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  • First team

    Liam Donnelly is July player of the month

  • First team

    Next up: Hearts

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Clyde test next for Colts

  • Club

    Hearts hospitality on sale now

  • Women

    ‘Well progress in cup with extra time win

  • First team

    Highlights as ‘Well lose out to Celtic

  • Women

    Motherwell face Thistle in SSE Scottish Cup

  • First team

    Robinson: We’ll learn lessons

  • First team

    Motherwell lose to rampant Celtic

  • Club

    Donate items to British Heart Foundation Scotland

  • First team

    Liam Donnelly is July player of the month

    Liam Donnelly is July player of the month

    Liam Donnelly has been named as the Tullibardine Motherwell player of the month for July.

    The midfielder won the public vote after finding the back of the net four times in three Betfred Cup group stage games.

    He has since continued his form into the new month, netting two goals against Celtic to take his tally to the season to six.

  • First team

    Next up: Hearts

    Next up: Hearts

    It’s back to cup football on Friday night, as Hearts visit Motherwell in the last 16 of the Betfred Cup.

    Tickets are available to buy online now for Motherwell supporters. Hearts fans should contact their club direct.

    Kick off on Friday at 7.45pm. Our Cooper Bar is open from 5pm for fans to enjoy pre-match food and drink.

    Tale of the tape

    Hearts and Motherwell both sit with a point in the Ladbrokes Premiership from two games so far, having drawn with Ross County and Livingston respectively.

    In the Betfred Cup, Hearts went into the last 16 draw unseeded after progressing as group winners with nine points. They beat Stenhousemuir and Cowdenbeath, before taking a bonus point after a draw with Dundee United, and taking a point at East Fife.

    Motherwell had a 100% record in their group, beating Queen of the South, Morton, Dumbarton and Annan Athletic, scoring 13 goals and conceding none along the way.

    Head to head

    Hearts have won three of the last five meetings between the two clubs, with Motherwell winning the other two.

    The last encounter came at Fir Park in February, with David Turnbull’s last-minute winner sealing victory for the Steelmen in the league.

    The visitors won the last cup match between the two, which came in the 2018/19 Betfred Cup quarter finals at Tynecastle. In an end-to-end game, Craig Levein’s side eventually prevailed 4-2.

    Ticket information

    Tickets are available online now or from the Fir Park ticket office for Motherwell supporters. You can also pay at the gate, but advance purchase is advised.

    Hearts fans should contact their club direct.

    Adult£15
    Over 60s / 18 and under / full-time students£10
    Under 16s£5

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

    Can’t make it? Watch or listen live

    If you’re outside the UK/Ireland, you can watch Motherwell v Hearts and the majority of our Ladbrokes Premiership games this season on our live streaming service.

    Priced at £12 a month, just head to tv.motherwellfc.co.uk to subscribe.

    Wherever you are, there’s also live audio commentary available on our streaming service for £5.99 a month.

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Clyde test next for Colts

    Clyde test next for Colts

    Maurice Ross’ Motherwell Colts side will take on Clyde in the second round of the Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Cup.

    After defeating Spartans 1-0 in the first round on Wednesday night, the youngsters will make the trip to Broadwood on Tuesday, 13 August. Kick off is at 7.45pm.

    Ticket prices are set at £5 for all. Fans can pay at the gate at the stadium.

     

  • Club

    Hearts hospitality on sale now

    Hearts hospitality on sale now

    Combine the full experience of a match day along with exceptional and great value hospitality at Fir Park.

    We have three fantastic offers for the Betfred Cup match on Friday, 16 August with our curry themed night in the Centenary Suite and South Stand Boxes.

    Centenary Suite

    A two-course meal with half-time refreshments served within our Centenary Suite with main stand seating and a pay bar for £55 per person, or £50 per person for season ticket holders.

    South Stand Boxes

    Inclusive bar with two -course meal and half-time snacks with indoor seating for £75 per person for our beer and wine package, or £95 for our spirits, beer and wine package.

    Millennium Suite

    Enjoy hot snacks with half-time refreshments with main stand seating for £68 per person, with an inclusive bar one hour before and one hour following the match.

    The dress code for all areas is smart, with no jeans, trainers or colours. To book, please phone our hospitality team on 01698 338012 or book online at tickets.motherwellfc.co.uk.

  • Women

    ‘Well progress in cup with extra time win

    ‘Well progress in cup with extra time win

    Motherwell made it through in the SSE Scottish Women’s Cup with a 2-0 win after extra time over Partick Thistle.

    Goals from Katie Rice and Chelsea McEachran broke the deadlock in the first half of the additional 30, after the game ended goalless after 90 minutes.

    The Jags were predicted to prove stubborn opposition, as one of the clubs at the top pushing for promotion from SWPL2.

    Donald Jennow’s Motherwell however were finalists last campaign whilst a second-tier side themselves, and were in no mood to go out at the first time of asking this season.

    But they were pushed all the way by the Glasgow side, before prevailing when Rice and McEachran both netted with shots from the edge of the box.

    The women of steel now head into the last 16 of the competition. With their opponents yet to be announced, the next tie is due to be played on Sunday 25 August. The SWPL1 home match with Glasgow City on the same date will now be rearranged.

    Motherwell: Vincenti, Doran-Barr (Arbuckle), Rolph, Rafferty, Knox (Roberts), Adams, Crooks, Rice, McEachran, Cairney, Callaghan (Montgomery).

  • First team

    Highlights as ‘Well lose out to Celtic

    Watch back the action as the Steelmen lose 5-2 at home to champions Celtic.

  • Women

    Motherwell face Thistle in SSE Scottish Cup

    Motherwell face Thistle in SSE Scottish Cup

    Motherwell are in SSE Scottish Cup action on Sunday, as Partick Thistle travel to Ravenscraig.

    The SWPL2 side arrive during a break from a title challenge in the second tier.

    Tale of the tape

    Motherwell returned to league action after the summer break last Sunday, drawing 0-0 at home to Spartans.

    Partick Thistle, meanwhile, sit two points off the pace in SWPL2, behind joint leaders Hamilton and Hearts.

    The Jags have netted 17 times in their last three games without reply, with 16 coming in back-to-back wins over Hutchison Vale.

    Manager sees cup chance to boost confidence

    Donald Jennow saw his side take a point in their last outing in the league, but is mindful of the test Thistle will pose.

    “Partick Thistle have aspirations to get to the top flight and their are in good form coming to face us,” he said.

    “But with the changes we’ve made over the summer, and the confidence we got from the result last week, has put a spring in our step.

    “It will be a very difficult test. But we have a cup pedigree and we’re hopeful that if we play to our strengths, we can get the result.”

    Watch the match

    Ravenscraig’s indoor facility is the venue for Sunday’s match, which kicks off at 1.30pm.

  • First team

    Robinson: We’ll learn lessons

    Stephen Robinson said he was “disappointed” that Celtic were able to profit from a succession of individual errors, as the champions ran out 5-2 winners at Motherwell.

  • First team

    Motherwell lose to rampant Celtic

    Motherwell lose to rampant Celtic

    Motherwell ran out of steam in the second half as they went down 5-2 at home to Celtic.

    In an explosive opening Motherwell were rewarded for a positive start, Liam Donnelly’s gave his side the lead after 10 minutes.

    The advantage was short lived as Kristopher Ajer equalised within 90 seconds. Then just before the end of an entertaining first half where the Fir Park side dominated large spells, a Leigh Griffiths free kick put Celtic in front.

    The Steelmen failed to put Celtic under the same kind of pressure in the second half as the champions found their feet. Coupled with a few defensive lapses, goals from James Forrest, Odsonne Edouard and Ryan Christie gave Celtic an emphatic lead.

    Although Donnelly found the net again in injury time, to claim his sixth of the season, it was little consolation as ‘Well ended up on the wrong side of a scoreline that looked improbable on their first half performance.

    Stephen Robinson stuck close to the tam which finished the game at Livingston last week. Christopher Long led the attack with Sherwin Seedorf and Jermaine Hylton on either side of him.

    The only forced change was Liam Grimshaw replacing the suspended Jake Carroll, with Richard Tait reverting to the left back slot.
    Celtic, after their European exertions in midweek rotated their line-up but were still able to bring in the goal threat of Leigh Griffiths and Lewis Morgan.

    However, it was Motherwell that made the early threats on Scott Bain’s goal and the Celtic ‘keeper had a few anxious moments in the early play as the home side played a pressing game in the visitor’s half.

    In the 10th minute, Liam Polworth’s corner kick found Declan Gallagher eight yards out but having stooped to meet the ball he could only guide his header over the bar.

    Two minutes later, though, the pair combined to set up the opening goal. Polworth’s crossfield ball again found Gallagher at the edge of the box. His cushioned header teed up Donnelly and his low drive from 18 yards sneaked inside the right hand post and beyond Bain’s despairing dive.

    The Fir Park fans were still celebrating when Celtic produced a leveller within 90 seconds. James Forrest trailed the ball towards the home box before releasing the ball into the path of Ajer and with Gillespie racing from his line the Celtic defender calmly steered the ball under the ‘keeper to make it 1-1.

    Despite that setback the home side stuck to its game plan and when Campbell sent Long in behind Ajer there were strong appeals for a penalty as the Celtic defender desperately attempted to dispossess the ‘Well striker.

    With 25 minutes played, Seedorf whipped the ball low across the face of Bain’s goal but just in front of Hylton who came racing in from the other wing.

    A quick break from the Parkhead men found Olivier Ntcham with time on the left but his low ball intended for Griffiths was well cut out by Gillespie as he slid out to claim the ball.

    Two minutes later the French midfielder did find a team mate with a delightful clipped pass to Boli Bolingoli but from a tight angle he dragged the ball across Gillespie and narrowly beyond his left hand post.

    Having been pressed into their own half for most of the first half, Celtic enjoyed more possession around the home goal as the interval approached. And five minutes from the break the advantage swung Celtic’s way.

    Gallagher rather clumsily fouled Griffiths 25 yards from goal and the Scotland striker once again demonstrated his dead ball prowess, driving the free kick though the ‘Well defensive wall and inside Gillespie’s left hand post.

    The Steelmen came close to claiming an immediate equaliser when Polworth found Donnelly close to the byeline. His driven cross begged a finishing touch but Long’s lunge four yards from goal failed to make contact.

    Despite going behind Motherwell took a great deal of credit from the first half and in an attempt to restart on the front foot, Christian Ilic replaced Seedorf.

    However, it was Celtic, having recovered from their midweek travels and lethargic first half who pushed towards Gillespie’s goal from the start of the second half.

    Just beyond the hour mark Stephen Robinson made his second change giving Devante Cole the chance to make an impression up front in place of Long.

    It looked promising when the on loan Wigan striker was judged narrowly offside as he raced in on goal. But within four minutes of his appearance Celtic had extended the lead.

    Forrest collected Bolingoli’s cut back just beyond the corner of the six yard box and although his path to goal looked blocked, the Scotland winger side stepped inside Gallagher before stroking the ball across Gillespie and just inside his far post to make it 3-1.

    That virtually killed the game but in a final attempt to inject some life into the home side James Scott replaced Hylton for the final 20 minutes.

    It was Celtic though who scored again 15 from time. As ‘Well claimed a handball against Bolingoli, the ball quickly moved to the other end where Edouard calmly placed the ball to Gillespie’s right

    Motherwell determined to put an accurate perspective on the scoreline, looked to reduce the leeway and after taking a pass from Ilic wide on the right, Grimshaw’s fierce drive flew narrowly beyond Bain’s post.

    Celtic , though weren’t finished and six minutes from time Christie blasted home number five from the penalty spot after Donnelly had tripped Edouard in the box.

    In injury time, Donnelly blasted home his second of the afternoon when he collected Gallgher’s knockdown and from a few yards fired high into the net to end the goal scoring spree.

  • Club

    Donate items to British Heart Foundation Scotland

    Donate items to British Heart Foundation Scotland

    Following our newly-formed partnership deal with British Heart Foundation Scotland, fans can now donate items directly to the nation’s heart charity at Fir Park.

    British Heart Foundation (BHF) Scotland’s distinctive red donation bins will be located at the ‘Well Shop and the Chapman Office from Friday 9 August until our game with Hearts on Friday 16 August.

    Supporters are being asked to drop off any unwanted items to help raise money for the charity’s life saving research. On match night itself, BHF donation bins will be located outside the Cooper Suite until kick-off for anyone wishing to donate and can collections will also take place.

    Items suitable for donation include good quality clothing, shoes and handbags, books, accessories, jewellery, CDs and DVDS, children’s toys and homeware. In addition donation bags are now also available from the ‘Well Shop and the ticket office.

    Heart and circulatory diseases cause the deaths of around 17,000 people in Scotland – nearly 50 people every day. The BHF is currently funding £56m of research into such conditions across Scotland, including at its Centres of Research Excellence in Glasgow and Edinburgh and at universities in St Andrews, Dundee and Aberdeen.

    “Our research is only made possible thanks to the generosity of our supporters,” Annie Cunningham, BHF Scotland Area Manager, explained.

    “Your bags and donations help us fund breakthroughs that save and improve lives. And having a clear out also means you’re helping the environment.

    “We are so grateful to Motherwell FC and have no doubt their fans will give us bags of support too.”

    BHF Scotland is the club’s official shorts sponsor for the season ahead.

    Suzanne Reid, head of commercial and marketing at Motherwell FC, added: “I am sure our generous supporters will welcome the opportunity to donate freely to this excellent cause and back our new partnership.”

    Doreen McLintock lost her dad Bobby Orr to a fatal heart attack when he was just 52 years old. She now manages BHF Scotland’s Furniture and Electrical Shop in Motherwell and says public support makes all the difference.

    “I lost my dad far too young,” said Doreen. “He had no ill health really before his death, was fit and an active member of Hamilton Curling Club and Motherwell High Road Bowling Club.

    “We were devastated and that is why the BHF’s research is so important. It’s helping to keep families together and by donating to our shops, you are playing your part too and we are so thankful.”

    BHF Scotland also runs a free collection service for donations of unwanted furniture and electrical items to our stores, including items like sofas, tables, beds and more. You can find out more or book a collection at the BHF website or call 0808 250 0030.