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    Excitement building as women prepare for bow

  • First team

    Story of the Match from win at St Mirren

  • First team

    Highlights as Motherwell beat St Mirren

  • First team

    Players react to win over St Mirren

  • Archive

    Manager hails another ‘terrific performance’

  • First team

    Motherwell win at St Mirren

  • First team

    Listen to live commentary from St Mirren

  • First team

    Previewing St Mirren v Motherwell

  • First team

    Manager: We will not be complacent

  • First team

    David Turnbull is January player of the month

  • Women

    Excitement building as women prepare for bow

    Excitement building as women prepare for bow

    With just days to go until Motherwell play their first ever fixture in SWPL1, the excitement within Donald Jennow’s newly-assembled squad is building.

    Last season, the women of steel enjoyed a remarkable campaign, setting a record points tally on the way to the SWPL2 title and reaching the Scottish Cup final.

    The heavy defeat in the cup final to Hibernian was the only disappointment in a season in which Motherwell regularly demonstrated their superiority, with empathic victories and highly impressive performances.

    Progression to the top level of Scottish women’s football will provide a huge challenge for Jennow’s side. But it is one he is relishing.

    Only five players of last season’s squad remain at the club ahead of the step up, with the ‘Well boss bringing in no fewer than 13 new faces to Fir Park during the close season.

    “We are looking forward to it and I’m happy with how we are progressing,” Jennow said.

    “Making the changes hasn’t been difficult because of the support I’ve had.

    “The coaching team have been a great help with recruitment.

    “Part of the reason that I’m so happy with the players we brought in is that it wasn’t a hard sell, they all want to be here and that’s half the battle.”

    Jennow’s squad have prepared for the new season with friendly encounters against Newcastle and St Johnstone as well as an intense training schedule.

    ‘Well were denied victory over Newcastle by a stoppage time equaliser, before coming back from a goal down to defeat St Johnstone 3-1.

    Next up is the season opener against Stirling University at Fir Park on 10 February, with the women of steel determined to get off to a winning start.

    “Both pre-season games have been very competitive,” he added.

    “I think St Johnstone will do well this year and I want to thank them for their hospitality on the day.

    “We know step up in quality of opposition means that we will have to improve as well.

    “Targets are something that any squad will have, but I think they are best kept in house.

    “What I will say is that the first job for any newly promoted side is survival – so that’s where we’ll start.

    “This next week is the best of pre-season, as soon as the next game is a competitive one then the dynamic changes a bit.”

    While many Motherwell fans would have followed the successes of the team last season via the club website channels and through social media, it was unfortunate that their only live televised fixture resulted in a heavy defeat.

    Hibs, who have now recorded back-to-back cup doubles swept Motherwell aside at Firhill, in what was a bitterly disappointing day for the team.

    Jennow admits he’s still not fully over the pain of suffering such a heavy defeat on the big stage, but believes the turnover in personnel at the club means that there will be no negative effects on his players.

    “Personally the Scottish Cup final stung and I won’t forget it easily,” he confessed.

    “It’s important to remember though that this is a new squad, most of them weren’t there so we won’t be dwelling on it.”

    2019 is set to be a huge year for women’s football in Scotland and the undoubted highlight will come when Shelly Kerr leads Scotland into their first ever World Cup in June.

    Domestic football is set for heightened exposure too, with BBC Alba showing an increased number of games during the season ahead.

    The Motherwell gaffer is pleased that the women’s game is enjoying increased coverage and insists it is just reward for the abilities and dedication of the players involved.

    As well as increased media coverage of the game, Jennow also hopes to see more supporters getting along to back his team during their first season in the top flight.

    “Exposure is for the players,” said the former Glasgow City assistant.

    “They deserve recognition and promotion for their talent and commitment.

    “Hopefully the players will also feel a bit more valued due to the heightened interest.

    “A positive from the cup final in how many supporters turned out and it would be great if a few could come along to the league games this year.”

  • First team

    Story of the Match from win at St Mirren

    We headed west chasing a fifth straight league win. The Steelmen didn’t disappoint.

    This is the Story of the Match from the victory at St Mirren.

  • First team

    Highlights as Motherwell beat St Mirren

    Homegrown talents Jake Hastie and Allan Campbell got the goals as Motherwell made it five league wins from five, beating St Mirren 2-1.

  • First team

    Players react to win over St Mirren

    Jake Hastie, Allan Campbell and Elliott Frear speak as Motherwell hit five-in-a-row with another league win at St Mirren.

  • Archive

    Manager hails another ‘terrific performance’

    Stephen Robinson saluted the lack of fear in his young Motherwell side, as they showed character to record their fifth straight league win in victory at St Mirren.

  • First team

    Motherwell win at St Mirren

    Motherwell win at St Mirren

    Motherwell showed grit and character to grind out a fifth straight Ladbrokes Premiership victory at St Mirren.

    Jake Hastie and Allan Campbell goals in either half got the win for the men in claret, as they recovered from a potentially morale-sapping equaliser to roar up the park and grab the winner.

    Stephen Robinson elected to remain unchanged for the third successive match, with his substitute bench also remaining the same from the weekend win over Livingston.

    After scrappy opening exchanges, the game immediately exploded into life through Hastie.

    Challenging the full back Muzek, he cut inside from the right, beat another and then rocketed a left-footed effort into the top right corner of the net, via the crossbar, past a stunned goalkeeper.

    St Mirren, in truth, had the better chances in the first half thereafter. Nazon was denied a goal through an incredible point blank save from Gillespie, and substitute McAllister curled over shortly after.

    Motherwell’s first half was a succession of set plays which failed to create any further serious chances, while the hosts had plenty possession but mainly in their own half.

    St Mirren again enjoyed possession in the second period, but the best chances fell to the Steelmen.

    The second arguably should have came. A three versus two situation saw link up play between Campbell, Ariyibi and Hastie. The latter finally squared to Main for a tap in, but he just made his run too early and the ball was cleared.

    With 17 minutes left, the hosts were level. At the second bite after a corner, Dreyer got the ball into the area for Paul McGinn to loop a brilliant header over Gillespie.

    Motherwell’s heads could have went down, but they roared back to life shortly after to claim the winner. Elliott Frear’s outstanding cross from the left met the run of Campbell brilliantly, leaving the midfielder no option but to power an excellent header home to send the travelling crowd wild.

  • First team

    Listen to live commentary from St Mirren

    Listen to live commentary from St Mirren

    If you can’t make the Ladbrokes Premiership match at St Mirren on Wednesday night, we’ve got you covered.

    Our live streaming service is unfortunately not available for the trip to face St Mirren. But users can get live audio commentary via our service at tv.motherwellfc.co.uk.

    Packages start at £6 for subscribers in the UK/Ireland, and £12 for international fans.

    Fear not, all of our other remaining home and away Ladbrokes Premiership games before the split will be available outside of the UK/Ireland via our live streaming service.

  • First team

    Previewing St Mirren v Motherwell

    Previewing St Mirren v Motherwell

    St Mirren host Motherwell on Wednesday night, as Stephen Robinson’s men seek a fifth league win on the bounce.

    Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the match.

    Head to head

    Motherwell and St Mirren have met twice so far in the Ladbrokes Premiership in the 2018/19 season, recording a win apiece.

    David Turnbull and Chris Cadden netted as the Steelmen picked up a 2-0 win in October, while the Buddies returned the favour at Fir Park in a 1-0 victory in December.

    Team news

    Craig Tanner, Trevor Carson and Chris Cadden remain out long term for Motherwell. Christian Mbulu is sidelined with a hamstring strain.

    Save time and buy your tickets in advance

    Tickets are available online now to collect from the Fir Park ticket office before 4pm on Wednesday. Buy your tickets in advance to avoid queuing at the ground.

    At the ground, ticket booths are available next to the stand. Motherwell supporters will be situated in the North Stand.

    Adult£22
    Over 65s / Under 18s / Student£12
    Under 12s£6

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

    Listen to live commentary

    Our live streaming service is not available for the trip to face St Mirren. Instead, users can get live audio commentary via our service at tv.motherwellfc.co.uk.

    Fear not, all of our other remaining home and away Ladbrokes Premiership games before the split will be available outside of the UK/Ireland via our live streaming service.

  • First team

    Manager: We will not be complacent

    Stephen Robinson says he has no doubt his Motherwell players will avoid complacency against St Mirren.

    The Steelmen travel to Paisley on Wednesday night on the back of four straight league wins, but the manager says doing the simple things first will always be the team’s priority.

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    David Turnbull is January player of the month

    David Turnbull is January player of the month

    After another excellent month, youngster David Turnbull is the Tullibardine Motherwell FC player of the month for January.

    Having also picked up the award in November and December, the midfielder’s goals against Hibernian and Dundee contributed to him winning the public vote.

    Well Society member Drew Nelson came along to Fir Park to present David with his award.