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  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserves draw at Celtic

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserves at Celtic on Monday

  • First team

    Highlights as Motherwell beat St Johnstone

  • 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

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserves draw at Celtic

    Reserves draw at Celtic

    Motherwell took a point in a 1-1 draw at Celtic in the SPFL Reserve League Cup on Monday afternoon.

    Ross MacIver’s opener in the match was cancelled out by Jonathan Afolabi, before the hosts went on to claim a bonus point in the penalty shootout.

    It was another youthful Motherwell side, with first team experience coming from youngsters Jamie Semple, Dean Cornelius and David Devine.

    Four minutes in, the Steelmen had the lead. A short back pass and failure to clear by Hughes presented MacIver with his opportunity to slot the ball home.

    On the half hour mark, Celtic were level. Combination play between Dembele and Afolabi then saw the latter chip Morrison from an angle.

    Both sides would have chances in the second period, but the game would finish level and with an opportunity to take a crucial bonus point in the group.

    Celtic would prevail 4-2, securing top spot and progression to the semi-finals. Motherwell have a game left to try and finish as the best runner-up from the three groups, taking on Dundee at home on 27 January.

    Motherwell: Morrison, Brown, Hussain, Devine, Muir, Semple, Cornelius, Hale, Hutchison, MacIver, Starrs.

    Subs: Hemfrey, Robertson, Williamson, McDonald.

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserves at Celtic on Monday

    Reserves at Celtic on Monday

    Motherwell are in SPFL Reserve League Cup action on Monday at Celtic.

    Maurice Ross’ side are at the Lennoxtown training facility for the match, which will kick off at 1.30pm.

  • First team

    Highlights as Motherwell beat St Johnstone

    Devante Cole, Peter Hartley, Jake Carroll and Christy Manzinga all net as Motherwell run out convincing winners over St Johnstone.

  • 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.

    Adult£22
    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.