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    ‘Well lose in SWPL1 home opener

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    Manager reacts to win over Livingston

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    Livingston 0-2 Motherwell

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    Vote for your Hall of Fame class of 2020 entrant

  • First team

    Manager previews the trip to Livingston

  • Women

    Hibernian at home next in SWPL1

  • First team

    Storylines: Livingston v Motherwell

  • First team

    How to watch Livingston v Motherwell

  • First team

    Jordan Archer added to the squad

  • First team

    Trevor Carson out with knee injury

  • Women

    ‘Well lose in SWPL1 home opener

    ‘Well lose in SWPL1 home opener

    Motherwell had a tough afternoon as they lost out 6-0 in their first home game of the new SWPL1 season at the hands of Hibernian.

    A double from Charlotte Potts, with further strikes from Rachel Boyle, Amy Muir, Colette Cavanagh and Shannon Leishman, consigned the women of steel to defeat in Airdrie.

    After a fairly even opening 10 minutes, it was Katie Rice who had the first shot of the game for the hosts.

    Trying her luck from outside the box, her shot was wide of the target.

    Hibs had the lead within 14 minutes. A powerful half-volley from the edge of the area from Boyle broke down the Motherwell resistance.

    Two minutes later, the visitors had their second. Boyle’s corner was met perfectly by the head of Potts to nod home.

    Lori Gardner then did well to beat Muir and put a clever ball across the box but there were no takers for Motherwell.

    With 23 minutes on the clock, Hibs raced out of sight. A drive into the box by Muir saw her fire low past goalkeeper Pollard and make it 3-0.

    Again Motherwell showed flashes in attack as they tried to get a goal back. Good play down the right hand side from Rachael Connor and Abbie Skelton saw Skelton get into the box but she couldn’t get her shot off.

    ‘Well got into the break with the chance to recuperate and they made a better start to the second half, pressing Hibs higher up the park and forcing them to make errors.

    But they would find themselves further behind 11 minutes into the second period, leaving them with a mountain to climb.

    Muir’s run in behind down the right led to a cross to Cavanagh, who had the easy task of tapping home the fourth.

    Boyle’s cross from a free-kick to Potts’ head made it five, before Leishman made it six in the dying minutes with a low drive into the bottom corner of the net.

    Conditions were difficult for both teams at times but Motherwell will be disappointed with aspects of their defending for the goals.

    Motherwell’s next game is at home to current league champions Glasgow City on Sunday 8 November.

    Motherwell: Pollard, Connor, C Watson, Gallon, Rice, Swanson (Adams), Baillie (Pullar), Sinclair, Gardner, Callaghan, Skelton (K Watson).

    Subs not used: Tebbett, Crooks, Reside, Roberts.

  • First team

    Manager reacts to win over Livingston

    “We challenged the boys to put in a different sort of performance. They did that.”

    Stephen Robinson reacts to the win over Livingston.

  • First team

    Livingston 0-2 Motherwell

    Livingston 0-2 Motherwell

    Motherwell picked up a hard-fought three points on the road as Livingston were put to the sword.

    First half goals from Callum Lang and Tony Watt secured a brilliant win for the visitors in difficult conditions in West Lothian.

    Stephen Robinson made two changes from the side which started the 4-0 win over Ross County last weekend.

    Aaron Chapman came in from the start in place of the injured Trevor Carson, with Lang replacing Christopher Long in attack.

    In total, eight academy players made up the matchday 20 for the Steelmen, including a first appearance on the bench for 18-year-old defender Matthew McDonald.

    Livingston is a formidable place to go but in treacherous windy conditions, the visitors immediately set about getting control of the match.

    After settling in and absorbing the early pressure, the breakthrough would come in the 22nd minute.

    Lang was slipped in behind down the left with 35 yards to make up on goal.

    Arriving in the box, he was forced to check back and with reinforcements arriving on both sides, he cooly placed the ball past the goalkeeper and into the net.

    Motherwell looked settled and assured and would go in at the interval two goals to the good.

    Winning a free-kick dead on the edge of the area, just to the right of the arc, Mark O’Hara sized up the opportunity.

    The stand-in defender sent a rocket through the wall which Stryjek did well to parry. But Watt was alive to get to the rebound and stab home from close range.

    The second half was low on chances, as both sides absorbed pressure from either.

    Tiffoney came closest with a head wide from the penalty spot from the hosts, while the Steelmen didn’t trouble the home ‘keeper save for Watt’s late stinging effort from distance, which was turned away.

    Motherwell: Chapman, O’Donnell, O’Hara, Gallagher, McGinley, Maguire, Campbell, Polworth, Lang (Long), Cole (White), Watt.

    Subs not used: Archer, Devine, Hussain, Johnston, McDonald, Cornelius, Hastie.

  • Club

    Vote for your Hall of Fame class of 2020 entrant

    Vote for your Hall of Fame class of 2020 entrant

    We will honour the Motherwell FC Hall of Fame Class of 2020 with a unique virtual induction event this winter.

    Our Hall of Fame was launched in November 2019 at a memorable dinner in the Bothwell Bridge Hotel.

    George Stevenson, Willie Pettigrew, Ally Maxwell and James McFadden were all inducted, with our fans’ vote adding Phil O’Donnell to complete the inaugural group.

    The current Covid-19 restrictions make a similar night impossible in 2020. Instead, we will have a special live, free-to-air, online event coming soon.

    Tam Cowan will again host, and our assistant manager – and former club captain – Keith Lasley will join him to induct four more legends from the club’s past.

    We are also once again launching a special fans’ vote for a five inductee.

    You can join in the vote by nominating any individual from any era in Motherwell’s past – player, manager or official – who you think is worthy of being included in the 2020 class.

    Click here to vote for who you want to see in the Motherwell FC Hall of Fame.

    We will shortly be announcing the other four inductees who will either receive their induction on the night, either in person or represented by a relative, the date of which will be announced in due course.

    The four inductees usually come from four broad groups:

    1886 – 1939
    1945 – 1969
    1970 – 1995
    1996 – 2020

    “It was crucial to continue the Hall of Fame this year, despite the Covid-19 restrictions,” chief executive Alan Burrows said.

    “We want to ensure this is an annual induction, and being a member of the Hall of Fame really means something special to those involved, which is why we will carry on with an online version.

    “All four in the class of 2020 have made incredible contributions to Motherwell FC and are already, rightly, genuine club legends.

    “The event itself is only possible thanks to the brilliant backing of our five sponsors, who I thank very much for their ongoing support. I hope fans enjoy the event when we broadcast it live across our platforms later this year.”

  • First team

    Manager previews the trip to Livingston

    Stephen Robinson discusses the loss of Trevor Carson, the influx of young talent in the team and the weekend visit to West Lothian.

  • Women

    Hibernian at home next in SWPL1

    Hibernian at home next in SWPL1

    Motherwell return to home action in SWPL1 action on Sunday, with the visit of Hibernian.

    Having lost the opening fixture at Forfar Farmington, Eddie Wolecki Black’s team are in action at Airdrie’s Penny Cars Stadium. Kick off is at 12.30pm.

    The game is closed to supporters.

    You can watch a live stream of the match for £5. Click to buy your pass and watch.

    Tale of the tape

    Hibs have won all six encounters between the two sides, dating back to a first encounter in the Scottish Cup in June 2017.

    The last home match for the women of steel resulted in a 2-0 loss back in September last year.

    Form guide

    A 4-2 loss at Forfar Farmington kicked off the campaign for Motherwell two weekends ago.

    Hibernian meanwhile were 2-1 home winners against Spartans.

    Manager looking to bounce back

    “We didn’t start the season the way we wanted against Forfar,” said manager Eddie Wolecki Black.

    “Hibernian are obviously a tough test but we’ve shown in our last few home matches with them that we can cause problems.

    “Again, the team will play with no fear. Every game is an opportunity and we’ll be ready for the task in hand.”

  • First team

    Storylines: Livingston v Motherwell

    Storylines: Livingston v Motherwell

    Motherwell travel to West Lothian to take on Livingston next in the Scottish Premiership.

    Here are the storylines going into Saturday’s match.

    A difficult place to visit

    Since Livingston’s return to the top flight in 2018, Almondvale has not been a happy hunting ground for the Steelmen.

    The first visit in August 2018 brought a 1-0 win in the League Cup, thanks to Danny Johnson’s goal.

    But since then, Livi have won twice, with a 0-0 draw sandwiched in between.

    Their home form points to why. In 2020 to date, they are unbeaten in nine of their 12 home matches.

    Change between the posts

    Injury to Trevor Carson means manager Stephen Robinson has a decision to make for the trip along the M8.

    Aaron Chapman proved himself to be an able deputy when he stepped in against Ross County on Saturday, helping to keep the team’s clean sheet.

    Competition has arrived in the form of Jordan Archer, the Scotland international ‘keeper who signed on Wednesday after spending last season with promotion-winning Fulham.

    A chance to climb

    Both sides are currently locked on 11 points in the Premiership table, with Motherwell ahead on goal difference and having played two games fewer.

    Saturday’s encounter provides an opportunity for both sides to potentially break into the top six.

    With fifth-placed Kilmarnock on 14 points and sixth-placed Dundee United on 13, a win for either side could propel them into the top half.

  • First team

    How to watch Livingston v Motherwell

    How to watch Livingston v Motherwell

    A live stream is available of Livingston v Motherwell on Saturday.

    The Scottish Premiership match can be watched in two ways, depending on where you are in the world.

    Fans based in the UK and Republic of Ireland can purchase a pay-per-view match pass from Livingston FC for £20 at ppv.livingstonfc.co.uk.

    If you’re outside of the UK/Ireland, you can watch by taking out a monthly subscription for £15 which covers all of our Premiership matches at live.motherwellfc.co.uk.

    The game will also be shown in full again on BBC Alba at 6pm on Saturday.

  • First team

    Jordan Archer added to the squad

    Jordan Archer added to the squad

    Jordan Archer has joined on a short-term deal until the January window.

    The 27-year-old Scotland international goalkeeper has been drafted in following a knee injury to Trevor Carson which will keep the Northern Irishman out of action for several months.

    “We’ve moved quickly after learning that Trevor would be out for a prolonged period,” said manager Stephen Robinson of the move, which is subject to international clearance.

    “To be able to bring in a ‘keeper of Jordan’s quality is fortunate and he will challenge Aaron Chapman for the jersey.

    “Jordan has been capped by Scotland and played games in the Championship and League One in England. He arrives with a strong pedigree.

    “We had a decision whether to bring someone else in or bring back PJ Morrison from his loan at Falkirk.

    “Given that PJ is likely to play for them this weekend and stake a claim for a regular spot, we felt it was best for his development to remain there.”

    Archer came through the ranks at Tottenham Hotspur, spending four years at White Hart Lane.

    Although he never tasted first-team football, he enjoyed five separate spells out on loan, gaining experience from the Southern Football League to the Championship.

    It was whilst with his last loan club, Millwall, where he impressed enough to earn a permanent move following the expiry of his contract at Spurs.

    He was the new number one at the New Den, earning the Player of the Year vote in his debut season.

    The Lions were promoted back to the Championship in his second season, and it was around that time the Londoner received his first call into the Scotland squad under boss Gordon Strachan, owing to his Clydebank-born grandparents.

    He made his full international debut against Peru in May 2018, on the same day future team-mate Stephen O’Donnell also made his first outing in dark blue, together with then ‘Well player Chris Cadden. That added to his 23 caps gained at Under 19, Under 20 and Under 21 level for the national team.

    Archer left Millwall last summer and had short spells with League One side Oxford and Premiership-bound Fulham before Covid-19 paused the season.

    “I’m glad to be here, and I’m ready if called upon,” said the goalkeeper.

    “It’s an opportunity for me to try and play games. It’s my first time playing club football in Scotland, and I am looking forward to the new challenge.”

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    Trevor Carson out with knee injury

    Trevor Carson out with knee injury

    Trevor Carson will spend time on the sidelines with a knee issue.

    The goalkeeper requires an operation on the injury sustained during Saturday’s win over Ross County.

    It will not become clear how long the Northern Irishman will require to spend out of action until after the procedure takes place.

    However, it is expected he will be absent for a minimum of three months.

    “It is a blow to lose Trevor,” said manager Stephen Robinson. “He has done so well since he’s got back into the side and also getting back into the national team.

    “We will support him through his recovery and hope that he makes a quick and full return to fitness.

    “We brought in Aaron Chapman as cover previously, and we are evaluating whether we now need to bring in another goalkeeper to cover Trevor’s absence.”

    Carson, 32, has made 76 appearances for Motherwell since joining the club in the summer of 2017.

    The Northern Ireland international goalkeeper previously recovered from deep vein thrombosis, which ruled him out for the bulk of the 2018/19 season.