Come and have some food and drink with us before the match on Friday in our Cooper Bar.
Open from 5pm for both Motherwell and Hearts supporters, we’ve got a new food menu for you to enjoy, as well as our popular bar.
If you’re bringing the kids, we’ve got a whole load of activities from table football and giant Jenga, to being able to meet Steelman.
A first team player will also be coming along to meet supporters as we count down to kick off at 7.45pm.
Stephen Robinson speaks ahead of Hearts
Thursday 15 August 2019
‘Well boss Stephen Robinson spoke about the opposition, learning from mistakes and the importance of cup progression ahead of Friday’s Betfred Cup tie.
The manager spoke to the broadcast media on Thursday afternoon.
On learning lessons
“We’ve not had to really do it in pre-season. We’ve dominated every game, bar the Livingston game, where it was more of a 50/50 game and a bit of a scrap.
“So that was the first time we’ve really had to press at a high intensity. And we were only able to do that for 45 minutes. So it’s another game under their belt.
“I think the new players that have come in, you put Devante Cole and James Scott into that as well, then it gives them another bit of fitness.
“And when you are playing against a team that can bring on a £10m striker, a £2m winger and goodness knows what Ryan Christie is worth, then that’s the level you’re playing against. They continue to play and probe you, and you continue to have to press.
“That won’t be the case in every single game. There’s lots of positives I take out of the game. We went against a top side. Anyone who came in and saw that first half would think it’s two very good teams going against each other.
“We ran out of steam. And you have to give credit where credit is due. They are quality. They had five shots on target and scored all five. So that’s the difference in levels. We won’t come across that every week.
“So the positives I’ll take are we will approach the game the same way.We will be very confident. We will be attack minded.
“The individual errors we made have to stop. People will get another opportunity but they won’t get loads of opportunities if that’s continuing to be the individual errors they make.
“But we’ve been very good. We’ve had five clean sheets up until then. So we will go again and we will go in with confidence.”
“They are a big, strong, physical side with real threats in the team. The squad they’ve put together, they’ve put together with a lot of money.
“They are a good squad. They maybe haven’t had quite the start but they are in the same round of the cup as us, and we’ve played two league games. So you have to put that into perspective.
“It will be a very tough game for us. But one we are looking forward to. Friday night, under the lights at Fir Park.It is an exciting one.”
On cup incentive
“When you get to the quarter-finals or semi-finals at Hampden, that takes care of itself. The media attention, the stadiums, the size of the crowds, it takes care of itself. It’s them early rounds.
“We did show a video of how we got to the cup finals right at the start of the season. Because that’s the bits that get you there. This is another game towards that.
“It’s a tough test. Perhaps we were unfortunate to get such a strong team when we’ve been seeded.But we will deal with that.
“If we are going to progress in the cup competitions, you have to beat the better teams in the competition. We will deal with that and be up for Friday night.”
Ladies Day returns for 2019
Wednesday 14 August 2019
Our ever-popular Ladies Day event returns for 2019 when Motherwell host Ross County on Saturday, 21 September.
Hosted by Clyde 1’s Amber Zoe, there’s a full day of fun and laughter planned, as well as a £100 cash prize and runners-up prizes for the best dressed in attendance.
Priced at £45 for season ticket holders, and £55 for non-season ticket holders, our package includes:
A two-course meal
Best dressed competition
Games and music
It’s a day not to be missed, thanks to our partners SRB Wealth Management and Cadzow Nursery.
Motherwell will take on either Hutchison Vale or Inverness CT in the fourth round of the SSE Scottish Women’s Cup.
After defeating title-chasing SWPL2 side Partick Thistle at the weekend, Donald Jennow’s side will play hosts at Ravenscraig on Sunday, 25 August. A kick-off time will be announced shortly.
Hutchison Vale and Inverness CT will play each other on 18 August to determine which team will take on last year’s finalists.
Motherwell have already faced Hutchison Vale in the SWPL Cup this season, winning 13-0 away to progress against the SWPL2 side.
Inverness CT play in the third tier, and currently sit fifth in their table, nine points behind Aberdeen.
Reserves & Under 18s
Colts exit Tunnock’s Cup
Tuesday 13 August 2019
Motherwell’s Colts side bowed out of the Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Cup with a 4-0 loss at Clyde on Tuesday night.
A youthful Steelmen squad held their own in large spells against League One opposition, but struggled to create telling chances and were punished by their opponents.
It took five minutes for the experienced hosts to take the lead.
A long throw was flicked on at the front post and over the heads of the Motherwell defence. David Goodwillie was waiting to put the ball into the net from close range on the right side of the goal.
Clyde continued to test PJ Morrison in the visiting goal, before the youthful Steelmen started to settle into possession. But they failed to open up the home defence to seriously test David Mitchell in goal.
After a balanced start to the second half, a decisive counter attack doubled the hosts’ advantage.
A breakaway following a loose pass in the middle set Goodwillie scampering clear.
His shot came back off the right post and into the path of Ally Love, who steered home into the empty net.
It didn’t take long for the third to come. Ally Love’s corner from the right drifted over everyone and Martin McNiff was there at the back post to head it in.
PJ Morrison had to stand tall on several occasions in one v one situations to keep the score down, as Clyde went hunting to add to their three-goal advantage.
The fourth came with five to play. A free-kick from the left made it to the box unchecked, and McNiff netted his second, with the ball bouncing up past a helpless Morrison.
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.
Next up: Hearts
Monday 12 August 2019
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.
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
Monday 12 August 2019
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.
Hearts hospitality on sale now
Monday 12 August 2019
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.
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.
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.
‘Well progress in cup with extra time win
Sunday 11 August 2019
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.