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  • Women

    Women face Celtic in season finale

  • First team

    Charles Dunne departs for St Mirren

  • Archive

    New deals for young duo

  • 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

  • Women

    Women face Celtic in season finale

    Women face Celtic in season finale

    Motherwell end the 2020/21 SWPL1 season with a home tie against Celtic on Sunday.

    Kick-off at the Penny Cars Stadium is at 4.10pm.

    Fans will not be able to attend. The game will be broadcast live on BBC Sport Scotland.

    Title on the line

    Motherwell could have a direct influence on the destination of the SWPL1 title.

    Celtic sit three points behind perennial leaders Glasgow City going into the final match.

    Victory for Fran Alonso’s side, paired with defeat for City to Champions League-chasing Rangers and a three-goal swing, could see Celtic end City’s 13-year run as champions.

    For Motherwell, finishing sixth is at stake, with Forfar Farmington sitting one point behind as they travel to Hibernian.

    Tale of the tape

    Motherwell’s first match in the top flight was a 0-0 draw at Celtic in March 2019.

    Since then, Sunday’s visitors have had the upper hand, winning the last four.

    Form guide

    Celtic have won nine of their last 10 matches to put themselves in title contention.

    A 0-0 draw with league leaders Glasgow City was the only time points were dropped, in a run which saw them score 35 and concede just two.

    Motherwell’s 1-0 win at Hearts was the only win in the last five, with four defeats coming against Hibernian, Glasgow City, Rangers and Spartans.

  • First team

    Charles Dunne departs for St Mirren

    Charles Dunne departs for St Mirren

    Charles Dunne has agreed to join St Mirren.

    The popular defender, who joined Motherwell in the summer of 2017, had been invited to join the group for pre-season, with his deal at Fir Park expiring this summer.

    However, the 28-year-old will now move to the Paisley club.

    Dunne was a signing in the summer of 2017, transferring from Oldham Athletic.

    The left-sided central defender went on to make 45 appearances in his debut season in claret and amber, and was a starter in both the League and Scottish Cup finals that campaign.

    Playing 26 times the following season, injury would then restrict him to just seven appearances in 2019/20, and then was forced to miss the majority of the last season, returning to the bench in the final matches.

    We thank Charles for all of his contributions while with Motherwell and wish him all the very best for the future.

  • Archive

    New deals for young duo

    New deals for young duo

    Dean Cornelius and David Devine have signed new two-year contracts with the club.

    The youth academy products, who have both already made first-team appearances, have extended their stays until the summer of 2023.

    “We hope both boys take this opportunity to push hard towards getting in our first team,”manager Graham Alexander said.

    “They’re both talented and motivated lads and it’s a big year for them.

    “They’re at an age where they have to be competing with the senior pros and I believe they have the right mentality to do that.

    “We look forward to helping them with this challenge.”

    Cornelius, 20, made his debut for his boyhood club in May 2019 against Livingston, and followed it up with an appearance away to Dundee United in late 2020.

    Recruited from Hibernian’s academy in the summer of 2018, he has made his appearances in central midfield for the first team, but has also featured at right-back at reserve level.

    Central defender Devine made his debut in the same fixture against Livingston in May 2019 and has been involved in a large number of matchday squads since.

  • 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.