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  • First team

    Maguire on target for Scotland Under 21s

  • First team

    Vote in our Player of the Year awards

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserves face St Mirren

  • Women

    Motherwell exit SWPL Cup

  • First team

    Cash gate for Aberdeen v Motherwell

  • Women

    Montgomery set to face familiar foes

  • First team

    ‘Well quartet start for Scotland Under 21s

  • First team

    ‘Well four prepare for Scotland Under 21s clash

  • Women

    ‘Well in SWPL Cup action on Sunday

  • Club

    Sign up to Well Lottery and win tickets

  • First team

    Maguire on target for Scotland Under 21s

    Maguire on target for Scotland Under 21s

    Barry Maguire scored for Scotland’s Under 21 side on Monday, as they lost 2-1 to Sweden in a friendly.

    The Motherwell defender, making his second appearance for his country, tapped home from a first half free-kick to briefly equalise for Scot Gemmill’s team.

    Maguire started the match alongside Allan Campbell, with Jake Hastie and David Turnbull on the bench.

    Both substitutes got on the pitch, with Hastie coming on at half-time and Turnbull with 20 minutes to go.

  • First team

    Vote in our Player of the Year awards

    Vote in our Player of the Year awards

    It’s time to place your votes for our 2018/19 Player of the Year awards.

    Voting is open now for our Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year prizes.

    Just click here to place your vote.

    This year’s event will take place at the Alona Hotel in Strathclyde Park on Saturday, April 20. Tickets are now sold out.

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserves face St Mirren

    Reserves face St Mirren

    With a week to go until their SPFL Reserve Cup final, Motherwell are on league duty on Monday.

    Maurice Ross’ team travel to face St Mirren at the Ralston Training Complex. Kick-off is at 2pm.

  • Women

    Motherwell exit SWPL Cup

    Motherwell exit SWPL Cup

    Motherwell were defeated 5-0 by Spartans at Ravenscraig on Sunday, ending their run in the SWPL Cup for this season at the quarter-final stage.

    An emphatic first-half performance from the visitors all but sealed the fate of the tie, as they scored five goals in under half an hour.

    A hat-trick from Beth McKay and a double from Zoe-Ann Johnstone ensured that the Spartans were well in control at the end of the half. But an improved second-half performance from the women of steel ensured that the scoreline would remain to spare further blushes.

    Spartans enjoyed most of the possession in the opening stages of the match before eventually finding the net through Johnstone with 10 minutes played. The attacker found space with the ball in the middle of the pitch before spotting Morgan Hunter off her line, she turned and fired her shot into the top right corner.

    Goal number two came a matter of minutes later with McKay getting her first of the match. The attacker continued to exploit the space in the middle of the pitch before unleashing her effort just inside the box. Hunter couldn’t do anything to stop the ball hitting the net.

    The onslaught continued, with McKay getting her second goal three minutes later. From a corner the on-form attacker prodded the ball into the net with 15 minutes on the clock.

    The Spartans blitzkrieg continued as McKay got her hat-trick with 21 minutes played. The initial cross into the box was pushed away by Hunter, but McKay was there unmarked at the edge of the box to pass into an empty net.

    Goal number five came with just under half an hour played, as Johnstone get her second after converting an inviting through ball into the box. The ball was played in front of the attacker, who dribbled past her marker before firing home.

    Motherwell managed to contain Spartans more effectively in the second-half and even threatened the opposition goal at times. But confidence remained low as Spartans seemed to have the tie won at the break.

    Second-half substitute Mhairi Fyfe got Motherwell’s best chance of the match as the game entered its closing stages, picking up a through ball she stepped past her marker before aiming her shot. The striker was off balance however, and the keeper was able to tip it out for a corner.

    That proved to be as good as it got for the women of steel after a disappointing result ends their run in the SWPL Cup.

    Motherwell return to league duty next Sunday as they face Spartans once more. The match will be at Ainslie Park Stadium, with the match kicking off at 1pm.

  • First team

    Cash gate for Aberdeen v Motherwell

    Cash gate for Aberdeen v Motherwell

    Motherwell make their final away trip before the Ladbrokes Premiership on Wednesday, 3 April, with Aberdeen the opponents.

    Cash gates will be in operation at Pittodrie. Kick-off is at 7.45pm.

    Gate prices are as follows:

    Adult£26
    Over 65s£19
    Over 75s / 18-21s£15
    Under 18s£10
    Under 12s£6

    Fans who require ambulant or wheelchair access should contact Andy Sim on 07428 225254 or email tickets@mfcdsa.com.

  • Women

    Montgomery set to face familiar foes

    Montgomery set to face familiar foes

    Kerry Montgomery will come up against familiar opposition when Spartans visit Ravenscraig in SWPL Cup on Sunday.

    The ‘Well captain enjoyed a successful time with the capital side between 2012 and 2015, winning the SWPL Player of the Year award in her final season.

    Last season, Montgomery had the chance to come up against her former club in the semi-final of the SSE Scottish Cup and she again made a big impact, netting the second goal in an impressive 3-1 win for the women of steel.

    It’s a game that she ranks as one of her favourites since joining the club in early 2018 and she is determined for a repeat showing when the two sides clash for a place in the last four.

    “I’m really looking forward to it,” she said. “It should be competitive and a really good game to watch and be involved in.

    “Spartans are always a tricky team to come up against, it was a club I played at previously so I know they’ll be very prepared for the match.

    “I’m sure they’ll be looking for revenge after last years semi-final, we however have a completely different team from that match so will be a very different game from the last one.

    “I’d love us to get through to the semi final in our first season in the top flight as a brand new team.

    “It would be a brilliant achievement.

    “I’m really proud to be a part of this group we have in just now, it’s a great bunch of hard working girls, eager to learn and become a name in this league.”

    Motherwell have experienced a mixed start to life in the top flight of Scottish women’s football.

    Four points from their opening four games mean they currently occupy fifth spot in the SWPL1 table.

    Montgomery believes the start made has given the team a platform to build upon, but insists ‘Well will have to take some risks to book their place in the last four.

    “Cup games are very different from league games,” she added. “We’re still building on our league performances and trying to cement our way of playing.

    “In a quarter final cup match I think we’ll take a lot more risks and try new things.

    “We have already shown this season that we can compete and everything we work on in training is coming together.”

    Last week, ‘Well took a richly deserved share of the spoils when they came up against former boss Eddie Wolecki Black’s Celtic.

    Much of the game took place in the middle of the park, with Montgomery playing a vital role.

    The 30-year-old is relishing her role as club captain and is loving the challenges that come with top division football.

    “The more of a challenge the more I know I need to lift my game,” she added. “I know the girls feed off of that too. So I made sure I left everything on the park in that game.

    “It was a very good point away from home for us, but we need to push on now and find the cutting edge in the final third to take three points in big games.

    “If Donald [Jennow] has the belief in me to let me wear the captains band then I know I need to prove every game that I’m willing to dig deep for the team and lead the very best I can.”

  • First team

    ‘Well quartet start for Scotland Under 21s

    ‘Well quartet start for Scotland Under 21s

    All four of Motherwell’s players in the Scotland Under 21 squad started their 0-0 draw with Mexico on Friday afternoon.

    Allan Campbell, Jake Hastie, Barry Maguire and David Turnbull were all picked for the match in Spain, the first of two friendlies for Scot Gemmill’s side.

    Turnbull played the first half, while Hastie got 75 minutes, with Campbell and Maguire playing the full 90.

    Celtic’s Mikey Johnston missed a last-second penalty for the young Scots, denying them a late victory.

    The Under 21s are in action against Sweden on Monday. Kick off in Marbella at 12.30pm.

  • First team

    ‘Well four prepare for Scotland Under 21s clash

    ‘Well four prepare for Scotland Under 21s clash

    Motherwell’s international quartet are all in contention to play for Scotland’s Under 21s against Mexico on Friday.

    Allan Campbell, Jake Hastie, Barry Maguire and David Turnbull are all in Scot Gemmill’s squad for the friendly match in Marbella.

    Midfielder Campbell already has plenty experience at Under 21 international level, but his three team-mates are in the selection for the first time.

    Kick off against Mexico is at 3pm.

  • Women

    ‘Well in SWPL Cup action on Sunday

    ‘Well in SWPL Cup action on Sunday

    Motherwell are in SWPL Cup action on Sunday, as Spartans travel to Ravenscraig.

    Having defeated the Edinburgh side in the SSE Scottish Cup semi-final last season, the women of steel face them for the first time in the 2019 campaign.

    Kick-off is at 2.30pm.

    The Opposition

    Spartans started the season with a bang, picking up a highly credible draw against last season’s title contenders Hibernian.

    Debbi McCulloch’s side followed that with defeats to Celtic and Glasgow City but they’ve also picked up a league win against Stirling University, and a victory in their cup first round match with Hamilton Academical.

    Spartans were comfortably mid-table in 2017, but had a nervous year last season as they found themselves nearer the bottom end of the league.

    This campaign they have four points from their four league games, though they trail Motherwell on goal difference. They currently occupy sixth place in the table, the same position as at the conclusion of the 2018 campaign.

    Despite competing in different divisions last season, Motherwell did meet this afternoon’s opponents in the semi final of the SSE Scottish Cup in October 2018.

    On that occasion it was Donald Jennow’s side who would emerge the victors with goals from Megan Burns, Kerry Montgomery and Caitlin Russell earning them a place in the final.

    Sunday’s match will be the first of two meetings between the teams in the space of a week, with the sides facing off again in the league next Sunday at Ainslie Park.

    Position

    Motherwell: SWPL1 – fifth – four points

    Spartans: SWPL1 – sixth – four points

    Motherwell’s recent form

    A 0-0 draw at Celtic last time out for Motherwell showed the progression the new-look side have made, holding the ambitious side with a hard-working performance.

    A 13-0 SWPL Cup win over Hutchison Vale demonstrated the goalscoring prowess remains. In the league, an opening day win over Stirling University has since been followed up by a controversial defeat at Forfar Farmington, and a home defeat to high-flying Hibernian.

  • Club

    Sign up to Well Lottery and win tickets

    Sign up to Well Lottery and win tickets

    The Well Lottery gives you the chance to win up to £25,000, while also backing young talent at the club.

    Priced at £1 per entry, we’ve also got smaller prizes of £1,000 and £25.

    What’s more, if you sign up now, you can win two tickets for our Ladbrokes Premiership match with St Johnstone on 30 March.

    HOW TO JOIN THE WELL LOTTERY

    To join the Well Lottery, you can now choose one of the following options:

    • Sign up online here
    • Fill in the lottery leaflet provided and return via the freepost address provided to Unity.
    • Download a lottery leaflet from the Well Lottery website and return to Unity by post.

    Once you have signed up, you will receive a letter welcoming you to the lottery which will tell you your lottery numbers. You will then be entered into the draw for as long as you wish to play.

    HOW DOES THE WELL LOTTERY WORK?

    For as little as £1 per week, you’ll have the chance to win up to £25,000. At least 50p of every £1 played goes straight to youth development but most importantly, there are no ongoing costs to the club.

    WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?

    Every £1 is split three ways. At least 50p of every £1 comes straight to Motherwell FC, which is put towards the club’s youth development and academy programme. The other 50p covers the cost of the administration of the lottery, and goes towards the fantastic prize fund.

    HOW DO I WIN?

    Every player of the Well Lottery will be allocated a six-digit lottery number for every entry they wish to play. This idea is to match your number with the winning number that is drawn on a Saturday in the correct sequence. Every entry in the Unity lottery has an equal one in 63 chance of winning a prize.

    For example:

    325764 – random winning number

    326574 – your lottery number

    This is a three-number match, winning five entries into the next draw.

    HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE WON?

    Players are notified automatically, and prizes sent out by post, so you do not need to claim your prize. If you would like to check the winning number each week, these can be found on Unity’s website and here on the official Motherwell FC website.

    WHAT IS UNITY?

    Unity is a platform on which charities run their own fundraising lottery. It is run by an external lottery manager, Sterling Lotteries, who administer hundreds of charity lotteries for clients across the country.