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  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserves draw with Hearts

  • First team

    Buy your tickets for Dundee cup clash

  • Club

    Get a Hamilton hospitality deal

  • First team

    Next up: Kilmarnock

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserves face Hearts on Tuesday

  • First team

    Highlights as Motherwell lose to Rangers

  • First team

    ‘We didn’t play to our best’

  • First team

    Motherwell fall to Rangers

  • First team

    Watch a live stream of Motherwell v Rangers

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Dean Cornelius signs new contract

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserves draw with Hearts

    Reserves draw with Hearts

    Motherwell reserves were held to a 1-1 draw, after visitors Hearts levelled the scoring with virtually the last kick of the ball.

    Maurice Ross’ side had got themselves ahead courtesy of yet another goal from Ross MacIver. But despite several opportunities to extend that lead further, it remained at 1-0.

    The sting in the tail would arrive in stoppage time, when Hearts forward Connor Smith leveled to earn his side a share of the spoils.

    The Steelmen called upon the services of experienced duo Trevor Carson and Richard Tait for the match, with Barry Maguire, Jamie Semple, Christy Manzinga, David Devine and Dean Cornelius all able to call on first-team experience.

    Hearts had the first opportunity of the half when Sean Ward scooped an effort over the bar after Leeroy Makovora had got himself in between Devine and Carson to create the chance.

    Motherwell’s reply came just two minutes later in the form of Maguire. Semple’s diagonal pass had MacIver in space on the right flank. His squad pass was met by the onrushing Scotland Under 21 international, but he whipped a shot just inches over the crossbar.

    The hosts were looking the more likely and Cole Starrs had the first effort on target shortly before the half hour mark. Latching onto a rebound, the young striker’s shot was comfortable stopped by Kevin Silva at his near post.

    Hearts had their first effort on target six minutes later, Smith creating space for himself on the edge with a nice turn, but his low shot was well saved by Carson on the stretch.

    It was end-to-end as the half-time interval approached. Semple had a low effort comfortably stopped by Silva after good work by Manzinga deep in opposition territory. At the other end, Carson was again on hand to save a long-range effort from Cameron Logan, beating away the shot at the expense of a corner.

    The last effort of the half would fall to MacIver, who was again the recipient of an excellent cross field pass, this time from Maguire. The former Ross County man cut inside onto his left foot, but dragged a low shot wide.

    It took 13 minutes for the second half to spark to life and only an excellent save by Silva kept the scores level.

    Hearts had failed to deal with a corner and when Maguire hung up a cross to the back post, Devine’s header looked goalbound but the young American who turned it around. Manzinga headed the resulting Semple corner over the bar.

    ‘Well were getting close and closer and MacIver came within inches of putting his side ahead, headering a Semple cross off the top of the bar.

    However, he wouldn’t be denied three minutes later. Tait found himself advanced on the right before hanging a neat cross towards the back post. Starrs header was bundled off the line, but MacIver was on hand to smash it home from close range.

    ‘Well could and should have extended that lead further. MacIver perhaps could and should have added to his tally, one chance flashing a shot wide of target, the next a free header straight at Silva.

    Hearts weathered the storm and were getting back into the match, Carson having to save well from both Smith and substitute Charleston-King before eventually being beaten in stoppage time.

    Smith collected a loose ball 25 yards from goal, danced past a couple of challenges before drilling the ball low and hard past Carson into the far corner to secure a point for the young Jambos.

    Motherwell: Carson. Tait (MacDonald), Brown, Hussain, Devine, Maguire, MacIver, Cornelius (Hutchison), Manzinga, Starrs (Robertson), Semple

    Not Used: Hemfrey, Hale, Kettings, Williamson

  • First team

    Buy your tickets for Dundee cup clash

    Buy your tickets for Dundee cup clash

    Adult tickets for our William Hill Scottish Cup tie at Dundee on Saturday, 18 January can be bought in advance for £15.

    Fans have until 11 January to get a discounted price, with concession tickets priced at £10 and under 18s for just £5.

    Tickets can be purchased now online and will be able to collect from Friday 20 December. Sales at the ticket office will also start on Friday.

    From 12 January, ticket prices will increase to £20 for adults, £15 for concessions and £10 for under 18s.

    Prices on the gate are £20 for adults and £15 for all concessions, including under 18s.

    Kick-off in the tie is at 7.20pm. You can book a seat on our bus to Dens Park for £12 online now.

  • Club

    Get a Hamilton hospitality deal

    Get a Hamilton hospitality deal

    See out 2019 in style with one of our hospitality deals for our match with Hamilton Academical.

    You can buy online right now for the match on Sunday 29 December. Alternatively, give our hospitality team a call on 01698 338012.

    Centenary Suite

    A two-course meal with half-time refreshments served within our Centenary Suite with main stand seating and a pay bar for £70 per person, or £45 per person for season ticket holders. A fully-inclusive bar is also available for £120 per person.

    South Stand Boxes

    Inclusive bar with two-course meal and half-time snacks with indoor seating for £70 per person for our beer and wine package, or £90 for our spirits, beer and wine package.

    Davie Cooper Boxes

    View the match from the comfort of one of our boxes at the top of the Davie Cooper Stand. With access to the Cooper Bar before and after the match, and half-time refreshments, tea, coffee, pies and cakes, our deal is available for £50 per person.

    If you’re a season ticket holder, you can upgrade for £35 per person.

    Millennium Suite

    Enjoy hot snacks with half-time refreshments with main stand seating for £70 per person, with an inclusive bar one hour before and one hour following the match. We also have an offer for Under 18s priced at £35.

    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.

  • First team

    Next up: Kilmarnock

    Next up: Kilmarnock

    Motherwell take to the road for the first of two festive away fixtures, heading to take on Kilmarnock on Saturday.

    Kick-off at Rugby Park is at 3pm.

    Tale of the tape

    It’s fourth against fifth in the Ladbrokes Premiership on Saturday, with Motherwell currently eight points ahead of their opponents in the table.

    Stephen Robinson’s side lost at home to Rangers on Sunday past, ending a run of three successive victories and clean sheets earned in wins over St Johnstone, Hearts and St Mirren.

    Kilmarnock meanwhile started their last batch of five matches with a 3-0 home win over Hearts. That was followed with draws with Hibernian and St Johnstone, before recent back-to-back defeats to Livingston and Ross County away from home.

    They are, however, on an eight-game unbeaten run at home in the league, winning four and drawing four, conceding only three goals and keeping six clean sheets.

    Head to head

    Motherwell won the first encounter between the two sides in 2019/20, with Liam Donnelly and Devante Cole netting in a 2-1 victory at Fir Park.

    Kilmarnock have won three of the last five matches against the Steelmen, with the other result a 0-0 draw on our last visit to Rugby Park.

    The last time Motherwell claimed victory in Ayrshire was in March 2017. Carl McHugh and Zak Jules scored, cancelling out Kris Boyd’s opener, to give a 2-1 away win.

    Get your tickets in advance

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

    Cash gates are currently not guaranteed to be available on the day, therefore pre-purchase is advised.

    Adult£22
    Over 65s / Under 21s / full-time students£17
    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 Kilmarnock v Motherwell 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 face Hearts on Tuesday

    Reserves face Hearts on Tuesday

    The reserves are in action in the SPFL Reserve League against Hearts on Tuesday.

    Maurice Ross’ side play host at Broadwood Stadium. Kick-off is at 2pm.

  • First team

    Highlights as Motherwell lose to Rangers

    Nikola Katic and Alfredo Morelos score the goals as the Steelmen lose in the Ladbrokes Premiership.

  • First team

    ‘We didn’t play to our best’

    “Did we deserve anything out of the game? No. We didn’t play to the best of our abilities.”

    Stephen Robinson reacts to the defeat to Rangers.

  • First team

    Motherwell fall to Rangers

    Motherwell fall to Rangers

    Motherwell’s  long wait for a league win over Rangers continued after Steven Gerrard’s men deservedly came out on top of a tough encounter .

    Having won five of their previous six home games, the Fir Park men went into the game confident that the timing was perfect to end their 17-year jinx against the Ibrox side.

    However, a goal in either half from Nikola Katic and Alfredo Morelos meant that Rangers’ domination of this fixture continues. And despite the Columbian striker being sent off, the Fir Park men failed to make the most of their extra man for the final 20 minutes.

    Stephen Robinson made only one change from the side which beat Hearts, Devante Cole swapping places with James Scott.

    Indeed, in terms of a consistent starting line-up, there was only one change from the team which was unlucky not to take a point at Ibrox in October, the on-form Jermaine Hylton providing the home side with an additional attacking threat.

    In the early stages the game was very open with play flowing from end to end – without either goal being under threat.

    The first chance came ‘Well’s way after 10 minutes. Cole nodded Mark Gillespie’s measured ball into the path of Christopher Long.

    His speed took him away from Connor Goldson and after carrying the ball beyond Allan McGregor his cut back was perfect for Cole six yards in front of goal. But James Tavernier nudged his foot in front of the striker to clear what might have been the opening goal.

    At the opposite end Gillespie wasn’t really tested until the 19th minute when he elected to punch Joe Aribo’s cross straight to Glenn Kamara at the edge of the box. Thankfully for the ‘Well ‘keeper the former Dundee midfielder hoisted his effort high into the Davie Cooper stand.

    Motherwell’s defence had given leading scorer Alfredo Morelos a lean time of it until the 25th minute. A quick break from Ryan Kent allowed him to set up the Columbian striker but his high drive was beaten away by Gillespie’s left hand.

    A minute later the Rangers’ pair combined again and this time Morelos’ powerful low drive was sneaking in off the post until Gillespie got down to push the ball behind for a corner.

    When Borna Barasic whipped the resultant flag kick into a packed box, Nikola Katic held off his marker to stoop and power a header high into the net and give Rangers the lead.

    The Ibrox side might have extended their lead before the interval as they maintained the pressure on the home goal. Gillespie was again quick to dive to his right and push another low drive from Morelos round his post.

    However, despite conceding a succession of corners, the Steelmen defended them solidly to trail by only one goal at the interval.

    With McGregor untested in the first half, though, more was required from the ‘Well attack in the second 45.

    It was Rangers who almost doubled their lead four minutes after the break when only another great block from Gillespie denied Morelos as the ‘Well defenders claimed offside.

    As the goal threat was still around Gillespie’s goal, ‘Well made the first substitution after 57 minutes Scott replacing Hylton wide on the left.

    Another fine save was needed from Gillespie this time to beat away Kent’s fierce drive – as the ‘Well ‘keeper was shaping up as man of the match.

    Robinson’s second change came after 63 minutes, Sherwin Seedorf replacing Polworth just in time to see McGregor produce his first save. Jake Carroll’s long throw glanced off Goldson’ head and as the ball bounced two yards from goal Long reacted to nod the ball high towards goal but the Rangers’ ‘keeper reacted superbly to palm the ball away.

    That encouraged the home support but their enthusiasm was soon curtailed when the Ibrox side made it 2-0 after 68 minutes.

    Aribo’s ball across Gillespie’s box found Morelos’ but his turn and snapshot was blocked by Gallgher. At the second attempt the striker steered the ball inside Gillespie’s right hand post.

    That was the last action for Morelos as after going to celebrate his goal in front of the ‘Well fans he was shown a second yellow card, leaving Rangers to defend their lead with 10 men for the last 20 minutes.

    With 12 minutes remaining ‘Well looked to utilise the extra man, replacing central defender Bevis Mugabi with midfielder Mark O’Hara.

    However, the Steelmen failed to threaten McGregor’s goal. And Rangers might have made it three in injury time when Barasic’s superb curling free kick rebounded off Gillespie’s left hand post.

  • First team

    Watch a live stream of Motherwell v Rangers

    Watch a live stream of Motherwell v Rangers

    There’s live video and audio available from Motherwell v Rangers on Sunday.

    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 12pm 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
    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

     

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Dean Cornelius signs new contract

    Dean Cornelius signs new contract

    Dean Cornelius has signed a new contract with Motherwell FC until the summer of 2021.

    The youth academy graduate, who made his first team debut in May, has extended his deal for another season.

    “Dean has a real chance to push on and fight for a first team place in the coming years,” manager Stephen Robinson said.

    “We’ll continue to work hard with him every day to develop him as a player.”

    Cornelius, 18, played 12 minutes in the final game of the 2018/19 season against Livingston at Fir Park, marking his first appearance for the club.

    “It means everything to me to play for Motherwell,” he said on signing the new deal. “It was a big moment to make my debut last year and I’m keen to keep working for more opportunities.

    “I’m continuing to learn every single day with the coaching staff at the club and I’m committed to giving myself the chance to break through to the first team.”