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  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Loan Watch: Three in action for clubs

  • Well Society

    Well Society share scheme relaunched

  • First team

    Story of the Match from Aberdeen loss

  • Women

    Women put four past Aberdeen

  • Women

    Condie: Our levels won’t drop

  • First team

    Watch highlights from Aberdeen defeat

  • First team

    Players react to Dons defeat

  • First team

    Robinson frustrated with Dons display

  • First team

    Aberdeen 1 – 0 Motherwell

  • First team

    Watch Aberdeen v Motherwell live

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Loan Watch: Three in action for clubs

    Loan Watch: Three in action for clubs

    Three of Motherwell’s five loanees were in action on Saturday, as they racked up further minutes.

    Ross MacLean got an hour as Morton took on Dunfermline Athletic in the Ladbrokes Championship.

    Having fallen behind to the Pars through Andy Ryan’s goal, the ‘Ton were under pressure to get a result in new boss Jonatan Johansson’s first game in charge.

    Thankfully for them, it arrived with nine minutes to spare when a mistake by visiting ‘keeper Lee Robinson allowed Scott Tiffoney’s shot to find the net.

    Elsewhere in the second tier, Jake Hastie played 73 minutes as Alloa Athletic’s five-game unbeaten run was ended 2-0 at home by Ayr United.

    Lawrence Shankland was again on the scoresheet for the Honest Men, scoring in both halves to take his tally for the season to 15 goals in 12 appearances.

    Shea Gordon again missed out through injury as Partick Thistle moved level on points with Morton in sixth, twice coming from behind to defeat Queen of the South 3-2.

    In League Two, PJ Morrison helped inspire Albion Rovers to their first point of the season, as they drew 1-1 at Cowdenbeath.

    Neil McLaughlin was an unused substitute for Stirling Albion, as they lost 2-1 at home to Annan Athletic.

  • Well Society

    Well Society share scheme relaunched

    Well Society share scheme relaunched

    Last year after consulting with members, the Well Society launched a share issue, giving Motherwell fans the chance to own individual shares in the club.

    Having raised over £40,000 on the first go, the owners of our club are now relaunching the share issue scheme, giving supporters another chance to purchase shares.

    Running until Friday, 21 December, the scheme will allow the Society the chance to make the most of the offer from former owner Les Hutchison to double every penny raised in 2018.

    Shares will be available at a cost of £10 per share, with a minimum purchase of five shares required.

    We are again offering the following discounts to Well Society members.

    Total contributed to the Well Society (on date of purchase)Discount on shares
    Up to £9995%
    £1,000-£4,99910%
    £5,000 and above 15%

    Buying shares allow you to own your own direct part of Motherwell Football Club. Once the share issue is complete, the Well Society will continue to hold the majority shareholding and, therefore, the fan ownership model at the club will not change in any way.

    It is also important to state that this share issue in no way impacts existing Well Society memberships. Your pledges and donations are still very much vital to the club. This is a separate initiative which is entirely optional to all members.

    To apply to purchase shares, fill out this application form and send it to well.society@motherwellfc.co.uk. This can also be done over the phone by calling 01698 338009 or you can post to The Well Society, Fir Park, Fir Park Street, Motherwell, ML1 2QN.

  • First team

    Story of the Match from Aberdeen loss

    Motherwell had their chances but couldn’t break down a resolute Aberdeen at Pittodrie on Saturday.

    This is the Story of the Match from the first trip of the Ladbrokes Premiership season to the north east.

  • Women

    Women put four past Aberdeen

    Women put four past Aberdeen

    Motherwell are closing in on a record SWPL 2 points total after defeating Aberdeen 4-0 at the Aberdeen Sports Village.

    The women of steel have racked up 49 points so far this season on their way to clinching the league title.

    With three league games remaining, Donald Jennow’s side are moving ever closer to Forfar Farmington’s league record tally of 52.

    The visitors broke the deadlock after eight minutes when top scorer Suzanne Mulvey turned provider for Lesley Condie, sending over a delightful cross that the defender nodded home from close range.

    Following the opening goal, the Dons responded positively, and it took a wonderful stop by Claire Johnstone in the Motherwell goal to deny Amy Phillips an equaliser.

    It looked as if ‘Well would take a slender lead into half time, but they would double their advantage in the final seconds, with the goal coming in bizarre fashion.

    Hayley Cunningham’s whipped corner evaded all inside the box and nestled inside the roof of the net.

    After the restart, Motherwell began to stamp their authority on the game and the third goal arrived after 57 minutes.

    Megan Burns capitalised on Anna Blanchard’s short goal kick, heading the ball through to Mulvey who made no mistake with her finish.

    The ‘Well captain added to her tally with 19 minutes remaining, seizing on a defensive mix-up to head the ball beyond the keeper and into the net.

    Jennow used the remainder of the game to give some game time to a number of his fringe players, as well as Kerry Montgomery, who missed last Sunday’s Scottish Cup clash with St Johnstone due to injury.

    Montgomery almost made an instant impact when she closed down Blachard’s clearance, but the ball spun inches past the post.

    In the final minute Sophie Jamieson breached the ‘Well backline to go clear on goal, but with just Kendall Welsh to beat, she pulled her shot wide of the target.

    Motherwell have now racked up three successive clean sheets and remain 16 points ahead of FC Kilmarnock at the top of the table.

    Next up is a home meeting with Hearts at Braidhurst, after which the team will be presented with the SWPL 2 championship.

    Picture: Maureen Lyall

  • Women

    Condie: Our levels won’t drop

    Condie: Our levels won’t drop

    Lesley Condie says Motherwell won’t let up in their pursuit of perfection this campaign.

    The women of steel travel to Aberdeen on Sunday for their penultimate away league fixture of the season, with a SSE Scottish Cup semi-final also on the horizon.

    Following a points deduction, the Dons require four wins from their last four games and a massive swing in their goal difference to avoid relegation.

    Despite their opponents’ struggles, Condie insists there will be no easing up from Motherwell when the two sides meet at the Aberdeen Sports Village.

    “Although we have already won the league, we are all still motivated to do as well as we can and continue on our successful run,” she added. “I think we would be disappointed in ourselves if we let our standards slip.

    “Everyone wants to be on the pitch playing, especially when the spotlight turns to the semi-final so it is keeping the tempo and standards high at training.

    “We had a tough game last week and we didn’t play as well as we could have, so the game against Aberdeen is a chance to put things right again and play the way we have the majority of the season.”

    The defender ended a four-year absence from the game when she joined the women of steel at the beginning of the season.

    Over the course of the campaign Condie has played a major role in ‘Well clinching the SWPL 2 title and in their progression to the last four of the SSE Scottish Women’s Cup.

    Motherwell have conceded just 16 goals across 21 games in all competitions this season.

    “It’s been fantastic, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this season,” Condie said. “I had been out of the game for four years, so I was feeling a bit apprehensive about coming back. But it has been the best thing I have done.

    “We have a great group of girls, many of whom I used to play with and of course it’s nice for the defence to get a bit of credit for that success.”

    Having defeated St Johnstone in last Sunday, Motherwell will face Spartans in the semi final, looking to top off an incredible season in style.

    As the only remaining SWPL 2 side in the competition, Condie believes Motherwell will be considered underdogs, but says she and her team-mates are relishing the opportunity to test themselves on the big stage.

    “It’s massive for us, especially being a SWPL 2 team and then other three being top league sides,” she said.

    “We are looking at it as an amazing opportunity to see how well we can do on the big stage.

    “We know we are underdogs but that’s the beauty of the cup and we will certainly put everything we have into it. It will be a very exciting day for everyone associated with the team.”

  • First team

    Watch highlights from Aberdeen defeat

    Motherwell fought in vain as they went down 1-0 for the second week in succession, losing out this time away at Aberdeen.

    James Wilson’s early goal was the difference between the two sides, with the visitors having three penalty calls waved away.

  • First team

    Players react to Dons defeat

    Tom Aldred, Trevor Carson and Elliott Frear reflected on a frustrating afternoon at Pittodrie. 

    An early James Wilson goal was enough for the hosts to secure all three points, during a scrappy encounter against Derek McInnes’ side.

  • First team

    Robinson frustrated with Dons display

    Stephen Robinson expressed his disappointment following his side’s 1-0 defeat against Aberdeen. 

    Despite hitting the woodwork and being denied a couple of penalty claims, the Fir Park outfit slumped to a disappointing loss at Pittodrie.

    “There’s not a whole lot in the game but we’ve only got ourselves to blame,” he said.

    “We started the game poorly and we were punished for it, made to chase the game from the off which turned a difficult task in to a very difficult one.”

  • First team

    Aberdeen 1 – 0 Motherwell

    Aberdeen 1 – 0 Motherwell

    An early goal from James Wilson inflicted a 1-0 defeat at Pittodrie for the Steelmen.

    Following a narrow defeat against Hearts, Stephen Robinson’s men arrived in Aberdeen searching for a response ahead of Wednesday’s trip to Tynecastle in the Betfred Cup.

    However, despite being denied two significant penalty claims and going close through Carl McHugh and Chris Cadden, it was the Dons who picked up all three points.

    Stephen Robinson named three changes to his starting eleven, bringing Elliott Frear, Liam Donnelly and Conor Sammon in to his side.

    It took just six minutes for the hosts to open the scoring, and it was a well-worked goal. Niall McGinn, collecting the ball on the left hand side, threaded a neat pass through for Wilson, who finished neatly beyond Trevor Carson.

    During what was a scrappy encounter, McHugh showed a moment of class when he thundered a right footed effort on goal, only to see it rattle the crossbar.

    In the dying minutes, Joe Lewis produced a wonderful save to deny Chris Cadden’s low strike, before Tom Aldred was denied a stonewall penalty when his goalbound header was blocked by the upwards, outstretched hand of Andrew Considine.

  • First team

    Watch Aberdeen v Motherwell live

    Watch Aberdeen v Motherwell live

    If you’re based outside of the UK and Ireland, you can watch live coverage of Saturday’s trip to face Aberdeen.

    Thanks to our live streaming service, we’ll have video direct from Pittodrie from 2.45pm.

    Just head to tv.motherwelfc.co.uk, scroll down and choose one of the international packages. You can choose to watch for a monthly subscription, priced at £12, or annually for £120.

    Please note that as this is an away game, commentary will be provided by Aberdeen. Former Motherwell player Mark Reynolds will one of those on the microphone.