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  • Women

    Women held away at Aberdeen

  • First team

    Cadden wins second Scotland cap

  • First team

    Campbell stars as Scotland U21s win

  • Club

    Strong uptake in season tickets

  • First team

    Cadden reflects on first cap

  • First team

    Trevor Carson keeps NI clean sheet

  • First team

    Chris Cadden makes Scotland debut

  • Club

    An update from Alan Burrows

  • Women

    Women’s team put seven past Central

  • First team

    Betfred Cup group stage draw

  • Women

    Women held away at Aberdeen

    Women held away at Aberdeen

    Motherwell Ladies missed the opportunity to record their 10th successive SWPL2 victory after being held to a 1-1 draw at struggling Aberdeen. ‬

    ‪The women of steel ended the game with nine players, after Kerry Montgomery and Kirsty McLaughlin both saw red in a fiery second half. ‬

    ‪It was a hugely contrasting second period to the first, where chances and incidents of note were at a premium.‬

    ‪Hayley Cunningham twice went close for the visitors, while Susan Murray and Chloe Fitzpatrick both passed up opportunities for Aberdeen.‬

    ‪It had been a below-par showing from Eddie Wolecki Black’s side, but they responded by making a bright start to the second half. ‬

    ‪On 49 minutes it took an excellent stop from Emily Mutch to deny Suzanne Mulvey from breaking the deadlock.‬

    ‪The frantic five minute spell that followed saw the game burst into life.

    It began with Montgomery being dismissed for a second yellow card and just 30 seconds later they found themselves behind. Lynne Robertson powered a header beyond Johnstone to put the Dons in front.‬

    ‪Motherwell have shown themselves to be resilient on numerous occasions so far this season and they replied in the best fashion possible just one minute later.

    McLaughlin broke free under pressure from three Aberdeen defenders and unleashed a low shot that found the net over the far post to level the score.

    ‪After finding the perfect reply, Motherwell continued to press for the goal that would put them ahead, while their opponents with an extra player advantage continued to post a threat too.‬

    ‪With 14 minutes remaining, Motherwell were reduced to nine when McLaughlin received a second booking. It was a decision that appeared to be harsh on the midfielder and put huge pressure on the league leaders going into the final stages of the match.‬

    ‪A mixture of brave defending and determination helped ‘Well through a spell of Dons pressure. They could have quite easily have gone on to take a remarkable three points, with Megan Burns and Cunningham both missing good chances.‬

    ‪The controversy continued after the final whistle, when Niamh Johnston became the third player in claret and amber to see red.

    ‪Results elsewhere mean that Motherwell retain their eight-point advantage at the top of the table with 10 games remaining.

    There are no fixtures next weekend due to the international break, meaning the next match for the ladies comes on 17 June when they host Cumbernauld Colts in the second round of the SSE Scottish Women’s Cup.‬

  • First team

    Cadden wins second Scotland cap

    Cadden wins second Scotland cap

    Chris Cadden earned his second Scotland cap on Sunday morning in the team’s 1-0 defeat in Mexico.

    The Motherwell man was given a 35-minute run out by manager Alex McLeish, giving him the chance to stake his claim for the forthcoming Nation’s League matches.

    Giovani Dos Santos’ strike early in the first half was enough for the hosts in front of 71,000 at the Azteca Stadium.

    Cadden had a chance to make it an even more memorable trip with 10 minutes left on the clock, but his shot from outside the area was saved.

     

  • First team

    Campbell stars as Scotland U21s win

    Campbell stars as Scotland U21s win

    Allan Campbell was again in the starting team as Scotland Under 21s recorded a 2-1 win over South Korea at the Toulon Tournament.

    The Motherwell midfield regular played his third consecutive match at the tournament as the young Scots followed up their win over France in midweek.

    Chelsea’s Billy Gilmour and West Bromwich Albion winger Oliver Burke were on the scoresheet in the victory against the Koreans.

    Campbell’s club team mate Chris Cadden will also hope to pull on the dark blue jersey this weekend, as the men’s senior A squad take on Mexico at 1am UK time on Sunday.

  • Club

    Strong uptake in season tickets

    Season ticket sales for the 2018/19 campaign have almost doubled, compared to the same first three weeks of sale the previous year.

    After an encouraging 2017/18 under manager Stephen Robinson, which saw the Steelmen reach both national cup finals for the first time in 67 years, we asked you to fuel the fire and make your investment in building on what has been started by the team.

    You’ve responded in big numbers already, with many of you making use of our new online ticketing system to buy or renew.

    We’d like to thank every single one of you for securing your seat and giving your backing to what we are aiming to achieve in 2018/19.

    Season tickets are still available at the early bird price, so get yours before 8 June to secure a discounted price.

    We hope that you too want to renew your season ticket and continue your unwavering support as we look to create even more memories.

    Many of our great deals from past seasons have been retained. Juvenile tickets have been frozen at £20, and those who purchase adult or concession season tickets can still get up to two juvenile season tickets for free.

    This year it’s even easier to buy or renew. You’ll be able to enjoy early bird prices and the convenience of buying quickly and easily online at tickets.motherwellfc.co.uk. There’s also the option to purchase by post, at Fir Park or on the telephone as usual.

    SEASON TICKET PRICES

    Phil O’Donnell StandEarly birdRegular price
    Adults£404£425
    Concessions£235£245
    Juveniles£20£20
    Davie Cooper StandEarly birdRegular price
    Adults£335£350
    Concessions£200£210
    Juveniles£20£20
    John Hunter StandEarly birdRegular price
    Adults£315£330
    Concessions£175£185
    Juveniles£20£20

    Concessions are applicable to those aged 60 and over, 16-18 year olds and full time students with a valid matriculation card. Juveniles are applicable to those aged 15 and under.

    Ways to pay

    As before, there are many ways to pay for your season ticket.

    Online you can pay by debit/credit card or by using our Zebra Finance option. Click here for more information on our Zebra Finance option.

    If you choose to pay by phone, you can pay up front by cash, cheque or debit/credit card. You can also take out a standing order or use our Zebra Finance option.

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  • First team

    Cadden reflects on first cap

    Cadden reflects on first cap

    It’s been a season to remember for Chris Cadden.

    Appearing in two national cup finals and representing his country at under 21 level are achievements to be proud of for the young Scot.

    But in the early hours of Wednesday morning, the boy from Bellshill arguably topped the lot.

    Trailing 2-0 against Peru, Scotland boss Alex McLeish called on Cadden to replace Aberdeen’s Kenny McLean.

    And as he entered the fray with around five minutes remaining in the heat of Lima, it marked a memorable day for Chris, his family, and Motherwell Football Club too.

    No player has appeared in Scotland colours whilst plying their trade at Fir Park since Steven Saunders in 2010.

    [pullquote]To have travelled with the first team, got some valuable experience out here in Lima and then to have got my first cap was brilliant.[/pullquote]

    And Chris, reflecting on a first cap for his country, said: “It’s obviously a moment I’ll never forget. It’s something that my family and I are extremely proud of and I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity.

    “The scoreline was obviously not what we would have wanted, but to have travelled with the first team, got some valuable experience out here in Lima and then to have got my first cap was brilliant.”

    A proud Scot and a humble man, Chris is equally thrilled by earning his first cap, as much as he is hungry for more.

    “It’s something I want to build on,” he explained. “Getting that experience and being around the group has made me determined to build on things from here.”

    Off the pitch, Motherwell’s number seven has barely had a rest, with his phone being bombarded with messages.

    “There’s been a few messages that’s for sure,” the midfielder joked, “but no, in all honesty it’s great hearing all the kind words from friends and family and it just makes it sink in a bit more to be honest.”

    There’s an immediate opportunity for the youngster to follow up on his first cap, with Scotland back in action on Sunday as they take on Mexico.

  • First team

    Trevor Carson keeps NI clean sheet

    Trevor Carson keeps NI clean sheet

    Trevor Carson played his part in Northern Ireland keeping a clean sheet in their 0-0 draw away to Panama.

    The Motherwell goalkeeper played the first 45 minutes in Panama City, in what was his second appearance for his country.

    Carson will be in contention to feature again for his country when they play Costa Rica in San Jose on Sunday.

  • First team

    Chris Cadden makes Scotland debut

    Chris Cadden makes Scotland debut

    Motherwell youth academy graduate Chris Cadden made his first appearance in Scotland colours on Wednesday morning.

    The 21-year-old, an ever-present for the Steelmen and one of our most consistent performers, was rewarded for his progression by coming on as a late substitute in the nation’s friendly defeat in Peru.

    Cadden replaced Kenny McLean in the 87th minute in Lima, as Alex McLeish’s side lost 2-0 in the first of two international matches. Scotland next travel to face Mexico on Sunday morning.

    Everyone at Motherwell FC is delighted for Chris and are immensely proud to see him represent Scotland at full senior level.

    His appearance marks the first for Scotland by a current Motherwell player since Steven Saunders in 2010.

  • Club

    An update from Alan Burrows

    Chief executive Alan Burrows provides an insight into the work going on behind the scenes at Fir Park this summer to ensure nobody becomes complacent and a strong 2017/18 season is built upon.

  • Women

    Women’s team put seven past Central

    Women’s team put seven past Central

    Motherwell Ladies tightened their grip on top spot of the SWPL2 table with an excellent 7-2 victory over Central Girls at Alloa’s Indodrill Stadium.

    It is the ninth successive league win for the women of steel, who have now netted 46 times in their opening 10 league fixtures.

    They had to do things the hard way however, after falling behind inside the opening minute when Kim McAlpine struck a superb dipping effort into the roof of Clare Johnstone’s net.

    Eddie Wolecki Black’s side responded brightly with Suzanne Mulvey, Sammy Hare and Lauryn Reside all coming close, before Hare levelled just after the 20 minute mark – glancing home Hayley Cunningham’s pinpoint free kick.

    Two minutes later, Motherwell completed the turnaround. Mulvey linked with Kirsty McLaughlin, who did brilliantly to release Reside. She angled a shot beyond the keeper that found the net off the inside of the post for her first goal of the season.

    With four minutes remaining of the first half, ‘Well went 3-1 ahead. Cunningham’s cross was nodded on by Caitlin Russell and then Niamh Johnston, before a mix-up in the Central defence ended with Shaney McCabe heading into her own net.

    It was harsh on the hosts who had more than held their own in a fiercely contested first half, but it wasn’t to be the end of the action. A minute before half time, Abbie Callaghan’s free kick wasn’t cleared by the Motherwell defence and Kimberley-Anne McAlpine lashed the ball into the net from the edge of the box.

    After conceding early and late in the first 45 minutes, it was imperative Motherwell were quick out of the traps as the second half began. They managed to do exactly that, scoring within the first 90 seconds.

    Russell did well to cut back for Hare, who was denied by an excellent stop. But ‘Well were quick to react and McLaughlin laid the ball back to Cunningham to guide a low effort beyond the keeper.

    ‘Well were playing with great intensity, so it came as little surprise on 55 minutes when the persistence of Reside in closing down what seemed like a lost cause was rewarded by a poor error in the Central defence. Hare was alert to pounce on the loose ball before blasting into the empty net to stretch the lead to 5-2.

    Having played a big role in Motherwell’s attacking threat, Russell got into scoring act with 20 remaining – firing home after the home defence failed to deal with Cunningham’s dangerous corner. The provider of the sixth would then close the scoring on 76 minutes when she converted Mulvey’s cross.

    The visitors continued to threaten and Megan Burns would rattle the crossbar in the closing stages and although there were no further goals, little could take the shine off what was a superb second half display from Motherwell.

    Motherwell now maintain their eight-point advantage at the top of the table and – not for the first time – demonstrated their ability to fightback from a goal behind.

    Next up is a trip north to face Aberdeen next Sunday.

  • First team

    Betfred Cup group stage draw

    Betfred Cup group stage draw

    Motherwell will face Queen of the South, Clyde, Edinburgh City and Stranraer in the group stage of the 2018/19 Betfred Cup.

    The Steelmen, the defeated finalists in the 2017/18 competition, were top seeds in Friday’s draw and will play in Group G.

    The group stage will see us play four games across five match dates: 14 July, 18 July, 21 July, 25 July and 28 July.

    Fixtures will be announced in due course, following broadcast selections by BT Sport.