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  • First team

    ‘We were ruthless’

  • First team

    Motherwell hit St Johnstone for four

  • First team

    Watch a live stream of Motherwell v St Johnstone

  • First team

    St Mirren tickets on sale

  • First team

    ‘We need more ruthlessness’

  • Club

    Grab a Black Friday deal

  • Club

    We support the Rainbow Laces campaign

  • Club

    Book your Christmas party with us

  • First team

    Opposition Report: A look at St Johnstone

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserves lose at Dunfermline

  • First team

    ‘We were ruthless’

    “It was a fantastic result. But we can play better. We defended brilliantly and we were ruthless when we had to be.”

    Stephen Robinson reacts to the 4-0 win over St Johnstone.

  • First team

    Motherwell hit St Johnstone for four

    Motherwell hit St Johnstone for four

    Motherwell eventually overcame a very determined St Johnstone to make it four wins from their last five home games and strengthen their grip on fourth place in Ladbrokes Premiership.

    After a cold start on a freezing afternoon, Devante Cole’s goal just before the half hour raised the home side’s tempo.

    Peter Hartley headed home a second four minutes into the second half to give ‘Well the upper hand, before Jake Carroll and a late goal from debutant Christy Manzinga gave the Fir Parkers a deserved, workmanlike win.

    Stephen Robinson made one change from the side which played well but left Easter Road empty handed. Liam Donnelly returned to the heart of the Motherwell midfield, with Barry Maguire stepping down.

    Eager to put two consecutive away defeats behind them, the Steelmen started the game with great intent. But it was Saints, helped by some slack passing in the home ranks, who put some early pressure on Mark Gillespie’s goal.

    After 11 minutes Anthony Ralston drive towards the home box ended with a low drive which provided Gillespie with his first save of the afternoon. A minute later, after another poor pass set up Chris Kane, Peter Hartley blocked the striker’s powerful shot.

    Gradually, ‘Well gained a couple of openings around the Saints box.

    In the 23rd minute, Liam Grimshaw dragged the ball across the visitor’s penalty area before feeding Long, whose angled drive flew narrowly across goal. Three minutes later Hylton was even closer with a sweet 20 yard drive which had Clark flying across his goal.

    The increased tempo from the home side had Saints on the back foot and it was no surprise when ‘Well opened the scoring in the 29th minute.

    Close to the byline Hylton’s trickery left Ralston on the ground, and when the winger’s lofted ball found Cole towering above Jason Kerr at the back of the six yard box, his downward header sped beyond Clark for his fourth goal of the season.

    Motherwell should have extended their advantage as Saints struggled but a series of misplaced passes let the visitors off the hook.

    Seven minutes from half-time, Kane’s cute back healer four yards from goal almost punished ‘Well for their carelessness. While the Perth men had plenty of the ball, ‘Well looked more dangerous around goal.

    It was quite a different start to the second 45 as ‘Well immediately pressed the Saints into defence.

    And after being denied just before the break Hartley took only four minutes to find the net. A brilliant burst into the box by Hylton earned a corner. And when Polworth delivered the ball towards the ‘huddle’ of ‘Well players, Hartley stretched to fire his header through a ruck of players and give his side a more comfortable lead.

    Great strength and pace from Cole carried him into the box but with Long completely unmarked the on-loan Wigan striker screwed his shot wide of goal.

    Long’s hard working hour was recognised by the fans as he made way for James Scott – as ‘Well looked to extend their lead.

    However, for a spell it was Saints who looked the more likely to get the next goal and drag themselves back into the game. And a positive double substitution by Tommy Wright with 23 minutes remaining was aimed to give his side an extra spark.

    Then out of nothing Hylton won the ball five yards outside the Saints’ box and his low curling shot forced a fine diving save from Clark, as Cole tried to latch onto the rebound.

    A couple of minutes later more good work from Hylton led to another corner. Once again Polworth’s delivery from the corner flag found a team mate and when Declan Gallagher’s header bounced off the post, Carroll stabbed home the rebound for his first goal in claret and amber.

    With 15 minutes remaining, and having made a major contribution, Hylton came off allowing fans their first glimpse at home of Christy Manzinga.

    And the Belgian marked his debut with a goal a minute from time. All three subs combined as Scott broke from his own half and when his pass found Mark O’Hara, he nodded the ball into the path of Manzinga who coolly steered the ball beyond Clark and make it 4-0 and round off a solid afternoon’s work.

  • First team

    Watch a live stream of Motherwell v St Johnstone

    Watch a live stream of Motherwell v St Johnstone

    There’s live video and audio available from Motherwell v St Johnstone on Saturday.

    We’ve a live stream of the match available to viewers outside of the UK and Ireland for just £12 a month. Kick off is at 3pm GMT.

    To subscribe and get all Motherwell home matches – and the majority of away games – head to tv.motherwellfc.co.uk now and sign up.

    If you’re in the UK or Ireland and can’t make it, don’t worry. We’ve also got live audio commentary of the match for just £5.99 a month.

    Head to tv.motherwellfc.co.uk to sign up. Just choose the UK/Ireland commentary option.

    2019/20 Motherwell streaming service matches

    DateMatchService available
    30 November 2019Motherwell v St JohnstoneLive video outside UK/Ireland, audio to all
    4 December 2019St Mirren v MotherwellLive audio only
    7 December 2019Motherwell v HeartsLive video outside UK/Ireland, audio to all
    15 December 2019Motherwell v RangersLive video outside UK/Ireland, audio to all
    21 December 2019Kilmarnock v MotherwellLive video outside UK/Ireland, audio to all
    26 December 2019Ross County v MotherwellLive audio only
    29 December 2019Motherwell v HamiltonLive video outside UK/Ireland, audio to all
    22 January 2020Aberdeen v MotherwellLive video outside UK/Ireland, audio to all
    25 January 2020Motherwell v HibernianLive video outside UK/Ireland, audio to all
    1 February 2020Livingston v MotherwellLive audio only
    5 February 2020Motherwell v CelticLive video outside UK/Ireland, audio to all
    12 February 2020St Johnstone v MotherwellLive video outside UK/Ireland, audio to all
    15 February 2020Motherwell v St MirrenLive video outside UK/Ireland, audio to all
    22 February 2020Hamilton v MotherwellLive audio only
    4 March 2020Motherwell v Ross CountyLive video outside UK/Ireland, audio to all
    7 March 2020Hearts v MotherwellLive video outside UK/Ireland, audio to all
    14 March 2020Motherwell v AberdeenLive video outside UK/Ireland, audio to all
    21 March 2020Motherwell v KilmarnockLive video outside UK/Ireland, audio to all
    4 April 2020Rangers v MotherwellLive audio only


  • First team

    St Mirren tickets on sale

    St Mirren tickets on sale

    Motherwell are back in action at St Mirren on Wednesday, 4 December.

    Kick off in Paisley is at 7.45pm for the Ladbrokes Premiership match.

    Tickets are available online now or from the Fir Park ticket office.

    There are no cash gates are available at St Mirren. Pre-purchase is encouraged from the Fir Park ticket office or online to save queues at the away ticket booth on the night.

    Over 65s / 13-17s / full-time students£12
    Under 13s£6

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

  • First team

    ‘We need more ruthlessness’

    Stephen Robinson spoke about the loss to Hibernian, facing St Johnstone and the importance of the next block of games on Friday.

    Here’s what he said to the broadcast media.

    On defeat to Hibernian

    “Obviously we were disappointed by the result. But when I look back on it, there were a lot of positives in the game.

    “We’ve reiterated to the boys about the basics of football and staying with runners. We got punished. Hibs were ruthless in punishing us in the chances they had.

    “That’s the level. That’s the level of players you’re playing against. You can’t afford to make those mistakes. And we’ve worked on that during the week.

    “We know we’re in for a very tough game again against St Johnstone. So we have to put that right, but also continue with the positive aspects of the performance and keep trying to play and create the chances that we did.

    “We didn’t deserve to take anything from the game. Because we didn’t do the basics. Make no mistake about that.

    “But our general play from box to box was very good. There was some very good football involved, but our end product and our delivery and our final pass wasn’t quite there.

    “It happens sometimes. And Hibs defended it well and we didn’t stay with our runners, which is a basic thing in football. You can work on everything, but if you don’t do the basics right, you lose football matches. So that was our lesson.”

    On the forthcoming fixtures

    “I think the next three games are huge for us. It gives us an opportunity to stay where we are and maybe even gain ground.

    “The league is very tight. There’s not very much, I don’t think, between any team that you play. Outside of the top two, there’s not a lot in it.

    “Key things in the game are what win things at times. If key moments go for you, or against you, it can dictate the result.

    “We are a team that has to be patient. We don’t have a massive targetman that we can launch balls up to. And that’s not what we want to do.

    “We want to be patient. We want to break teams down. It’s that quality in the final third. Getting that consistency from our front players and help them with their decision making.

    “That’s the key to it, the decisions in the final third. If you watch Celtic and Rangers last night in Europe, both terrific results, the key to it is it doesn’t matter how much possession there is. Their forward players are the key to winning and losing football matches.

    “We have to bring more ruthlessness to our game and decision making in that final third.”

    On facing St Johnstone

    “Tommy always has them well organised.  I think their league position doesn’t suggest how they’ve played at times. It’s so tight down there, there’s not a lot of difference between bottom and sixth. There’s very little difference between it.

    “I think it’d be a hard game. I think they will sit in at times. We’re going to have to break teams down. But our boys have to take that as a compliment. You know, people didn’t used to come to Motherwell and sit in. They do now and they try and hit is on the counter attack.

    “So that’s something we have to be aware of because St Johnstone have got pace up top with their front three and they’re dangerous.

    “We have to go in with a real positive mindset. Take the game to St Johnstone and try and get three points in the board, get us back on another winning run.

    “I think Tommy’s record speaks for itself over the years and what he’s done with St Johnstone. He’s massively overachieved and we will expect them to be organised.

    “I think he’s signed some very good players. I think they’ve got a good squad on paper and you know, he’ll always be looking to turn that into results. But hopefully it won’t be starting Saturday.”

  • Club

    Grab a Black Friday deal

    Grab a Black Friday deal

    There’s a whole host of Motherwell-related Black Friday deals on offer.

    If you’re looking to wear something you see the players in every week, then there’s a fantastic buy one, get one free on our claret and amber warm-up tops.

    Also available in the club shop is money off our 80s inspired retro jacket and top, as well as a host of Motherwell-related accessories and even our badged curtains and duvet set.

    Want to be forever inscribed into Fir Park? There’s 40% off our personalised bricks, which will then be added to the wall at our Cooper Stand.

    We’ve also a host of hospitality offers, including a £36 upgrade for our Hibernian match in January, and £40 for all at our game with Ross County in March.

    All our Black Friday deals
  • Club

    We support the Rainbow Laces campaign

    We support the Rainbow Laces campaign

    We’re backing the Rainbow Laces campaign.

    Rainbow Laces is Stonewall Scotland’s awareness project to make sure that LGBT people are welcomed and accepted at all levels of the game.

    Today, four in 10 LGBT people think sport isn’t welcoming to them. Many report experiencing discrimination – and we need to change that.

    Football is a sport for all. It should not judge or discriminate people for who they are.

    Motherwell Football Club is a safe, inclusive place for all. We all need to work to ensure everyone feels that is the case.

    As well as our continued backing, our players will show their support on the pitch at the weekend’s match with St Johnstone.

    “Our club is one that makes everybody feel part of the same family,” said Motherwell captain Peter Hartley.

    “We must never take that for granted. As players, staff and fans, we must be proactive in making everyone feel safe and welcome.

    “It’s our responsibility to do that for all, every day of the year. We’re proud to back this campaign to fight for an end to the stigma and discrimination in our sport.”

    We can only stop homophobic, biphobic and transphobic behaviour and language from happening in football by showing that it is not acceptable, at every level of the game.

    We are dedicated to eradicating any forms of homophobic, biphobic or transphobic behaviour and making sure our club is a place where LGBT fans can be safe and accepted.

    Follow Stonewall Scotland using @StonewallScot or get involved in the conversation on Twitter via #RainbowLaces.

    You can find out more about Stonewall Scotland at stonewallscotland.org.uk.

  • Club

    Book your Christmas party with us

    Book your Christmas party with us

    There’s still time to book your Christmas party night with us at Fir Park.

    Our party night packages are hugely popular and are selling fast.

    Priced at £35 per person, our fantastic package includes a three course meal and live DJ.

    There is also a VIP package on request which will be priced at £80, which includes complimentary beer, wine and spirits (gin, vodka and whisky only).

    We’ve places available at our night on 6 December, as well as our special 80s themed night on 14 December.

    Our nights on 30 November, as well as 7 and 13 December, are now sold out.

    For more information or to book, get in touch with our hospitality team today on events@motherwellfc.co.uk or call 01698 333333.


    Our special 80s theme night on 14 December still has limited places available.

    Priced at £25 per person, you’ll get a hot buffet, welcome drink and be able to dance away with a live DJ.

    For more information or to book, get in touch with our hospitality team today on events@motherwellfc.co.uk or call 01698 333333.

  • First team

    Opposition Report: A look at St Johnstone

    Opposition Report: A look at St Johnstone

    St Johnstone are the weekend visitors to Motherwell.

    Tommy Wright’s men come as the league’s bottom club, but recent results have shown they are still a formidable opponent for Stephen Robinson’s side.

    The story so far

    A disappointing start to the 2019/20 season sees St Johnstone currently occupying bottom spot in the Premiership, but a recent turnaround in results means they are anything but cut adrift.

    They’re locked on 11 points with three other teams, with only their goal difference keeping them in 12th spot.

    Murray Davidson and Callum Hendry’s red cards in the weekend draw with Aberdeen rules them out of the trip to Fir Park.

    Form guide

    The Saints have won two and drawn one of their last five, turning their form around after a sluggish start to the campaign.

    Home wins over Hamilton Academical and Hearts came alongside the home draw with Aberdeen last time out, a loss at McDiarmid Park to Hibernian and an away defeat to St Mirren.

    Before then, Wright’s side hadn’t won in the league since a 2-0 home win over Motherwell in May, a run which lasted for 10 games.

    Away from home, they’ve not registered a league win in 2019. Their last victory on the road in the Premiership came in late December 2018 at Dundee, and they are winless in 14.

    Three to watch

    David Wotherspoon

    David Wotherspoon recently clocked up his 250th appearances for his hometown club and he marked the occasion with what could prove to be a vital double in the win over Hamilton.

    The midfielder joined St Johnstone back in the summer of 2013 and quickly endeared himself to the Saints support as he capped a memorable first season by featuring at every stage of their famous Scottish Cup triumph.

    Wotherspoon is eligible to represent Canada through his mother who was born there and has earned two caps for Les Rouges, with his most recent appearance coming in the 1-0 win over Cuba in September.

    Alistair McCann

    A big positive in early stages of the season for St Johnstone has been the performances of 19-year-old midfielder Alistair McCann.

    McCann has featured in all of Saints’ Scottish Premiership fixtures so far in 2019-20, after spending the previous season on loan at League One side Stranraer.

    This afternoon’s fixture will bring back fond memories for the Northern Ireland U21 international, he made his first league appearance in St Johnstone’s emphatic 5-1 victory at Fir Park back in May 2018.

    Stevie May

    Former Aberdeen striker Stevie May has endured a testing start to his second spell at St Johnstone, managing just two goals in 10 appearances.

    May, who turned 27 earlier this month arrived at McDiarmid Park keen to rediscover the form that endeared him to Saints fans during his first stint in the light blue – scoring both goals in their Scottish Cup semi-final victory over Aberdeen and laying on a goal for Steven MacLean as the club clinched the trophy for the first time since the club was formed in 1884.

    In that season he finished on 27 goals in all competitions, landing him the SWFA Young Player of the Year award and fans of the Perth club will be desperate to see the powerful striker get back to his best in their bid to avoid a scrap at the foot of the table this season.

    Get your tickets in advance

    Tickets are available online now or from the Fir Park ticket office.

    Adult£24 / £20
    Over 60s / 16-18s / full-time students£17 / £16
    Under 15s£3
    One adult and two kids£28 / £24

    Cheaper price applies to John Hunter stand for home supporters.

    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 St Johnstone 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

    Reserves lose at Dunfermline

    Reserves lose at Dunfermline

    A youthful Motherwell side lost out 2-0 at Dunfermline Athletic in the SPFL Reserve League on Tuesday.

    Dunfermline took control within the first 16 minutes, netting twice from corner kicks.

    Bowman’s corner from the right initially found Todd, whose shot was turned in by Coulson with 12 minutes played.

    Four minutes later, it was 2-0. Another Bowman delivery was met in the air by Morrison, who headed home.

    Motherwell grew into the game into the second half and started to carve out chances.

    Hutchison went close with a header close to the hour mark, shortly after Dunfermline almost put through their own net, only for their player to fire back off his own crossbar.

    Motherwell: Morrison, J Brown, Muir, Devine, Hussain, Hutchison, Hale, Cornelius, MacIver, Robertson (Kettings), Starrs.

    Subs: Hemfrey, Williamson, R Brown.