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  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Christian Mbulu named IRN-BRU Cup player of the round

  • Club

    The Well Lotto is changing

  • First team

    Hartley ready to lead turnaround

  • Women

    Women up for national awards

  • First team

    Story of the Match from Saints defeat

  • Archive

    Women make SWPL2 history with win

  • First team

    Highlights from St Johnstone

  • First team

    Players react to St Johnstone defeat

  • First team

    Manager calls on players to stand up

  • First team

    Motherwell 0 – 1 St Johnstone

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Christian Mbulu named IRN-BRU Cup player of the round

    Christian Mbulu named IRN-BRU Cup player of the round

    Christian Mbulu has won the public vote to be named the best player in the IRN-BRU Cup third round.

    The Englishman helped seal victory over Sligo Rovers with a stunning strike in the 2-0 win against the Irish side.

    Motherwell became the first colts team to reach the quarter-finals in the process, where they will face Ross County on 17 November.

  • Club

    The Well Lotto is changing

    The Well Lotto is changing

    Our lottery scheme to help invest money in youth development and our academy is changing.

    As of 5 November, we are changing to a new system that allows you the chance to win up to £25,000, while also continuing to back the future players of the club.

    Still priced at £1 per entry, our new lottery providers Unity will also offer up smaller prizes of £1,000 and £25 will also be on offer when the new Well Lottery launches.

    What’s more if you sign up before 30 November, you’ll go into the pot to win hospitality at Fir Park and a signed Motherwell jersey.

    The final draw of the Well Lotto will be held on Friday, 2 November. Existing Well Lotto players should begin to cancel their standing orders ahead of the new lottery taking place.

    HOW TO JOIN THE NEW WELL LOTTERY

    To join the new Well Lottery, you can now choose one of the following options:

    • Fill in the lottery leaflet provided and return via the freepost address provided to Unity.
    • Download a lottery leaflet from the Well Lottery website and return to Unity by post.
    • Sign up online here.

    Once you have signed up, you will receive a letter welcoming you to the lottery which will tell you your lottery numbers. You will then be entered into the draw for as long as you wish to play.

    How does the new Well Lottery work?

    We have teamed up with Unity to run the Well Lottery. For as little as £1 per week, you’ll have the chance to win up to £25,000. At least 50p of every £1 played goes straight to youth development but most importantly, there are no ongoing costs to the club.

    How is it different to the old lottery?

    New lottery numbers: Every player will be allocated a six-digit lottery number for every entry they wish to play. If you match your number with the winning number drawn on a Saturday in the correct sequence, you can win up to £25,000.

    Higher prize fund: Through Unity, we can now offer a higher weekly jackpot of £25,000, with smaller prizes of £1,000, £25 and five entries into the next draw on offer.

    More payment options: You can join the lottery by direct debit, credit card or cheque.

    Proceeds: Every £1 ticket gains Motherwell FC at least 50p towards the club’s youth development and academy programme.

    No change to the ticket price: It’s still £1 to play.

    Where does the money go?

    Every £1 is split three ways. At least 50p of every £1 comes straight to Motherwell FC, which is put towards the club’s youth Development and academy programme. The other 50p covers the cost of the administration of the lottery, and goes towards the fantastic prize fund.

    How do I win?

    Every player of the new Well Lottery will be allocated a six-digit lottery number for every entry they wish to play. This idea is to match your number with the winning number that is drawn on a Saturday in the correct sequence. Every entry in the Unity lottery has an equal one in 63 chance of winning a prize.

    For example:

    325764 – random winning number

    326574 – your lottery number

    This is a three-number match, winning five entries into the next draw.

    How do I know if I have won?

    Players are notified automatically, and prizes sent out by post, so you do not need to claim your prize. If you would like to check the winning number each week, these can be found on Unity’s website and here on the official Motherwell FC website.

    What is Unity?

    Unity is a platform on which charities run their own fundraising lottery. It is run by an external lottery manager, Sterling Lotteries, who administer hundreds of charity lotteries for clients across the country.

  • First team

    Hartley ready to lead turnaround

    Hartley ready to lead turnaround

    He may be just a few months in to his captaincy at Fir Park, but Peter Hartley knows the importance of his leadership in the coming weeks.

    In the aftermath of Saturday’s 1-0 defeat against St Johnstone, the message from the manager was simple: it’s time to stand up and be counted.

    And for 30-year-old Hartley, it’s something he believes each and every player in the dressing room is capable of doing.

    “We know what’s at stake and that we need to be better,” he admitted. “There’s definitely been times when we’ve played well but perhaps not got the results, but now is the time for results to follow.”

    St Mirren and Dundee lie in wait for a Motherwell side searching for a much-needed win, and the skipper admits the next two games are crucial for him and his teammates.

    He said: “They’re massive, of course they are. To be going up against two sides sitting below us in the table is incentive enough for us to go out there and do what we have to, and that’s get points on the board, it’s as simple as that.

    “On top of that I think it’s also safe to say that we’re not a million miles away at the moment. We’ve come through a sticky patch of injuries, we’ve been unlucky at points, and I believe all it takes is a victory to spark us back in to life.”

    And while it sounds simple, the captain is well aware that it isn’t.

    He said: “After the game on Saturday the atmosphere in the dressing room wasn’t doom and gloom, it was different. There was a real sense of determination but also anger with ourselves, a sense that we all knew we have to find that bit extra to pick up points.

    “It’s one thing creating more chances or having more of the ball, but what matters is that for the last few games we haven’t had that extra bit needed to get over the line.”

    He added: “Every game in this league is a difficult one, you see examples of it every week and all it takes is a quick glance at the table for you to see how competitive this division is.

    “One thing that I always believe in with this group is our mentality. We’ve arrived back in to training this week and haven’t let anything get to us or deter us from the task at hand.”

    He added: “Are we in a disappointing position? Absolutely. Do we have the character and desire to turn things around? Of course.

    “We’ve shown the supporters that we’ve got it in us before, and we’ll be sure to show it again.”

  • Women

    Women up for national awards

    Women up for national awards

    Motherwell have received three nominations for this year’s Scottish Women’s Football annual awards.

    Top scorer Suzanne Mulvey is one of four players up for the SWPL 2 Player of the Year award, going head to head with St Johnstone’s Jade McDonald, Lauren Evans from Glasgow Girls and Hearts’ Pamela Liddell.

    The team collectively have been nominated for the Senior Team of the Year gong, marking their incredible season which has seen them win the league with a record points tally and upset the odds by reaching the SSE Scottish Cup final.

    Motherwell are up against the nation’s top two clubs, Glasgow City and Hibernian, as well as Forfar Farmington.

    Former boss Eddie Wolecki Black has also been nominated for Senior Coach of the Year for his efforts in delivering the league title, before departing for Celtic.

    This year’s awards dinner will take place in Glasgow on Saturday, 17 November.

    Get your tickets for our own Player of the Year awards

    Our women’s team have had a hugely successful year, lifting the SWPL 2 title in record time and reaching the SSE Women’s Scottish Cup final against Hibernian.

    Let’s celebrate their success as we hold their Player of the Year awards dinner on Friday, 16 November.

    For just £32 per person, you can enjoy a two-course meal at the Centenary Suite here at Fir Park. With a glitz and glam dress code, the night will be hosted by Suzie McGuire.

    To book your ticket, just email events@motherwellfc.co.uk or call 01698 333333.

  • First team

    Story of the Match from Saints defeat

    It was a tale of missed chances and a last minute sting in the tail.

    This is the Story of the Match from the weekend visit of St Johnstone.

  • Archive

    Women make SWPL2 history with win

    Women make SWPL2 history with win

    Motherwell smashed the SWPL2 record points tally with a battling 3-2 victory over Glasgow Girls at Budhill Park.

    The women of steel move on to 53 points after their 17th victory of the season, surpassing Forfar Farmington’s tally of 52 set in 2017 with one game remaining.

    Donald Jennow made four changes to the starting team that defeated Spartans to earn a place in the SSE Scottish Women’s Cup final.

    Katey Turner made her first start for the team, while Caitlin Russell, Natasha Roberts and Kaitlyn Canavan were all handed starting roles.

    Turner marked her league debut in perfect fashion, when her low cross evaded everyone inside the area and found the bottom corner to give ‘Well the lead after just four minutes.

    Despite taking an early lead, Motherwell were struggling to take a grip on the game and the hosts deservedly got back on terms with eight minutes of the first half remaining.

    After a nice passing move, Lauren Evans fired low beyond Kendall Welsh to level the scores.

    Things would get even better for the hosts just four minutes later, when Shannon Ashley Mulligan latched on to a through ball and lashed the ball high into the net.

    It was the first time Motherwell had trailed a match at the interval in any competition this season, presenting Jennow and his coaching staff with a difficult half time team talk to stir their struggling side.

    Whatever was said during the break clearly had an effect, as within 60 seconds of the restart, Motherwell were level.

    Having scored in the first half, Turner this time turned provider and she picked out Sammy Hare who coolly finished.

    Hayley Cunningham and Lauryn Reside had efforts blocked as the visitors looked to get ahead for the second time in the match. At the other end, Evans’ shot failed to trouble Welsh.

    It looked like the game was heading for a draw before Motherwell were presented with the perfect opportunity to claim the win with five minutes remaining.

    Turner’s run was brought to an end by a careless foul by Katie Hay and the referee had no hesitation in pointing to the spot.

    Cunningham stepped up to take the resulting kick and despite the keeper getting a hand to it, she couldn’t keep the ball from nestling in the back of the net.

    Evans came close with a free kick as Glasgow Girls looked for a response, but the Motherwell defence held firm to claim all three points on a day where the result was undoubtably better than the performance.

    Motherwell finish their SWPL2 campaign next Sunday when they host St Johnstone, before taking on Hibernian in the Scottish Cup final one week later.

  • First team

    Highlights from St Johnstone

    Motherwell lost a last-minute winner as St Johnstone took all three points in a 1-0 win at Fir Park.

    Jason Kerr’s header in injury time consigned the Steelmen to defeat, as the game looked to be heading to a stalemate.

  • First team

    Players react to St Johnstone defeat

    Peter Hartley, Andy Rose and Charles Dunne spoke after the 1-0 defeat to St Johnstone.

    The Steelmen lost out in the final minute at the hands of the Saints, with Jason Kerr netting a late, late header.

  • First team

    Manager calls on players to stand up

    Stephen Robinson has called on his side to “stand up and be counted”, after going down late to St Johnstone.

    Motherwell created plenty chances but failed to convert, before being hit in the final minute to lose all three points.

  • First team

    Motherwell 0 – 1 St Johnstone

    Motherwell 0 – 1 St Johnstone

    It was another frustrating and disappointing afternoon for Motherwell as they looked be settling for another point after a hard fought draw with St Johnstone.

    The return of Charles Dunne steadied the Fir Park defence, and the equally solid Saints rearguard meant the game felt like a no scoring draw.

    But that changed in injury time when Jason Kerr headed home to give Saints three points and leave the Fir Park players and fans gutted.

    The Steelmen had plenty of possession but created only a few chances, largely through David Turnbull, who was very composed and impressive on his first start of the season. Overall, though, both ‘keepers were well protected and had a very quiet afternoon.

    Still chasing their first home league win of the season, Stephen Robinson made three changes. Dunne back from injury formed a solid back three, with Aaron Taylor-Sinclair playing at left wing back. Without the suspended Carl McHugh, Turnbull was rewarded for his influential performance in the Colts’ win over Sligo Rovers last week.

    It took Taylor-Sinclair only five minutes to make his first contribution, a curling left foot cross which found Curtis Main between two defenders but he could only steer his header wide of goal.

    Trevor Carson made the first save after 13 minutes, when Tony Watt got beyond Tom Aldred but his angled shot was comfortably blocked by the ‘Well ‘keeper at his near post.

    A minute later Zander Clark stretched at his back post to touch a terrific curling effort from Main beyond his post, as Motherwell began to exert some pressure on the visitor’s goal.

    The Saints’ ‘keeper was more fortunate in the 16th minute. Charged with the delivery of dead balls, Turnbull curled a long free kick to beyond the six yard box where Andy Rose powered a header which thumped off the crossbar.

    A hefty challenge limited Taylor-Sinclair’s involvement to 22 minutes when he was replaced by Richard Tait.

    For all their possession especially around the Saints’ penalty area, the ‘Well players were reluctant to shoot from distance until Turnbull teed up Alan Campbell, but his well struck shot from 22 yards flew just over the crossbar.

    With both teams unable to create clear cut chances neither ‘keeper was really tested in the first half.

    Then in injury time, Chris Cadden brilliantly cut in from the right but with a great chance to test Clark he sliced his shot wide of goal.

    The Steelmen aimed to improve on that from the start of the second half and from Tait’s lay-off Campbell had another crack at goal, but his effort was blocked by a packed penalty area.

    Three minutes into the half, ‘Well produced their best chance of the match.

    Turnbull showed great determination to win the ball in the middle of the park and his lofted pass was perfect for Main.

    But after taking a great first touch the former Portsmouth striker blasted his shot over the bar with Clark’s goal at his mercy.

    Undaunted by that miss, Main tried his luck from the other side of the box but his low left foot effort took a deflection to carry the ball just beyond the post.

    After an hour trying to get in behind the well organised Saints’ rearguard, Elliott Frear was then given 30 minutes to create some space on the left. This was shortly followed by ‘Well’s last substitution and attempt to produce a winner, when Danny Johnson came on for the tireless Main.

    Keen to make an impact, Johnson turned on Tait’s pass but from 20 yards he pulled his left foot effort wide of goal.

    There was scarcely any activity around the home goal until 10 minutes from time, when Chris Kane’s swerving shot was sneaking inside the pos,t until Carson at full stretch threw himself low to his left and palm the ball behind.

    Saints sensed a winner might be on the cards and pushed forward forcing a series of corners.

    From the last one in injury time, Liam Craig picked out Kerr in a packed six yard box and his header flashed past Carson for the winner.

    ‘Well produced one last attempt to take a point but from Tait’s cross, Aldred’s header was taken by Clark under his crossbar as Saints held on for three points.