park in over six years, Saturday’s last four clash with Aberdeen comes just five months after November’s Betfred Cup final.

    Falling short on that occasion against Celtic has only added fuel to the fire for the Steelmen.

    “We’re motivated to go one step further. The last time we were at Hampden will help us this time around.

    “We know what is expected of us and we know what we need to do to try and progress to the final.”

    “It is easy to get motivated. We know what’s at stake and we know what could happen if we were to get to the final and then possibly go on to win it.

    “Your name would be immortalised and the fans would speak your name for the rest of your career and past that.”

  • First team

    Post-split fixtures announced

    Post-split fixtures announced

    Motherwell will play Ross County in the first post-split match in the 2017/18 Ladbrokes Premiership.

    The Staggies will be the first opponents for the Steelmen as they look to secure a seventh place finish.

    Stephen Robinson’s side will then finish the league season against Hamilton Academical at Fir Park on Saturday, May 12.

    No Motherwell fixtures have been chosen for live television broadcast.

    MOTHERWELL FIXTURES IN FULL

    Saturday, 21 April, 3pm

    Ross County v Motherwell

    Saturday, 28 April, 3pm

    Motherwell v Dundee

    Saturday, 5 May, 3pm

    Motherwell v St Johnstone

    Tuesday, 8 May, 7.45pm

    Partick Thistle v Motherwell

    Saturday, 12 May, 3pm

    Motherwell v Hamilton Academical

  • Club

    Vacancy: Academy goalkeeping coach

    From 2018, Motherwell Football Club’s Youth Academy will be one of eight clubs in the elite top tier of Club Academy Scotland.

    At this stage in youth football development, the position of Academy Goalkeeping Coach is an exciting prospect for applicants.

    Working on a part-time basis and reporting to Head of Goalkeeping Coach Craig Hinchliffe, the role will revolve around the identification and development of goalkeepers aged 10-18.

    Candidates are required to possess minimum level two goalkeeper qualification, working towards level three.

    Successful candidates will be asked to prepare and deliver a presentation at interview and will also be required to conduct a practical session with a group of young footballers.

    Please click here to view the job description in full.

    Applications should be submitted by e-mail with a CV and covering letter by Monday, 16 April 2018.

    Informal enquiries to Craig Hinchliffe, Head Goalkeeping Coach, via Football Secretary Karen Paterson – karen.paterson@motherwellfc.co.uk

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Highlights as Under 20s win derby

    Watch the goals as Stephen Craigan’s side win the mini Lanarkshire derby 3-1 away to Hamilton Academical.

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Craigan: We can do better

    Stephen Craigan believes his Motherwell Under 20s side have a lot more to offer, despite running out 3-1 winners in the mini Lanarkshire derby.

    James Scott’s opener was followed up by a David Turnbull double at New Douglas Park but the hosts will have felt they could have taken something from the game, missing two penalties and having a goal disallowed for offside.

    “I didn’t think we played very well, if I am being honest,” said the Under 20s boss. “We played better in our last three games but lost all three games.

    “Football has a funny way sometimes that the result isn’t always what the performance is.

    “PJ Morrison has won us the game with his saves. He was excellent. Overall we encouraged them too much. I think Hamilton deserved to win the game but it’s nice to see when the game isn’t going your way and you’re not playing well, you somehow manage to win.”

    The young Steelmen were cheered on by Barry Maguire, who was in the stands days after making his debut for the first team away to St Johnstone.

    “We used Barry as an example. He used to be a risk taker and he would frighten the life out of you sometimes. In the last six months he’s become a basic defender. He kicks it when he has to, he can play when he has to but as a defender he makes better decisions.

    “That’s what we are trying to say to the rest of them. Those players have to change things in their game if they want to move forward. “

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Under 20s: Hamilton 1-3 Motherwell

    Motherwell Under 20s returned to winning ways with a 3-1 mini Lanarkshire derby victory over Hamilton Academical at New Douglas Park.

    The game was deadlocked up until the 54th minute when James Scott put the visitors in front. Accies had already missed a penalty before that goal, and missed another before eventually levelling things through Ross Cunningham.

    However, a David Turnbull double was enough to extend the young Steelmen’s dominance over their near neighbours to almost five years.

    Motherwell started the match on the front foot and crafted a few early chances, but nothing that would really test goalkeeper Alexander Marshall. At the other end, the unmarked Charles Scott met a Cunningham corner, but his header was blocked before eventually being hooked clear.

    Ten minutes before the break, Mikel Miller, a January recruit from Isthmian League South Division side Carshalton Athletic, blazed over the bar from twenty yards when the better option appeared to be teeing up the supporting Ryan Tierney who was in on goal.

    Then, five minutes before the interval, the hosts had a great opportunity to take the lead when Jordan Armstrong was adjudged to have clipped an attacking player in the area. Tierney stepped up, but his penalty was well held by Peter Morrison, who guessed the right way.

    Morrison was again on hand shortly after, firstly beating away a Jamie Boyd shot then turning away a Cunningham effort after the forward found space ten yards out.

    The second half started much the same as the first had ended, with Accies on the front foot. Tierney was again involved, this time his shot from the edge of the box cannoned off the underside of the bar before ‘Well scrambled it clear.

    Motherwell weathered the early pressure and posted attacking intent of their own when a Turnbull effort from distance bounced narrowly wide of target, with Marshall scrambling across his line.

    However, the keeper would be helpless moments later when Craigan’s men would take the lead. Shea Gordon picked up the ball deep in Accies territory and immediately sent Alfredo Agyeman scampering down the left. He danced past Boyd before cutting it back for Scott who slotted home from close range.

    Accies almost hit back immediately when Charles Scott met Lewis Smith’s cutback to the front post, but his effort ballooned well over the bar.

    Five minutes later came a huge moment of controversy when referee Ryan Oliver pointed to the spot for the second time in the game, judging Jordan Armstrong to have pulled back the attacker. It looked outside the box, and the Motherwell players protested for some time, but they were let off the hook when Ronan Hughes blazed the spot kick over the crossbar.

    However, it would only take a further three minutes before the home side got themselves back to level. A defensive mix up allowed Cunningham the ball six yards out and, despite the best efforts of Morrison and his defenders, the Hamilton man fired it into the top left corner.

    Motherwell though were to get another opportunity to restore their advantage. Jake Hastie, on a substitute, crossed low from the left and after Jamie Semple helped it on, Turnbull was on hand at the back post to tap home and make it 2-1.

    The Steelmen then added a third. David Turnbull was presented the opportunity from the spot after Semple’s header was handballed by Hughes and he made no mistake, sending the goalkeeper the wrong way to secure a 3-1 victory.