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  • First team

    Calum Butcher previews Aberdeen

  • Club

    Partnership with Off The Pitch

  • Club

    Blue Triangle shirt auction to raise funds

  • First team

    Stuart Kettlewell ahead of Aberdeen trip

  • First team

    A rescheduled trip north

  • Archive

    Hamilton 2-1 Motherwell

  • Women

    Match Preview – Hamilton (A)

  • First team

    Greenock Morton 2 – 1 Motherwell

  • First team

    Stuart Kettlewell reacts to cup exit

  • Well Society


  • First team

    Calum Butcher previews Aberdeen

    Calum Butcher was left disappointed at the performance levels shown on Friday night. 

    He says the dressing room was down after the game but they have now reset and shifted the focus towards Wednesday’s match against Aberdeen.

  • Club

    Partnership with Off The Pitch

    Partnership with Off The Pitch

    We are delighted to announce a partnership with Off The Pitch as the club’s Official Football Finance Data Partner.

    This strategic collaboration will empower us with cutting-edge analytics tools and invaluable financial insights, propelling the club into a new era of data-driven decision-making.

    “As we strive to keep pushing the club to new heights, we need access to the best data available,” head of recruitment operations Nick Daws said.

    “Off The Pitch has a unique approach and can help us in several aspects of our development – including player trading, finance negotiations, and benchmarking, to name a few.

    “Off The Pitch understands the business side of football and has provided us with an intuitive and easily implemented solution.”

  • Club

    Blue Triangle shirt auction to raise funds

    Blue Triangle shirt auction to raise funds

    Blue Triangle, a social care organisation and national charity, will auction two signed Motherwell FC shirts on Wednesday 14 February.

    The shirts, signed by the first team and Women’s team, were kindly donated by the club. Blue Triangle is the current front of shirt sponsor of the Motherwell Women’s team. The auction will be held online, run by Great Western Auctions.

    The organisation run two services in North Lanarkshire. The Viewpark supported accommodation in Uddingston, which supports up to 12 people aged 16-35, and Breakthrough, an Intense Peer Recovery Support outreach.

    “We are excited to run our first charity auction, and our thanks to Motherwell FC for their kind donation of signed shirts, and to Great Western Auctions for facilitating,” CEO of Blue Triangle Gary Meek said.

    “All funds raised will go towards running our essential services in North Lanarkshire – helping to provide even greater support for some of the most vulnerable in the community.”

    The aim of Blue Triangle’s work is to prepare supported people to move onto their own home. Over half of those entering Blue Triangle services move on to their own tenancy, helping to break the homelessness cycle.

    Staff facilitate this by working one to work with the young people, identify support needs, such as mental health, addiction or further education.

    Blue Triangle’s Viewpark service scored highly in their latest Care Inspectorate report, awarded 5’s in all areas.

    One young person stated that Blue Triangle staff “really care, listen, and follow through on the things they say they will help with.”

    Another said, “All staff are lovely and really caring, more so than anywhere else I have stayed.” At Blue Triangle, we pride ourselves in living our values – being kind, passionate and creative, every day.

    The link for the men’s first-team shirt can be found here.

    The link for the women’s shirt can be found here.

  • First team

    Stuart Kettlewell ahead of Aberdeen trip

    Manager Stuart Kettlewell says on Friday night, his team were collectively poor and they will be working hard to try and get a reaction against Aberdeen on Wednesday night in the cinch Premiership. 

    Kettlewell believes they were dragged into a game against Morton that wasn’t what they wanted to play and paid the result for it. Now, it’s about preparing as best they can for a trip to Pittodrie.

  • First team

    A rescheduled trip north

    A rescheduled trip north

    Motherwell travel to Aberdeen on Wednesday 14 February. 

    Kick off is 7.45pm.

    How to follow the game
    Away Stand
    Adults £26
    Over 65s £20
    Over 75s and 18-21 £16
    Under 18s £12
    Under 12s £6
    Over 65s £20
    Under 18-21 £16
    Wheelchair and carer £12


    If you wish to receive a refund, you need come into the Ticket Office at Fir Park before 5pm on Wednesday. Refunds won’t be possible after this time.

    Tickets available online.

    Ambulant supporters pay the age-appropriate price with carer free of charge. All wheelchair and ambulant supporters should contact the ticket office to purchase.

    Tickets are on sale from the ticket office and online. We have been sent physical tickets so no etickets are available for this match, so collection only at Fir Park

    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 watch

    We will be wearing our away kit for this match.

    Injury News

    Callum Slattery remains missing for this match. Oli Shaw will be missing through a hamstring injury.

    Barry Maguire is a doubt. Jon Obika made his return against Morton.

    Motherwell’s Fortunes

    It was a disappointing Friday night in Greenock for Motherwell, when they exited the Scottish Cup at the hand of Morton. A 2-1 defeat seen Jack Vale get his second goal in two matches since arriving on loan.

    In the last league match, it was a resounding 5-0 win over Ross County, with Theo Bair continuing his hot run of form in the league. The Canadian has scored in each of his last five league outings.

    Motherwell’s last defeat in the league came on Christmas Eve against Rangers.

    Opposition Report

    There’s been a lot happening at Pittodrie in recent weeks. Following a 1-1 draw with Dundee, Barry Robson left his post as manager. Neil Warnock was brought in until the end of the season, with his first match being a trip to Ibrox.

    It would be narrow 2-1 defeat in Glasgow for Warnock’s side but they progressed to the next round of the Scottish Cup in their last match, sweeping aside Bonnyrigg Rose 2-0.

    Bojan Miovski continues to be the main man for the Dons, netting 22 goals in 36 games this season. He has five in his last four, scoring two in Aberdeen’s last match.

  • Archive

    Hamilton 2-1 Motherwell

    Hamilton 2-1 Motherwell

    The women of steel’s goalscoring woes persisted in ML3, as a commanding performance over local rivals Hamilton was left unrewarded, as the hosts struck twice against the run of play to secure victory on a disappointing and frustrating derby day in Lanarkshire.

    Hamilton forward Josephine Giard and teammate Chloe Muir both added their name to the scoresheet across both halves to give the hosts a comfortable advantage, with debutant Laura Berry netting a late consolation for her first goal in claret and amber.

    It’s a sore one to take,” Head Coach Paul Brownlie said.

    “We’ve got to take chances and do much better with our decision-making in the final third . We had so many opportunities where we broke the lines, but it’s just that last part we’re missing just now. The players are working hard on it to try and rectify it and get it right.

    “I think if we had scored the early goal, it would’ve been completely different, but we never, and at the end of the day if we don’t score goals, we can’t win games.”

    Brownlie made two changes from the narrow midweek defeat to title-chasers Celtic, with Emily Mutch returning in the Motherwell goal, as Laura McCartney also returned to the starting XI. January acquisitions Sophia Martin and Laura Berry both secured a place on the bench following international appearances for Scotland at the MIMA cup.

    As both sides emerged under the floodlights, Motherwell immediately tested the Hamilton stopper, with the visitors firmly in control of the opening exchanges. Morgan Cross’ driving run on the left sliced through the Accies backline, with the forward teeing up Sarah Gibb at the edge of the penalty area, but the midfielder couldn’t apply the finishing touches.

    Less than a minute later, Amy Anderson’s pinpoint cross-field pass accurately picked out Bailley Collins, who found Murron Cunningham midway through the Hamilton penalty area, but the experienced defender couldn’t beat Emma Thomson in the Accies goal.

    Motherwell continued to flood the Hamilton penalty area in search of a breakthrough, with Collins’ threading a perfectly-weighted through ball to Cross, who was left one-on-one with the keeper, but Thomson again produced an exceptional reaction save.

    Motherwell’s frustrations in the final third continued, as Kayla Jardine’s drilled effort from distance narrowly evaded the Hamilton crossbar, with Cunningham and Chelsie Watson also denied from close-range.

    Motherwell’s dominant first-half display was eventually undermined moments before the half-time whistle, with Giard coasting through to the edge of the Motherwell penalty area before firing an unstoppable strike past Emily Mutch, which rattled off of the crossbar before nestling into the back of the visiting net.

    10-minutes after the restart, Hamilton doubled their advantage, with Muir drilling an incredible left-footed half-volley from over 30-yards out past Mutch, leaving the women of steel stunned after their assured start to the derby.

    The visitors route back into the game came shortly after the hour mark, with debutant Laura Berry latching onto fellow Rangers loanee Kayla Jardine’s floated delivery, before dispatching an accurate right-footed volley past Thomson to give the women of steel some confidence and optimism, as the final half hour approached.

    The women of steel toiled in search of a deserved equaliser, with Berry forcing a stop from the Hamilton keeper, after powering a low header from Collins’ whipped through ball. Chances from Collins and Martin followed, but the women of steel couldn’t break through the resolute Hamilton backline and were consigned to a disappointing and frustrating derby day defeat at New Douglas Park on Sunday.

  • Women

    Match Preview – Hamilton (A)

    Match Preview – Hamilton (A)

    Buoyed by an exceptional display against title-chasers Celtic, Motherwell’s optimism was confidently restored, as the women of steel return to action this weekend in the second Lanarkshire Derby of the 2023/24 SWPL campaign.

    Paul Brownlie’s side will travel across the River Clyde to New Douglas Park, aiming to replicate the preceding derby day result at K-Park, with Motherwell cruising to a comfortable four-goal advantage.

    As the final pre-split fixtures near, Motherwell will be preparing to retain their 100-percent Lanarkshire  derby record over Hamilton.

    The Tale of the Tape


    Despite leaving East Kilbride without points to reflect their efforts in a closely-fought encounter with Celtic, Paul Brownlie’s side will be encouraged with their attacking and defensively-improved performances in recent weeks.

    The women of steel recorded their first derby day victory over Accies this season in August, with a Carla Boyce hat-trick and Kaitlyn Canavan strike being the difference on that day.

    The Lanarkshire Derby test will be the first of a triple-header of fixtures, with encounters with Glasgow City and Spartans to conclude the final pre-split fixtures of the 2023/24 SWPL campaign.

    January acquisitions Laura Berry and Sophia Martin will both be available for contention within the matchday squad for the first time since signing on-loan from Rangers and Glasgow City.


    The Accies aided their SWPL relegation-survival efforts after an impressive 4-1 victory over Dundee United in the City of Discovery to achieve their first league victory this season, but a disappointing Scottish Cup exit to Celtic and a 6-0 defeat to Glasgow City in the league have resulted since.

    Hamilton sit on six-points, three adrift from nearest rivals Spartans, with Montrose and Dundee United both one-point ahead of the Edinburgh side.

    Ticket information

    Cash & card payments are also available for this fixture.

    • Adult – £8
    • Concession – £5
    • Under 16s – Free to enter.

    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

    Greenock Morton 2 – 1 Motherwell

    Greenock Morton 2 – 1 Motherwell

    Motherwell’s hopes of an extended Scottish Cup run were ended as Greenock Morton comfortably progressed to the quarter finals.

    Start Kettlewell had warned that the trip to Greenock would prove a difficult cup tie and the ‘Well boss was proved correct as a goal in each half was enough to send an under performing ‘Well out of the Cup

    There was nothing between the teams until ten minutes from the break when Liam Kelly’s disastrous attempts to deal with a corner ended with the ‘keeper tamely pushing the ball against the luckless Harry Paton and over his own goal line. Ten minutes into the second half Goerge Oakley doubled Morton’s lead and put he home side in the driving seat.

    The ‘Well boss committed five subs in an attempt to prevent a shock exit to a Championship side for the second consecutive season. And six minutes from time Jack Vale pulled one back to set up a dramatic end to the game.

    Overall, though, the Steelmen failed to match Morton’s desire and determination and can have no complaints about being on the wrong end of a Scottish Cup shock.

    Incredibly this was the fifth time the teams had been paired in the Scottish Cup in seven seasons. And with Motherwell having emerged as winners in the previous four, Morton fans were convinced they were due a cup win over the Fir Park side.

    Although both teams arrived at Cappielow full of confidence on the back of resounding 5-0 wins, ‘Well faced a Morton side on an excellent run of form, Dougie Imrie’s men boasting a 12 game unbeaten run, and quite rightly fancied to cause a cup upset.

    Motherwell made one change from the from the emphatic win over Ross County, Lennon Miller coming in to the midfield as a straight replacement for Andy Halliday.

    The Fir Park fans packed behind Liam Kelly’s goal watched Morton make a positive opening as the home side looked to go direct and test the ‘Well defence at every opportunity.

    An early fumble from Kelly when he dropped an easy ball towards his goal, gave Morton encouragement to swing every ball onto the ‘keeper.

    Although Motherwell settled into their passing game the Premiership side had a huge let off after 19 minutes.

    A high ball into the box was nodded into the path of George Oakley, who got behind Calum Butcher before lifting his shot beyond Kelly’s stretch, only to watch the ball rebound from the face of the crossbar.

    While the Steelmen were comfortable in possession, they lacked composure in the final third of the pitch, with Theo Bair too often isolated up front.

    The game was highly competitive but needed a spark and it arrived in 35th minute when Morton took the lead.

    It was a goal which Kelly will want to forget. Robbie Muirhead’s inswinging corner posed a real threat on the visitor’s goal but the ‘Well ‘keeper made a complete mess of things palming the ball against Paton and over his line and reinforce Morton’s belief that an upset was on the cards.

    Conversely, while the Fir Park men ended the half around Ryan Mullen’s box, their play lacked a belief and conviction.

    Although Motherwell aimed to regain possession and composure in the opening spell of the second half, they were dealt a killer blow ten minutes after the break.

    Paul McGinn lost out in the middle of the park and as the ball was immediately sent forward to Oakley who surged into the box before firing the ball low across Butcher and Kelly and into the ‘keeper’s right-hand post for a solid finish and put the home side firmly in control of the cup tie.

    Kettlewell immediately made a triple substation sending on full backs Adam Devine and Jili Buyabu, with Jack Vale joining Bair in attack.

    That did fire some much needed life into the Steelmen and Buyabu’s low drive into the six box forced a first save from Mullen.

    Andy Halliday and Jon Obika were then given 23 minutes to try and get ‘Well back into the tie.

    And after passing up a few half chances which gave Mullen a couple of comfortable saves, ‘Well reduced the leeway with six minutes remaining.

    Two of the subs combined with Devine firing the ball into the box before Vale’s touch directed it towards goal with a slight deflection carrying the ball beyond Mullen.

    Although the Fir Park men pressed for an equaliser and caused some uncertainty in the home box, they never looked like finding an equaliser and sending the game into extra-time.

  • First team

    Stuart Kettlewell reacts to cup exit

    Stuart Kettlewell reacts to the 2-1 defeat that meant his side crashed out the Scottish Cup.

    • Didn’t stand up to the challenge
    • Let a lot of people down
    • Lost our discipline and structure

  • Well Society



    Motherwell Football Club’s recent ‘Hollywood-style’ investment campaign has certainly had an impact.

    With Well Society membership now through the 3800 barrier – and climbing – new members are joining all the way from Motherwell to Michigan.

    To date the cheeky film – in which players invited Hollywood A-listers to support the club – has gone viral, with more than 2.4million views on X, and a whopping 92,000 views on YouTube.

    Well Society members had a starring role in the film, with Junior Steel member Ruairidh McAtamney inviting singer Taylor Swift to “gie’s some dosh” at the end of the 90-second piece.

    “We may not have signed Taylor Swift up yet, but it certainly galvanised fans into action,” said Douglas Dickie, co-chair of the Well Society.

    “Since the campaign launched on Wednesday 10 January we’ve welcomed almost 100 new members. The vast majority of these are taking out adult membership, and we’ve also seen existing members increase their monthly contribution or restart lapsed memberships.”

    Ann and Drew Duncan (pictured) are amongst the new members joining. Drew said: “I’ve been talking about doing this for a long time. The recent promo video was just the push I needed to stop procrastinating and just get it done.”

    Dean Russell from Seattle said his boys George and Henry love watching and playing football and joining was a great way to expand their passion for the game.

    “They can be excited to be owners of a club – that’s pretty cool,” said Dean. “We also talk about supporting the sport in different ways and keeping clubs local. That is not how clubs are here in the US. When I saw the chance to get them involved in understanding how a local club works in this model, I wanted the chance to get involved.”

    Join the Well Society from as little as £5 per month and support the club on and off the pitch.

    Call 01698 338009 for more information or email: well.society@motherwellfc.co.uk.