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  • First team

    David Turnbull extends his Motherwell contract

  • First team

    Tickets on sale for Livingston match

  • First team

    Story of the Match from win at Dundee

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserves start year with derby win

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserves back in action on Monday

  • Women

    Women beat Saints in second friendly

  • First team

    Highlights as Motherwell beat Dundee

  • Women

    Women add to squad ahead of maiden SWPL1 season

  • First team

    Players speak after win over Dundee

  • First team

    Robinson pleased with win at Dundee

  • First team

    David Turnbull extends his Motherwell contract

    David Turnbull extends his Motherwell contract

    Motherwell Football Club are delighted to confirm David Turnbull has signed a new two-and-a-half year contract at the club.

    The 19-year-old midfielder has been a revelation since winning his place in the first team, scoring five times in 13 starts in claret and amber this term.

    The Scottish youth international had four months left on his previous deal, but has now extended that until the summer of 2021.

    “We’re delighted David has agreed to extend his contract,” manager Stephen Robinson said.

    “It’s to his credit that he has rejected the possibility of a more to a bigger or so-called more lucrative club in favour of continuing his development here, playing first team football,”

    “He’s made a brilliant start to his Motherwell career, but he also knows that he can get even better if he continues to work hard and continues to learn.

    “He’s joined other academy graduates such as Allan Campbell, Chris Cadden and Jake Hastie who are now imposing themselves on the first team.

    “The positive news for the club is that we have others hot on their heels with the likes of Barry Maguire, Adam Livingstone, James Scott and more close to making their own impact.”

    A Motherwell fan who joined the club at the age of nine, Turnbull says it was the natural choice to stay at Fir Park.

    “I am really pleased to get this deal over the line and to have my immediate future sorted,” he said.

    “I can kick on now, keep getting games under my belt, keep trying to do what I’m doing and hopefully it could be the start of something.

    “I think I’ve made a decent start, but I know I’ve got a lot to learn and the place for me to do that is at Motherwell.”

  • First team

    Tickets on sale for Livingston match

    Tickets on sale for Livingston match

    Motherwell host Livingston on Saturday, looking to build on three back-to-back Ladbrokes Premiership wins.

    Stephen Robinson’s men have defeated Hamilton, Hibernian and Dundee and take on the Lions looking to pull level with them on points.

    Tickets are available online now or from the Fir Park ticket office.

    Adult£24 / £20
    Over 60s / 16-18 year olds / students£17 / £16
    15 and under£3

    A family ticket for one adult and two children aged 15 and under is available for £28, or £24 in the John Hunter Stand.

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

    Away fans will be housed in the South Stand and cash turnstiles will be available on the day.

  • First team

    Story of the Match from win at Dundee

    Dundee stood in the way of a third consecutive league victory.

    This is the Story of the Match from the trip to Dens Park.

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserves start year with derby win

    Reserves start year with derby win

    Motherwell’s reserve side got 2019, and Maurice Ross’ tenure, off to a winning start with a comeback derby win at Hamilton Academical.

    Goals from Gaël Bigirimana, James Scott and Stuart McKinstry were the difference, as the second string recovered from Alex Penny’s early opening goal.

    An experienced side saw Ross McCormack start, and he was joined by fellow first team squad members Aaron Taylor-Sinclair, Liam Donnelly, Christian Mbulu, Rohan Ferguson and Bigirimana in starting the match at New Douglas Park.

    Adam Livingstone, George Newell, Jamie Semple, Dean Cornelius and Scott made up the remainder of the side.

    Within four minutes, the hosts were ahead. Alex Penny found himself with a free header in the box, nodding past Ferguson to open an early advantage.

    Twenty minutes later, the Steelmen were level. Bigirimana found room to get the ball into the area, and his cross-cum-shot ended up finding its way into the back of the net.

    Ross’ side pushed on, and the next goal would come with 10 minutes left in the first half. Picking up the ball deep, Scott drove forward and then curled the ball into the top corner of the net.

    The experience in the ranks told further as the game wore on, especially in the third goal.

    McCormack, getting minutes under his belt as he builds to full fitness, rolled a quick free kick to substitute McKinstry and, with the opposition caught napping, the youngster fired home to guarantee the three points.

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserves back in action on Monday

    Reserves back in action on Monday

    The reserves return to action on Monday as they travel to face Hamilton Academical.

    The match at New Douglas Park kicks off at 2pm. Entry is by donation on the door.

    Maurice Ross takes charge of the young Steelmen for the first time, having been appointed head of 18s to 21s at the club last week.

  • Women

    Women beat Saints in second friendly

    Women beat Saints in second friendly

    Motherwell recorded their first victory of 2019 with an impressive 3-1 victory over St Johnstone.

    Following up from last weekend’s 2-2 draw against Newcastle, Donald Jennow’s side went one better in the cold and windy conditions at McDiarmid Park.

    It was the hosts who broke the deadlock after six minutes through their captain Jade McDonald, but ‘Well came battling back and Kerry Montgomery headed home an equaliser just after the half hour mark.

    There were chances at both ends early in the second half before Chelsea McEachran fired ‘Well in front with quarter of an hour remaining and Sarah Crilly put the game beyond doubt when she swept home after 86 minutes.

    The women of steel started the game brightly and there was chances for Crilly and Katie Rice before Saints took the lead.

    Motherwell were caught out in possession, allowing the hosts to counter and McDonald rounded Morgan Hunter before calmly rolling the ball into the net.

    A back and forth game followed with both sides creating plenty of chances, Ellie May Cowie continued to look dangerous for the home side while Montgomery was pulling the strings in midfield for the ‘Well, continuously looking to exploit the space in behind the defence.

    The equaliser arrived after 32 minutes, when Montgomery rose highest to power home a header despite the best effort of the Saints defender on the line.

    Hunter twice denied Cowie to ensure the game was level at the break and the former Killie keeper again produced a brilliant stop to deny the midfielder after the restart.

    ‘Well were also carrying a threat in attack and the ever dangerous Crilly saw her looping shot cannon back off the crossbar before Rice was denied by a good save.

    With 15 minutes remaining the turnaround was complete, the Saints defence were unable to scramble clear Hayley Cunningham’s corner and McEachran smashed the ball high into the roof of the net

    The game was put beyond doubt with four minutes left on the clock and it came from yet another flowing Motherwell attack.

    Cunningham burst into the box brilliantly and laid the ball to Maxine Welsh who saw her shot blocked before Crilly converted to cap an excellent showing with a goal.

    Motherwell get their SWPL1 campaign underway in two weeks time when they host Stirling University at Ravenscraig.

  • First team

    Highlights as Motherwell beat Dundee

    David Turnbull netted again as a resilient Motherwell made it three Ladbrokes Premiership wins from three, defeating Dundee 1-0 at Dens Park.

  • Women

    Women add to squad ahead of maiden SWPL1 season

    Women add to squad ahead of maiden SWPL1 season

    Donald Jennow has bolstered his squad with a host of new faces ahead of Motherwell’s first season in SWPL1.

    Among the recruits are Sarah Crilly, who has been capped four times by Scotland and moves from Celtic to add further experience to the midfield, having also spent three years with Glasgow City.

    Her international debut made the headlines back in 2012. Attending a friendly match with Norway as a fan, having trained with the team the previous day, a succession of injuries led to her being called from the stands to join the action. Even more remarkably, wearing oversized kit and boots, she scored the equaliser in a 2-2 draw.

    Katie Rice was formerly with Hamilton and the 19-year-old has been capped at various youth levels by Scotland. She’s also joined by her former Accies team-mate Lori Gardner, who plays up front.

    Mhairi Fyfe has spent time in recent years in the United States of America, breaking records with Campbellsville University Tigers in Kentucky, becoming their all-time record goal scorer.

    Goalkeeper Morgan Hunter joins from Kilmarnock, having faced us in SWPL2 last season, as did her ex-Killie team-mate Kirsten Rolph and Morgan Hay, who signs on from Glasgow Girls.

    Claire Adams made the switch from Rangers to Celtic for the 2018 season, with the 20-year-old midfielder joining from the Glasgow side alongside defender Georgie Rafferty, who has also joined the women of steel.

    They are joined by current Scotland Under 17 international Chelsea McEachran, former EUHV forward Beth McLeod, Stephanie Knox, who spent a short spell with us at the start of last season, Sam McManus, who has been promoted from our development squad, and former Scotland youth cap midfielder Stacey Hutchison, who has signed on from Hearts.

    Kendall Welsh, Kerry Montgomery, Hayley Cunningham, Natasha Roberts and Maxine Welsh have been retained from the squad that were crowned SWPL2 champions, and they are joined by Caitlin Russell, who has made her loan spell from Hibernian permanent.

    “It has been a busy close season for us and there have been significant changes to the playing squad,” manager Jennow said.

    “I am delighted to have some really important players sign up again for the season ahead. Kendall, Maxine, Natasha, Kerry, Hayley and Caitlin all played significant roles in the success the club had and are players I know are excited by the challenge ahead.

    “To supplement those returning, we have recruited a number of very talented players. I am sure will they will fit in well. We have brought in players who will work hard, are motivated and can create moments that win games.

    “There are also a number of players who have left the club and they all depart with our best wishes and the knowledge they helped the club reach SWPL1.”

  • First team

    Players speak after win over Dundee

    Goal scorer David Turnbull, Allan Campbell and Alex Rodriguez Gorrín spoke after Motherwell made it three league wins from three in a 1-0 victory against Dundee.

    “The manager asked us if we could follow up from the game on Wednesday night, and we did,” Rodríguez-Gorrin said.

  • First team

    Robinson pleased with win at Dundee

    Stephen Robinson praised his players after they picked up a third consecutive league win – defeating Dundee 1-0 at Dens Park.

    The ‘Well boss highlighted his sides’ desire and attitude to bounce back after Scottish Cup disappointment, and wants to see them maintain their consistency.

    “In terms of the response and character of the players, it’s been fantastic,” he said.

    “We were organised and disciplined, and you can see our confidence building.