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  • Club

    Martyn Corrigan inducted into the 2023 hall of fame

  • Well Society


  • Women

    Motherwell 6-0 Dundee United: The women of steel bounce back in style

  • Women

    Kayla Jardine named in Scotland Under 19 squad

  • Women

    Louisa Boyes: Sticking together key to overturning recent misfortunes

  • First team

    Dan Casey // The making of me

  • Well Society

    The women of steel to receive a £10,000 financial boost

  • Women

    Match Preview – Dundee United (H)

  • First team

    October loan watch

  • First team

    Well below par // Livingston 2-0 Motherwell

  • Club

    Martyn Corrigan inducted into the 2023 hall of fame

    Martyn Corrigan inducted into the 2023 hall of fame

    Martyn Corrigan will be inducted into the 2023 Motherwell FC Hall of Fame. 

    Despite coming close to joining the ‘Well in 1999, Martyn ‘Kaiser’ Corrigan eventually pulled on the claret and amber in 2000 when Billy Davies signed the 22-year-old from Falkirk for £30,000, which was the beginning of a very long relationship between club and player.

    He would go on to make his debut on 22 January 2000 against St Johnstone where he was a second half substitute.

    From then on, Martyn quickly established himself as a starting 11 regular for the Steelmen and would go onto enjoy a fruitful career at the club.

    He scored his first of six Motherwell goals against St Johnstone at Fir Park in a 2-1 win. He featured in every game of his first half-a-season at the club and helped the team finish 4th in the table, just agonisingly two points away from a European spot.

    It was during the 2001/02 season that the nickname ‘Kaiser’ was born, whilst playing for the reserve side. Nobody really knew how the nickname came about but it stuck with Martyn for the rest of his career.

    As the club entered financial troubles and eventually entering administration in the 2001/02 season, Martyn was one of the players who the club retained.

    He would go on to play every minute of the 2002/03 season, apart from 16 minutes on the last day of the season. Subsequently, he was rightfully voted the Player of the Season by the ‘Well supporters.

    The following season, Corrigan continued to be an ever present player, playing every minute of every game who despite the amount of game time, never received a red card! He was labelled Mr Consistency as a result of his continuous amount of minutes and it would eventually be, Martyn would miss only one game in three years.

    In one of the finer moments in Motherwell history, Martyn played in the CIS Cup semi-final against Hibernian at Easter Road in 2005.

    Injury would, uncharacteristically, strike Martyn at the end of that season as the defender broke his knee cap which kept him out for eight months.

    Hard work and endeavours away from the pitch meant he returned to action and seamlessly started where left off upon his return. It was from this that he earned a Scotland ‘B’ call up for a match against Turkey in 2006.

    Another long-term injury would strike in the final match of the 2005/06 season but for the level of consistency and performance shown prior, there was no doubt he should be rewarded with a three-year deal.

    He would leave the club in 2008, ending an eight year stint and despite moving to a league rival, when he returned to Fir Park, he was given a heroes welcome which only highlighted how highly regarded he was by Motherwell supporters of all ages.

    A terrific servant, through good times and bad, Martyn played over 271 games for the club, which has him as the 16th highest appearance holder in the club’s entire history. He was loved by every supporter and this year, he takes his rightful place in the Motherwell FC Hall of Fame.

  • Well Society



    Three new faces will be on the Well Society Board, alongside three re-elected members, following the Society’s bid to strengthen its board.

    New members Sean Baillie, Amber Johnstone and Philip Speedie were elected to the board, with Douglas Dickie, Maureen Downie and Jay Henderson returned. They will join sitting members Tom Feely, Markus Schieren and Derek Watson to make up a board of nine elected members.

    Amber Johnstone works in human resources and anticipates helping the Society progress its business aims. She said: “I am excited and grateful to have been selected to serve as a board member and look forward to the opportunity to work closely with the other members to continually improve our wee club.”

    Project manager Philip Speedie has been involved with the club for the past 10 years as matchday host. He said: “I am delighted to have been elected to the board of the Well Society. It is particularly exciting to have the opportunity to work alongside board members and the wider membership to drive forward fan ownership of our club. Thank you to all those who lent me their vote; I will do all I can to repay your support.”

    Sean Baillie is a regional organiser at GMB Scotland, responsible for growing and supporting over 6000 members employed by Glasgow City Council. He said: “Thank you to everyone who voted. I am looking forward to being able to play a larger part in the next phase of fan ownership. By continuing to improve our structures off the park, we are building on the foundations for success on it.”

    Following the election, Society co-chair Tom Feely said: “Part of our role is to encourage and promote the principle of supporter representation on the board. The process attracted a number of strong candidates for the elected spots, which was a great position to be in. There were a number of high-quality individuals in the running and we want to thank them all for putting themselves forward.

    “Thanks to everyone who voted. One area where we can perhaps improve is on encouraging a greater turnout, and we will look at what can be learned from this election for the future.

    “We will welcome our new colleagues at the next board meeting on Monday 23rd October, where there will be plenty on the agenda for everyone to get their teeth into.”

    Doug Inglis, one of the longest-serving members on the board, will step down. Douglas Dickie said: “Doug has been a source of encouragement, positivity and drive on the board. His contribution to the Society and to the club as a whole is much appreciated and we wish him all the best.”

    The new trio will join Douglas, Maureen and Jay, all returned to the board.

    Douglas has been on the Well Society board since 2015, currently acting as co-chair, and vice chair of the club board. Jay, a policy and public affairs officer for the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, has served on the board for the past six years alongside Maureen, whose background is in account management and training.

    The Well Society Board is now up to full strength in terms of elected members, with nine in post to help shape the future direction of the Society.

    The next Well Society Board meeting is Monday 23rd October.

  • Women

    Motherwell 6-0 Dundee United: The women of steel bounce back in style

    Motherwell 6-0 Dundee United: The women of steel bounce back in style

    Motherwell dusted off their month-long goalless drought in emphatic style, firing six-goals past an uninspiring Dundee United side to narrow the gap to the top-six in a rampant display at K-Park on Sunday.

    A Bailley Collins double was complimented with strikes from Jo Addie, Kayla Jardine, Laura McCartney and the captain Gill Inglis to complete an extraordinary afternoon in East Kilbride.

    Head Coach, Paul Brownlie made four changes from last weekend’s defeat to league leaders Celtic, as Murron Cunningham and Amy Anderson returned to the heart of the backline and midfield. Summer addition Kayla Jardine received her first-start of the 2023/24 campaign since returning from Rangers, as the youngster led the line alongside Kaitlyn Canavan who also returned to the starting XI.

    Looking for redemption after last weekend’s confidence-draining defeat to Celtic, Motherwell started firmly on the front foot, pinning the visitors deep into their own half and flooding the United box with dangerous deliveries from either flank.

    Motherwell’s positive start was soon reflected in the scoreline, as the hosts broke the deadlock after 10-minutes. Gill Inglis’ floated delivery from the right sailed across the visiting penalty area before reaching Collins at the back post, and the forward coolly dispatched an unstoppable strike from close-range.

    Motherwell continued to threaten and almost doubled their advantage moments later, as Louisa Boyes’ drilled cross from the right flashed across the face of goal, narrowly evading the head of Canavan, who was lurking on the goal line.

    Chance after chance continued to go abegging, but Motherwell still remained in control and defensively intact as the half time whistle approached.

    As the second half resumed, Motherwell instigated what is likely to be the most prolific 10-minutes in the club’s history. Kayla Jardine’s pinpoint delivery evaded everyone in the United penalty area before reaching Addie, who instinctively connected on the half-volley, bursting the net with a composed finish.

    Less than four minutes later, Motherwell tripled their advantage, with the captain leaving her mark on the tie.

    Inglis’ fortuitous strike from the edge of the penalty area took a fortunate deflection in the box, wrongfooting the goalkeeper, before nestling into the bottom-right corner.

    Motherwell racked up their fourth of the afternoon three-minutes later, as Inglis turned provider, with an accurate chipped through ball sailing invitingly into the path of Jardine, who guided a precise header into the bottom-right corner.

    Less than a minute after the restart, Motherwell had their fifth of the afternoon. Substitute McCartney announced her return to the K-Park faithful in style after netting with her first touch of the game, thundering a miraculous strike from over 30-yards out into the top-right corner. A special moment for the midfielder after a lengthy period of time on the sidelines.

    Motherwell rounded off their afternoon with their sixth of the game and fifth in the space of 10-minutes, as Collins who broke the deadlock, netted her second of the game, with a composed right-footed finish.

    Brownlie’s side will look to replicate this clinical display as they travel to face Hearts in the final pre-international break match at the Oriam next weekend.

  • Women

    Kayla Jardine named in Scotland Under 19 squad

    Kayla Jardine named in Scotland Under 19 squad

    Kayla Jardine has been called up to Scotland’s Under 19 squad ahead of their Euro 2024 Qualifying campaign.

    Jardine, who has competed internationally for Scotland at U15, U17 and U19 level, has retained her place in the squad, as they prepare to start their qualification route to Euro 2024.

    Scotland will travel to Albania next weekend ahead of three Round One matches in the capital city, Tirana.

    The round-robin styled format will see the Scots campaign get underway on Tuesday 24 October when they face Iceland before meeting Serbia three days later. The series of Round One ties will conclude on Monday, 30 October as they line-up against Belarus.

    Scotland U19 v Iceland U19

    • KO: 10am
    • Tuesday 24 October
    • Arena Kombëtare

    Scotland U19 v Serbia U19

    • KO: 10am
    • Friday 27 October
    • Arena Kombëtare 

    Scotland U19 v Belarus U19

    • KO: 10am
    • Monday 30 October
    • Arena Kombëtare
  • Women

    Louisa Boyes: Sticking together key to overturning recent misfortunes

    Louisa Boyes: Sticking together key to overturning recent misfortunes

    Misfortunes on the road have continued to hinder the early signs of optimism for the women of steel, as defeat to league leaders Celtic last weekend compounded what has been a disappointing month for Paul Brownlie’s side.

    Motherwell return to K-Park this weekend looking to restore their impressive start in East Kilbride, with three wins from four at home maintaining some momentum despite evident struggles away from home, and midfielder Louisa Boyes believes sticking together will be key to turning results around.

    “We know we are better than what we have showed in the past few games,” said Boyes.

    “The morale within the group has been good, we know collectively the strengths we have as a team and now it’s about sticking together and putting in the hard work on the pitch.

    “We have the belief within the squad to know we can turn the results around and start performing.”

    The squad have been left to reflect on a disappointing Sky Sports Cup campaign, as defeat to newly-promoted Montrose at Links Park saw the women of steel suffer a frustrating early exit.

    Narrow defeats to Partick Thistle and Hibernian have also left the side to rue squandered opportunities in the league campaign, as their aspirations of a top-six finish remain a distant prospect, but Boyes understands what is required to meet the challenges ahead.

    “I think we’ve let ourselves down in terms of how we have performed,” Boyes explained.

    “We’ve had some close games but ultimately mistakes and not taking our chances have cost us. We know we have to be more clinical and start taking points from these games.

    “Every game we play in the league is always a challenge, but we know how important this week is and we need to make sure we start collecting points and pushing up the table.”

    After narrowly staving off a relegation play-off place last season, Dundee United initially struggled to build upon where they left off last season, picking up one point from their opening four league games.

    United have since secured their first two victories of the 2023/24 SWPL campaign in an exhilarating eight-goal thriller against Hamilton and victory over Aberdeen last weekend.

    As Motherwell look to get their domestic form back on track, Boyes detailed what Head Coach Paul Brownlie’s message was to the players ahead of what will be a vital encounter with the side from the City of Discovery this weekend.

    “[The manager] highlighted how important it was that we recover and be ready for Sunday,” said Boyes.

    “Everyone involved within the club knows the past few results haven’t reflected the potential of our squad, the reaction shown in training this week has been positive and we will be looking to take that into Sunday’s game.

    Full details of Sunday’s encounter with Dundee United can be found here:

  • First team

    Dan Casey // The making of me

    It’s not been an easy road to Motherwell for Irishman Dan Casey, but it’s a journey he feels he has learned a lot about himself because of it. 

    Just the average young boy growing up in the streets of Dublin, Dan found a love for Rugby and Gaelic Football but his one, true love was playing football.

    Despite his late grandfather Patrick Casey being an Irish international rugby star, Dan opted to choose football as his chosen profession and at the young age of just 15, he moved away from home to Sunderland.

    His first learning curve would come when he would be released by the English side and returned to his homeland to play for Bohemians and Cork.

    With normal life turned upside down for everyone due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Dan had a decision to make. Leave everything and everyone behind to move to America to play in California or remain at home and turn the opportunity down.

    He would move across the world and in those dark, lonely nights confined to a flat with no family or friends near him, he became a stronger person.

    Now in ML1 and securing a two-year deal, his life is now at Motherwell, somewhere he is truly loved by supporters and ready to make an impact.

  • Well Society

    The women of steel to receive a £10,000 financial boost

    The women of steel to receive a £10,000 financial boost

    Motherwell Women will receive a significant financial contribution following a £10,000 funding increase from the Well Society.

    The club maintain aspirations of establishing Motherwell Women as a competitive outfit in the top-half of the SWPL, and that prospect was strengthened this week, as the side will receive a cash injection that will provide access to elite coaching and support staff for players from academy level through to the first-team.

    “The journey we are on here at Motherwell is all about creating a pathway for young players and creating as professional an environment as we can,” Head of Women and Girls Football, Paul Brownlie, said.

    “This funding will ensure players can maintain access to high level coaching, quality facilities and support staff – such as sports scientists – who can help our teams maximise their performance.

    “On behalf of the players and the staff, we’d like to say thank you to members of the Well Society for this funding, and for their encouragement and support for our women and girls throughout the season.”

    Motherwell Women currently sit eighth in the top-flight of Scottish women’s football with ambitions of progressing into regular top-six finishes. Paul and assistant coach Leanne Crichton, who are both undertaking their UEFA Pro Licence – the highest UEFA coaching certificate available – together strive for continuous improvement both on and off the pitch.

    Motherwell FC Girls’ Academy has maintained an Elite Level status within the Scottish FA’s National Academy Programme, which governs the development of the game for those aged between 14-18. National Academy Programme status considers performance in areas such as coaching qualifications, sports science and medical setups, as well as domestic and international appearances for home-grown players. Maintaining this quality approach is vital to the club.

    “Paul and his team are driving the women’s game forward,” Tom Feely, co-chair of the Well Society, explained.

    “The Society believes that football is a sport for everyone, and when one part of the club flourishes, it impacts the whole club.

    “They’ve built a terrific pathway and are striving to make the women’s team as competitive as they can be. We wanted to help by providing funding, but also practical support, to enhance match day experiences and promote the women’s game.”

    The first-team squad will return home to K-Park this weekend, with Dundee United the visitors on Sunday 15th October. Kick off is 4pm.

    “We’d love to see as many fans at that game as possible, to drive the team on in what is an important league encounter for us,” Paul added.

    As well as featuring the women’s team on Junior Steel materials, and promoting games and initiatives, the Society is also seeking to recruit event and marketing volunteers to assist on match days. If you’d be interested in this role, please get in touch.

  • Women

    Match Preview – Dundee United (H)

    Match Preview – Dundee United (H)

    Motherwell return home to K-Park after almost a month-long hiatus, with the women of steel looking to overturn a disappointing recent run of form whilst retaining their impressive start in East Kilbride.

    The women of steel suffered a confidence-draining defeat to league leaders Celtic last weekend, compounding a tough month of results for Paul Brownlie’s side.

    A return to K-Park will be a welcome break for the hosts who have secured three wins from four at home this season, but have since struggled to replicate their form on the road, with the side yet to pick up their first points.

    The Tale of the Tape


    K-Park has proven to be a formidable venue for travelling sides this season, with Spartans, Hamilton and Montrose all leaving East Kilbride empty-handed.

    Brownlie’s side have netted eight times at home thus far, with Montrose the only side to find the target with a late consolation.

    Motherwell have only suffered one defeat from their last five against United, as a Carla Boyce double was cancelled out by strikes from Robyn Smith, Jade McLaren, Dannielle McGinley and Neve Guthrie in their last meeting.

    Dundee United

    After narrowly staving off a relegation play-off place last season, Dundee United initially struggled to build upon where they left off last season, picking up one point from their opening four league games.

    United have since secured their first two victories of the 2023/24  SWPL campaign in an exhilarating eight-goal thriller against Hamilton and victory over Aberdeen last weekend.

    Ticket information

    Cash & card payments are also available for this fixture.

    • Adult – £8
    • Concession – £3
    • Under 11s – Free to enter.

    *Concession tickets apply to those over 65, and to 12–17-year-olds, with full-time students also eligible with a valid matriculation card.

    Additional information – no pets allowed within K-Park.

    How to follow the action

    Supporters can follow Sunday’s encounter on Twitter @motherwellwomen, with a full report of the action available post-match.

  • First team

    October loan watch

    October loan watch

    We have ten players currently out on loan, who have been in action this past month. 

    Ricki Lamie

    Since his debut against St Johnstone, Ricki Lamie is yet to miss a minute of action for Dundee. Three draws and a defeat for the Dee leave them 10th in the cinch Premiership. The centre back picked up an assist in a 2-2 draw with Kilmarnock in September.

    Their most recent game was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch against Ross County.

    Nathan McGinley

    Joining Partick Thistle on loan until January on the deadline day for loan deals, McGinley was thrown straight onto the bench for Thistle’s match against Dunfermline.

    He would be an unused substitute against Dunfermline and was so again a week later, against Inverness CT.

    Partick Thistle are currently third in the Championship, four points off the top with McGinley looking for regular game time having returned from a long-term injury this summer.

    Ewan Wilson

    Ewan Wilson made a loan switch to Stirling Albion and has wasted no time in making an impact at the Albion.

    He made is debut against Cove Rangers in a 2-2 draw, where he played 80 minutes of the match before putting in a man of the match performance in Stirling’s 1-0 win against Queen of the South at Palmerston on Saturday.

    The 18-year-old notched an assist as he continues his progression with the League 1 side for the remainder of the campaign with Stirling currently sitting fifth in the table.

    Sam Campbell

    Since our last loan update, Sam Campbell has found regular minutes tricky to come by with Annan Athletic.

    The young centre-back has only featured once since 26 August, however that came last Saturday against Cove Rangers when he was a half time substitute.

    Annan were 2-0 down at the half time stage, with Campbell coming on in the second half looking to stiffen the defensive line up, the Galabankies came close to an impressive comeback however narrowly lost the game 3-2.

    Robbie Garcia

    Robbie Garcia continues to work away at Cowdenbeath, with the 17-year-old now up to five appearances for the Lowland League side.

    He played 77 minutes in their extra time win over Linlithgow Rose in the Scottish Cup and started again against Cumbernauld Colts the following week.

    Garcia played 10 minutes in their last outing, which was a 3-2 win over Gretna which leaves the Blue Brazil 9th in the table.

    Barry Maguire

    It’s been a tricky start to the season for Kidderminster Harriers in the National League, with them currently sitting second bottom in the standings.

    Despite this, Barry Maguire has been handed plenty minutes on the pitch so far. With nine appearances already for the Worcestershire side, Maguire has started five and been a substitute in four games.

    A 1-0 win in their last outing against Wealdstone, could just be the trigger for a run of form. Maguire and Kidderminster are in FA Cup action this weekend, in the fourth qualifying round, against Ashton United.

    Ross Tierney

    Ross Tierney and Walsall are in action this evening in the EFL Cup, taking on Forest Green Rovers.

    Since our last update, Walsall have played five matches, winning one, drawing one and losing three. Tierney recorded an assist in a 3-1 win against Bradford in that time, and has started all three of the last three games.

    Adam MacDonald

    Adam MacDonald has started the last three matches for Cowdenbeath, in all competitions.

    The attacking midfielder has now racked up 10 appearances for the Lowland League side this season, scoring two goals in the process.

    Robbie Mahon

    Robbie Mahon has a new manager at Edinburgh City in the form of Michael McIndoe, who joined the club this week.

    Mahon has made two substitute appearances in the last month, where he managed an assist for City’s only goal of the game against Kelty Hearts last weekend.

    With ten appearances to his name this season, the new era at Edinburgh City starts against Hamilton Accies at New Douglas Park.

    Mark Ferrie

    Mark Ferrie made his debut for Stenhousemuir against Clyde in a 2-2 draw. The striker featured for 13 minutes as a second half substitute.

    Stenny’s latest match against Elgin City was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

  • First team

    Well below par // Livingston 2-0 Motherwell

    In their final match before the October international break, Motherwell were on the road to West Lothian to face Livingston. 

    It has been a tricky period for Stuart Kettlewell’s side of late, with three defeats on the spin heading into the match.

    Very few chances were created in the first half, with Dan Casey’s speculative effort going closest to opening the scoring but the game would spin on it’s head when Lennon Miller saw red for an apparent clip on Dan Mackay right on the stroke of half time.

    From then on, Motherwell couldn’t get a hold of the game and soon went behind thanks to a Bruce Anderson finish early on in the second half.

    Sean Kelly would score past his brother Liam from the penalty spot just after the hour mark to make it 2-0 and seal the points for the home side.

    There would be no doubt the red card changed the game however the Steelmen will be disappointed with their performance and now look to bounce back against St Johnstone in two weeks time.