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    Kicking off the post-split fixtures

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    Motherwell 2-1 Montrose

  • Women

    Match Preview: Montrose (H)

  • Women

    Dundee United scoreline overturned

  • Women

    Spartans 2-2 Motherwell

  • First team

    Goal of the season vote 2023/24

  • Women

    Match preview: Spartans (A)

  • First team

    Post-split fixtures confirmed

  • First team

    500 and not out

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    Coming up just short on top-six // Motherwell 1-1 Hibernian

  • First team

    Kicking off the post-split fixtures

    Kicking off the post-split fixtures

    Motherwell begin life post-split with a trip to Aberdeen on Saturday 27 April. 

    Kick off is 3pm at Pittodrie.

    How to follow the game
    Away Stand
    Adults £26
    Over 65s £20
    Over 75s £16
    Youth (18-21) £16
    Under 18 £12
    Under 12 £6

    Tickets are now on sale online.

    Postage will only be up until Tuesday 23 April

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

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

    Kit Watch

    We will be wearing our home kit for this match.

    Injury Update

    Adam Devine, Callum Slattery, Harry Paton and Jon Obika will be missing for this match.

    Motherwell’s Fortunes

    Motherwell narrowly missed out on top-six football with a draw at home to Hibernian on match day 33.

    The result meant the Steelmen would finish in the bottom six this season and now look to finish the campaign strongly.

    With nine points separating 7th to 11th, every point is vital. The ‘Well have seen a turnaround in fortunes since the end of December, suffering three defeats in 14 matches, with two of those defeats coming against Hearts and Celtic.

    The other loss was at Fir Park against Aberdeen, in a match littered with controversy.

    Motherwell haven’t beaten Aberdeen in their last five attempts, but will take confidence from their most recent trip to Aberdeen where after being pegged back from three goals ahead, Harry Paton’s late finish was ruled out for a foul to prevent the three points.

    Opposition Report

    Aberdeen were in Scottish Cup semi final action on Saturday against Celtic. In a dramatic 120 minutes of football and a penalty shootout, Celtic advanced to the final after a 3-3 draw.

    Peter Leven has taken control of the last four league matches and the semi final tie at the weekend after Neil Warnock departed the club. In that time, he is unbeaten in the league with two draws and two wins. Wins over Motherwell and Ross County were followed by back-to-back stalemates against Dundee and Livingston.

    Their talisman, Bojan Miovski, continues to be the source of goals for Aberdeen. The North Macedonian netted against Celtic and also found the back of the net against Ross County taking his tally in all competitions this season to 24.

  • Women

    Motherwell 2-1 Montrose

    Motherwell 2-1 Montrose

    Motherwell overcame an early second-half response to continue their emphatic run of form, extending their unbeaten record to six-consecutive games whilst ensuring their SWPL status remained intact for the following season.

    Kayla Jardine broke the deadlock within the opening phases of play after prodding home Gill Inglis’ whipped delivery, but the visitors capitalised upon Motherwell’s frustrations in the final third to level the game against the run of play.

    Nevertheless, the hosts stood resolute and restored their advantage in the latter stages of the game, with Morgan Cross converting after latching onto a swift counter-attack from Louisa Boyes on the left of the Montrose penalty area.

    Head coach Paul Brownlie made five changes from the side that were held to a stalemate in the Scottish capital on Wednesday evening. Emily Mutch returned in the Motherwell goal, with Jo Addie, Gill Inglis, Kayla Jardine and Brooke Nunn all featuring in the starting XI.

    With a victory mathematically securing Motherwell’s SWPL status ahead of the forthcoming season, the hosts were poised to continue their unbeaten run.

    The hosts preparations were almost instantly forced into an unpredictable rethink, as defender Eve Donald landed awkwardly following a contested corner, leaving the centre-back on a stretcher within the opening two-minutes.

    Despite the early setback, Motherwell started firmly on the front foot and deservedly netted the breakthrough prior to the 20-minute mark.

    Laura Berry skilfully shifted the ball onto her stronger right-foot to escape her marker before teeing up the overlapping Gill Inglis, who’s whipped delivery across the face of goal was calmly placed into the bottom-left corner by Kayla Jardine.

    Motherwell continued to flood the Montrose penalty area, with Morgan Cross almost doubling the women of steel’s advantage moments later. The striker coasted through the centre of the box before curling a precise effort towards the bottom-right corner but the forward’s effort was equally matched by the opposing goalkeeper who reacted well to parry clear of the Montrose penalty area.

    The women of steel retained their foothold in the game, but couldn’t extend their advantage as the half-time whistle blew.

    Moments after the restart, the visitors capitalised on Motherwell’s frustrations in the final third. Midfielder Demi Taylor shifted the ball in-between the Motherwell backline before picking out the bottom-right corner with an accurate finish, beyond the reach of Emily Mutch.

    Irrespective of the visitors signs of momentum, Motherwell stuck to the game plan and soon restored their advantage.

    Boyes’ quickfire counter-attack left the midfielder in acres of space on the left before finding the run of Cross, who coolly converted from close-range to extend the women of steel’s unbeaten run to six-games with five victories within that period of time.

  • Women

    Match Preview: Montrose (H)

    Match Preview: Montrose (H)

    Motherwell will face another swift return to action when they take to the K-Park turf this weekend, with Montrose the visitors in the women of steel’s third game in eight days.

    Victory under the Fir Park lights last weekend and a closely-fought point in Edinburgh on Wednesday night extended Motherwell’s unbeaten run to five games, sustaining the momentum in closing down nearest league rivals Aberdeen.

    Paul Brownlie’s side return to East Kilbride for the first time in three weeks after coasting past Aberdeen in a comfortable three-goal victory last month.

    The Tale of the Tape


    Motherwell maintained their unbeaten run in the Scottish capital, overcoming an early second-half goal, with Laura Berry netting from the penalty spot before completing a brace in the latter stages of the game. However, despite looking firmly in the ascendancy, Spartans found a late equaliser to frustrate the women of steel’s hopes of closing down Aberdeen’s slim advantage in the SWPL league table.

    The women of steel are now mathematically safe from instant relegation after developing a 19-point advantage over Dundee United with only six games remaining. However, an additional two-points is all that is required to establish Motherwell’s SWPL status next season, with Brownlie’s side holding a 56-goal advantage over Lanarkshire rivals Hamilton in the goal-difference table.

    Motherwell have continued their remarkable goalscoring form, scoring 15-times across the last five games, with striker Laura Berry netting five within that congested run of fixtures.


    The visitors head to South Lanarkshire in fine form, with four back-to-back SWPL victories over Dundee United, Spartans and Hamilton twice prior to a narrow 3-2 defeat to Aberdeen at Links Park.

    The Gable Endies have extended their advantage over their fellow relegation rivals, with Montrose 12-points clear of Dundee United at the foot of the table and nine ahead of Hamilton in the playoff-place.

    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.

  • Women

    Dundee United scoreline overturned

    Dundee United scoreline overturned

    Following this afternoon’s statement from the SWPL, Motherwell FC can confirm that our recent win over Dundee United has now been recorded as a 3-0 victory following a disciplinary hearing.

    Motherwell won the initial match 2-1 at Fir Park last Sunday, but with Dundee United having fielded an ineligible player, the panel has overturned the initial scoreline.


  • Women

    Spartans 2-2 Motherwell

    Spartans 2-2 Motherwell

    A frustrating evening of mixed-emotions for the women of steel in the Scottish capital, as Motherwell extended their unbeaten run to five games but were forced to settle for a point in a tense encounter with relegation-survival hopefuls Spartans at Ainslie Park.

    The hosts broke the deadlock early into the second-half through Rebecca Galbraith, with Laura Berry restoring the scoreline with an assured equaliser shortly after the hour mark. Motherwell rallied in the second-half and looked firmly in the ascendency when the young Scottish forward secured a brace after converting Gill Inglis’ low delivery, but a Dion McMahon header in the latter stages of the game ensured a point for both sides.

    Head coach Paul Brownlie made six changes to the starting XI from the side that overcame Dundee United at Fir Park last weekend. Rebecca Cameron returned to start in the Motherwell goal, with Eve Donald, Bailley Collins, Sarah Gibb, Murron Cunningham and Sophia Martin all featuring in the starting teamsheet.

    Despite being named captain for the encounter with Spartans, illness forced midfielder Amy Anderson to drop out of the matchday squad with Louisa Boyes taking place in the Motherwell midfield-three.

    Neither side could find a foothold in the game within the opening exchanges, but Motherwell came closest to netting the early advantage. Cutting inside from the right-hand side, Berry skilfully worked her way across the edge of the Spartans penalty area before teeing up Cunningham at the edge of the box, but the midfielders ambitious attempt forced Alicia Yates into a comfortable stop.

    Cameron was soon tested in the Motherwell goal, with a close-range Spartans free-kick clearing the claret and amber wall, but the young shot-stopper reacted quickly to parry beyond the near post.

    Unable to find their rhythm in the game, Motherwell’s frustrations were confounded when the referee was forced to pause the game with an injury to the match official. Without an immediate replacement on-hand, the lengthy break in play remained until a local backup could arrive.

    Efforts from Berry and Morgan Cross threatened the Spartans goal, but the visitors couldn’t find the breakthrough as the first-half drew to a close.

    Despite having a greater share of possession and goalscoring opportunities, Spartans found the opener against the run of play. A floated free-kick from the halfway-line sailed invitingly into the Motherwell six-yard box, and the unmarked Galbraith calmly placed a headed effort beyond the reach of Cameron.

    However, Motherwell’s never say die attitude shone through, and the visitors soon netted the equaliser. A quick counter-attack left Brooke Nunn racing through the centre of the Spartans half before teeing up Berry at the edge of the box. The forward accurately picked out the overlapping run of Gill Inglis, who was brought down inside the penalty area.

    Berry stepped up and calmy dispatched her fifth Motherwell goal, with a composed side-footed finish into the bottom-right corner.

    In the latter stages of the game, Motherwell had completed the comeback, with Inglis’ again the provider, drilling a low delivery across the face of goal, and Berry again escaping her marker to convert from 12-yards out.

    Despite remaining firmly in control of the encounter, Spartans found a late equaliser against the run of play, with McMahon guiding a header beyond Cameron from a whipped corner kick.

    Motherwell move five points behind Aberdeen in the push for seventh place, but continue their unbeaten run to five successive games.

  • First team

    Goal of the season vote 2023/24

    Voting for the 2023/24 goal of the season award is now open. 

    The choices are viewable on the video above, and are as follows:


    You can vote online now.

    Our end-of-season awards dinner will take place on Saturday 4 May at Dalziel Park Hotel.

    A number of awards will be up for grabs on the night recognising top performers across the first team, women’s team and the academy.

    Hosted by Tam Cowan, the night will consist of live entertainment, 3-course meal and will kick-off at 7pm with first-team players and coaching staff in attendance.

    Individual places are available at £72 per person with tables available in multiples of 10 or 12.

    To book, please call the events team on 01698 338 011 or online.

  • Women

    Match preview: Spartans (A)

    Match preview: Spartans (A)

    Motherwell swiftly return to action on Wednesday night, as the visitors travel to the Scottish capital to face relegation-survival hopefuls Spartans at Ainslie Park.

    A special night under the Fir Park lights last Sunday saw the women of steel coast past Dundee United to extend their unbeaten run to four games whilst continuing the momentum in closing down nearest league rivals Aberdeen.

    Paul Brownlie’s side make the trip to Edinburgh in fine form on the road after overcoming this evening’s opponents last month ahead of a comfortable four-goal victory in the Lanarkshire derby with local rivals Hamilton.

    The Tale of the Tape


    Ensuring a positive return to SWPL action at Fir Park, Motherwell marked the occasion with an assured performance over Dundee United in ML1. Morgan Cross broke the deadlock shortly after half-time, latching onto Bailley Collins’ pinpoint through ball. The visitors levelled in the latter stages of the game, but the women of steel’s never say die attitude showed, with Laura Berry finding the target under less than two-minutes later.

    The women of steel are amidst their most clinical and prolific spell of the season, netting on 13-occasions whilst only conceding twice through that time. Rangers loanee Laura Berry and Louisa Boyes have both found the target three-times, with striker Morgan Cross scoring in four consecutive games.

    Victory in the Scottish capital would mathematically secure SWPL status for Motherwell ahead of the forthcoming season, with three points opening up and 21-point advantage over Dundee United and Hamilton at the foot of the SWPL league table if results elsewhere are in the women of steel’s favour.


    This evening’s opponents sit precariously at the foot of the SWPL league table, six-points ahead of Hamilton and Dundee United.

    The Edinburgh outfit’s last two league victories have came against Dundee United, with defeats to Montrose and Aberdeen preventing Spartans from finding a consistent run of form.

    Ticket Information

    Cash & card payments are also available for this fixture.

    Adult – £8

    Concession – £3

    Under 11s – 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. Kick-off from Ainslie park is at 7.45 PM.

  • First team

    Post-split fixtures confirmed

    Post-split fixtures confirmed

    Our final five fixtures of the season are now confirmed. 

    We will kick off our post-split schedule with a trip to Aberdeen on Saturday 27 April.

    Livingston will visit Fir Park on Saturday 4 May, before we travel to Dingwall on 11 May.

    We then travel to Easter Road on Wednesday 15 May and we will finish the 2023/24 season at Fir Park against St Johnstone on Sunday 19 May.

    Ticket details for all fixtures will be revealed in due course.

  • First team

    500 and not out

    500 and not out

    It was a very special and memorable ending in Motherwell’s outing against Dundee on Saturday, but for Paul McGinn, the game carried extra meaning and sentiment.

    McGinn made his 500th professional appearance in football, a special feat achieved by one of Motherwell’s most consistent performers over the last two seasons.

    As we look back on the defender’s impressive career to date, it’s worth noting that his introduction into football was somewhat different to the path that many take.

    “I was actually playing amateur football until I was 17,” McGinn explained.

    “At the time, I had been playing for a local side in Clydebank, playing with the older guys and I was doing quite well. My Uncle worked at Hampden and he said to the guy at Queen’s Park to give me a trial. That’s how I got a chance, so it wasn’t like anyone had seen me or that.

    “I got to the trial game and I was meant to be on the bench but someone didn’t turn up. But I had to play right-midfield. After ten minutes, I scored a volley. The game was at Lesser Hampden so after 20 minutes, you’d have been as well taking me off. I was knackered. But because of the volley, they said to come back because I had something and I got the contract from there.

    “So if it wasn’t for the volley and somebody not turning up, who knows.”

    From there, McGinn began his journey in the Scottish Leagues, starting at the very bottom with Queen’s Park and he went on to make his debut at 18. But that debut didn’t quite go to plan.

    “I got sent off,” McGinn laughed.

    “I came on as a sub. Raith Rovers were going to win the league and Queen’s were fighting to stay up. It was 1-0 Raith and they were keeping the ball in the corner. Barry Douglas came flying in over the top so that got me going as well.

    “Basically, I volleyed a boy. I just remember thinking I was innocent until I seen it back, it was more like Joey Barton. Not a great start but I played quite well so we’ll take that.

    “I was up early working as I was a postman at the time, so I blamed it on that too. Fair to say, I chucked the job not long after.”

    At the time of breaking into the first-team, Queen’s Park had a range of talent who would go on to have fruitful careers. Barry Douglas, Lawrence Shankland, Andy Robertson and Blair Spittal just to name a few, McGinn recalls Dundee United coming in for Douglas and that was when he seen the exposure his team were receiving and shortly after, he would move onto pastures new also.

    “I was meant to sign for Aberdeen, Craig Brown had been on at me,” the defender explained.

    “On the very last day of the season in the playoffs, I got a bad tackle and done my knee. It was swollen so I just went away on holiday. I went to do some running and knew something was wrong. I had to phone Aberdeen.

    “They said, get yourself sorted and come up when you’re ready so we can take a look at you. But because I’d left Queen’s Park, my mum had to pay for my operation. So it wasn’t until early September before I was fit. I actually came into Fir Park at one stage for physio, Stuart McCall was the manager.

    “I went to train with St Mirren and they offered me a deal but I couldn’t turn professional until the January, so I went back on loan to Queen’s Park, that was awkward as they refused to pay for my operation.”

    That time at St Mirren got off to a rough start and unfortunately for McGinn, his time there would be like that. Going out on loan to Dumbarton to get some game time, he would depart having made 0 appearances for the Paisley side.

    “Hamilton and a few others were in for me but it was Dundee who were making good signings,” the Scotland internationalist said.

    “They’d just taken Greg Stewart and Scott Bain up there, so I knew they were making waves. We were good and I enjoyed my time there. I was driving from Clydebank every day, so that wasn’t ideal but I did make my SPL debut.

    “By the end of my contract, Dundee had been going on constantly about new deals but nothing ever happened. They messed around and when I got offered a deal, I felt it was a bit disrespectful so I thought I’d go try something else at Chesterfield.

    “League One in England, new stadium. Looking back, I’d do it again. It’s the only real time in my career where I had a bad injury. I missed most of the time there. I scored at Bramall Lane and Rochdale. Both were outside the box, I’m normally three goals a season. Until I came to Motherwell.”

    McGinn’s time at Chesterfield drew to a close and the defender returned back home to Glasgow, with Partick Thistle. A short stint at Firhill ended in relegation, something he admits was one of the lowest points in his career due to the good people associated with the club.

    But his future was already secured, with a return to St Mirren on the cards and agreed with Jack Ross.

    “When I signed for Jack Ross and St Mirren, he won the league and got his big move to Sunderland,” McGinn said.

    “It didn’t really matter, I just went into the same boat as everyone else and had to impress the new manager.”

    As McGinn made powering progress at club level, at international level, eyes were firmly on him, with Steve Clarke naming him in his Scotland squads, alongside brother John.

    “I left pro-youth when I was 11,” McGinn added.

    “You always have that ambition to reach the top but to play for you country, wow. Unbelievable.

    “I’d been in squads before but I always think of Stephen O’Donnell. I’d warmed up for about half-an-hour whilst he was holding his shin against Czech Republic. I was knackered but he held it for ages. Of course, he hung in there for the full 90. I was gutted. The next squad, a couple got COVID.

    “Funnily enough, Anthony Ralston had been playing for Celtic and he got called up. He failed the COVID test at the hotel so I got the shout. That was the one where I got on.”

    Against Austria in a World Cup qualifier, Stephen O’Donnell would come off on 77 minutes to be replaced by McGinn, earning his first and only cap for his country.

    “Highest point of my career, by far,” the 33-year-old said.

    “I remember weirdly thinking, why am I not nervous?

    “It was so special and even better because it was competitive. Previous managers gave caps away here and there in friendlies. “

    But in football, as we all know, it’s not all success and achieving dreams. And that’s a part of the game McGinn thinks is vital to keep in mind.

    “There’s so many lows,” he said.

    “You see John having so much success in England but there’s so many lows. Everyone thinks it’s a brilliant job, which it is of course, but you’ve got to deal with a result effecting your week. That’s been 15 years of that now.

    “You need to be mentally strong, it’s a difficult profession. A lot of players look good in training but just can’t cope with that and fall away.

    “But, if you’d said when I was 17 at that trial, that I was going to play 500 games, play for my country and be professional player, I’d have said you were at it. Your ambitions and self belief changes.

    “In hindsight, I shouldn’t have had to work my way up the leagues but if I didn’t, none of this would have happened. I’ve seen boys that have started there and fell away quickly, so I’m just proud of what I have achieved.”

    McGinn is held in high regard with the Motherwell support, with the defender adopting the tagline of ‘seven out of ten every week.’

    “I get the ‘you’re reliable’ all the time,” he laughed.

    “Surely, I’m just a decent player at some point. No, in all seriousness, it’s just good to get the compliments. Next is just to get the goal here.

    “I’ve always said I’m a right-back, but I very rarely play there. You get goals in that position and I’m not doing well on that front. It’s got to come soon.

    “It’s either going to be a thunder blaster of a goal or a clanger. Either way, it’ll just be relief.”

  • First team

    Coming up just short on top-six // Motherwell 1-1 Hibernian

    With the battle for the final spot in the top-six going down to the wire, Motherwell’s permutations were simple. They had to beat fellow top-six contenders Hibernian and hope Aberdeen beat Dundee. 

    In blustery conditions, the first-half had very few chances due to both sides struggling to control the ball due to wind.

    In the second-half, Theo Bair thought he had opened the scoring but the linesman’s flag was raised for offside, to which VAR confirmed. Hibernian took the lead from the penalty spot and with Dundee drawing 0-0, put themselves in the top-six.

    Stuart Kettlewell threw the kitchen sink at the Leith side, with strikers Mark Ferrie, Oli Shaw and Moses Ebiye all coming on to create a 4-2-4 formation.

    In the fourth minute of stoppage time, Shane Blaney rifled home a magnificent volley to remove Hibernian’s top six status and gave the Steelmen a glimmer of hope. But with only seconds remaining, time was running out.

    From the kick off, a long ball forward seen Motherwell go through on goal in a four v one scenario, Ebiye crossed into Shaw who could only poke wide from close ranges, causing a dramatic ending to a weather tarnished match.

    The draw meant both sides missed out on top-six and the focus shifts to the remaining five fixtures.