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  • Reserves & Under 18s

    The goals from the reserves’ draw with Pars

  • Club

    Cash Converters extend backing

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Craigan: We could’ve had more

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserves draw with Dunfermline

  • Club

    Two new para-football teams introduced

  • First team

    Story of the Match from Rangers draw

  • Club

    Dundee ticket information

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserves prepare to face Dunfermline

  • First team

    Watch highlights from Rangers draw

  • Women

    Women claim SWPL2 title

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    The goals from the reserves’ draw with Pars

    Jordan Armstrong netted his first of the season as Motherwell’s reserve side drew 1-1 at Dunfermline Athletic.

    Stephen Craigan’s side now have four points from two games, having opened the campaign with a win over Hearts.

  • Club

    Cash Converters extend backing

    Cash Converters extend backing

    Motherwell Football Club and Cash Converters UK have renewed their partnership for an eighth consecutive year.

    As part of one of the longest-running partnerships in Scottish football, Cash Converters will continue to have branding around the stadium, including the main apron of the John Hunter stand, which has recently been rebranded.

    The new three-year deal will also see Cash Converters commit to ticket giveaways to help families in the local area to attend home matches.

    “We are delighted to continue the already very successful and positive partnership we’ve enjoyed with Cash Converters,” Motherwell FC’s head of commercial and marketing Suzanne Reid said.

    “Their continued support makes a real difference to the club and the surrounding community. It is fantastic to announce this extended three-year partnership.”

    Cash Converters UK’s head of marketing Michelle Byrne added: “This is a fantastic opportunity for us to build on an already strong and healthy relationship with Motherwell FC.

    “Our partnership is more than promotion of our brand. It is an opportunity to integrate in and support the Motherwell community, similar to what we have shown with Saint Helens RLFC in England.”

     

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Craigan: We could’ve had more

    Stephen Craigan reflected on his side’s 1-1 draw with Dunfermline Reserves as an opportunity missed for another three points.

    Although the Steelmen went behind in the match, they were soon level and spent much of the last hour enjoying the bulk of possession, but squandering good opportunities in the final third.

    “For the first 20 to 25 minutes, I felt we were off the pace and it took until we got ourselves level for us to really kick on,” the reserves boss said.

    “We had the most of the possession, but didn’t create enough clear-cut chances or work their goalkeeper enough.

    “We certainly worked ourselves into good areas, but often it was the last thing we did with it that let us down.”

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserves draw with Dunfermline

    Reserves draw with Dunfermline

    Despite dominating the match for long spells, Motherwell’s reserves were held to a 1-1 draw away to Dunfermline Athletic.

    Jordan Armstrong’s first of the season cancelled out Lewis McCann’s opener in a competitive first half.

    And although ‘Well went on to control almost all of the second 45, they could not get a crucial second goal as the game ended all square.

    Manager Stephen Craigan made four changes to the side that beat Hearts 2-0 last midweek. Barry Maguire, Christian Mbulu, Jamie Semple and David Turnbull dropped out, replaced by Liam Brown, debutant Akeal Rehman, Broque Watson and Ryan Bowman.

    Motherwell made a positive start and had the first chance of the match after just four minutes, Pars ‘keeper Cammy Gill saving Ryan Bowman’s attempted bicycle kick.

    That was the only real action of an otherwise quite opening to the match, that was until Dunfermline took the lead after 24 minutes.

    A Kallum Higginbotham free-kick was only partially cleared, landing at the feet of former Dundee United winger Aidan Connolly. His curling shot was brilliantly palmed away by Peter Morrison, only for Lewis McCann to react first to the rebound, heading home from close distance.

    ‘Well went immediately on the search for a leveller and within a minute, Broque Watson brought out a good save from Gill who turned his low effort around the post.

    Half chances came and went via Neil McLaughin and Kyle MacDonald, before Craigan’s men grabbed a deserved equaliser.

    Liam Brown’s corner to the back post found Bowman in acres of space. His header was somehow blocked on the line, only for Armstrong to smash home from a few yards out.

    ‘Well almost got themselves ahead less than 60 seconds later. Watson’s lung-busting run and cross finding Newell in the box, but his header was straight at Gill who held on.

    The visitors started the second half on the front foot and Liam Brown went close to putting the visitors in front. The midfielder arrived late at the back post to connect to a Rehman corner, but his shot went a yard or so wide.

    MacDonald had a low shot off target, Jason Krones had a powerful header from a corner drop just wide and McLaughlin saw a close-range shot blocked over for a corner, as the Steelmen went in search of a second goal.

    The game had a long pause for the unfortunate Kieran Swanson, the Pars defender falling awkwardly after getting back to block a Watson cross from the right. He was stretchered off and looking in considerable pain – everyone at Motherwell wishes him well.

    When the game restarted, Pars had their only real chance of the half.

    ‘Well shot themselves in the foot, giving it away cheaply in midfield, allowing the hosts to break. When the ball fell was worked out to the right, Connolly cut inside and fired towards goal, but Morrison was equal to it, getting down low and his left hand post to save.

    The final chance to win the match came in the dying stages of added on time. A cross from the right looked to be falling perfectly for Jamie Semple, only for the faintest of touches from a Pars defender to knock it off his toe and out for a corner.

  • Club

    Two new para-football teams introduced

    Motherwell Football Club have introduced two new para-football teams.

    The new teams will provide opportunities for both physical disability and learning disability athletes.

    They will play in the PAN Para-Football National League, which is open to individuals aged 16-60.

    “This is another part of what Motherwell means to its local community,” Motherwell’s community trust general manager Dawn Middleton said.

    “We want to see that every person feels part of this club. Introducing these new teams shows that they too are part of Motherwell Football Club.”

    The community trust was initially approached in May this year by James Lawrie who, along with two colleagues from Locality Support Services, had set up a disability football team.

    The team has been supported by North Lanarkshire Council and has grown into a large squad of 20 to 25 regular players.

    “It’s brilliant to see developments like, especially from a big club like Motherwell,” North Lanarkshire Provost, Councillor Jean Jones, added.

    “Working so closely with the local community and the council shows it is a real community team.”

    All administration and support will come from Motherwell FC’s community trust, which will provide a coach, strips, access to the minibus and training facilities for the players.

    First team players Charles Dunne and Craig Tanner were present at the launch of the two new teams, passing on tips and support to the squad.

    “It’s positive for the community,” Dunne said. “If you have a disability, it doesn’t matter. Football is still open to you.”

  • First team

    Story of the Match from Rangers draw

    Some games are just made for our Story of the Match feature.

    Here is the tale of our pulsating 3-3 draw with Rangers for you to relive.

  • Club

    Dundee ticket information

    Dundee ticket information

    Motherwell fans will be located in the Bob Shankly stand at Dens Park on Saturday, 1 September.

    Adult tickets are priced at £24, while over 65s and students can get in for £16. Tickets for Under 18s will cost £10.

    Juveniles aged under 18 and under 12 who have pre-purchased and arrive unaccompanied will not be permitted to enter the stadium. Similarly, over 18s arriving without children will not be permitted access to the family area of the stand.

    Supporters should be aware that if they have purchased a ticket at the concession price, the ticket holder may be required to show proof of age or student status at any time on request from Dundee staff.

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserves prepare to face Dunfermline

    Motherwell’s reserve side play their second league fixture of the 2018/19 campaign on Tuesday, as they travel to face Dunfermline Athletic.

    Liam Brown, George Newell and Jordan Armstrong speak to preview the match, which comes after the opening day victory over Heart of Midlothian.

    Kick off at New Central Park in Kelty is at 2pm.

  • First team

    Watch highlights from Rangers draw

    Peter Hartley scored a last-gasp equaliser as a battling Motherwell took a deserved draw from their match with Rangers.

    The Steelmen twice led in the first half but were pegged back, before the defender’s heroics in the final minute made it 3-3.

  • Women

    Women claim SWPL2 title

    Women claim SWPL2 title

    Motherwell are SWPL2 champions after defeating Edinburgh University Hutchison Vale 5-1 at Peffermill.

    The women of steel sealed promotion to the top flight of Scottish women’s football with five games of the season remaining.

    Victory over Hutchison Vale was rarely in doubt after from early in an encounter played out in driving rain.

    Lauryn Reside replaced Megan Burns in the only change to the ‘Well starting team from last week’s victory over Kilmarnock and she blasted home a wonderful shot from range to put the visitors ahead after only two minutes.

    Claire Johnstone in the Motherwell goal made a superb stop to keep the scores level as Hutchison Vale looked for a way back into the game. But they would find themselves 2-0 down on 17 minutes when Hayley Cunningham’s driving running ended with a shot that was parried only as far as Sammy Hare who tapped home from close range.

    The hosts would reduce the deficit just before the half hour mark, when Nichola Sturrock’s free-kick was nodded on by Anna Hume and Lucy Brown calmly slotted the ball home.

    Four minutes later it took another excellent stop by Johnstone to deny Sturrock an equaliser, but it would be Motherwell who regained their foothold on the match with a third goal.

    Kerry Montgomery’s free kick caught the home defence cold and Cunningham slid the ball across the face of goal for Hare to slot the ball into the net.

    Reside had a chance to add to her tally early in the second half before Motherwell made it 4-1. Cunningham again was the provider as she found Hare, who spun and unleashed a low drive beyond Charlotte Parker-Smith to complete her hat-trick.

    Hare is enjoying a remarkable scoring run and has netted eight times in the last three games, taking her tally to 17 for the campaign.

    There were chances for Kirsty McLaughlin and Caitlin Russell as the match drew to a close, before Cunningham completed a superb showing by converting Kaitlyn Canavan’s cut-back.

    The final whistle brought scenes of delight among the players and staff, who have all played a huge part in an incredible season.

    It was another magnificent display from ‘Well who have led the way in title race from a very early stage, racking up 14 wins and a draw in their last 15 matches and scoring 68 goals in the process.

    Promotion to the SWPL presents the opportunity to come up against the top sides in Scotland including Glasgow City, Hibernian and Celtic.