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  • First team

    Alex Rodriguez Gorrín looks ahead to Celtic

  • First team

    Robinson hoping for consistency

  • Women

    Women to open SWPL1 against Stirling University

  • First team

    Setting the scene on the trip to Celtic

  • Club

    Play the Well Lottery and win hospitality

  • First team

    Story of the Match from win at St Johnstone

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Goals as Reserves lose to United

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Loan Watch: Championship minutes for two

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserves lose to Dundee United

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserve match venue moved

  • First team

    Alex Rodriguez Gorrín looks ahead to Celtic

    The Spanish midfielder talks about settling into life in Scotland, and the hectic December period.

  • First team

    Robinson hoping for consistency

    Stephen Robinson is hoping to see his side follow up from Saturday’s win over St Johnstone as they prepare for a trip to take on Celtic. 

    The Steelmen visit Parkhead for the Premiership encounter after recording a first win at McDiarmid Park in over six years.

    And the ‘Well boss is eager to see his side follow up with a big performance against Brendan Rodgers’ side.

    He said: “To go again after a result and performance like that will be a challenge. The hardest thing in football is getting that again and again, but that’s what we’re asking of these boys.”

  • Women

    Women to open SWPL1 against Stirling University

    Women to open SWPL1 against Stirling University

    Motherwell’s fixtures for SWPL1 have been announced for the 2019 campaign. 

    Donald Jennow’s side gained promotion to the top flight after an impressive season in which they also made it to the final of the Scottish Cup.

    And now the club can turn their attentions to what will be a historic campaign as they prepare for their first ever season in the top flight.

    They will open the campaign with a home clash against Stirling University on Sunday, 10 February, before heading to take on Forfar Farmington for their first away fixture.

    Jennow’s women will get an early shot against the side who defeated them in the Scottish Cup final when they host Hibernian in the third game of the season.

    For a run down of the full fixture list, click here.

  • First team

    Setting the scene on the trip to Celtic

    Setting the scene on the trip to Celtic

    Motherwell head to Celtic on Wednesday night for their first trip to face the Scottish champions of the season.

    Here’s a look ahead to the game.

    Second meeting

    The two sides faced up for the first time this season two weeks ago, with a 1-1 draw at Fir Park ensuring the third consecutive stalemate at Fir Park with the champions.

    At Celtic Park, it will be three years to the day on Wednesday that the ‘Well last won in the east end of Glasgow.

    Louis Moult’s double ensured a surprise victory on the day, although only one player – Liam Grimshaw – remains at the club from the starting team that day.

    Form guide

    The Steelmen have won two, drawn one and lost two of their last five fixtures.

    The last five have seen wins over Aberdeen and St Johnstone, as well as the aforementioned draw with Celtic. Defeats came at the hands of Hearts and Livingston.

    Celtic have had identical form. Wins over Aberdeen and Kilmarnock have been punctuated by defeats to RB Salzburg and Hibernian, as well as the draw at Fir Park.

    Get your tickets in advance

    Tickets are available online now or from the Fir Park ticket office until 5pm on matchday.

    There will be no cash turnstiles on the day, pre-purchase is required.

    Adult£28
    Over 65s and Under 16s£18
    Under 13s (must be accompanied by adult)£10

    Fans who require ambulant or wheelchair access should contact Andy Sim on 07428 225254 or email tickets@mfcdsa.com.

  • Club

    Play the Well Lottery and win hospitality

    Play the Well Lottery and win hospitality

    Our lottery scheme to help invest money in youth development and our academy has changed.

    Our new Well Lottery 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  providers Unity will also offer up smaller prizes of £1,000 and £25.

    What’s more, if you sign up before Friday, 21 December, you can win hospitality for two to our Boxing Day with Kilmarnock.

    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

    Story of the Match from win at St Johnstone

    They were unbeaten in eight. We hadn’t won in Perth in six years.

    But football doesn’t always stick to the script. This is the Story of the Match from our trip to face St Johnstone.

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Goals as Reserves lose to United

    Motherwell’s reserve side went down 2-1 at home to Dundee United in their final fixture of 2018.

    James Scott had levelled the scores at Airdrie, but Stephen Craigan’s side ultimately lost out.

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Loan Watch: Championship minutes for two

    Loan Watch: Championship minutes for two

    There were Championship minutes for two of Motherwell’s loanees at the weekend.

    Jake Hastie played the full 90 minutes as Alloa Athletic twice came from behind to claim a 2-2 draw at fellow strugglers Partick Thistle.

    The result keeps the Wasps just a point behind the Jags, with Jim Goodwin’s team in the relegation play-off spot.

    Ross MacLean got on for 18 minutes as Morton drew 0-0 at Falkirk, with every game in the second tier remarkably ending in a draw.

    A potential clash between Peter Morrison and Neil McLaughlin fell through as Stirling Albion’s game with Albion Rovers fell foul of the weather.

    Picture: David Glencross

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserves lose to Dundee United

    Reserves lose to Dundee United

    Motherwell’s reserves lost their final game of 2018, as a young second string went down to Dundee United.

    Stephen Craigan made five changes from the thrashing of St Johnstone, notably handing a debut to 17-year-old David Devine.

    The first half was a quiet affair, in which both teams looked to be suffering from rustiness after a few weeks without a game.

    The best chance arguably fell to George Newell, who got on the end of Rehman’s low cross from the left but couldn’t poke his effort on target.

    Stephen Craigan made a change at half-time, bringing on Dean Cornelius for Stuart McKinstry, who seemed to add a little spark the Motherwell midfield.

    ‘Well’s positive start to the second half was almost undone by Appere, who closed down a short free-kick and ran 50 yards to goal but Morrison stood up well before bravely plucking the ball from the striker’s feet.

    That spurred the game into life as, up the other end, James Scott saw his header come back off the post with no takers on the rebound.

    Two minutes later, United were in front.

    Appere went down in the box under a challenge from Morrison and the referee didn’t hesitate to point to the spot.

    From 12 yards, Chalmers tucked it away despite Morrison getting a good hand on it.

    Newell then almost dragged Motherwell level, just moments after Appere saw a strike chopped off for offside. It was a good ball in from the left by Cornelius and a fine header from the Englishman but Donaldson was equal to it.

    Striker Scott had few chances in the game but in the 75th minute he spectacularly fired the young Steelmen back level.

    From the edge of the box he spun on the ball and curled his shot beyond the helpless Donaldson.

    Newell had a chance to win it with 10 minutes to go but his close-range shot seemed to loop towards Donaldon in slow motion and the United ‘keeper managed to beat it away.

    Motherwell went in search of a winner but were picked off by United with five minutes left.

    Robson used his pace down the left and his cross put it on a plate for Banks to cooly fire the ball past Morrison, completing a devastating counter-attack.

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserve match venue moved

    Reserve match venue moved

    The reserves’ match with Dundee United on Monday, 17 December has been moved to the Excelsior Stadium in Airdrie.

    The game was originally scheduled to be held in Stirling. Kick off remains at 2pm.