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  • Women

    Match Preview: Aberdeen (A)

  • First team

    Ross County 1 – 5 Motherwell

  • First team

    Stuart Kettlewell reacts to win over Ross County

  • First team

    Liam Kelly’s trip down memory lane // Goalkeeping special

  • Archive

    Harry Paton ahead of Ross County

  • First team

    Stuart Kettlewell previews Ross County

  • Well Society

    Live the Dream!

  • First team

    Life on the sidelines

  • Well Society

    Warm ‘Well’come

  • First team

    Our final 2023/24 Saturday road trip

  • Women

    Match Preview: Aberdeen (A)

    Match Preview: Aberdeen (A)

    Eight games unbeaten on the domestic calendar, Motherwell make the trip north to the Granite city, with their sights firmly set on reaching the top of the split, as nearest league rivals Aberdeen only three points ahead.

    Four straight victories at K-Park preceded a two-goals stalemate with Montrose last weekend, as the women of steel continued to narrow the ga to Aberdeen who were held to successive draws by Montrose and Hamilton.

    Paul Brownlie’s side cruised past the Dons on their previous meeting in East Kilbride, with Morgan Cross breaking the deadlock before a quickfire double across both halves from Laura Berry sealed a comfortable three-goal victory on that day.

    The Tale of the Tape


    Six victories and two draws since March ensured the women of steel maintained the momentum in closing down Aberdeen, with the women of steel’s goalscoring woes a distant memory.

    22-goals have been crafted out across the Motherwell squad, conceding only eight within the time, with forwards Laura Berry and Morgan Cross forging a formidable partnership in the final third. Berry’s efforts were rewarded with the SWPL player of the month award for April.

    Victory over Aberdeen would level both sides points tally, with the women of steel retaining a mathematically greater goal-difference.


    The hosts head into this afternoon’s contest after back-to-back draws with Montrose and Hamilton. Despite this, the Dons are unbeaten in their last five games, with four straight victories at Balmoral Stadium.

    Aberdeen overcame the women of steel on the opening day of the season in the Granite City, with a Bailley Hutchinson double added by a strike from Hannah Stewart in a narrow 3-2 victory.

    Ticket information

    Cash & card payments are also available for this fixture.

    • Adult – £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. Kick-off from Balmoral Stadium at 2PM.

  • First team

    Ross County 1 – 5 Motherwell

    Ross County 1 – 5 Motherwell

    Motherwell came away from the Highlands with a resounding 1-5 win in Dingwall.

    Goals from Blair Spittal and Paul McGinn had the away side up at the break before Spittal, Zdravkovski and Paton added gloss to the scoreline late on.

    County, who came into this enounter with only one home defeat in eight, were on the ropes early as the visitors started brightly and nearly took a lead when Andy Halliday was slid in on the edge of the box,  but the midfielder’s effort was matched by Laidlaw who made a fine stop.

    The Steelmen were looking dangerous but their lead came in an unexpected fashion. Liam Kelly angled a ball forward which harmlessly ended up at Ross Laidlaw but the County ‘keeper spilled it straight to Blair Spittal who gratefully fired home.

    County didn’t take long to respond, drawing level five minutes later. Disappointingly it was from a Motherwell corner, which Brophy broke away from and slid in Simon Murray who cooly slotted past Kelly.

    As the game started to even out, it looked as though both sides would head down the tunnel level, probably deservedly so, but Paul McGinn had other ideas.

    Georgie Gent’s free-kick was again fumbled by Laidlaw and it landed kindly to the feet of the former Scotland International who fired in his first Motherwell goal and first time hitting the net since May 2022.

    Don Cowie made three changes at the break as County looked to find a way back in to the match to edge away from relegation trouble for all their hard work and endeavour, they rarely troubled Liam Kelly.

    Indeed, as Motherwell looked to see the game out, they broke forward through Theo Bair and he laid it on a plate for Blair Spittal to notch his second of the game with a superb curler into the top corner.

    At that point it looked like game over but the Steelmen weren’t finished yet.

    Theo Bair burst in behind the defence and with a shot looking likely, he unselfishly pulled it back to his teammate Davor Zdravkovski who powered it into the net for his first goal in claret and amber.

    ‘Well weren’t finished there as Harry Paton was sent into the box, with a moment of brilliance from Blair Spittal, allowing the Canadian to slot into the bottom corner.

    Motherwell now take on Hibernian, with the Lanarkshire side looking to continue their decent form in the run-up to the league finalé.

  • First team

    Stuart Kettlewell reacts to win over Ross County

    Stuart Kettlewell gives his thoughts on the 5-1 win over Ross County.

    • Trying to be entertaining
    • Becoming third top scorers in the league
    • A special mention the travelling supporter
  • First team

    Liam Kelly’s trip down memory lane // Goalkeeping special

    After making his 150th appearance for Motherwell against Aberdeen last month, we sit down with Liam Kelly and reminisce about some of his best moments from the last three-and-a-half years.

    Starting from his save best saves whilst on an initial six-month loan, he talks us through some of his best saves and the process behind them.

    We then cover the penalties he has faced in his time at the club, and how the battle of the mind games between goalkeeper and player unfolds.

  • Archive

    Harry Paton ahead of Ross County

    Harry Paton was pleased to make a swift return to action after a two month lay off. 

    The Canadian defender has high ambitions of retaining his spot in the Canadian squad, ahead of matches against Netherlands, France and Argentina in the COPA America this summer.

  • First team

    Stuart Kettlewell previews Ross County

    Stuart Kettlewell was pleased that his side put in a strong performance against Livingston in the cinch Premiership last weekend, but insists his team need to approach the Ross County match with the same, professional mindset. 

    Despite safety being secured, Kettlewell has his eyes set on finishing 7th place and wants that to be a driving factor for the remaining games.

  • Well Society

    Live the Dream!

    Live the Dream!

    The roar of the crowd, the excitement as you step out of the tunnel and onto the hallowed Fir Park turf – here is your chance to Live the Dream as a Motherwell player for the day.

    Today we launch an exclusive opportunity for fans to play on the pitch on the evening of Friday 24 May 2024, with all money raised going to The Well Society.

    There are 32 places available, each giving you the chance to experience life as a professional footballer. Four of these places will be given free to fully paid up Well Society members who apply through a draw. The rest of the places will go on sale tonight on a first come, first-served basis.

    To take part in the event you need to:

    • Be available from 6.30pm on Friday 24 May 2024
    • This is a physically demanding event – you must be healthy enough to take part
    • Read and agree to our terms and conditions
    • Sign our disclaimer

    In return you will:

    • Have the chance to grace Fir Park with your footballing skills
    • Enjoy a rare opportunity to experience life as a Motherwell player
    • Receive a playing shirt with your name and number
    • Catch up with fellow players at our post-match reception
    • Gather photos and memories which will last a lifetime
    Buy your place

    Buy your place here. The teams are open to all genders and abilities. There are 14 places available on each team, with prices ranging from £150 for the opportunity to come off the bench as an impact sub, to £200 for a place in the starting line up.

    FREE places

    To be in with a chance for one of the free places you’ll need to be a current member of the Well Society. If you are not a member you can subscribe via this link (join by 5pm Tuesday 14 May). To get your name in the frame, email us with your details by midnight, Thursday 16 May. The draw for the places will take place at noon on Friday 17 May 2024.


    Help us create a great atmosphere for the players and celebrate fan ownership by joining us for the big match on the night. Entry will be priced at £5 per person with all proceeds going to support the Club through The Well Society.

  • First team

    Life on the sidelines

    Life on the sidelines

    Callum Slattery made a bright start to the 2023/24 season. Beginning his third year at Fir Park, Slattery was at the heart of all things good during Motherwell’s Viaplay Cup campaign. He scored two and assisted three times in July.

    That positive start to proceedings had the English midfielder full of optimism and confidence for the season that lay ahead. Fans would see the finished product on a Saturday but those goal involvements and positive performances were a result of hard work off the pitch and a full pre-season.

    “It was probably the best I had felt in my career,” Slattery said.

    “Just in terms of fitness, general performances and consistency, I was loving it. I was in a good place mentally and had added some goals to my game.

    “I’d say I was on track for my best season in football.”

    His man of the match displays continued into the league season, where he even won his first player of the month award at the club. But football can be a cruel sport. Slattery would be ruled out for the remainder of the campaign in January, after a tackle on the training ground.

    “It was one of those nothing challenges,” he explained.

    “The ball went into a group of bodies and my foot got caught in the ground. My upper body twisted but my foot remained planted. I knew I had done something serious as the pain was unbearable.

    “I had a bad injury when I was young kid, maybe 15 or 16, but nothing in my professional career.

    “When you’re younger, I don’t think it effects you as much. You’re still buzzing to be in and about the place but at this age, you do begin to realise how much being out on the pitch helps.

    “Being out there makes your forget things. Not playing has a big impact.”

    It was confirmed that Slattery would miss the rest of the season after this serious knee injury. Despite the 25-year-old having a fair idea this would be the case, having the news confirmed was still tough to hear.

    The injury had prevented him from completing a season that had so much potential but even in the day-to-day aspect, everything changed.

    “I arrive at the same time as the boys in the morning,” Slattery revealed.

    “So, you kind of still get that feeling of coming in together, but I’m straight up the gym until lunchtime.

    “I’ll do exercises to help improve the strength in my leg then I head back down for lunch where I get to see the boys for a bit before going back to the gym.

    “All of the work is inside which is completely different mentally, it’s something you have to get through physically and mentally.”

    It’s that battle that has the former Southampton midfielder taking a moment to reflect about the importance the sport has on his life.

    “As players, you can take football for granted,” he added.

    “You don’t realise how much of a part football plays in your life.

    “You come in, go out to play, train, all these things and it becomes normal. You forget worries and concerns outside of football when you’re playing.

    “I sat down on the couch the other day and thought how lucky I am and how much I do love football. When you’re playing, sometimes you have to deal with the lows and bad spells.

    “But playing is such a luxury. Having that taken away for a period of time is tough. You now have a lot of time to think.”

    This season, had this injury not have occurred, Slattery would have been on course to achieve 100 games for Motherwell, something he set out as a target early in the season. But just not completing the season is something that disappoints him as he wanted to see where things would have ended.

    But now, the routine is different and the week has been altered and that is something he has had to adjust to.

    “My worst day of the week is a Saturday,” the 25-year-old said.

    “Saturday used to be the best. But I now have to come in and sit in the stands and just watch. There is nothing I can do to help the team.

    “I’m really missing that feeling of walking out on the pitch.”

    Despite all the disappointment and boredom of waiting, Slattery has his focus dialled in on his return to action.

    “Having the surgery straight away was good,” he explained.

    “It means my knee is fixed and that’s a step in the right direction. It’s just about building strength up in the knee and the fitness work around it, which is the long bit, that’s tough.

    “I’m just going step by step to get back on the pitch. Each day, week and month, you can see progress.

    “All the time, I try to picture myself in the moment of going back on the pitch and what it’ll be like. It’s far away just now which is the harsh reality, but I believe it’ll come round quick and I simply cannot wait.”

  • Well Society

    Warm ‘Well’come

    Warm ‘Well’come

    A Motherwell welcome was in store for 25 Lanarkshire-based asylum seekers, after the Well Society invited them to Saturday’s match.

    The men – who have fled from countries such as Iran, Iraq and Syria – enjoyed a goal fest as the Steelmen cruised to a 4-1 victory over Livingston FC.

    The Society worked alongside the East Kilbride Integration Network (EKin), a local group who welcome, support and help new migrants in the area make connections.

    At a small pre-match reception the Society found out a bit more about their work, and got a flavour of what life has been like for those who have unexpectedly found themselves in Lanarkshire.

    The Society were supported by the Club’s commercial department to host the visitors. Motherwell’s Commercial Director Suzanne Reid said: “Inclusion is what this Club and the community are about. Providing the opportunity for the group to come to a match and enjoy everything that goes with that was the least we could do.”

    The Well Society’s Derek Watson said: “These men have had to flee their homes, leaving their families behind, thousands of miles away. They are effectively in limbo, worrying about what is happening back home.

    “As part of our ongoing work to support the community, we wanted to give them an enjoyable day out at Fir Park. What struck me was that we were able to connect over a universal theme – football. I hope that coming along as our guests has given them a bright spot in an otherwise difficult situation.”

    Simon Jeacocke, Co-Founder of EKin, said: “We have been incredibly humbled by the support of local sporting clubs who have welcomed East Kilbride Integration Network with open arms.

    “It is vital that we welcome asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants into our community. Many in our area have fled violence and persecution, seeking safety and a fresh start. At Fir Park, time was taken by Motherwell FC to get to know each person we brought and although many different languages were spoken on the day, football brought us all together.

    “EKin are dealing with people who arrived in Scotland at the worst time in their lives, often with no connection to the area, no language to communicate, no understanding of the systems and structures in our society, and only the shoes on their feet. The Well Society have role modelled inclusion beautifully by extending a hand, offering a touch of normality and welcoming these individuals to their club.”

  • First team

    Our final 2023/24 Saturday road trip

    Our final 2023/24 Saturday road trip

    Motherwell are on their final Saturday travels of the season, with the Steelmen due north to face Ross County in Dingwall. 

    Kick off is 3pm on Saturday 11 May.

    How to follow the game

    You can buy tickets online now.

    Away Stand
    Adults £28
    Concessions (Over 65s and 18-21) £12
    Young Adults (Under 18) £5
    Ambulant Disabled £12

    All ticket sales are online only, we will advise if we will be offering paper ticket sales on the day in due course, otherwise sales will be up until Kick Off.

    If anyone requires a wheelchair space please ask them to call the club shop on 01349 860860.

    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

    Harry Paton marked his return from injury on Saturday against Livingston.

    Adam Devine remains a doubt for the match and will be assessed this week.

    Jon Obika and Callum Slattery won’t be available. Jack Vale remains suspended.

    Motherwell’s Fortunes

    Motherwell narrowed the gap to seventh place on Saturday, with a comfortable 4-1 win over Livingston. Theo Bair continued his astounding season, by netting a brace to take the Canadian to 15 goals.

    Sam Nicholson was named in the starting 11, he made the most of the opportunity by scoring a screamer in the first half, with Dan Casey also scoring.

    The result means Motherwell are guaranteed Premiership football next season, but also continues their fine run of form, with four wins and two draws in the last eight games.

    The Steelmen are now on 40 points, with Aberdeen on 41 and Hibernian on 42.

    Opposition Report

    Ross County are fighting to avoid the playoff spot, and are doing everything they can to do so.

    A shock victory over title chasers Rangers two weeks ago, was then followed up by a disappointing defeat to Livingston. County bounced back on Saturday, taking all three points off Hibernian in a 2-1 win.

    In doing so, they moved up to 10th in the league, two points ahead of St Johnstone in 11th.

    It’s three wins and three defeats in their last six, with their last home defeat coming way back on 3 February against St Johnstone.

    Simon Murray scored his 18th goal in all competitions on Saturday, as he continues to be the Staggies’ leading marksman.