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  • Club

    Club supports Rainbow Laces campaign

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Loan Watch: McLaughlin nets for Binos

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserves in action on Monday

  • First team

    Highlights as ‘Well suffer defeat at Livingston

  • First team

    Players speak after Livingston loss

  • First team

    Manager reacts to Livingston result

  • First team

    Motherwell lose at Livingston

  • First team

    Grimshaw ready for Lions clash

  • First team

    David Turnbull wins player of the month

  • First team

    Stephen Robinson looks ahead to Livi clash

  • Club

    Club supports Rainbow Laces campaign

    Club supports Rainbow Laces campaign

    Motherwell Football Club is showing its support for lesbian, gay, bi and trans players and fans by backing the Rainbow Laces campaign.

    Rainbow Laces is Stonewall Scotland’s awareness project to change attitudes in sport and make sure that LGBT people are welcomed and accepted at all levels of the game.

    Sadly, many lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people have a poor experience in sport and have experienced discrimination because of who they are. Research shows that almost half of LGBT people think that public sporting events, such as football matches, aren’t a welcoming space for them.

    As well as our continued backing, our players will show their support on the pitch during Wednesday’s home match with Celtic.

    “Football is a place where everyone should be accepted,” Motherwell captain Peter Hartley said of the campaign. “As a club, we want LGBT people to feel safe and welcome, both here and everywhere else in the game.

    “Discrimination should not happen. We must all be role models and stand united to remove the stigma, stop abusive behaviour and make sure football is a welcome environment for all.”

    Colin Macfarlane, Director of Stonewall Scotland, said: “We are delighted that SPFL clubs are supporting our Rainbow Laces campaign, and by doing so, standing with LGBT football fans across Scotland.

    “We want to see fans make similar commitments and become active allies to LGBT people by creating a welcoming environment and challenging abuse. Many LGBT people want to take part in football, either as players or fans, but abuse from a small minority makes many people feel unsafe.”

    We can only stop homophobic, biphobic and transphobic behaviour and language from happening in football by showing that it is not acceptable, at every level of the game.

    We are dedicated to eradicating any forms of homophobic, biphobic or transphobic behaviour and making sure our club is a place where LGBT fans can be safe and accepted. We need everyone to stand with us as allies to LGBT people.

    Follow Stonewall Scotland using @StonewallScot or get involved in the conversation on Twitter via #RainbowLaces.

    You can find out more about Stonewall Scotland at stonewallscotland.org.uk.

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Loan Watch: McLaughlin nets for Binos

    Loan Watch: McLaughlin nets for Binos

    Neil McLaughlin was on the scoresheet for Stirling Albion on Saturday, as they continued their recent form with a 5-2 win over Elgin City.

    The Binos found themselves 2-0 down at home after 19 minutes, but recovered brilliantly to take the match in 3-2 up at the break.

    McLaughlin’s goal was the second scored for the hosts in the first half, as his side went on to score two more in the second half to close the gap on the middle pack in League Two.

    Jake Hastie was a second half substitute for Alloa as they lost a last-minute goal at home to Ross County 1-0.

    Falkirk’s 3-2 at Inverness means the Bairns have pulled level with the Wasps in eighth spot, with Dunfermline the next team ahead of them in the table, seven points better off.

    Ross MacLean was an unused substitute for Morton as they lost 3-0 to Dunfermline. Shea Gordon remains on the sidelines for Partick Thistle, while Peter Morrison didn’t feature for Albion Rovers.

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserves in action on Monday

    Reserves in action on Monday

    Motherwell’s reserve side are back in league action on Monday, as they travel to face St Johnstone.

    Stephen Craigan’s team take on the Saints at New Central Park in Kelty. Kick off is at 2.30pm.

  • First team

    Highlights as ‘Well suffer defeat at Livingston

    Highlights from the Tony Macaroni Arena as Motherwell slump to a 2-0 defeat against Livingston. 

    Goals either side of half time secured all three points for the hosts, as Stephen Robinson’s men failed to carry on their form from last week’s 3-0 victory over Aberdeen.

     

  • First team

    Players speak after Livingston loss

    Mark Gillespie, Danny Johnson and Christian Mbulu spoke after the 2-0 defeat at Livingston.

  • First team

    Manager reacts to Livingston result

    Stephen Robinson was left to lament his team’s inconsistency as Motherwell lost at Livingston.

    Having defeated Aberdeen last weekend, the same team bar one player failed to live up to their previous performance in defeat.

  • First team

    Motherwell lose at Livingston

    Motherwell lose at Livingston

    Motherwell toiled in West Lothian as Livingston picked up a deserved win in the Ladbrokes Premiership.

    A goal from former ‘Well man Steven Lawless midway through the first half – and a late second from Craig Halkett – was enough to earn the hosts the three points.

    Disappointingly, after a five star showing from so many players the previous week, nobody in claret could lift their game to match Livingston’s direct approach.

    With five regulars sidelined through injury and suspension, Stephen Robinson had to reshape his defence bringing in Barry Maguire to face an aerial onslaught from the home side.

    It didn’t take long for Livingston to put Mark Gillespie’s goal under pressure with a succession of long throws and corners, but Trevor Carson’s deputy looked up for the challenge.

    And the ‘keeper had to be alert after 13 minutes when Alan Lithgow’s long throw found its way to Lawless and his shot from eight yards was net bound until Gillespie got down to brilliantly block.

    In almost a repeat of their earlier chance, Livi produced the opening goal after 22 minutes. Lithgow hurled the ball in from the other touchline and when the ball again arrived at Lawless, he drilled his shot beyond Gillespie.

    At this stage ‘Well looked out of sorts, unable to win the second ball at either end or keep possession. For a spell leading up to half time, they managed to control the ball a bit better on the artificial surface.

    The Fir Park men finally managed an effort on goal when David Turnbull found Danny Johnson at the edge of the box. But after dragging the ball onto favoured his left foot, his shot was partially blocked by Craig Halkett leaving Liam Kelly with an easy catch.

    After a poor first half, the travelling ‘Well fans were looking for a big improvement in the second half, with Alex Gorrín replacing Gaël Bigirimana in the middle of the park.

    That did little to alter the pattern of the game with Livi’s direct style giving them the upper hand. Just before the hour mark, Robinson made his second change Elliort Frear coming on for Alan Campbell, shortly followed by Ryan Bowman for Curtis Main.

    The Steelmen were in need of a spark to bring them into the game and it almost arrived 12 minutes from time.

    Gorrīn lofted picked out Maguire coming in on the blind side of the home defence and his volley from six yards seemed destined for an equaliser, until Kelly produced a remarkable stop to keep the ball out of his net.

    From Gorrin’s corner, Tom Aldred’s header forced Kelly into another save, catching the ball under his crossbar.

    Any thoughts of a sustained revival from ‘Well were killed off eight minutes from time, when Halkett rose unchallenged to meet Scott Robinson’s corner and steer the ball inside the post and secure the points for the home side.

    Bowman was denied a late consolation when his shot was again blocked by Kelly but otherwise it was a 90 minutes to forget from a ‘Well perspective.

  • First team

    Grimshaw ready for Lions clash

    Grimshaw ready for Lions clash

    Liam Grimshaw is hoping the Steelmen can ride the wave of confidence in to Saturday’s trip to Livingston.

    The midfielder believes the the Fir Park side are in a string vein of form, and that could play in part this weekend.

    “Three wins from four is a really good return,” he said. “So I think we have every right to go in to Saturday’s game with confidence.”

     

  • First team

    David Turnbull wins player of the month

    David Turnbull wins player of the month

    David Turnbull is the fans’ choice for the Tullibardine player of the month for November.

    The youngster, who netted against Dundee and Aberdeen, won the award for the second month in succession.

    With 76% of the vote, Turnbull beat Liam Grimshaw, Curtis Main and Danny Johnson in our poll.

    Well Society member Ann McKeown was on hand on Friday to present him with his award.

  • First team

    Stephen Robinson looks ahead to Livi clash

    Stephen Robinson says Motherwell head to Livingston on Saturday to face a difficult opponent.

    The Steelmen won at the Tony Macaroni Arena on cup duty early in the season, but are one of only two teams to win in West Lothian this season.