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  • First team

    Darlington provide final pre-season test

  • First team

    Motherwell hit seven at Gretna

  • First team

    Devante Cole is signing number seven

  • First team

    Gretna next up for Motherwell

  • First team

    Win for ‘Well at Linfield

  • First team

    Launching the Motherwell FC Hall of Fame

  • First team

    Linfield test for Steelmen

  • Club

    David Turnbull to stay at Motherwell

  • First team

    ‘Well lose opening friendly at Crusaders

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Colts to face Spartans

  • First team

    Darlington provide final pre-season test

    Darlington provide final pre-season test

    The final pre-season match of the 2019/20 comes at Darlington on Saturday.

    Stephen Robinson’s men return to Blackwell Meadows for the second successive year, as the clock ticks down to the season opener in the Betfred Cup at Queen of the South the following week.

    Kick off is at 2pm. Fans can pay at the gate. Cash and contactless payment is available at the turnstiles.

    Adults£10
    Over 63s / 18-21s / Students / Disabled / Forces£8
    11-17 year olds£5
    Under 11sFree of charge

     

  • First team

    Motherwell hit seven at Gretna

    Motherwell hit seven at Gretna

    Motherwell racked up seven goals in a friendly win at Gretna on Tuesday night.

    Danny Johnson grabbed a hat-trick for the visitors, with further goals coming from Jermaine Hylton, Richard Tait, Barry Maguire and a trialist.

    Despite the size of the scoreline, the Lowland League side made life difficult in the first half, frustrating Stephen Robinson’s side and keeping them a distance from their goal.

    That resistance broke just before the interval, however. Hylton was first to net, latching onto a through ball down the left, before rounding the goalkeeper and steering home from close range.

    Within a minute, it was 2-0. Johnson, on as a first-half substitute, capitalised on a goalkeeper error to lob the ball into an empty net from the edge of the box.

    After a raft of changes at the break, Motherwell stepped things up.

    Tait played a one-two down the left with Allan Campbell, before surging into the box and firing home with his left foot.

    Straight away after, Johnson had his second, battling to get the ball away from the ‘keeper after he failed to clear, then stroking the ball into the net.

    With 65 minutes gone, it was five. Hylton’s cut inside from the left led to a shot crashing against the crossbar, and Maguire reacted quickest to prod it home.

    The biggest cheer of the night fell to the goal from the Motherwell trialist. From Tait’s cross from the right with 10 to go, he timed his run to perfection to score an overhead kick at pace from 15 yards.

    Johnson then nabbed his hat-trick as the game wore to a close, brilliantly steering home on his left foot after the trialist’s bursting run down the left.

    Motherwell first half: Carson, Grimshaw, Gallagher, Hartley, Carroll, Donnelly, Sloth, Polworth, Hylton, Long (Johnson), Scott.

    Motherwell second half: Carson, Tait, Devine, Dunne, Livingston, Maguire, Campbell, McAlear, Hylton (Cole), Trialist, Johnson.

  • First team

    Devante Cole is signing number seven

    Devante Cole is signing number seven

    Wigan Athletic forward Devante Cole is Motherwell’s seventh addition of the summer.

    The 24-year-old has penned an an initial six-month loan from the Latics and joined up with his new teammates for training on Tuesday morning.

    A product of Manchester City’s academy and son of former Manchester United and England striker Andrew Cole, Devante has hit an impressive 40 goals in 103 career starts for the likes of Barnsley, MK Dons, Burton and most potently with Fleetwood Town.

    “I’m looking forward to getting started at Motherwell,” said Cole, who will wear the number 44 shirt.

    “The manager has told me that he’s looking for pace, creativity and goals in the forward areas, and I’m hoping to bring that to the team.”

    Cole can play as the main striker or either side of a front three, and ‘Well boss Stephen Robinson is looking forward to working with his latest recruit.

    “Devante is one we’ve been tracking for quite some time, so we’re really pleased to have got it over the line,” he said.

    “He’s quick and his stats prove he is a natural finisher. Crucially, he’s also adept and playing wider and some of his best and most productive football has came from the flanks.

    “He also scores all types of goals and we hope he adds real firepower to the top end of the pitch.”

  • First team

    Gretna next up for Motherwell

    Gretna next up for Motherwell

    Gretna will provide the third test of pre-season for Motherwell on Tuesday night.

    The Lowland League side, managed by former ‘Well hero Chris Humphrey in his first game in charge, will welcome the Steelmen to Raydale Park. Kick off is at 7.15pm.

    Crusaders and Linfield have provided the opposition so far for Stephen Robinson’s team, with a 3-0 win on Saturday against Linfield ending a week’s training camp in Northern Ireland.

    Entry is £5 for adults, with free entry for children when accompanied by a paying adult.

  • First team

    Win for ‘Well at Linfield

    Christopher Long, Peter Hartley and Jake Carroll all scored as Motherwell ended their 2019 trip to Northern Ireland with a 3-0 victory over Linfield.

    Stephen Robinson again made full use of his travelling party, giving minutes to the majority of the squad across the match at Windsor Park.

    Both teams felt their way into the match before the visitors took control, with their deserved opener coming on the half hour mark.

    Good pressing led to a Linfield defender misjudging the weight of his back pass, allowing Long to run in on goal.

    Taking time to round the goalkeeper and pick his spot, the forward stroked the ball home to open the scoring.

    A raft of half-time changes then led to two substitutes getting on the scoresheet.

    Hartley was the first, heading home at the near post with two minutes on the second half clock. Liam Polworth’s free kick from the byline was powered home by the captain.

    Then, with 65 minutes gone, Carroll got in on the act with a brilliant free kick which he curled over the wall from 20 yards and into the top corner.

    Next up for Motherwell is a trip to Gretna on Tuesday night.

  • First team

    Launching the Motherwell FC Hall of Fame

    Launching the Motherwell FC Hall of Fame

    We’re launching the Motherwell FC Hall of Fame.

    Our first four inductees will be announced at a dinner at the Bothwell Bridge Hotel on Saturday, 23 November.

    Hosted by Tam Cowan, tickets for the event are now on sale online. Adult tickets are £45, with kids tickets £22.

    You’ll soon be able to vote for the first players you want to see inducted into the Hall of Fame. Voting details will be announced shortly.

  • First team

    Linfield test for Steelmen

    Linfield test for Steelmen

    Motherwell end their pre-season trip to Northern Ireland with a friendly against Linfield on Saturday.

    Kick off at Windsor Park is at 1.30pm. Tickets are on sale from the office at the stadium from 12pm on the day and cost £10 for adults and £5 for concessions.

    The game presents a second opportunity for the travelling squad to get game time under their belts, having fielded two different outfield teams in either half of a 1-0 loss at Crusaders on Wednesday night.

  • Club

    David Turnbull to stay at Motherwell

    David Turnbull to stay at Motherwell

    David Turnbull is to remain a Motherwell player, with a proposed move to Celtic FC no longer taking place.

    An agreement was reached with the Glasgow club on 12 June, subject to the player agreeing personal terms, which he did, and undergoing a medical.

    During that medical process, an issue was identified that will require David to have immediate preventative surgery and subsequent rehabilitation.

    Celtic were still keen to sign the player despite this matter arising. But having presented revised transfer terms to Motherwell, the clubs could not reach an agreement.

    David will now remain at Fir Park and will shortly have an operation which will rule him out of any football for an extended period, the exact length to be determined following surgery.

    We will give David all the support he needs during this process. We wish him the best with his procedure and rehabilitation, and look forward to watching him play in claret and amber again in the near future.

  • First team

    ‘Well lose opening friendly at Crusaders

    Twenty-one players got playing time as Motherwell lost 1-0 to Crusaders in their opening pre-season friendly.

    Rory Hale’s first half effort from close range was the difference between the two teams, as manager Stephen Robinson changed his outfield players entirely for both halves.

    Motherwell’s first game of the 2019/20 campaign saw plenty of composed play, but scoring chances were at a premium.

    Against an opposition preparing for a tilt at UEFA Europa League qualification, the mixed ‘Well teams continued preparation which had included two double training sessions in the two days previous, with more to come before Saturday’s tour closer at Linfield.

    Motherwell first half: Carson, Grimshaw, Hartley, Gallagher, Livingstone, Maguire, Campbell, Sloth, Long, Johnson, Semple.

    Motherwell second half: Carson, Tait, Devine, Dunne, Carroll, Donnelly, Cornlius, McAlear, Polworth, Hylton, Scott.

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Colts to face Spartans

    Colts to face Spartans

    Motherwell’s Colts side will face Spartans at home in the first round of the 2019/20 Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Cup.

    Maurice Ross’ team, who reached the quarter finals of the competition last season, will take on their opponents on Tuesday 6 or Wednesday 7 August 2019.

    Should the young Steelmen be successful, they will then be in second round action away to Clyde on Tuesday 13 or Wednesday 14 August.

    Venues, kick off times and ticket prices will be announced shortly.