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  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Zander McAllister named in Scotland Under 16 squad

  • First team

    St Johnstone rearranged date

  • First team

    The 21 day wait is over

  • Club

    Bobby Ancell inducted into the 2023 Hall of Fame

  • First team

    PPV available for Aberdeen game

  • Women

    Hearts 5-1 Motherwell

  • First team

    Dan Casey // The Irish enforcer

  • First team

    St Johnstone match postponed

  • First team

    Conor Wilkinson previews St Johnstone

  • Women

    Match Preview – Hearts (A)

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Zander McAllister named in Scotland Under 16 squad

    Zander McAllister named in Scotland Under 16 squad

    Defender Zander McAllister has been named in Scotland Under 16 squad. 

    The up-and-coming stars travel to Wales next month for a triple header in the Victory Shield.

    Their first match is against Wales in Denbigh on Monday 6 November before taking on Republic of Ireland on Wednesday 8 November.

    Their third match is against Northern Ireland on Saturday 11 November.

    Scotland finished second place in this tournament last time out, recording wins over Northern Ireland and Wales. However, a loss to Republic of Ireland meant they fell short of their ultimate goal and will look to go one better this time round.

    • Wales v Scotland
    • Denbigh Town FC, Denbigh
    • Monday 6 November 
    • 6pm kick off


    • Scotland v Republic of Ireland
    • Deeside Stadium, Connah’s Quay
    • Wednesday 8 November 
    • 12pm kick off


    • Northern Ireland v Scotland
    • Deeside Stadium, Connah’s Quay
    • Saturday 11 November
    • 11am kick off
  • First team

    St Johnstone rearranged date

    St Johnstone rearranged date

    Our match postponed match against St Johnstone will now take place on Tuesday 7 November. 

    Kick off is 7.45pm at McDiarmid Park.

    All tickets bought for the original date will remain valid for this fixture.

  • First team

    The 21 day wait is over

    The 21 day wait is over

    The 21 day wait for domestic football for Motherwell is over, with Ross County travelling to Fir Park on Saturday 28 October. 

    Kick off is 3pm.

    Bring a friend for a fiver

    Our bring a friend for a fiver and family fun day will return for our home match against Ross County on Saturday 28 October.

    Similar to our match against County last May, prior to the match, the Motherwell FC Community Trust and ourselves are hosting a joint family fun day at the front of the Phil O’Donnell stand.

    Free to all attending the match, it will start at 12pm and will run until 30 minutes prior to kick-off.

    There will be:

    • Giant inflatables
    • Beat the goalie
    • Face painting
    • Meet players
    • Stalls including Chunky Chunks Bakes, Salt & Chilli Truck, Shelbys Dog Bakery, Floss Boss, Coffee Cart, Angie’s Cakes & Bakes, SSPCA
    • Alcoholic refreshments available to purchase from the club’s reading garden for the first time (access via Phil O’Donnell Stand South entrance)

    As we look to get Fir Park as busy as possible, season ticket holders will be able to bring a friend for a fiver.

    This offer will be in operation in the John Hunter, Davie Cooper and Phil O’Donnell stands.

    To take advantage of this offer, please follow the online steps below:

    • Visit our ticketing platform by clicking here
    • Sign-in
    • Select ‘All Events’ at the top right-hand side of the page and then ‘All Matches’
    • Select your seat.
    • Add ‘Bring a Friend’ ticket to your basket.
    • Complete the checkout process.

    Your additional ticket will be sent via email for you to pass to your chosen friend.  Alternatively, you can print at home.

    How to follow the game
    Hunter Stand O’Donnell, Cooper, McLean Stand
    Adults £24 £26
    Concessions £19 £19
    Young Adults £12 £12
    Juniors £6 £6

    – Concessions Tickets would be ages 65 and over and FT Students with a valid matric card.
    – Young Adults tickets would ages 12 to 17.
    – Juveniles would be 11 and under

    Supporters are able to buy tickets online here or visit the ticket office at Fir Park.

    Ticket Office open from 11am – the ticket office is open until kick-off with no pay gate facility.

    If you are outside the UK, you can watch the game via Motherwell TV.

    Should you be in the UK, it will be live commentary only.

    Kit News

    We will be wearing the home kit for this match.

    Injury update

    Calum Butcher returned to full training last week, and is in contention to make his return.

    Mika Biereth is expected to return from his parent club Arsenal this, as he edges closer to match fitness. He will be assessed. Jon Obika remains out.

    Pape Souare has sustained an ankle injury in training and will receive a scan to determine how long he will be missing for.

    Lennon Miller will be suspended for this match, following his sending off against Livingston.

    Motherwell’s Fortunes

    It’s been three weeks since Motherwell were in action, with the international break rolling into the postponement of the match against St Johnstone last weekend due to Met Office weather warnings in place.

    A 2-0 defeat to Livingston last time out seen Stuart Kettlewell frustrated at his team’s performance, making it four defeats on the spin for the Steelmen.

    However, in a tightly congested cinch Premiership league table, Motherwell remain in the top six on 10 points, just a point behind Hearts in fourth.

    Opposition Report

    Ross County stayed up via a relegation play off win against Partick Thistle in the summer, and have made a brighter start to their campaign this time round.

    With wins over St Johnstone and Kilmarnock already on the board, County are on seven points.

    However, the Staggies haven’t played competitive football in a month, with postponed matches against St Mirren and Dundee coming either side of the international break.

    Ross County take on Dundee on Tuesday night.

    Simon Murray has made a sharp start to the 2023/24 season, scoring nine goals in all competitions so far. Two of them have came in the league, with County scoring three goals in total, in their last five games.

  • Club

    Bobby Ancell inducted into the 2023 Hall of Fame

    Bobby Ancell inducted into the 2023 Hall of Fame

    Bobby Ancell is the latest inductee to the 2023 Hall of Fame. 

    Bobby was born in Dumfries on 16 June 1911 and began his footballing career with Lockerbie side Mid Annandale.

    Having impressed, he was scouted and later signed for St Mirren in 1930 where he went on to make his first-team debut later that season. A left-back by trade, Bobby made a winning start to life in Paisley with a 3-1 win.

    Gifted with technical ability on the ball, Bobby was hugely an impressive full-back in the 1930’s as he went against the norm of just clearing the ball.

    Cementing his place in the St Mirren side, he would go on to feature in 188 league games and his skilful play meant he was scouted by numerous clubs, one of which was Newcastle who paid £2,500 for Bobby’s services in 1936.

    Thrown straight into the team, Bobby made his debut for the Toon just a day after his transfer which was the first of 105 appearances for Newcastle.

    He earned his first Scotland cap in his time in England and began his transition into the coaching world during the war.

    Spells with Dundee and Aberdeen as a player/coach would follow next before a move to Berwick Rangers and Dunfermline in 1955.

    His relationship with Motherwell started in July of that year, when he was named manager of the club.

    A successful start to life in ML1, Bobby won his first six games, where his side scored 24 whilst only conceding an impressive three.

    He applied his managerial philosophy, which was to bring in promising, young players. He would sign players that he considered were ‘men of character’ and ‘footballers as opposed to full-back and forwards as such.’

    His coaching approach seen rewards start to come to fruition in the 1958-59 season, when a team that was jam packed with star youngsters, finished third in the table behind Rangers and Hearts.

    Featuring players such as Willie McSeveney, Charlie Aitken, John Martis and Ian St John, Bobby’s Motherwell team was composed of Scottish born and bred talent that provided rich entrainment for supporters with skilful and attacking football.

    In 1958, their ages were remarkably young; Willie Hunter & John Martis 18, Billy Reid 19, Ian St John 20, Andy Weir 21, Pat Quinn 22, he nurtured young talent that would go on to become legends of the club themselves.

    Bobby had become a MFC legend and the Ancell Babes name was born, with his side playing, as some described, “the most attractive football in Scotland.”

    Continuing to nurture young talent, Bobby left for pastures new in 1965 where he described his move away as “I have reached a stage where perhaps the people need a new face” which drew his ten years as the Fir Park boss to a close.

    Bobby passed away on 5 July 1987 at the age of 76.

    He may not have one silverware in his time at Motherwell but he did discover and trust one of our most vital principals as club in playing and developing young footballers to make them better players and men. He built and managed one of the most memorable Motherwell sides in our history.

    Managing 438 games for Motherwell we want to thank him and ensure he is eternally remember as a true legend of the club. To do that,  he takes his rightful place in the MFC hall of fame.

    We will never forget those who have forged the path to where the club sits at present day. Some with us and some sadly not, we want to come together to celebrate the proud history we have at Motherwell Football Club.

    This year, the event will take place at Dalziel Park Hotel on Friday 17 November, with host Tam Cowan inducting five new names.

    If you would like to attend our night of celebration, tickets cost £66 for adults and £30 for children under the age of 12 are on sale now.

    You can buy tickets for the dinner online or contact the commercial department on 01698 338011.

    Please note than some of the colourful language on the night may not be appropriate for young children or those easily offended.

  • First team

    PPV available for Aberdeen game

    PPV available for Aberdeen game

    Our home match against Aberdeen will be shown live on our pay-per-view streaming service. 

    The match will be available for £11.

    You will be able to purchase online.

    Kick off is 7.45pm on Wednesday 1 November.

  • Women

    Hearts 5-1 Motherwell

    Hearts 5-1 Motherwell

    Motherwell’s frustrations on the road persisted in the capital, with the visitors the architects of their own downfall, as a clinical Hearts side capitalised to record back-to-back victories ahead of the forthcoming international break.

    A Katie Lockwood opener was soon complimented with a strike from Carly Girasoli, as the hosts cruised to a commanding early advantage.

    Amy Anderson pulled one back for Motherwell, with an incredible strike from distance, but Hearts quickly restored their two-goal advantage on the half hour mark with Jenna Penman finding the target.

    Chasing the game in the second half, the high Motherwell backline found themselves susceptible at the back, and Hearts racked up another two goals to complete a comfortable afternoon at the Oriam.

    Head Coach, Paul Brownlie retained the same starting line-up from last weekend’s prolific six-goal thriller over Dundee United, with Kaitlyn Canavan and Kayla Jardine leading the line, as Amy Anderson and Louisa Boyes partnered in midfield.

    Looking to head into the international break on a high, Hearts started firmly on the front foot, pinning the frustrated Motherwell backline into trading possession cheaply deep into their final third of the pitch.

    Still yet to settle into the game and impose their game plan, Motherwell found themselves behind after only 10-minutes. Esther Morgan’s chipped through ball fell kindly to the feet of Lockwood, who rounded the onrushing Emily Mutch with ease before coolly dispatching her close-range effort into the empty net.

    Less than two minutes later, Hearts had a second. Lockwood turned provider as her floated corner kick sailed invitingly into the path of Girasoli who powered home a well-placed header to give Motherwell a lot to ponder as the first half progressed.

    The visitors halved the deficit minutes later, as Kayla Jardine’s excellent solo-run and delivery was bundled clear to the feet of Anderson, who arrowed a magnificent volley into the top-right corner for her first goal of the 2023/24 SWPL campaign.

    With a foothold in the match, Motherwell pushed forward and were denied what looked to be a clear penalty kick in a vital stage of the match, as Gill Inglis’ drilled delivery from the right ricocheted off the arm of Lizzie Waldie in the box, but the referee waived play on much to the bemusement of the Motherwell technical area.

    Nevertheless, Motherwell still couldn’t quite impose themselves in the final third as the half hour mark approached, and Hearts restored their two-goal advantage moments later.

    A quick counter-attack left Penman to race through on goal, and the strikers low effort flashed across the face of goal before nestling into the bottom-left corner.

    The women of steel found themselves chasing the game as the second half resumed, and Hearts capitalised on the high Motherwell backline to secure their fourth of the afternoon.

    Olufolasade Adamolekun’s perfectly-weighted through ball allowed Lockwood to escape her marker before converting her second of the game

    With less than 10-minutes remaining, the hosts netted a decisive fifth to secure a comprehensive victory, compounding the women of steel’s woes on the road.

    The forthcoming international break will provide the opportunity for the squad to regroup ahead of their return to action against Aberdeen on the 5 November 2023 at K-Park.

  • First team

    Dan Casey // The Irish enforcer

    Having tasted football in Ireland and America, Dan Casey came to Scotland in 2023. 

    Instantly impressing with his all or nothing attitude on the pitch, he quickly made an impact on the pitch and became a fan favourite.

    An organiser and a physically dominant centre half, the Irishman uses his aggression in a controlled manner, assisting him in comfortably engaging in 1v1 duels.

    Robust at the heart of the defence, he is mobile and can get around the pitch to provide defensive cover or on occasion, an extra body going forward.

    Having proudly represented Republic of Ireland at youth level, a drop of international experience has given Casey the foundations to thrive at club level.

  • First team

    St Johnstone match postponed

    St Johnstone match postponed

    We can confirm our cinch Premiership match against St Johnstone has been postponed. 

    Following consultation with Police Scotland, and the Met Office extending the duration of the Red Weather Warning in the area until the end of tomorrow, the decision has been taken to postpone the match.

    A new date will be confirmed and communicated in due course.

    Tickets already purchased will be valid for the rearranged fixture.

  • First team

    Conor Wilkinson previews St Johnstone

    Conor Wilkinson is raring to go having missed a part of the early season due to injury. 

    The number 99 felt the injury came just when he was getting started, having netted twice already. Now fully recovered, he wants to show everyone what he is capable of and wants to prove his value in the team.

    Wilkinson says spirits are high in the dressing room going into this weekend’s match at St Johnstone and that the team want to prove a point having lost their last four matches.

  • Women

    Match Preview – Hearts (A)

    Match Preview – Hearts (A)

    An evening in the capital awaits the women of steel, as Motherwell prepare to head into the international break with back-to-back victories following last weekend’s prolific display against Dundee United.

    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. Paul Brownlie’s side now turn their attention to Hearts this weekend in the final pre-international break match at the Oriam on Sunday.

    The Tale of The Tape


    Motherwell head to the capital buoyed by their exceptional display over United, a pivotal result ahead of the forthcoming international break.

    Bailley Collins netted her first two goals in claret and amber, as Jo Addie, Laura McCartney, Kayla Jardine and Captain Gill Inglis also netted. The latter securing a rightful place in the Scottish Power Women’s Premier League for their impressive contribution.

    Motherwell will seek to address their troubled away record this season, with the women of steel yet to pick up their first points on the road despite netting against Aberdeen, Glasgow City and Rangers.


    Hearts have cemented a positive start to the 2023/24 SWPL campaign, with the Jambos unbeaten in their last three league encounters. A 6-1 demolition of Partick Thistle was soon followed by victory over Spartans and a closely-fought point against Montrose.

    Eva Olid’s side sit narrowly outside of the Glasgow frontrunners in fourth, four points clear of Motherwell in seventh.

    Whilst demonstrating the attacking threats at their disposal, the capital side have been susceptible to conceding numerous goals on the counter. 10-goals have found the back of the Hearts net in their past three matches in all competitions, with Hearts also dropping points from winning positions against both Montrose and Celtic.

    Ticket information

    Cash & card payments are also available for this fixture.

    • Adult – £8
    • Concession – £3
    • Under 16s/Over 65s – £3.
    • Supporters can purchase tickets here.

    How to follow the action

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