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  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserves record win over Queens

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Loan Watch: Maguire plays at Pittodrie

  • First team

    2018/19 Player of the Year tickets sold out

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserves in action on Tuesday

  • Women

    Jennow praises positive start to SWPL1 season

  • Club

    Don’t miss your discount from Top Cat Window Blinds

  • Women

    Motherwell open SWPL1 season with win

  • Club

    Don’t miss our Hearts hospitality deals

  • Women

    Women kick off season at Fir Park

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Youngsters make Scotland impact

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserves record win over Queens

    Reserves record win over Queens

    Maurice Ross says he watched his reserves side with a smile on his face, after seeing hard work in training come to life in the 2-0 win over Queen of the South.

    A second straight win in the Reserve League saw a youthful team emerge victorious, thanks for second half goals from Cole Starrs and Liam Donnelly.

    James Scott was the creator on the hour mark, holding off his marker and sliding in Starrs to slot home from eight yards.

    Adam Livingstone’s free kick from the left then found Donnelly at the back post, with the defender doing well to keep his header from a bouncing ball under the bar.

    Motherwell dominated large spells of the first half, having a host of chances, with Scott in particular being denied on three occasions by the Queens ‘keeper.

    “We struggled a wee bit with the final ball because we weren’t getting enough penetration from our good play in the first half,” he said.

    “We re-emphasised it for the second half and it ended up that I’m sitting at the side of the pitch smiling.

    “Anyone who saw us against Hamilton and then this game, they will see there is good football being played.

    “It is controlled football. That for me, as a coach, is great to see.”

    The first few weeks of Ross’ time at Fir Park has been working on getting his young charges to play without fear.

    “I just want them to play, but to act on instinct based on what we’ve done in training through what we can control,” he added.

    “What if you’ve not got that day where you are on fire? Your thought process should correct you.

    “It’s about keeping a level of consistency in that you need to be aware of what you are doing instinctively.”

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Loan Watch: Maguire plays at Pittodrie

    Loan Watch: Maguire plays at Pittodrie

    Defender Barry Maguire featured for Queen of the South as they crashed out the William Hill Scottish Cup, losing 4-1 to Aberdeen at Pittodrie.

    The Doonhamers pushed their Premiership opponents hard and were level at just after the hour, Stephen Dobbie’s thunderbolt having cancelled out Niall McGinn’s opener. However, an Andy Considine header and a double from Sam Cosgrove booked Derek McInnes’ side a spot in the quarter-final.

    Broque Watson made his debut for East Fife as an 82nd minute substitute in their cup defeat at home to Partick Thistle. On-loan St Johnstone defender Steven Anderson had the Jags ahead, but despite creating a couple of promising openings, the Methil side bowed out the competition. Shea Gordon wasn’t involved for the visitors but is getting close to making his return from a lengthy injury.

    Aaron Taylor-Sinclair will have to wait for his Crewe debut as he was named amongst the subs for the Railwaymen’s 3-3 draw away to Maccelsfield in English League Two. The visitors thought they had won it with a goal in the 95th minute, but incredibly, there was still time for Town to square the match in the seventh minute of stoppage time.

    George Newell and Peter Morrison were both starters for Albion Rovers in their 3-0 home defeat to Elgin. City defender Darryl McHardy scored a hat-trick, as the Wee Rovers remain rooted to the bottom of the League Two table.

    Neil McLaughlin was an unused sub as Stirling Albion kept pace with Annan in the chase for a play-off spot with an important 2-1 away win at Berwick Rangers. Former ‘Well youngster Dylan Mackin was on the scoresheet for the Binos, who sit just four behind the Borderers with 14 games remaining.

  • First team

    2018/19 Player of the Year tickets sold out

    2018/19 Player of the Year tickets sold out

    Tickets for the 2018/19 Motherwell Football Club Player of the Year awards are now sold out.

    This year’s event will take place at the Alona Hotel in Strathclyde Park on Saturday, April 20.

    Hosted by sports broadcaster David Tanner, it’s sure to be a great night for fans, players and staff alike to get together and celebrate the moments that made the season.

    Details of our awards will be announced shortly.

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserves in action on Tuesday

    Reserves in action on Tuesday

    Motherwell’s reserve side return to action on Tuesday, 12 February, as they take on St Johnstone in the SPFL Reserve League.

    Kick off at the Penny Cars Stadium in Airdrie is at 2pm.

  • Women

    Jennow praises positive start to SWPL1 season

    Jennow praises positive start to SWPL1 season

    Motherwell head coach Donald Jennow expressed delight at a winning start to life in SWPL1.

    Kerry Montgomery’s second half screamer against Stirling University earned all three points for the women of steel, who were twice denied by the woodwork as they looked to extend their lead.

    Jennow believes that a winning start will be a huge confidence boost and praised skipper Montgomery for her superb winning goal.

    “To start with three points is very positive and reflects well on how quickly the group has come together,” Jennow said.

    “There is always an element of uncertainty when starting a new season, so the win helps to boost confidence and trust within the squad.

    “We were a bit hesitant to shoot in the first half so it was great to see Kerry take the shot on and then her ability to execute is why she’s so important to us.”

    Despite getting off to the best possible start, Jennow is refusing to get carried away.

    Instead, the ‘Well gaffer insists that the primary goal for the season is retaining their top flight status.

    Motherwell romped to the SWPL2 title last season and have gone over a year without defeat on home soil.

    “We need to win games to stay in this league,” he added.

    “We have made the best possible start to that but I’m stating the obvious when I say one win isn’t enough.

    “The earlier we can pick up enough points to make us safe, the sooner we can start to think about how we progress to the next level.”

    The women of steel will play their home matches at Ravenscraig this season, but with resurfacing work ongoing at the venue, Fir Park hosted Sunday’s game.

    Jennow felt that his team adapted to their surroundings and impressed on the big stage, though has stressed there’s still work to be done.

    “Speaking selfishly, I love these opportunities,” the ‘Well boss said.

    “It allows me to see which players thrive on the bigger stages and after a cagey start I thought everyone grew into their surroundings.

    “We still have a lot of work to do but I firmly believe that, after today, I have a group that will relish the challenges we will face this year.

    “We showed flashes of the type of football we are capable of but that level of performance needs to be sustained if we are going to have success this year.”

  • Club

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    Don’t miss your discount from Top Cat Window Blinds

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  • Women

    Motherwell open SWPL1 season with win

    Motherwell open SWPL1 season with win

    Motherwell got their SWPL 1 campaign off to a winning start, defeating Stirling University 1-0 at Fir Park on Sunday.

    Captain Kerry Montgomery’s wonder strike was enough to ensure that the three points stayed in Lanarkshire, with a clean sheet as an additional bonus.

    It was a nervy start for ‘Well. An early mix up at the back nearly gifted Eva Rule an early goal but home keeper Morgan Hunter, making her first appearance in claret and amber, saw the danger and tracked back to gather the loose pass to clear the danger.

    The women of steel grew more and more into the game and the first chance fell to Scotland international Sarah Crilly.

    The winger burst down the right wing producing a dangerous looking cross only for the ball to be scrambled clear by the Stirling defence.

    With just under half an hour played, the hosts came the closest to drawing first blood.

    Stephanie Knox was at the back post from the corner kick when the cross came over. Amongst the bodies in the box the ball fell to the defender, but she couldn’t stretch out to poke it over the line.

    After the first sniff of goal, the momentum in the match looked to be with ‘Well. Some good build-up play between the midfield and forwards opened the door to more chances with the Stirling defence tested on numerous occasions.

    But it would be honours even at the end of the first half, with both sides unable to find the net.

    The start of the second half mirrored that of the first, Stirling started brightly but their attacking threat didn’t pose too many issues for Hunter.

    At the other end, Motherwell’s first chance came in the form of a corner. Katie Rice’s delivery was swung into a dangerous area, but again the Stirling defence were able to clear their lines.

    The deadlock was finally broken just after the hour when Montgomery opened Motherwell’s SWPL 1 scoring account in outstanding fashion.

    The captain picked up a pass from the left wing, dribbled into space and, after spotting the keeper off her line, unleashed a rocket of a strike from her right foot that flew into the roof of the net.

    Motherwell came so close to increasing their advantage shortly after, but struck the frame of the goal twice in a matter of minutes.

    Former Hamilton Accies forward Rice met a teasing cross with a powering header that smashed off the crossbar, much to the delight of Stirling keeper Chloe Logan, who was rooted to the spot.

    Substitute Mhairi Fyfe saw her shot cannon off the post as ‘Well sensed blood, but Stirling survived to keep the match delicately poised going into the closing stages.

    Another sub, Caitlin Russell, could’ve ended the match as a contest when she was sent racing away. However, her effort lacked enough power and it was comfortably stopped by Logan.

    After a slight scare late on in the home box, Russell had another opportunity to add to the score sheet, but her effort again lacked conviction and Logan again blocked.

    Next up for Motherwell is a trip to face Forfar Farmington on 17 February.

  • Club

    Don’t miss our Hearts hospitality deals

    Don’t miss our Hearts hospitality deals

    Hearts are the next visitors to Fir Park on Sunday, February 17, and you can watch the match in comfort and style in our hospitality suites.

    Here are the packages we’ve got on offer for you to choose from and enjoy. Kick off is at 12.15pm.

    The Centenary Suite

    Priced at £65 for adults for our pay bar offering, or £95 for an inclusive bar for the game with Hibernian, or £90 and £120 respectively for the other two matches, you can enjoy a three-course lunch, before taking in the game in comfort in our Phil O’Donnell stand.

    With half-time refreshments and a chance to unwind in our suite after the match, it’s the perfect way to watch a match with us at Fir Park.

    What’s more, season ticket holders can upgrade to our pay bar package for just £45 per person.

    You can buy quickly and easily online for the games with Hearts right now. Alternatively, give us a call on 01698 333333 to speak to one of our hospitality team.

    Fancy something different?

    If you’d prefer just light refreshments before the game, but arguably an even better seat in the house in our director’s box, then there’s also our Millennium Suite.

    With complimentary drinks one hour before and after the game, snacks on arrival and at half-time and a ticket for the match, for £75 per person you can come and enjoy our hospitality.

    You can buy online for the games with Hearts right now. Alternatively, give us a call on 01698 333333 to speak to one of our hospitality team.

    Want to watch the game indoors?

    Sometimes the elements don’t make for the best occasion to sit out in the stand. Don’t worry though, we’ve got your covered with our Cooper and South Stand boxes.

    Our Cooper Boxes provide an easy way to get in from the cold with a seat in our glass-fronted boxes. What’s more, you can also enjoy half-time refreshments in the Cooper Bar.

    Priced at £40 for a season ticket upgrade or £48 to buy, we’ve got availability online now for Hearts.

    Our similar boxes in the South Stand come with a range of great packages for you to enjoy, or better still use to entertain at any of our Premiership fixtures.

    Our South Stand Box package is our ultimate one, providing you with a three-course meal, inclusive drinks, armchair seating and half-time refreshments for £130 per person.

    Our Bois Club package allows you to arrive 90 minutes before the game and enjoy a hot buffet and inclusive drinks for an hour before kick off, as well as half time pies, for £70 per person. You can upgrade to spirits for an extra £20.

    Grab these deals online now for the games with Hearts right now. Alternatively, give us a call on 01698 333333 to speak to one of our hospitality team.

  • Women

    Women kick off season at Fir Park

    Women kick off season at Fir Park

    Motherwell open their SWPL1 campaign on Sunday afternoon as Stirling University visit Fir Park.

    The close season has been one of major transition for Donald Jennow’s squad, with only five members of last season’s SWPL2 winning side remaining at the club for their top flight challenge.

    Making the step up to the top league in Scottish women’s football will represent a stern test for the women of steel, though they will take confidence from their performances and results in pre-season. A 2-2 draw with Newcastle United was followed up with a 3-1 success over St Johnstone.

    Kick off at Fir Park is 2pm. Entry is free, for all with spectators housed in the Phil O’Donnell Stand.

    THE VISITORS

    After recording an impressive fourth place finish during the 2017 season, Stirling University found life in the top flight somewhat more difficult in 2018.

    They would finish in seventh place, one place and three points above Hamilton Accies who were relegated to SWPL2.

    Ahead of the new season, interim head coach, Craig Beveridge has targeted an improvement in their league position, sighting consistency as the key to ensuring a more successful year.

    Last season

    Motherwell: SWPL2 – 1st – 53 points

    Stirling: SWPL1 – 7th – 15 points

    WHAT THEY SAID

    Sarah Crilly is desperate to get her career with the women of steel off to a flyer when they face Stirling University in the season opener at Fir Park.

    “I’m buzzing to get going, it’s been a long and cold pre-season,” said Crilly.

    “It’s hugely important we get off to a good start, Stirling have always been a team that are difficult to take points from.

    “They are a good team, a scrappy team and I think it’ll be a battle in the midfield.

    “Hopefully we can come out on top and get a result that will stand us in good stead for the rest of the season.”

    ‘Well gaffer Donald Jennow is relishing the challenge of mixing it with the country’s top sides.

    And after overseeing a close season of big transition, Jennow has praised the attitude and desire of his new recruits.

    “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.”

    DON’T MISS OUT

    Our match programme is available for free download now.

    You can also get goal updates from the match on the @MotherwellFC Twitter account.

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Youngsters make Scotland impact

    Youngsters make Scotland impact

    Midfielders Stuart McKinstry and Reece McAlear netted for Scotland under 17s in a 2-1 international friendly win over Hungary in Murcia.

    The young duo had to be content with a place amongst the substitutes for Saturday’s 0-0 draw with France at the Pinatar Arena.

    But head coach Brian McLaughlin named both in the starting team on Friday afternoon and he was repaid, as both ‘Well academy graduates got on the scoresheet to secure the comeback win.

    Academy director Steven Hammell said: “Reece and Stuart signed professional contracts with Motherwell during the summer and more than merit their place in the under 17s squad, highlighted by their contribution to Scotland’s win.

    “We have more players who could and will stake a claim to be amongst future squads, the challenge for them is to continue to work hard and impress at ‘Well.

    “With international recognition at every age group this year and with numerous graduates making such a big impact on our first team, Motherwell’s academy is very much an attractive option for aspiring young footballers looking for the best pathway.”