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  • Club

    What if we can inspire the next generation?

  • Women

    Motherwell add four to SWPL1 squad

  • First team

    Story of the Match from win over Livi

  • First team

    Trevor Carson named in NI training camp

  • Women

    Motherwell suffer narrow defeat to Celtic

  • Women

    Well face Celtic on Sunday

  • First team

    Highlights as Motherwell end season with win

  • First team

    Players react to win over Livingston

  • First team

    Manager pleased with closing day win

  • First team

    Motherwell end season with win over Livingston

  • Club

    What if we can inspire the next generation?

    Family.

    We want to make sure the love of our club continues to pass down the generations. So what if you could inspire that next generation to carry on your passion, and we can help you do it?

    We all started somewhere with Motherwell. Our parents, our relatives, our friends. Someone was responsible for us coming to our first game at Fir Park, and responsible for getting us hooked on a lifetime in claret and amber.

    We want to make sure the love of our club continues to pass down the generations. So what if you could inspire that next generation to carry on your passion, and we can help you do it?

    Everyone who buys an adult or over 60s season ticket can claim a free season ticket for a child aged 15 or under. Completely free of charge, sat next to you in the stands.

    Better still, if you sit in our Cooper Stand, you can get two free kids tickets. If you’ve got more kids you want to take along, don’t worry, it’s just £20 for each extra kids season ticket.

    They’ll even get their own season card with their name on it, giving them something to cherish as their own token of their support of the team.

    Over a third of our season ticket holders last campaign came from that next generation. All brought to our club to live through the rollercoaster that is supporting our club.

    But we can see they are hooked. So if you’re already sharing Motherwell with the young ones in your family, thank you. If you aren’t yet, what if this is the year you can get them here and get them to catch the bug?

    As a club, we’re always asking ourselves if we can make our home more entertaining for young ones. We’ve got our Cooper Suite, open before every game from 11am with food, drinks, face painting, activities, visits from players and our mascot Steelman. And we’ll spend the summer asking you, our supporters, how we can make it even better.

    Our season ticket prices

    We’re asking as many as you as possible to get in before Friday, 31 May and enjoy our discounted Early Bird pricing on all season tickets.

    You can renew your ticket or buy new right now. The easiest way to do so is to head to tickets.motherwellfc.co.uk.

    If you’re renewing, you’ll need your customer number as written on your current season card. Information on how to activate your account can be found here.

    If you would like to speak to us, just give us a call on 01698 333333, email us at tickets@motherwellfc.co.uk, or send us a private message on Facebook or Twitter.

  • Women

    Motherwell add four to SWPL1 squad

    Motherwell add four to SWPL1 squad

    Four players have been added to the Motherwell ranks, as the squad head into the SWPL1 summer break.

    Abby Callaghan, Lauren Doran-Barr, Anna Vincenti and Myia Arbuckle have featured for Donald Jennow’s side in recent weeks, as the women of steel compete in the top flight.

    Forward Callaghan, 17, signed from fellow SWPL1 side Stirling University, having also previously played for Central Girls and Celtic.

    Doran-Barr, a full back, also arrived from Stirling, with the 19-year-old having also spent time with Rangers.

    Goalkeeper Vincenti played at youth level for Scotland before taking up skiing with the Great Britain squad. Formerly of Hibernian, she returned to football with Motherwell this month.

    Full-back Arbuckle was formerly a member of the development team at Motherwell and returns after a short spell at Hamilton Academical.

    Motherwell return to league action on Sunday, 4 August at home to Spartans at Ravenscraig.

  • First team

    Story of the Match from win over Livi

    There’s no such thing as a meaningless game.

    This is the Story of the Match from our final day fixture with Livingston.

  • First team

    Trevor Carson named in NI training camp

    Trevor Carson named in NI training camp

    Trevor Carson will return to the international fold after being named for a Northern Ireland training camp.

    The goalkeeper returned to the bench on Saturday, after a long lay-off after developing deep vein thrombosis in November last year.

    Michael O’Neill has now named him for a get together in Manchester, before naming a final squad for games with Estonia and Belarus in June.

  • Women

    Motherwell suffer narrow defeat to Celtic

    Motherwell suffer narrow defeat to Celtic

    Motherwell headed into SWPL1’s summer break with a narrow 2-1 defeat at home to Celtic.

    Facing an in-form side looking for a fifth straight win, Donald Jennow’s team knew they’d already been a match for their opponents this season, having drawn 0-0 at the start of the season.

    The women of steel faced early pressure and fell behind in the 14 minute through a combination play from two ex-Well players.

    Emma Black’s lofted ball put Kirsty McLaughlin through on goal, and she converted from a tight angle to have the visitors ahead within 15 minutes.

    Motherwell, however, were not deterred, and had the game level within two minutes.

    A swift counter and great play down the left saw the ball cut back for Katie Rice, who arrived at the back post to fire home the equaliser.

    In a ferocious few minutes, Celtic then had the chance to go ahead from the spot moments later. But Morgan Hunter stood tall to deny Chloe Craig.

    The second half saw Celtic regain the lead through Kathleen McGovern on the hour mark and that was how the game would finish.

    Motherwell now head into the summer break on 11 points in sixth spot, having dropped a place owing to Spartans’ win over Stirling University.

    Their return to action will come on Sunday, 4 August with the visit of Spartans.

    Motherwell: Hunter, Doran-Barr, Rolph, Rafferty, Knox, Montgomery, Adams, Rice, McEachran, Gardner, Callaghan.

    Subs: Arbuckle, Crilly.

  • Women

    Well face Celtic on Sunday

    Well face Celtic on Sunday

    Motherwell will contest their final SWPL1 fixture before the summer break when Celtic visit Ravenscraig.

    Donald Jennow’s side have picked up some crucial results in recent weeks that have helped move them clear of the foot of the table.

    They will now hope to gather some momentum ahead of a 10-week break from league action.

    The test facing them is sure to be a tough one, with Celtic currently enjoying an excellent run of form that has seen then enter the battle for top spot.

    Kick off at Ravenscraig is 2:30pm.

    THE OPPOSITION

    Celtic visit Ravenscraig looking to continue their title challenge.

    The Hoops have enjoyed a strong start to the 2019 season and at the midway point sit in joint second place five points behind Glasgow City.

    Challenging at the top of the table represents an improvement for Celtic who, despite finishing third last season, finished 20 points behind Hibernian and 23 behind eventual champions City.

    There are signs that this season may be different though. What seemed like a significant turning point in their campaign came when Celtic recorded a highly impressive 3-0 triumph over Hibernian, to end a losing streak against the capital side that stretched to over 20 matches.

    Eddie Wolecki Black’s side have already faced Motherwell this campaign, drawing 0-0 at home.

    POSITION

    Motherwell: SWPL1 – fifth – 11 points

    Celtic: SWPL1 – third – 22 points

    WHAT THEY SAID

    Motherwell head coach Donald Jennow feels the first half of the season has been a mixed bag for the women of steel.

    The ‘Well head coach has been challenged by the lack of depth within his squad during the opening 10 games of the season, but praised his squad for their resilience and togetherness.

    “We have had an up and down first half of the season,” Jennow said.

    “I look at the volume of changes to the squad and I am proud of the strong core we have both in terms of doing a bit extra when we have been short and also welcoming the new additions.

    “Celtic will be another tough challenge, If we can play to the best of our capabilities then we will be competitive and that’s all I can ask of a newly promoted club.”

    ‘Well midfielder Katie Rice is hoping the team can recover from the disappointing loss against Hibernian on Wednesday and go into the break on a high.

    “Against Hibs we put in a poor performance against a really top side, but it’s done now,” Rice said.

    “Our focus now will be completely placed on Sunday’s game and I think we owe it to ourselves to put in a better performance and end the first half of the season on a high.”

  • First team

    Highlights as Motherwell end season with win

    David Turnbull bagged a double to add to Liam Donnelly’s opening strike as Motherwell ended the season with a 3-2 win over Livingston.

  • First team

    Players react to win over Livingston

    Tom Aldred, Gboly Ariyibi and Dean Cornelius speak as Motherwell bring down the curtain on the 2018/19 season.

  • First team

    Manager pleased with closing day win

    “It was a good entertaining game and a fitting way to end the season.”

    Stephen Robinson reflects on the closing day win over Livingston.

  • First team

    Motherwell end season with win over Livingston

    Motherwell end season with win over Livingston

    Motherwell rounded off their Ladbrokes Premiership season with a thoroughly entertaining 3-2 win over Livingston – taking their points tally to 51 and their highest haul since season 2013/14 when they finished league runners-up.

    An action packed first half saw a Liam Donnelly headed goal and a David Turnbull double provide ‘Well with a three goal advantage – not to mention two penalties saved inside an amazing minute.

    Not surprisingly the pace of the game and chances diminished in the second forty-five until 10 minutes from time when Livingston substitute Scott Tiffoney grabbed a quick double to set up an exciting finale to the game and the league season.

    The only change to a familiar looking line-up was Carl McHugh making way for Liam Donnelly to make his first start of 2019. And while Trevor Carson made a welcome return from serious illness to take his place on the bench, there were no seats for the out of contract quintet; Curtis Main, Jake Hastie, Elliot Frear, Alex Gorrin and former captain Peter Hartley.

    In an attempt to give the match more than an end of season atmosphere, ‘Well invited 4,000 school kids to occupy the South Stand and while they noisily enjoyed a thoroughly entertaining game, for older spectators the match had an element of deja vous.

    A week shy of 16 years ago James McFadden, on the eve of collecting his PFA Scottish Young Player of the year award, conjured up a majestic hat-trick as ‘Well demolished Livingston in a 6-2 thriller. That proved to be his last game before heading to Everton in August for £1.25 million.

    With David Turnbull collecting his SFWA Young Player of the Year tomorrow night, the 19 year old had a great opportunity to emulate his hero – only to pass up the chance of his first senior hat-trick.

    Similar to the fixture in February Livingston started the livelier side and could have a goal or two to their credit before being blown away by ‘Well’s hat-trick of strikes.

    Mark Gillespie was the busier ‘keeper in the opening nine minutes throwing himself left and then right to hold attempts from Lee miller and Alan Lithgow.

    Those early threat were forgotten in the 10th minute when the Fir Park side opened the scoring. And it was a first goal for Donnelly who sneaked unchallenged toward the six yard box to nod Turnbull’s inswinging free kick past the flat footed Ross Stewart.

    Back came Livi forcing Gillespie into another save and Charles Dunne a timely tackle to block Ryan Hardie before ‘Well double the lead with a wonderfully constructed goal.

    Scott drive from 25 yards was palmed over the bar by Stewart. From the resultant corner Gboly Ariyibi cleverly played the ball low toward the front post where Scott back healed into the path of Turnbull who lashed the ball home from 10 yards.

    The young fans in the stand behind that goal didn’t have long to wait for number three. Aryibi cutely jinked past two defenders in the box before being tripped by Craig Sibbald. That gave David Turnbull the chance to calmly claim his 14th goal of the season placing the spot kick down the centre of the goal.

    On the half hour Livingston should have been rewarded for their positive play but having evaded Dunne, Hardie’s tame effort from a couple of yards was kicked off the line by Gillespie.

    Three minutes from half-time the Livingston striker had the chance to make amends when Tom Aldred brought Ricki Lamie’s powerful run to an abrupt end leaving referee David Munro no option but to point to the penalty spot. Although Hardie drove the ball low to the ‘keeper’s right, Gillespie made a terrific one handed save to keep his goal intact.

    Incredibly play raced to the other end with Ariyibi playing Turnbull into the box but with little threat to his goal, Stewart clattered into the legs of the ‘Well midfielder to concede yet another penalty. The scene was set for Turnbull to claim his first senior hat-trick but his weak spot kick was pushed away by Stewart to bring a breathtaking first half to a close.

    Chris Cadden, perhaps in his last appearance, looked determined to add his name to the scoresheet but a coupe of well driven shots were firmly held by the Livi ‘keeper.

    With half an hour remaining 18 year old David Devine was given his debut replacing Charles Dunne at the heart of the home defence.

    After 73 minutes Cadden had another chance to make it 4-0 but having cut inside the box his attempt on goal was blocked by Lamie. Four minus later Stephen Robinson introduced another 18 year old, Dean Cornelius coming on for captain Richard Tait.

    The youngster was hardly on the park when Livingston deservedly pulled a goal back. Gillespie stretched to push Lithgow’s header across his goal but Scott Tiffoney somehow forced the loose ball inside the post and give the visiting fans something to cheer.

    A minute later the Livi fans were celebrating again, Tiffoney cutting inside Devine before slotting the ball low past Gillespie and set up a dramatic end to the game.

    Dolly Menga’s powerful angled drive came close to claiming an equaliser before Carl McHugh came on for a final appearance and use his experience to see out the game and earn ‘Well their sixth home league win of the year.

    As the players returned to the pitch after the game to take the fans appreciation, a number of them making their final appearance in claret amber, many wondered if David Turnbull, in one final comparison with James McFadden, would be the subject of a record breaking transfer bid over the summer.