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  • First team

    Story of the Match from Hibs

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserves come back to beat Kilmarnock

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserves face Kilmarnock at Airdrie

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Loan Watch: Four in action

  • First team

    Highlights as Motherwell slip at Hibs

  • First team

    Players urge positivity despite defeat

  • First team

    Manager: Top six not over yet

  • First team

    Motherwell lose out at Hibernian

  • Women

    Jennow happy with Celtic point

  • Women

    ‘Well draw at Celtic

  • First team

    Story of the Match from Hibs

    Story of the Match from Hibs

    A trip to Edinburgh and a first chance to jump into the top six.

    This is the Story of the Match from the trip to face Hibernian.

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserves come back to beat Kilmarnock

    Maurice Ross believes the reserves are playing at a level that makes them an attracting proposition for supporters to come and watch.

    The second string came from behind to defeat Kilmarnock 2-1 on Monday, with the coach pleased the team didn’t let going a goal behind affect them.

    “I would pay to watch the players play like they did today,” said Ross. “But they are now showing it every week.

    “If your principles are to score goals and contain teams, but you go one down, do those principles change? They don’t, and they didn’t.

    “We keep harping on at them. We’ve got a way of playing we think is right, and to me we are seeing that every single week.

    “The game was played with a level of quality and, for me, that’s great.”

    Carl McHugh, Elliott Frear, Conor Sammon and Danny Johnson all started for the second string, with Johnson on target along with Jamie Semple.

    Motherwell controlled possession throughout the match, but struggled to carve out scoring chances in the opening 45.

    Then, early in the second half, they fell behind as Danny Higgins rifled the ball into the top left corner of the net, after Rohan Ferguson had come out far to try and catch a cross under pressure and lost it.

    The goalkeeper made up quickly after, saving Ally McDonald’s penalty.

    That proved the catalyst, and soon James Scott turned provider for Johnson, who lifted an effort from the edge of the area over goalkeeper Devlin Mackay and into the net.

    Within a minute, Semple saw his opportunity 25 yards from goal and saw a fierce long-range effort beat the goalkeeper and put the hosts ahead.

    A number of young academy graduates lined up alongside more experienced heads, and Ross says their progression is clear to see.

    “We have boys at 17 years old who are playing like they are 21,” he said.

    “With their mums and dads, and others, watching on, I hope it shows the progress they are making.”

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserves face Kilmarnock at Airdrie

    Reserves face Kilmarnock at Airdrie

    Motherwell’s reserve side are in league action on Monday, as they host Kilmarnock.

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

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Loan Watch: Four in action

    Loan Watch: Four in action

    Four Motherwell loanees were in action over the weekend, as the season races towards its close.

    Broque Watson got over an hour as East Fife travelled to Arbroath, in an important game in their hopes of taking a play-off spot.

    In the end, league leaders Arbroath prevailed 2-1, but Watson’s side remain in the top four.

    Aaron Taylor-Sinclair enjoyed a more productive weekend, getting half an hour as Crewe Alexandra ran out emphatic 6-1 winners over Crawley Town.

    The left back came on with the Railwaymen already 5-1 up, but played his part as they kept their faint play-off hopes alive.

    Elsewhere, Neil McLaughlin played the first hour in Stirling Albion’s 3-1 loss to Clyde, leaving them now 13 points off the play-offs with just seven games to go.

    Shea Gordon meanwhile was an unused sub for Partick Thistle, as they drew 1-1 at Falkirk in their basement battle. The result leaves them in ninth spot, a point behind the Bairns.

  • First team

    Highlights as Motherwell slip at Hibs

    Highlights as Motherwell slip at Hibs

    See the highlights as Motherwell’s top six hopes take a dent in defeat at Hibernian.

  • First team

    Players urge positivity despite defeat

    Tom Aldred, Allan Campbell and Alex Rodriguez Gorrín say Motherwell must stay positive, despite a setback in defeat at Hibernian.

  • First team

    Manager: Top six not over yet

    Stephen Robinson says Motherwell just lacked a cutting edge, but still showed enough to suggest they are still in the fight for the top six.

  • First team

    Motherwell lose out at Hibernian

    Motherwell lose out at Hibernian

    Motherwell endured a difficult afternoon in the capital, as their top six hopes took a serious dent in defeat to Hibernian.

    First half goals from Marc McNulty and David Gray did the damage, as the Steelmen failed to lift their game to claim a place in the top half of the table.

    The visitors were again unchanged, as they went in search of the win that would see them leapfrog the Hibees into the top six.

    Within 30 seconds, it looked like they were off to a dream start. Gboly Ariyibi’s cross from the left caused havoc and Lewis Stevenson turned the ball against his own post, before it dropped out of play.

    At the other end, Mallan and McNulty caused concern for Mark Gillespie, but both sides were enjoying attacking freedom on a difficult and heavy pitch.

    Then, midway through the first half, the hosts got their chance. Tom Aldred blocked McNulty’s goalbound shot with his hand, with the referee pointing to the spot and booking the defender.

    In-form McNulty made no mistake from the spot, blasting home to give his side the lead.

    Motherwell remained positive but the sucker punch would come soon after. From a corner, Gray got the run on his marker to powerfully head into the net.

    The visitors struggled to get a proper foothold and, as the match wore on, threw four up top in an attempt to salvage something from the game.

    Ultimately though they were denied, leaving them with a task to salvage top six with three more games to go.

  • Women

    Jennow happy with Celtic point

    Jennow happy with Celtic point

    Donald Jennow believes a draw was a fair reflection on proceedings, as he watched his Motherwell side play out a goalless draw with Celtic.

    The Motherwell boss’ team battled valiantly at K-Park against former Well manager Eddie Black’s side. Chances were limited throughout, with the game largely being played in midfield.

    It was a valuable point for the women of steel, moving them onto four points from four games.

    Jennow was pleased with his team but identified areas where the side could make some improvements.

    “I think a point was probably fair,” he said. “I thought we defended well and we caused them some real problems on the counter-attack.

    “I thought our midfielders were excellent. I thought we kept the ball quite well and we were really competitive. Their energy throughout the game was top notch.”

    Jennow’s side came into the game on the back of a disappointing 4-0 home defeat to Hibs.

    The result was harsh on the team, who were punished by their clinical opponents in ruthless fashion.

    Friday saw a massive improvement from their last scoreline, and Jennow has taken away some big positives from his side’s fruitful performance.

    “In the last couple of league games, we have conceded a few goals, and a few poor ones at that. I think throughout the team defensively, not just the back four and the goalkeeper, but the midfield and the shape in front of them.

    “I think the clean sheet was a real positive for us. The defensive performance is going to be the foundation for us. If we keep clean sheets, we don’t lose games. So that’s a good place to start on.”

    Motherwell’s next fixture is an SWPL quarter-final against Spartans, a repeat of last year’s Scottish Women’ Cup semi-final.

    Jennow believes there is plenty to come from his side and that his side won’t begin to rest on their laurels after an impressive performance.

    “I am happy enough with the point,” he said. “I think with the quality of squad we’ve got though, we need to get ourselves into a position where we’re not content with a point. I want to get us in a situation where we expect a bit more from ourselves.

    “What we will look to build on is what can we add to our game, particularly in the final third. We just have to add a bit more quality and precision so we can perhaps get a few goals.”

  • Women

    ‘Well draw at Celtic

    ‘Well draw at Celtic

    Motherwell took a richly deserved share of the spoils on Friday night, after battling out a 0-0 draw with Celtic at K-Park.

    Caitlin Russell replaced the injured Maxine Welsh in the only change to the ‘Well side that lost to Hibs five days previously.

    Chances were at a premium throughout what was a fiercely contested encounter in SWPL1.

    Natalie Ross spurned the best chance of the game for the hosts, while Katie Rice fired over from range and Mhairi Fyfe had an effort blocked as ‘Well looked to clinch the win late on.

    A point moves the women of steel on to four points from four games.

    They return to action next Sunday, when they host Spartans in the last eight of the SWPL Cup.

    Motherwell: Hunter, Knox, Rolph, Rafferty, Crilly, Russell (Fyfe), Montgomery, McEachran, Adams, Rice, Gardner.

    Subs not used: Cunningham, Hutchison, Roberts, McManus.