Motherwell put in a performance but lack the killer touch as they draw 0-0 at home with Hibernian.
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Highlights as Motherwell draw with HibernianSaturday 25 January 2020
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Manager reacts to draw with HibernianSaturday 25 January 2020
“We were missing one thing. The finishing touch. But it’s very, very difficult to fault the performance.”
Stephen Robinson on Motherwell’s 0-0 draw with Hibernian.
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Motherwell held by HibernianSaturday 25 January 2020
A lack of cutting edge ultimately cost Motherwell as they were held at home by Hibernian.
Stephen Robinson’s side had a host of chances in both halves but couldn’t make their attacking prowess pay, as they reduced the visitors to limited opportunities.
Motherwell made two changes from the team which won at Aberdeen on Wednesday night. Christopher Long was forced out through injury and replaced by Ross MacIver, with Mark O’Hara dropping to the bench with Christian Ilic coming in.
Almost immediately the chances started to flow. James Scott, causing all sorts of trouble for Tom James down the left, cut inside and flashed a shot wide of goal early on.
Jake Carroll saw a free-kick from close range beaten away by Ofir Marciano, Allan Campbell set a shot wide from inside the area and Liam Polworth sent a shot narrowly over the crossbar from distance as Motherwell peppered the visitors’ goal.
Hibs looked threatening on the counter, but goalkeeper Mark Gillespie was rarely troubled in the first half.
Motherwell set out in similar fashion in the second period but it was Jack Ross’ side who had the biggest chance of the opening stages.
After Gillespie beat away an initial shot, Florian Kamberi found himself in at the back post from a cross from the right. His steer back across goal hit the inside of the right post and bounced back, with Declan Gallagher just on hand to knock the ball behind.
Motherwell changed up the entire frontline across the second half to try and carve out more chances, but found Hibs standing firm.
The biggest chance fell to substitute Christy Manzinga. Getting the ball out of his feet as he flew towards goal, his left-footed shot was netbound all the way but Marciano got the slightest of fingertip touches to turn it onto the crossbar.
Try our new Cooper menu and meet David TurnbullFriday 24 January 2020
Don’t miss our new and improved Cooper Bar menu ahead of Saturday’s match with Hibernian.
There’s also the chance to say hello to David Turnbull and get autographs as he continues his injury recovery.
Our partners Dundee Gin will also be in the bar between 12.30 and 1.30pm for you to enjoy some free samples of their products.
We’re open from 11am on the first floor of the Davie Cooper Stand.
New Cooper Bar Menu
Tandoori Chicken in a toasted baguette £3.50 / £4 with chips Chips £2 Chips with cheese or curry £2.50 Chips with cheese and curry £3 Burger £2.50 / £3.50 with chips Cheeseburger £3 / £3.50 with chips Vegan burger £3 / £3.50 with chips Soup of the day £1 Chicken pakora £2.50 / £3 with chips Nachos with salsa and cheese £3 Garlic bread £2 Cheesy garlic bread £2.50 Scotch pie £2 / £3 with chips
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Manager urges team to stay groundedFriday 24 January 2020
“Nobody in here will believe their own hype. We’ll focus on what we’re doing.”
Stephen Robinson previews Saturday’s match with Hibernian.
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Watch a live stream of Motherwell v HibernianFriday 24 January 2020
There’s a live stream and live audio available from Motherwell v Hibernian on Saturday.
We’ve live video 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
Date Match Service available 25 January 2020 Motherwell v Hibernian Live video outside UK/Ireland, audio to all 1 February 2020 Livingston v Motherwell Live audio only 5 February 2020 Motherwell v Celtic Live video outside UK/Ireland, audio to all 8 February 2020 St Mirren v Motherwell Live audio to all 12 February 2020 St Johnstone v Motherwell Live video outside UK/Ireland, audio to all 15 February 2020 Motherwell v St Mirren Live video outside UK/Ireland, audio to all 22 February 2020 Hamilton v Motherwell Live audio only 4 March 2020 Motherwell v Ross County Live video outside UK/Ireland, audio to all 7 March 2020 Hearts v Motherwell Live video outside UK/Ireland, audio to all 14 March 2020 Motherwell v Aberdeen Live video outside UK/Ireland, audio to all 21 March 2020 Motherwell v Kilmarnock Live video outside UK/Ireland, audio to all 4 April 2020 Rangers v Motherwell Live audio only
Another four added ahead of SWPL1 startFriday 24 January 2020
Chelsie Watson, Rachel Connor, Gill Inglis and Kaela McDonald-Nguah are the latest additions to the Motherwell squad for the 2020 SWPL1 season.
Inglis and Connor stay on after joining up with the team towards the end of the 2019 campaign, and are joined by Watson from Rangers and McDonald-Nguah from Spartans.
They join Khym Ramsay, Hollie Thomson, Lauryn Reside, Lori Gardner, Katie Rice, Claire Adams, Jamie-Lee Smith and Niamh Johnston in committing for the 2020 campaign.
Further signings will be announced over the weekend.
Motherwell open the SWPL1 season with a trip to face Forfar Farmington on Sunday, 23 February. Kick-off at Station Park is at 2pm.
On Sunday, the team were 5-3 winners over Dundee United in the first friendly ahead of the new campaign.
The team will next play a friendly with St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park on Sunday, 2 February.
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Opposition report: HibernianThursday 23 January 2020
Hibernian are the first visitors to Fir Park in 2020, as they come calling in the Ladbrokes Premiership on Saturday.
Here’s a look at our opponents.
The story so far
Since Jack Ross’ arrival in mid-November, Hibernian have kicked on in their pursuit of a top six finish.
Victory over Motherwell at Easter Road in the manager’s first game in charge kicked off a run of four wins, one draw and three defeats in the league.
Sitting sixth and with a five-point advantage over Kilmarnock in seventh, the next few games will go a long way to determining whether they’ll be in the top half come the split.
Hibs have won one and drawn one since returning from the winter break, with a 2-1 comeback win over Hamilton Academical in the league in midweek following a 2-2 draw at Dundee United in the Scottish Cup.
Before the break, Ross’ side won two and lost three, beating Aberdeen and Hearts but losing to Celtic, Rangers and Livingston.
On their travels this campaign, Hibs have won three, drawn two and lost six, including a 3-0 loss at Motherwell in August.
Three to watch
Having had to watch on from the sidelines as Hibernian suffered a poor beginning to season, Martin Boyle certainly has made up for lost time since returning from his second serious knee injury of 2019.
Boyle was named the Scottish Premiership Player of the Month for December after a superb month for the 26-year-old, where he scored doubles in victories over Aberdeen and Hearts.
The Australia international will be hoping for much better fortunes in 2020, having undergone knee surgery twice last year.
Hibs boss Jack Ross has pledged to improve the less glamorous side of Scott Allan’s game, which should come as a warning shot to the rest of the sides in the Scottish Premiership.
Allan has demonstrated his abilities in delivering a killer pass and also in finding the net with seven goals to his name this season, but Ross is still looking for more.
He lavished praise on the 28-year-old after he contributed assists for both of Martin Boyle’s goals in the 2-0 derby success at Tynecastle, a performance he felt showed his willingness to improve all aspects of his game.
Belgian midfielder Stephane Omeonga sealed a surprise return to Easter Road last week and straight away set his sights on recapturing the form that helped him establish himself as a firm favourite among the Hibees faithful.
Omeonga, who featured for Belgium in the Under 21 World Cup in 2019, played 17 times for Hibs last season and his box-to-box style won over the fans.
The 23-year-old spent the first half of the season on loan at Cercle Brugge from his parent club Genoa. He made his return to action for the Hibees as a second half substitute in the 2-1 midweek win over Hamilton.
Buy in advance or pay at the gate
Tickets are available online now. Alternatively, cash turnstiles are in operation on the day.
Adult £24 / £20 Over 60s / 16-18s / students £17 / £16 Under 16s £3
The cheaper price is for our John Hunter stand for home supporters.
Fans who require ambulant or wheelchair access should contact Andy Sim on 07428 225254 or email email@example.com.
Can’t make it? Watch or listen live
If you’re outside the UK/Ireland, you can watch Motherwell v Hibernian 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
David Devine loaned to Queen of the SouthThursday 23 January 2020
Young defender David Devine has joined Queen of the South on loan for the remainder of the 2019/20 season.
The promising academy graduate heads to the Ladbrokes Championship side for first team experience in the second half of the campaign.
Devine, 18, made his Motherwell debut against Livingston in May 2019 and is highly thought of at Fir Park. We wish him well and look forward to monitoring his progress.
Foodbank collection on SaturdayThursday 23 January 2020
Our supporters have arranged another food bank collection to help local people in need.
A collection point will be in operation from 1.45pm in the Cooper car park. Fans are asked to bring, if they can, any of the following items:
- Tinned tomatoes
- Pasta sauce
- Lentils, beans and pulses
- Tinned meat
- Tinned vegetables
- Tea and coffee
- Tinned fruit
- UHT milk
- Fruit juice
- Toiletries – deodorant, toilet paper, shower gel, shaving gel, shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, tooth paste, hand wipes
- Household items – laundry liquid detergent, laundry powder, washing up liquid
- Feminine products – sanitary towels and tampons
- Baby supplies – nappies, baby wipes and baby food.