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    In Numbers: Preparing for St Mirren

  • First team

    Setting the scene on St Mirren

  • First team

    Motherwell to play Northern Ireland friendlies

  • First team

    Jake Hastie to leave Motherwell

  • First team

    Two nominated for PFA Young Player of the Year

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    Vote for your April player of the month

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    St Mirren tickets on sale

  • First team

    Story of the Match from win over Dundee

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    Jake Carroll next to sign for Motherwell

  • Women

    Big win for ‘Well in SWPL1

  • First team

    In Numbers: Preparing for St Mirren

    In Numbers: Preparing for St Mirren

    St Mirren are the visitors to Fir Park on Saturday, as both sides chase their respective end-of-season goals.

    Here’s the game previewed in numbers.

    Six

    The number of goals scored between the two teams in the three encounters so far this season.

    Motherwell have scored four, picking up 2-0 and 2-1 wins away in Paisley this campaign. St Mirren’s other goal came in a 1-0 win at Fir Park in December.

    There have also been six different scorers – David Turnbull, Chris Cadden, Simeon Jackson, Jake Hastie, Paul McGinn and Allan Campbell.

    Eight

    Motherwell have played eight home matches in 2019, winning six.

    Victories came against Hibernian, Livingston, Hearts, Hamitlon Academical, St Johnstone and Dundee. Defeats came against Ross County and Rangers.

    22

    There’s a 22-point gap between the two teams going into the weekend’s match.

    Motherwell currently have 47, as they chase down a 48-point tally amassed last campaign.

    St Mirren are seven points ahead of bottom spot, knowing a win will guarantee safety from bottom spot.

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    Setting the scene on St Mirren

    Setting the scene on St Mirren

    Motherwell host their penultimate home game of the season on Saturday, as St Mirren visit Fir Park.

    Here’s an early look ahead to the match.

    What’s at stake

    Motherwell remain in a three-way fight for seventh place with St Johnstone and Livingston. The Perth Saints are one point ahead as things stand, with Livi four points behind.

    St Mirren know a win will guarantee they can not finish bottom of the Ladbrokes Premiership, although Dundee’s result can also dictate that regardless of what Oran Kearney’s men do in ML1.

    Tale of the tape

    Motherwell have won two, drawn one and lost two of their last five. Wins over Dundee and St Johnstone have come with defeats to Aberdeen and Rangers, and a draw at Hamilton.

    St Mirren have won two, drawn two and lost one of their last five. Wins over Dundee and Livingston have been paired with draws with St Johnstone and Hamillton, and a loss to Celtic.

    Head to head

    Motherwell have won twice away to St Mirren this campaign, but the Buddies picked up all three points in their last trip to Fir Park.

    A goal from Simeon Jackson won it for the Buddies.

    Get your tickets in advance

    Tickets are available online now to buy. Alternatively, you can visit the ticket office at Fir Park or call 01698 333333.

    Tickets should be purchased in advance. Our ticket office at Fir Park will be open Monday to Thursday from 9am-5pm and Friday 9am-4pm. It is open on match day from 10am until kick off.

    Prices are as follows:

    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.

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    Motherwell to play Northern Ireland friendlies

    Motherwell to play Northern Ireland friendlies

    Motherwell will travel to face Linfield as part of the pre-season programme for the 2019/20 campaign.

    The Steelmen will make the trip to Windsor Park on Saturday 29 June. Kick off will be at 1.30pm.

    Stephen Robinson’s side will be based in Belfast for their summer camp, and will take on two opponents as part of that trip.

    A second friendly will be played three days previously on Wednesday, 26 June. The opponent and kick-off time will be announced ASAP.

    Admission details will be announced shortly but both games will be open to fans who wish to make the trip over.

    Further information on other pre-season matches will be announced shortly.

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    Jake Hastie to leave Motherwell

    Jake Hastie to leave Motherwell

    Jake Hastie is to leave Motherwell at the end of the 2018/19 season.

    The 20-year-old forward has signed a pre-contract agreement with Rangers and will move to Ibrox in the summer.

    The two clubs will now try and agree a suitable compensation package that is acceptable to both parties.

    A product of the Motherwell’s youth academy, Hastie has been with the club since the age of nine.

    He has made 17 appearances for the club, scoring seven goals.

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    Two nominated for PFA Young Player of the Year

    Two nominated for PFA Young Player of the Year

    David Turnbull and Jake Hastie have both been named on the shortlist for PFA Scotland’s Young Player of the Year.

    The Motherwell pair have been recognised for their respective breakthrough season in 2018/19, named alongside Aberdeen’s Lewis Ferguson and Rangers’ Ryan Kent on the four-man list.

    The winner will be revealed at an awards dinner on Sunday, 5 May.

    Turnbull has been a standout performer in claret and amber, netting his 12th goal of the season at the weekend and receiving rave reviews from fans and the national media.

    Hastie exploded onto the scene in late January for the ‘Well, netting seven goal in 14 appearances for the Steelmen.

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    Vote for your April player of the month

    Vote for your April player of the month

    It’s time to vote for your Tullibardine Player of the Month for April.

    The Steelmen claimed victory in their last game against Dundee, as well as drawing at Hamilton and losing to Aberdeen and Rangers.

    To vote, head to our Facebook page and follow the instructions.

    David Turnbull has been a consistent winner of the award and has staked his claim again, netting all three of the club’s goals during the month.

    Allan Campbell has been his usual consistent self throughout the month in midfield, helping to provide the solid base for the team to build.

    Gboly Ariyibi has continued to terrorise full backs on the wing and also netted his first goal at Fir Park against Dundee.

    James Scott is another youth academy product pushing his way into first team plans, and scored his first goal for the club in the victory over Dundee.

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    St Mirren tickets on sale

    St Mirren tickets on sale

    Tickets for our next Ladbrokes Premiership match with St Mirren are now on sale.

    The Buddies come to Fir Park on Saturday, 4 May as Motherwell continue their push for seventh spot.

    Tickets are available online now to collect from the Fir Park ticket office. You can also print yours at home and take the ticket straight to the gate.

    Alternatively, you can pay at the gate at the ground on the day.

    Prices are as follows:

    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.

    The cheaper price on all tickets is for our John Hunter Stand for home supporters.

    Away supporters will be housed in our South Stand. A cash gate will be available.

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

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    Story of the Match from win over Dundee

    No matter what’s thrown at us, we keep going until the very last whistle.

    This is the Story of the Match from the win over Dundee.

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    Jake Carroll next to sign for Motherwell

    Jake Carroll next to sign for Motherwell

    Motherwell Football Club have secured the services of defender Jake Carroll for the next two seasons.

    The Irish left-back will join from Cambridge United in the summer, adding further competition to the backline.

    Carroll, 27, will officially move to Fir Park in June when his contract with United expires.

    “Jake has great attributes which will bring a lot to the squad,” manager Stephen Robinson said of the signing.

    “He’s quick and he’s a strong defender. But he will come here and have to earn the right to play, as we’ve got competition in his position.

    “We’re making a lot of early progress in getting players signed, with Jake joining Declan Gallagher and Liam Polworth in committing early.

    “We’re continuing to push to get our business done early, both with players we’ve offered contracts to and with others we have identified.”

    Carroll started his professional career with St Patrick’s Athletic in 2011, spending two seasons with the League of Ireland and picking up experience in UEFA Europa League qualifying games against Karpaty Lviv and Hannover 96.

    A six-figure move to Huddersfield Town followed, where he also spent time out on loan at Bury and briefly in the Scottish Premiership with Partick Thistle, making 13 appearances.

    He then moved on to League Two side Hartlepool United, where he played alongside Trevor Carson and made 73 appearances across two seasons, before switching to Cambridge United in January 2017, where he has played 94 times.

    “I’m looking forward to getting started in the summer with the club,” Carroll said.

    “I know there’s a lot of competition for places, but I’m coming to be part of the squad and looking to establish myself.”

  • Women

    Big win for ‘Well in SWPL1

    Big win for ‘Well in SWPL1

    The women of steel secured their first away win of the season after a tremendous second half performance sealed victory over Stirling University at Ochilview on Sunday.

    Sarah Crilly and Claire Adams both grabbed two goals as they put the ‘Well out of sight, before a late consolation for Stirling through Kristina Kim with five minutes to play.

    Motherwell started off the game looking the more threatening side. Early chances from Chelsea McEachran and Katie Rice almost saw Donald Jennow’s side get in front.

    With just over five minutes played, McEachran found space in the centre of the pitch just outside the box. She let fly from her right foot and the shot was inches away from finding the top right corner of the goal, leaving the keeper routed to the spot.

    Rice hit the woodwork moments later which was the closest both sides came to breaking the deadlock. Sarah Crilly burst down the right wing to the byline, cutting inside she tried to find Lori Gardner in the box, the deflected clearance fell to Rice who hit the ball sweetly before it cannoned off the barand eventually cleared.

    Motherwell were nearly in again through Gardner, who beat the offside trap and was running in on goal to collect the through ball, but the keeper got there a fraction before her to clear the ball.

    There were penalty shouts from the Stirling bench as they felt they should’ve had a penalty with 25 minutes played. Emma Lyons hit the ground from the long free kick, the ref however didn’t seem to agree.

    The rest of the half was an end-to-end encounter with both sides looking to go into the break on top. However the defences remained stern and teams would go into the interval with nothing to separate them.

    Motherwell replicated the high intensity start which they started the game with after the break, after a couple early half chances they would go on to score two goals in quick succession.

    The deadlock was eventually broken with 51 minutes played through a Claire Adams free kick. The long-ranged cross was intended to find a claret and amber shirt in the box, but the defence failed to clear the incoming cross and the ball found the far side of the net.

    Sarah Crilly made it 2-0 just four minutes later as she finished off a smart short corner routine. The winger danced past two defenders before finding the far-right corner with a curling shot to leave the keeper helpless.

    Adams bagged another goal on 64 minutes straight from another set piece. This time a corner as the keeper failed to collect, the ball bounced into the net unchallenged to further extend the lead.

    With the women of steel smelling blood, Beth McLeod came close to adding ‘Well’s fourth as she latched onto a through ball bounding down on the keeper, the Stirling keeper however got down well to make the save.

    Crilly bagged another with 16 minutes remaining with a smart half volley finish. She collected Georgie Rafferty’s long ball into the box before bringing it down onto her right foot to strike back across goal and into the bottom left corner. A composed finish from the winger.

    Stirling had one of their best chances of the match through Abby Callaghan shortly after, the striker collected the loose clearance and attempted to volley it into the net, she struck a nice connection with the ball but ultimately it floated harmlessly wide.

    Shortly after Gemma Mason was superbly denied by Morgan Gunter in the ‘Well goal. Mason seemed to have struck a sweet connection with an ambitious strike and it looked to by heading into the top right corner, but Hunter was equally up to the task of saving the effort by tipping it out for a corner.

    Stirling eventually got a goal back with five minutes to play through Kristina Kim, who rose above everyone from the corner to nod into the right-hand side of the net.

    The women of steel were able to see out the remaining five minutes of play and secure an important victory to ensure that the three points would be heading back to Lanarkshire for the first time this season.

    Next up for Motherwell is Forfar Farmington at Ravenscraig on Sunday 5 May with a 2.30pm kick off.

    Motherwell: Hunter, Knox, Rolph, Rafferty, Crilly, Roberts, MacLeod, McEachran, Rice, Adams, Gardner.

    Subs: Vincenti, K McManus, Hutchison, Trialist A, Trialist B.