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  • Club

    Diva tribute night at Fir Park

  • First team

    Campbell and Scott in Scotland Under 21s

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserves take on Ross County

  • Women

    Motherwell face Inverness CT in Scottish Cup

  • First team

    Highlights from cup loss to Hearts

  • First team

    Manager reacts to Hearts defeat

  • First team

    Motherwell go out of Betfred Cup

  • Club

    Cooper Bar open on Friday night

  • First team

    Stephen Robinson speaks ahead of Hearts

  • Club

    Ladies Day returns for 2019

  • Club

    Diva tribute night at Fir Park

    Diva tribute night at Fir Park

    We’ve got another great tribute night coming up here at Fir Park. 

    On Saturday 7 September, we’ve got the Divalicious Tribute Act.

    Come and sing along to a host of hit songs from Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, Madonna and Diana Ross. 

    To get your tickets, book online at tickets.motherwellfc.co.uk, call us on 01698 333333 or email events@motherwellfc.co.uk. 

  • First team

    Campbell and Scott in Scotland Under 21s

    Campbell and Scott in Scotland Under 21s

    Allan Campbell and James Scott have been called up to the Scotland Under 21 squad.

    The pair are in Scot Gemmill’s selection for the forthcoming UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying double header with San Marino and Croatia.

    Campbell is a regular at Under 21 level, having been capped 15 times.

    Scott is a first-time call-up to the squad, having impressed so far this season in claret and amber, scoring three goals in seven appearances.

    Scotland take on San Marino in Paisley on Thursday, 5 September at 7.30pm, before travelling to take on Croatia five days later.

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserves take on Ross County

    Reserves take on Ross County

    It’s back to action for the reserves on Monday, with a trip to face Ross County in the SPFL Reserve League.

    Maurice Ross’ side make the trip to the Highland Football Academy for their first game in the competition of the 2019/20 season.

    Kick off in Dingwall is at 2pm.

  • Women

    Motherwell face Inverness CT in Scottish Cup

    Motherwell face Inverness CT in Scottish Cup

    Motherwell will play Inverness CT in the fourth round of the SSE Scottish Women’s Cup.

    The Caley Jags defeated Hutchison Vale 5-0 on Sunday, setting up the tie with Donald Jennow’s side, who booked their placed with a win over Partick Thistle last weekend.

    Motherwell v Inverness CT is currently due to be played at Ravenscraig on Sunday, 25 August. A kick-off time will be announced shortly.

    Inverness CT play in the third tier, and currently sit fifth in their table, nine points behind Aberdeen.

    The women of steel were the 2018 finalists in the competition, before losing to Hibernian at Firhill.

  • First team

    Highlights from cup loss to Hearts

    The best of the action as Motherwell go out of the Betfred Cup at the hands of Hearts.

  • First team

    Manager reacts to Hearts defeat

    “There’s lessons to be learned. We weren’t good enough.”

    Stephen Robinson speaks as Motherwell exit the Betfred Cup at the hands of Hearts.

  • First team

    Motherwell go out of Betfred Cup

    Motherwell go out of Betfred Cup

    Motherwell crashed out of the Betfred Cup on a horrible night on and off the park.

    Hearts made the most of their first half supremacy and a sodden pitch, with goals from Michael Smith and Conor Washington providing them with a 2-0 lead.

    ‘Well weathered the storm and as the heavy rain subsided in the second half, Christopher Long pulled one back and give the Fir Park men some 30 minutes to keep their cup hopes alive.

    However, for the second consecutive season in the Betfred Cup, it was the Tynecastle men who progressed to the next round.

    Stephen Robinson largely stood by the side which lost heavily to Celtic, making only one change with James Scott coming in to lead the attack and hopefully add to his three Betfred cup goals.

    Hearts manager Craig Levein wasted no time bringing in on loan Manchester United goalkeeper Joel Pereira to replace the underfire Zdenek Zlamal.

    It was his opposite number who was put under immediate pressure as the Edinburgh pressed from the kick-off looking for an early advantage.

    Mark Gillespie had to be brave and come through a pack of players to punch clear Andy irving’s free kick.

    But after eight minutes when the ‘Well ‘keeper next punched away the Hearts midfielder’s corner it fell for Christophe Berra. Although his shot lacked any power, it was nudged on by Conor Washington and when it struck Charles Dunne’s hand, under the new ruling referee Bobby Madden had no hesitation in pointing to the penalty spot.

    It looked the perfect chance for Hearts’ opener but Sean Clare slammed the spot kick against the foot off the post and Motherwell breathed a sigh of relief.

    The Tynecastle side, undaunted by the missed opportunity, controlled the flow of the game.
    It took the home side to muster any threat on the visitor’s goal and although Richard Tait’s deep cross was inviting it bounced a metre in front of Sherwin Seedorf as he raced towards the back post.

    Three minutes later the on loan keeper was forced into action. Scot made a powerful run to the byeline before cutting the ball back to Alan Campbell. His shot was palmed out by Pereira but in the scramble which ensued in the six yard box neither Campbell or Seedorf could get the vital touch.

    Most of the action was in the home box and after 25 minutes Dunne had to show terrific turn of pace to nick the ball off Washington’s toes. Two minutes later Gillespie was a full stretch along the Fir Park turf to block Jamie Walker low driven shot.

    Five minutes from a half that they completely dominated Hearts deservedly took the lead with a fine goal. Fullback Smith drifted in from the right touchline and from the edge of the area his left foot drive whizzed through a busy penalty box before nestling in Gillespie right hand corner of the net.

    As the rain clouds burst overhead the ‘Well forced a couple of efforts on the Hearts’ goal but from a tight angle and 25 yards, Jermaine Hylton and Liam Donnelly’s shots were comfortably held by Pereira.

    The sodden pitch contributed to Hearts grabbing a second goal in injury time. Mulraney chased a long through ball into the box but as Gillespie slid out to collect, he caught the Hearts player.

    At the second time of asking Washington made no mistake from the spot blasting the Tynecastle sid into a 2-0 lead.

    Trying to retrieve themselves from an almost impossible position, ‘Well restarted the second forty five with the double threat of Christopher Long and Devante Cole up front.
    It was Gillespie, though, who had to contend with the tricky surface firmly holding Clare’s grounder from 20 yards.

    Just before the half hour mark Motherwell’s half time change paid off. Liam Polworth carried the ball towards the box before sliding a pass into Long and from an angle he slipped the ball under the ‘keeper to bring the home side back into contention.

    With Christian Ilic waiting to take over from Alan Campbell, ‘Well forced a free kick near the corned flag. Polworth low drive found Washingson at the front of the six yard box and his touch was carrying the ball into his own net until Pereira reacted to push the ball round his post.

    Three minutes from time Gillespie made a terrific one footed block to deny Aidan White from eight yards and keep alive ‘Well’s faint hopes of taking the tie to extra time.
    But it was Hearts who held on to their slender lead and progress to the quarter-finals.

  • Club

    Cooper Bar open on Friday night

    Cooper Bar open on Friday night

    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.

  • First team

    Stephen Robinson speaks ahead of Hearts

    ‘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.”

    On Hearts

    “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.”

  • Club

    Ladies Day returns for 2019

    Ladies Day returns for 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
    • Match ticket
    • Best dressed competition
    • Games and music

    It’s a day not to be missed, thanks to our partners SRB Wealth Management and Cadzow Nursery.

    To get your tickets, just buy online now at tickets.motherwellfc.co.uk, email us at hospitality@motherwellfc.co.uk or give us a call on 01698 333333.