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  • First team

    Motherwell’s top six hopes ended at Aberdeen

  • First team

    Previewing Aberdeen v Motherwell

  • First team

    Lasley: We go with a clear mindset

  • First team

    Cadden: We know what’s at stake

  • First team

    Pick your Tullibardine player of the month for March

  • First team

    In Numbers: Previewing Aberdeen away

  • First team

    Setting the scene on Aberdeen

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserves lose cup final to Hearts

  • Club

    Upgrade your Fir Park experience against Rangers

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Loan Watch: Gordon makes his comeback

  • First team

    Motherwell’s top six hopes ended at Aberdeen

    Motherwell’s top six hopes ended at Aberdeen

    Motherwell’s top six hopes were ended at Pittodrie, as Aberdeen ran out 3-1 winners in the Ladbrokes Premiership.

    Goals from Max Lowe and Niall McGinn did the damage, despite Jake Hastie restoring parity shortly before half time.

    Aberdeen’s opener came out of nowhere with four minutes gone. A harmless looking Max Lowe left-footed cross from the left sailed over everyone, including Mark Gillespie in the ‘Well goal, and into the top right corner of the net.

    The hosts would create more chances as the visitors took time to grow into the game, but their equaliser would come with 10 minutes to play in the half.

    Hastie had been threatening to try and get between defenders with runs inside, and Richard Tait picked him out perfectly after cutting inside from the left.

    The forward still had work to do as he cut across from the right to left, rounding Joe Lewis and placing the ball home to make it 1-1.

    Motherwell started brightly but with 10 minutes gone in the half were forced into a change after injury to goalkeeper Mark Gillespie.

    A lengthy stoppage resulted in Rohan Ferguson making his first competitive appearance for the Steelmen, but he was powerless to prevent McGinn getting the Dons back in front soon after.

    A weak shot from sub Greg Stewart ricocheted off Tom Aldred and unfortunately fell into the path of the Northern Irishman, who thundered the ball into the net from close range.

    Cadden and Frear were introduced to try and spark more attacking play but Aberdeen stood firm in defence, and McGinn added the clincher in seven minutes of added time with a curling effort into the top right corner of the net, ending Motherwell’s faint top six hopes.

  • First team

    Previewing Aberdeen v Motherwell

    Previewing Aberdeen v Motherwell

    Motherwell go to Aberdeen on Wednesday night, knowing a win is needed to keep dreams of a Ladbrokes Premiership top six finish alive.

    Here’s the match previewed.

    The permutations

    It’s simple for Motherwell. Win, and we’ve done our side of things to stay in the top six hunt.

    In Edinburgh, Hibernian must lose to Kilmarnock at Easter Road. If both things happen, Motherwell move to within two points with one game to go.

    The form guide

    Aberdeen’s home form hasn’t been great in 2019. They’ve not won in six league matches at Pittodrie, with their last home win coming on 22 December against Hearts.

    Since then, Celtic, Rangers and Hamilton have taken maximum points back down the road, while Kilmarnock, St Mirren and Livingston have all shared the spoils with the Dons.

    Motherwell have won seven of their last 10 matches. On their travels, however, they are without a win in three, having lost to Celtic and Hibernian, and drawn with Kilmarnock.

    Team news

    Trevor Carson, Craig Tanner, Ross McCormack and Christian Mbulu remain sidelined.

    Pay at the gate

    Cash gates will be in operation at Pittodrie.

    Adult£26
    Over 65s£19
    Over 75s / 18-21s£15
    Under 18s£10
    Under 12s£6

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

    Watch it live online

    If you’re based outside of the UK/Ireland, you can watch a live stream of the game direct from Pittodrie.

    To sign up for our service, just head to tv.motherwellfc.co.uk and choose your package. Subscriptions to see live games start at just £12 a month.

    Every league game between now and the split will be broadcast live on our service.

    If you’re in the UK or Ireland but can’t make the game, there’s also live audio commentary available on our service. Our domestic subscriptions cost £6 a month and also get you full game replays.

  • First team

    Lasley: We go with a clear mindset

    Lasley: We go with a clear mindset

    Keith Lasley says Motherwell head to Aberdeen on Wednesday with a clear mindset – to win the match and stay in top six contention.

  • First team

    Cadden: We know what’s at stake

    Back in the team after injury, Chris Cadden says Motherwell head to Aberdeen mindful of the need to win to keep top six hopes alive.

  • First team

    Pick your Tullibardine player of the month for March

    Pick your Tullibardine player of the month for March

    After taking seven points in March, it’s time to pick your Tullibardine Motherwell player of the month.

    To vote, just head to our Facebook page and choose who you think should scoop the award this time out.

    In contention is David Turnbull, who scored in wins over Hamilton Academical and St Johnstone. The consistent, young midfielder is a multiple winner of the award.

    Mark Gillespie kept three clean sheets in March, shutting out Kilmarnock, Hamilton Academical and St Johnstone. The goalkeeper also saved a penalty against the Saints for the second time this campaign, adding to a further saves against Celtic earlier in the season.

    Tom Aldred has also been a pivotal part of the defence in that run in March, with the defender a rock at the heart of the backline.

    His fellow defensive partner Richard Tait has also been involved in the shutouts, as well as skippering the team and adding a rare goal against St Johnstone in the last match of the month.

  • First team

    In Numbers: Previewing Aberdeen away

    In Numbers: Previewing Aberdeen away

    It is a must-win match for Motherwell on Wednesday, as Stephen Robinson’s men go to Pittodrie to face Aberdeen.

    Here’s the game previewed in numbers.

    Six

    It’s all about the top six. A win is needed for Motherwell against Derek McInnes’ side for there to be any chance of finishing in the top half of the table in the 2018/19 season.

    At the same time, Hibernian must lose at home to Kilmarnock for the gap to be closed to two points going into the final day of the regular season.

    Seven

    Motherwell have won seven of their last 10 matches, a fantastic run of form which has yielded defeats only away to Celtic and Hibernian.

    A reverse in form away from home is needed however, with those two defeats coming on the road, as well as a draw with Kilmarnock.

    2014

    To reach the top six, the Steelmen must summon the spirit of 2014. Then, three wins were needed in the space of eight days to reach second place in the table.

    We all know what happened. Victories over St Johnstone and Inverness CT set up a final day showdown at Pittodrie. Craig Reid’s last-minute winner sparked jubilant scenes, leapfrogging the Dons and taking second spot.

  • First team

    Setting the scene on Aberdeen

    Setting the scene on Aberdeen

    Motherwell travel to Aberdeen on Wednesday night, knowing a win is required to keep in contention for a place in the top six.

    Here’s an early look ahead to the match.

    The top six permutations

    A win is absolutely essential for Motherwell to keep up hopes of a late surge into the top six. Hibernian must also lose at home to Kilmarnock on the same night for the Steelmen to take the matter to the final day of the regular season.

    Tale of the tape

    Aberdeen have had topsy-turvy form in their last 10 matches. The Dons have recorded three wins, four draws and three defeats in that time.

    Their home league form has also seen Derek McInnes’ side go without a Ladbrokes Premiership victory at Pittodrie in seven matches. Six games since 22 December have seen them draw three and lose three.

    Motherwell’s win over St Johnstone on Saturday made it seven wins from their last 10 games. There has only been two defeat in that spell – losses at Celtic and Hibernian.

    Head to head

    Motherwell matches with Aberdeen are never predictable.

    This season has seen both teams win on home turf. Aberdeen won 1-0 earlier in the campaign, before a resounding 3-0 victory for the Steelmen at Fir Park.

    Motherwell won their second-last visit to the north east, with Louis Moult’s double in November 2017 getting all three points.

    Pay at the gate

    Cash gates will be in operation at Pittodrie.

    Adult£26
    Over 65s£19
    Over 75s / 18-21s£15
    Under 18s£10
    Under 12s£6

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

    Watch it live

    If you’re based outside of the UK/Ireland, you can watch a live stream of the game direct from Pittodrie.

    To sign up for our service, just head to tv.motherwellfc.co.uk and choose your package. Subscriptions to see live games start at just £12 a month.

    Every league game between now and the split will be broadcast live on our service.

    If you’re in the UK or Ireland but can’t make the game, there’s also live audio commentary available on our service. Our domestic subscriptions cost £6 a month and also get you full game replays.

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserves lose cup final to Hearts

    Reserves lose cup final to Hearts

    Motherwell lost out in the SPFL Reserve Cup final at Tynecastle, with two second half goals consigning them to defeat against Hearts.

    Strikes from Lewis Moore and Calumn Morrison did the damage against a young visiting squad, which featured a host of 17-year-old players.

    Coach Maurice Ross said that inexperienced showed on the night in Gorgie

    “We had a very young side out there,” he said. “Essentially an Under 18s squad with some first team players.

    “So the achievement in some respects was just getting to the final.

    “Hearts looked stronger, more streetwise and more mature in their play. We looked naive, but that’s alright.

    “They’re young, they are going to be naive and make mistakes.

    “The boys deserve credit for getting to the final. They just came up short. I feel sorry for them, but they will and get better for this.”

    An even first half saw Jamie Semple have a handful of long-range efforts, but neither keeper was seriously tested as both teams went in level at the break.

    But as Motherwell looked to increase their urgency going forward, Hearts got their opener early in the second half. With the ball bouncing in the box, Moore stole in the hammer home from close range.

    Midway through the second half, the killer blow was struck. A low cross from the left saw Morrison run from right to left in the box onto the ball, firing past Rohan Ferguson to seal the result.

    Motherwell: Ferguson, Donnelly, Devine, Hussain (McDonald), Livingstone, McAlear, Semple, Cornelius, Rehman (Watson), McKinstry, Johnson (Starrs).

    Subs not used: Hemfrey, J Brown, Bowers.

  • Club

    Upgrade your Fir Park experience against Rangers

    Upgrade your Fir Park experience against Rangers

    There’s another way to watch the match at Fir Park, with our hospitality packages giving you the chance to take it in in more comfort and style.

    All fans can upgrade on the standard match ticket to take in the game, enjoying a range of different packages with different meal and drinks options.

    For the visit of Rangers, we have very limited availability in the Centenary Suite, South Stand and Cooper Boxes. Rangers fans are also welcome to join us.

    The Centenary Suite

    Priced at £120 for adults for our pay bar offering, or £160 for an inclusive bar for the game, 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.

    You can buy quickly and easily online for the games with Rangers 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 £65 for a season ticket upgrade or £68 to buy, we’ve got availability online now for the visit of Rangers.

    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 £190 per person.

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

    There’s also our Cooper Bar

    Our Cooper Bar is also open from 11am on the day of the match, and offers a casual setting for you to catch up with friends ahead of the game.

    With great burger and beer deals, plus plenty activities for the kids, it’s a great place to build up to the match.

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Loan Watch: Gordon makes his comeback

    Loan Watch: Gordon makes his comeback

    Shea Gordon made his long-awaited return to action at the weekend, as his Partick Thistle side picked up a vital three points against Morton at Cappielow.

    The midfielder missed almost eight months after picking up a quad injury against Celtic back in August, but was named in the starting line-up by Gary Caldwell. Steven Anderson and a double from Kris Doolan gave the Jags the win, moving them out the bottom two in the process.

    Aaron Taylor-Sinclair netted his first for his new club, but it would ultimately end in disappointment as 10-man Crewe Alexandra would lose 3-1 at home to Cheltenham.

    The ‘Well defender put his side in front, brushing past Jordan Tillson on the edge of the box before driving a low across keeper Scott Flinders in the visiting goal. However, an equaliser from Kevin Dawson and second half goals from Billy Waters and Luke Varney ensured a disappointing loss for the Railwaymen.

    Scotland Under 21 international Barry Maguire was a starter for Queen of the South as they secured an impressive and important win over Dundee United at Tannadice.

    Stephen Dobbie had given Queens the lead from the spot, before Livi-bound Lyndon Dykes doubled their lead five minutes later. United did pull one back through Nicky Clark, but Maguire and company held on for the win.

    Peter Morrison was again named in goals for Albion Rovers, who incredibly got themselves off the bottom of the table during the week with their third successive win. However, the wee Rovers couldn’t make it four on the bounce when they lost 1-0 at home to Clyde. Martin McNiff’s goal 11 minutes from time separated the sides.

    George Newell missed that Rovers game through injury, whilst Broque Watson and Neil McLaughlin didn’t feature for East Fife and Stirling Albion respectively.