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  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Pleased with dominant performance

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    U20s: Motherwell 1 – 0 Partick Thistle

  • Women

    Women’s team back with a win

  • First team

    Motherwell face Celtic in cup final

  • First team

    Players react after famous Aberdeen win

  • First team

    Robinson proud of cup heroes

  • First team

    Motherwell 3 – 0 Aberdeen

  • Women

    Ladies prepare to face Glasgow Girls

  • First team

    Preview: Scottish Cup semi final

  • First team

    Four pen new ‘Well deals

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Pleased with dominant performance

    Under 20s boss Stephen Craigan reflects on his side’s 1-0 victory over Partick Thistle in the Development League.

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    U20s: Motherwell 1 – 0 Partick Thistle

    Motherwell Under 20s recorded a well-deserved victory against Partick Thistle in the Development League.

    Despite creating a hatful of chances, the youngsters only managed to win by a solitary goal against the struggling Glasgow side.

    The youngsters controlled the majority of their clash at Forthbank Stadium and nearly found the back of the net after just five minutes.

    As the ball fell nicely on the edge of the box, Davie Turnbull flashed an effort towards the far post on the bounce, but it flashed wide.

    James Scott went closer elven minutes later when he anticipated a great run and cutback from strike partner Alfredo Agyeman, but the former saw his instinctive prod rebound off the post and in to Thistle keeper Jamie Stevenson’s grateful arms.

    The breakthrough finally arrived eight minutes before the interval.

    Shea Gordon found Scott with a decent ball in to the box but the ball ricocheted off a Thistle defender before falling for Livingstone at the back post. Motherwell’s number three made no mistake, thundering home from a tight angle to give the Steelmen a deserved lead.

    The second half brought with it a lot more action, as ‘Well dominated the visiting Jags but couldn’t muster a well-deserved second goal.

    Livingstone nearly grabbed his second of the game with a stunning effort, but it was matched by a stunning save from Stevenson, whose fingertips denied the defender from finding the top corner in style.

    That moment sparked a five-minute frenzy in which the Glasgow outfit somehow stayed within one goal of their far superior hosts.

    It was Livingstone involved again, who on another day may have had a hattrick. The youngster crashed the bar with another effort off his left foot, but it looked set for Shaun Bowers to finish on the rebound, but his low drive towards the bottom corner was turned off the line by the backtracking Lee Duncanson.

    A few minutes later, there were huge calls for a penalty as Gordon found himself bundled to the deck as he shaped for a shot on goal from eight yards, but the referee waved play on. The ball was half-cleared only as far as Liam Brown, who whipped a right-footed effort towards the top corner, beating the keeper but also the post as it flew wide.

    The Fir Park youngsters saw out the majority of the game comfortably, and looked to have doubled their lead right at the death. From a Turnbull corner, Jordan Armstrong got up well to nod beyond Stevenson but he was deemed to have fouled the stopper in the process.

    Turnbull went close with a header a minute later, but again Stevenson kept out his former teammates on an evening when it should have been a lot more than just 1-0.

  • Women

    Women’s team back with a win

    Andrew Scott at Petershill Park

    Motherwell showed their fighting spirit on Sunday as they came back from 2-0 down to win 6-2 against Glasgow Girls at Petershill Park in Glasgow.

    It’s a result that sees the Steelwomen shoot to the top of the SWPL2 table, after a recent break from competitive action.

    The women of steel found themselves 2-0 down after half an hour thanks to goals from Lauren Evans and Rachel Halliday.

    Evans put the hosts ahead after converting a one on one against Claire Johnstone in the Motherwell goal. Things would then go from bad to worse for the girls in claret and amber, when Halliday doubled Glasgow’s lead by finishing off a long ball into the box.

    The month-long break was evident in the Motherwell side due to the uncharacteristically poor start to the game, but captain Suzanne Mulvey’s goal sprung the ‘Well back into life and kick started the comeback.

    The equalising goal would come from Hayley Cunningham, who proved herself to be a dead ball specialist after hitting a rocket into the top right corner from just outside the box.

    The sides would go into the break level pegging after an end to end first half, but the second half showcased what the Motherwell side were really capable of.

    After a physical first ten minutes, Motherwell were ahead for the first time of the match. Caitlin Russell found space on the left-hand side of the pitch and drilled her shot low and hard into the net.

    Following the goal, it was Glasgow Girls who seemed the more dangerous side with numerous chances, but it would be the Steelwomen who would strike a fatal blow to their chances of getting something from the game.

    Motherwell would strike twice in a matter of minutes. Firstly, Kirsty McLaughlin found herself in space and lifted the ball over the onrushing keeper and into the net. And then Cunningham added another to her tally for the day from a free kick from some way out, which struck a defender and spun into the net.

    The hosts tried to fight their way back into it but ‘Well would add more misery to the hosts by striking their sixth and final goal just before full time. Sammy Hare was played in on goal and she calmly slotted home to round off a superb second half performance from Motherwell.

    Victory for ‘Well sends them top of SWPL2, next up for the ladies is St Johnstone at home on Sunday, 22 April.

  • First team

    Motherwell face Celtic in cup final

    Motherwell face Celtic in cup final

    Motherwell will play Celtic in the final of the 2017/18 William Hill Scottish Cup.

    The Scottish champions side defeated their Glasgow rivals Rangers 4-0 at Hampden Park in the second semi final of the weekend.

    They will now take on Motherwell following the Steelmen’s emphatic 3-0 Saturday win over Aberdeen at the national stadium.

    It will be the first time the sides have met in the competition since the 2010/11 final, when Celtic ran out 3-0 winners.

    The final will take place at Hampden on Saturday, 19 May with a 3pm kick off. Ticket information will be announced as soon as possible.


  • First team

    Players react after famous Aberdeen win

    Chris Cadden, Liam Grimshaw and goal scoring hero Curtis Main react after the 3-0 Scottish Cup semi final win over Aberdeen.

  • First team

    Robinson proud of cup heroes

    Manager Stephen Robinson reacts after Motherwell reach the 2018 Scottish Cup final with a 3-0 win over Aberdeen.

  • First team

    Motherwell 3 – 0 Aberdeen

    Motherwell 3 – 0 Aberdeen

    Stephen Robinson and his men made it a historic cup double with an emphatic victory over Aberdeen to earn themselves a Scottish Cup final appearance.

    A brace from Curtis Main and a strike from the hard working Ryan Bowman, saw off the Dons’ cup challenge for the second time this season.

    As the ‘Well fans wildly celebrated a superb achievement at full time, few will remember the last time a Motherwell team made two cup finals in one season a feat not achieved since 1951.

    Liam Grimshaw got the nod to take the midfield slot vacated by the suspended Carl McHugh, while Charles Dunne and Andy Rose were fit enough to make a familiar looking starting line-up. In the absence of the ‘Well captain, the latter was deployed in a more central role.

    On their fourth visit to Hampden on cup business this season, Motherwell looked comfortable in their surroundings. And after some initial pressure from the Dons the Fir Park settled into their routine.

    There was little goalmouth action until the 19th minute when Dunne’s long throw had Joe Lewis flapping. A minute later the Dons’ ‘keeper was helpless as out of nothing Motherwell opened the scoring.

    Richard Tait used his strength to got the better of Dominic Ball at the edge of the box and while the defender stopped appealing for handball, the ‘Well full back rolled the ball across the six yard box allowing Main to poke it over the line and surprise the Dons.

    Before the Aberdeen fans could recover from that shock they were stunned just two minutes later when ‘Well doubled their advantage.

    Bowman showed great determination to win a tussle with Kari Arnason before firing the ball towards goal. The chance appeared lost when the shot rebounded from Lewis but Bowman reacted superbly deftly guiding the ball beyond the ‘keeper and just inside his right hand post and send the ‘Well fans into ecstasy.

    Dons looked for a quick reply but May’s half hit volley was comfortably held by Trevor Carson, with his only real save of the first half.

    At the other end Bowman was proving a real handful for the towering Dons’ defenders and after wriggling free his low left foot drive was saved by Lewis.

    A swift passing move between Campbell and Main released Bowman but he used a hand before firing another shot on target.

    Two minutes from the break Dons were forced into a substitution and immediately Gary Mackay-Steven created his side’s first real opening only for May to drag his shot wide of target and leave the Steelmen two ahead at the interval.

    Wary that they had conceded a two goal lead against Rangers three weeks ago, Robinson’s men were resolute in defending in depth while hoping to grab a decisive third goal on the break. And with the diminutive pair of Campbell and Grimshaw winning every second ball ‘Well controlled the game.

    A rare lapse in the box after 62 minutes found Adam Rooney unmarked but his powerful angled drive was brilliantly parried by Carson, who commanded his goal area superbly for his seventh cup shut-out.

    However, just as the Aberdeen fans were dreaming of a fightback their illusions were shattered when ‘Well grabbed a third goal to kill the tie.

    Arnason was again at fault when he hammered the ball against Main on the half way line. Although the Icelandic internationalist gave chase he had no chance of catching the ‘Well striker who carried the ball forty yards before slamming a left foot finish beyond advancing Lewis and into the net.

    With a cup final place secured, it was no surprise when Robinson brought off his striking pair to a standing ovation and give the overworked Dons’ defence some respite for the closing 10 minutes.

    However, on an afternoon when the ‘Well players created a place in the club’s history, everyone in claret and amber was a hero as they celebrated with the fans for yet another return to Hampden on 19 May.

  • Women

    Ladies prepare to face Glasgow Girls

    Motherwell Ladies assistant boss Donald Jennow will take the managerial reins when the women of steel return to action against Glasgow Girls at Petershill Park on Sunday.

    Manager Eddie Wolecki Black jetted out to America on Saturday for pioneering treatment that he hopes will help aid his recovery from the near-fatal stroke he suffered in March 2016 and as a result will be absent from the dugout.

    In his absence, Wolecki Black’s trusted assistant and close friend, Jennow is aiming to help the ladies continue their strong start to the season and he expressed his support for the ‘Well boss.

    “Eddie is one of my best mates, I’ve known him a long, long time now,” he said.

    “If this treatment can help him at all I’ll be over the moon, but not nearly as much as his family will be – there are bigger things in football at times and this absolutely is one of them – I wish him all the luck in the world with his treatment.

    “In a footballing sense, we’ve worked together for a long time, we have similar ideas and know what we want from this team. We speak on a daily basis in terms of what is the best way to approach certain games and how we get the best out of our team.

    “I’ve stepped up and taken up before for Eddie in particular on a number of occasions, at Glasgow City when he was doing his pro licence and also when we worked at Airdrie where I stepped in to cover in his immediate absence, so we have no concerns.”

    Sunday’s clash with Glasgow Girls ends a four week break from competitive action for the ladies, who currently occupy second spot in SWPL2, having won their last two league encounters.

    The coaching staff have used the time off to fit in extra training sessions and also managed a friendly victory over Stirling University last Sunday.

    As well as the hard work on the pitch, there has been a magnificent sponsorship drive off it – with every member of the ladies squad now being backed by a sponsor.

    “Obviously footballers want to play games more than anything else, so the main challenge has been keeping them motivated,” Jennow added.

    “What we had to do is make use of the time we had, fitting in double sessions where we could and taking advantage of the great sponsorship opportunities that we’ve been given off the pitch – we’re now all delighted to get back to playing games.

    “It’s important we go into the upcoming games with the same attitude and work rate as we have shown in the early games of the season and not allow for our momentum to be broken.

    “We managed to get a friendly game in last week which will have done us a world of good, so the hope is very much that we start against Glasgow properly.”

  • First team

    Preview: Scottish Cup semi final

    Preview: Scottish Cup semi final

    Motherwell return to Hampden Park on Saturday looking to grab the chance of a shot at creating new heroes.

    Nobody needs reminding of the 27-year wait for a major trophy our club has endured. The William Hill Scottish Cup semi final presents an opportunity to take one step closer to bringing glory back to our town.

    After an intense week of training, only long-term absentees Peter Hartley and Craig Tanner will be out of selection contention for Stephen Robinson’s side.

    Kick off at the National Stadium is at 12.15pm.

    Opponents Aberdeen have waited one year longer than the Steelmen to get their hands on the Scottish Cup trophy again and have been involved in some epic battles against the ‘Well in the 2017/18 campaign, with both sides now sitting on two wins apiece from four fixtures.

    The manager knows what is on offer for his side and has wasted no time in reminding them of their opportunity to become club legends.

    “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.

    “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.

    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.”

    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.

    “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.”

    The ticket office is open at Fir Park from 9am to 10:30am. There will be no sales at Hampden Park.

    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.

    If you can’t make it along, you can follow the match on Twitter @MotherwellFC. The game is also live on BBC Scotland and Sky Sports.

    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

    Four pen new ‘Well deals

    Motherwell Football Club are today delighted to announce four first team players have extended their contracts.

    Defenders Cédric Kipré, Charles Dunne and Richard Tait have all committed themselves to Fir Park until the summer of 2020, whilst Ryan Bowman has added another year to his current deal, which now expires in 2019.

    Kipré, who has been attracting significant interest, has been a revelation since his summer move from Leicester City.

    The former PSG youngster has earned rave reviews, having played more domestic minutes than any player in Scotland, and won his first call up to the Ivory Coast national squad last month.

    Dunne joined from Oldham Athletic last June, having played under ‘Well boss Stephen Robinson at the Latics.

    The pacy 25-year old, who previously earned a big-money move to the English Championship whilst at Wycombe, has developed into one of Motherwell’s most important players in the heart of the defence.

    Tait has been a model professional and Mr Consistency since arriving from Grimsby Town in the summer of 2016.

    The full back has been asked to perform in a number of different positions over the last 22 months and combines his stubborn defensive duties with an impressive 13 assists, a stat that has put him in contention for a potential Scotland call up.

    Ryan Bowman was bought from Gateshead on the last day of the 2016 summer transfer window, having notched 38 goals in two seasons for the Tynesiders.

    He has since netted nine times in 36 starts in claret and amber, with his work rate, aggression and desire proving the perfect foil for Louis Moult previously and Curtis Main now.

    “I am delighted to have signed up four of the lads who have been mainstays in the team this season,” ‘Well boss Stephen Robinson said. “They have been outstanding for me.

    “We do not want to be in a similar situation as we experienced recently where we had to completely rebuild a squad, introducing more than 20 players across two windows.

    “This will allow us to be more specific in terms of our recruitment whilst continuing to assess those still at the club whose contract expire this summer.”