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  • First team

    Premier Sports Cup fixture dates set

  • First team

    Max Johnston added to Scotland Under 19s squad

  • Women

    Defeat at Rangers in SWPL1

  • Women

    Rangers next in SWPL1

  • First team

    Premier Sports Cup draw

  • Archive

    Win a signed shirt and ball with Steelmen Selects

  • Club

    Claim your season ticket refund

  • First team

    Graham Alexander on summer plans

  • First team

    Connor Shields signs

  • Women

    Motherwell unlucky to lose to Spartans

  • First team

    Premier Sports Cup fixture dates set

    Premier Sports Cup fixture dates set

    Motherwell will kick off the 2021/22 season with a trip to face Queen’s Park.

    The opening Premier Sports Cup group stage match will take place on Wednesday 14 July. It will be broadcast live on Premier Sports with a 7.45pm kick-off.

    Graham Alexander’s men will then host Queen of the South on Saturday 17 July at 3pm.

    The Lanarkshire derby away to Airdrieonians follows on Tuesday 20 July. The match, which starts at 7.45pm, will also be broadcast live on Premier Sports.

    The group stage campaign then ends with a home match with Annan Athletic on Saturday 24 July at 3pm.

    Information on supporter attendance at matches, as well as live streaming of home games, will be made available at the earliest opportunity.

    2021/22 Premier Sports Cup group stage fixtures
    OpponentDateVenue
    Queen’s Park (A)Wednesday 14 July, 7.45pmTBC
    Queen of the South (H)Saturday 17 July, 3pmFir Park
    Airdrieonians (A)Tuesday 20 July, 7.45pmPenny Cars Stadium
    Annan Athletic (H)Saturday 24 July, 3pmFir Park

     

  • First team

    Max Johnston added to Scotland Under 19s squad

    Max Johnston added to Scotland Under 19s squad

    Max Johnston has been added to the Scotland Under 19s squad for their summer training camp.

    The talented young defender, who made his first-team bow in the 2020/21 campaign, joins the group for their get-together in Largs.

    Johnston, 17, has already represented his nation at Under 16 level, scoring in a win over Australia in 2019.

  • Women

    Defeat at Rangers in SWPL1

    Defeat at Rangers in SWPL1

    Motherwell’s final away game of the SWPL1 season ended in defeat at Rangers on Sunday.

    The title-chasing hosts netted six without reply, with Nicola Docherty, Kirsten Reilly, Rachel McLauchlan, Zoe Ness, Clare Gemmell and a Jordan McLintock own goal racking up the score.

    It didn’t take long for the home side to break the deadlock. After just four minutes, Docherty looked to be trying to swing a cross in, but her effort snuck in past Pollard and Rangers were in front.

    Rangers continued to have most of the possession in the game. On 21 minutes, the Gers looked set to double their advantage when Hay used her pace to latch on the ball.

    Through on goal in a one v one, goalkeeper Pollard came out and took the ball off of her. Chelsie Watson then blocked the ball on the line from Hay’s second attempt.

    However, seven minutes later Rangers did double their advantage. Reilly picked up the ball 25 yards out and decided to take a shot which went flying past the ‘keeper and into the net.

    Rangers grabbed a third on 34 minutes, Rachel McLauchlan tapping into an empty net after the ball fell to her in the six-yard box.

    It was all one-way traffic in the second half.

    Seven minutes after the restart, Rangers got their fourth of the game. Ness’ looping header went over Pollard and into the net.

    Motherwell’s afternoon was summed up on 64 minutes.

    A ball was flashed across goal and McLintock couldn’t get out of the way of the ball at the back post and it went into her own net for Rangers’ fifth of the afternoon.

    Gemmell got in on the act as she headed home for number six on 79 minutes, in what was the captain’s final game at home for Rangers.

    Motherwell will finish their SWPL1 campaign when they come up against Celtic at the Penny Cars Stadium next Sunday.

    Motherwell: Pollard, Connor, C Watson, G Crooks, Hay, Adams, McLintock, Inglis, McDonald-Nguah, Gardner, Skelton.

    Subs: K Watson, Roberts, Sinclair, Pullar, Gallon, M Crooks.

  • Women

    Rangers next in SWPL1

    Rangers next in SWPL1

    Rangers lie in wait next for Motherwell in SWPL1.

    Kick-off at the Rangers Training Centre on Sunday is at 4pm.

    Tale of the tape

    Rangers have won four-in-a-row in the fixture, with ‘Well’s last positive result coming in a 3-3 draw in 2019.

    So far this season, Rangers have won 9-0 at home and then 6-0 away against the women of steel.

    Form guide

    Motherwell have won two of their last five matches in the league.

    Stewart Hall’s side were two goals ahead at home to Spartans in midweek, but lost out 3-2 to the Edinburgh club.

    Title-chasing Rangers have won four of their last five, beating Forfar Farmington 4-0 in midweek.

  • First team

    Premier Sports Cup draw

    Premier Sports Cup draw

    Motherwell will face Queen of the South, Airdrieonians, Annan Athletic and Queen’s Park in the group stage of the 2021/22 Premier Sports Cup.

    The Steelmen return to competitive action in July for the four cup matches in Group F.

    Fixture dates for the competition will be confirmed shortly, with the first match falling on the weekend of July 10/11.

    Premier Sports 2021/22 group stage draw

    Motherwell

    Queen of the South

    Airdrieonians

    Annan Athletic

    Queen’s Park

  • Archive

    Win a signed shirt and ball with Steelmen Selects

    Win a signed shirt and ball with Steelmen Selects

    The season may be at an end, but there’s still ways to win with Steelmen Selects.

    Our end-of-season prize draw has a 2020/21 signed shirt and ball on offer to a lucky winner.

    To play, just head to steelmenselects.com and sign in to your account. It’s £2 to play.

    Entries close on 31 May. You must be aged over 18, and based in the UK, to take part.

  • Club

    Claim your season ticket refund

    If you bought a season ticket in 2020/21, we will give you a free season ticket for 2021/22.

    But if you need a refund instead, please get in touch to claim yours. The refund deadline is Friday 28 May.

    Just email us at tickets@motherwellfc.co.uk with your name and a contact telephone number, and we’ll get back in touch. Alternatively, call us on 01698 333333.

    If you email us on Friday and don’t hear back, don’t worry, we will process your refund.

    Many fans have also approached us about making a donation to our Community Trust, to support them in their ongoing efforts to support our local people through the pandemic, and beyond.

    Furthermore, we have also launched our Well In scheme, inviting you to make a donation towards season tickets for unemployed persons and low-income families in our area.

    If you are in a position to make a donation, we would be delighted and grateful.

    To make your donation, just head to donate.motherwellfc.co.uk and follow the easy steps. Alternatively, please email us at tickets@motherwellfc.co.uk or call 01698 333333, and we’ll help.

    How do I get my free season ticket?

    If you’re taking up our offer of a free season ticket instead, tou don’t need to do anything to claim your ticket. We will automatically activate your account for 2021/22.

    We will send out new season ticket cards ahead of the start of the 2021/22 season, so look out for yours in the post. You’ll need this card to gain entry to the stadium.

    If you don’t receive yours before the first game of the season, please call us on 01698 333333.

    How can I buy a season ticket if I didn’t have one in 2020/21?

    It’s easy to do this. Head to tickets.motherwellfc.co.uk and then press ‘season tickets’ from the top menu.

    You’ll then be given the option to choose where in the stadium you would like to sit. From there, you can create yourself an account and then buy your season ticket for the 2021/22 campaign. We’ve frozen our prices from the 2020/21 season.

    Alternatively, call us on 01698 333333 or email tickets@motherwellfc.co.uk.

  • First team

    Graham Alexander on summer plans

    With the departures at Motherwell running into double figures at the end of the 2020/21 season, there’s work to do in the transfer market over the summer.

    Having achieved the aim of staying in the Scottish Premiership, manager Graham Alexander can now turn his attentions to overhauling his squad, after a short break to recover.

  • First team

    Connor Shields signs

    Connor Shields signs

    Connor Shields is our first summer signing ahead of the 2021/22 season.

    The in-demand striker joins on a three-year deal, making the step up from Championship side Queen of the South. He will officially move when the transfer window opens in early June.

    Shields, 23, netted 11 goals in 26 appearances during a breakout season with the Doonhamers.

    “We’re very happy to bring Connor in to start our rebuilding for next season,” manager Graham Alexander said of his new capture.

    “He’s had a great year scoring goals in the Championship and we believe he has the potential to do the same in the top flight.

    “He’s quick, works incredibly hard and is hungry to prove himself at a higher level.

    “He now has that opportunity and we’re really looking forward to working with him.”

    Shields started his career with Albion Rovers, breaking into the first team as an 18-year-old before earning a move to Sunderland.

    A loan spell with Alloa in 2018/19 came before a switch to the National League with Aldershot Town, before returning to Scotland with Queens last summer.

  • Women

    Motherwell unlucky to lose to Spartans

    Motherwell unlucky to lose to Spartans

    Spartans came back from two goals down to overcome Motherwell in the SWPL1.

    Jade Gallon and Kaela McDonald-Nguah put Motherwell two goals up at the break. But Spartans came back through a Marshall double and a McAlonie goal to leave with all three points.

    Up until 35 minutes, it was a half of very few chances. Motherwell’s best opportunity for an opener came from captain Inglis, who volleyed over the bar after Spartans failed to clear a cross.

    The breakthrough would occur a minute later. Hay fed the ball through and Gallon, making a late run from midfield, got on the end of the pass and cooly rounded the keeper to tap into an empty net to give the ‘Well the lead.

    Motherwell could have sat back until half-time defending their lead but instead they pushed to increase it.

    And they did just that. Pressure on Yates in the Spartans goal forced her into a slack pass that fell to Gardner. She controlled and fed McLintock, who ran at the defence before laying it off for McDonald-Nguah who blasted it into the bottom-left corner.

    Spartans came out firing in the second half and on the 52nd minute, Watson was judged to have handled the ball in the area and Spartans had a penalty.

    Spartans captain Marshall stepped up and although her initial effort was saved by Pollard, she scored from the rebound.

    Seven minutes later, Spartans were level. Marshall got her second of the night as she fired into the top corner to make it all square.

    Watson’s brilliant free-kick was stopped from going into the top corner to prevent Motherwell from regaining the lead with the game on a knife edge.

    Although Motherwell kept in the game, Spartans stole all three points with just over 10 minutes to go.

    A slack pass out from the home defence saw McAlonie through one v one and she finished past Pollard.

    Motherwell will rightfully feel hard done by not get anything out of the game but will go into Sunday’s game against Rangers feeling optimistic.