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  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Loan Watch: Three in action for clubs

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Win a year’s supply of IRN-BRU

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Loan Watch: Morrison makes Rovers bow

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Sligo cup tie to be played at Fir Park

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Goals from the Reserves’ win over Dundee

  • Archive

    Craigan continues to demand standards

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserves beat Dundee in cup

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Colts drawn with Sligo in Irn-Bru Cup

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserves in cup action on Tuesday

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Peter Morrison joins Albion on loan

  • 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.

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Win a year’s supply of IRN-BRU

    Win a year’s supply of IRN-BRU

    Want to win a year’s supply of IRN-BRU and also support the future stars of Motherwell at the same time?

    Tickets are now on sale for the Colts’ IRN-BRU Cup third round match with Sligo Rovers and everyone who buys a ticket in advance will be entered into a prize draw to win.

    Stephen Craigan’s side take on their Irish opponents on Saturday, 13 October at Fir Park and we want to get as big a crowd as possible along to cheer on the young Steelmen. Kick off is at 3pm.

    To win, just buy an adult ticket via our online ticketing platform at tickets.motherwellfc.co.uk. Alternatively, you can buy by phone on 01698 333333, or directly from the Motherwell ticket office.

    PRICING

    Adult tickets are priced at £8, concessions £4 and kids aged 15 and under go for £2.

    Concessions are 16 to 18 year olds, full time students with a valid matriculation card and ages 60 and over.

    SEATING ARRANGEMENTS

    All supporters will be seated in the John Hunter stand at Fir Park. Away fans will be in the north section of the stand, with Motherwell supporters taking up the rest of the stand.

    Tickets are being sold online on a free seating basis. Fans will not be allocated specific seats at the point of purchase.

    Sligo Rovers fans should buy direct from their club. An allocation of tickets are being sent to be purchased directly from Sligo.

    COMPETITION TERMS AND CONDITIONS
    • The competition operator is The Motherwell Football and Athletic Football Club Limited, whose registered office is Firpark, Motherwell, ML1 2QN.
    • Adult ticket purchase required to win, entrants must be aged 18 or over. Competition entrants must be residents of the United Kingdom. Employees of Motherwell FC and their relatives are not eligible to enter.
    • Winners can choose from a supply of IRN-BRU, IRN-BRU Sugar Free or IRN-BRU Xtra. There is no cash equivalent.
    • The competition will close at 10pm on Friday, 12 October. All tickets purchased after this deadline will not be included as an entry to the draw.
    • The competition winner must arrange collection of the prize from Fir Park.
    • A “year’s supply” is the equivalent of 365 cans.
    • Entry into the draw is provided through the purchase of an adult ticket.
    • Ticket purchases can be made via our online ticketing platform at tickets.motherwellfc.co.uk, by phone on 01698 333333, or directly from the Motherwell ticket office.
    • A winner will be drawn at random on Saturday, 13 October. The winner will be announced over the tannoy system at Fir Park, on the Motherwell FC website and social media channels.
    • The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
    • Motherwell FC reserves the right to cancel the competition if circumstances arise outside of its control.
  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Loan Watch: Morrison makes Rovers bow

    Loan Watch: Morrison makes Rovers bow

    Four of five Motherwell’s young loan players were in SPFL action this weekend.

    Peter Morrison made his debut for Albion Rovers as they faced North Lanarkshire rivals Clyde at Broadwood.

    The young goalkeeper had an extremely busy afternoon for Rovers, facing over 20 shots at his goal. The young stopper impressed though, making a string of excellent saves to keep John Brogan’s side in the encounter. The Albion boss described the goalkeeper’s performance as “outstanding”.

    The game was ultimately decided by Martin McNiff’s first half strike, resulting in a 1-0 win which keeps the Bully Wee in amongst the contenders at the top. Rovers, however, find themselves rooted to the bottom.

    In the Championship, Ross MacLean was named in the starting line up for former Motherwell under 20s boss Jonatan Johansson’s first game in charge of Morton at Tannadice.

    Michael Tidser had given the ‘Ton an 11th minute lead from the penalty spot and it looked as if the visitors were going to hold on for all three points. However, a 93rd minute leveller from Terrors sub Fraser Fyvie earned his side a point.

    Jake Hastie was again named in the starting eleven for Alloa as they earned a very respectable point at East End Park against Dunfermline.

    The result maintains an impressive five-match unbeaten run for the Wasps, with just the single away defeat since last February in a run of thirteen matches.

    Northern Ireland youth International Shea Gordon remains sidelined with an injury picked up against in Partick Thistle’s narrow Betfred Cup defeat to Celtic last month. In his absence, the Jags lost out by the odd goal in five as Inverness Caley Thistle went top of the table.

    Finally, Neil McLaughlin featured for Stirling Albion as they collected their second win of the campaign. The youngster was a late sub, with Binos holding on to a 1-0 lead earned via Ross McGeachie’s 12th minute goal.

    Photograph: Albion Rovers FC

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Sligo cup tie to be played at Fir Park

    Sligo cup tie to be played at Fir Park

    Motherwell Colts’ IRN-BRU Cup match with Sligo Rovers will be played at Fir Park.

    The game is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 13 October with a 3pm kick off.

    Tickets will be on sale for fans of both clubs via our online ticketing platform shortly. A pay gate will also be in operation on the day.

    Adult tickets are priced at £8, concessions £4 and kids aged 15 and unders go for £2.

    Concessions are 16 to 18 year olds, full time students with a valid matriculation card and ages 60 and over.

    SSE Airtricity League Premier Division side Sligo Rovers saw off Livingston Colts to reach the third round stage, while Stephen Craigan’s youngsters defeated East Stirlingshire and Dundee Colts.

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Goals from the Reserves’ win over Dundee

    Motherwell’s reserve side continued their unbeaten start to the 2018/19 season with victory in their Reserve Cup match with Dundee.

    Neil McLaughlin, Jamie Semple and Conor Sammon netted for Stephen Craigan’s side at Forthbank.

  • Archive

    Craigan continues to demand standards

    Stephen Craigan was pleased to see his side pick up a 3-1 victory over Dundee in Group D of the Reserve Cup.

    The Northern Irishman still wants more from his players though, as he continues to guide them on an unbeaten start to 2018/19.

    He said: “Naturally I’m happy that we won, but I still feel that the standard of our play at times didn’t reach the levels that we did on Thursday night.”

     

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserves beat Dundee in cup

    Reserves beat Dundee in cup

    Motherwell Reserves produced an assured display as they defeated Dundee 3-1 in group D of the Reserve Cup on Tuesday afternoon.

    Stephen Craigan made a late change to his team, replacing Akeal Rehman with Neil McLaughlin in the starting eleven. The Northern Irishman also named Conor Sammon in his side due to the forward being ineligible to play against parent club Hearts on Saturday, and the experienced striker nearly made an immediate impact.

    Charging down Dee stopper Samuel Jackson inside the opening five minutes, the Irishman’s lunging block looked set to turn the ball home, but some wicked spin denied the opener and allowed the keeper to gather without too much trouble.

    He had a lot more to do in the 20th minute though, producing a fine stop to keep the scoreline level at Forthbank Stadium. James Scott, partnering Sammon up front, showed fine composure to shift the ball on to his left foot before firing an effort towards the roof of the net, only to see it tipped on to the crossbar.

    Shortly after though, the Colts took the lead. Captain Barry Maguire burst in to the box, but instead of going for goal, showed terrific composure to turn and tee up the more central Neil McLaughlin, who slid the ball home from just inside the box with a very neat finish.

    Despite controlling much of the first half, the second got off to a poor start when an aimless cross was sent in to the box and looked set to be gathered by Rohan Ferguson. However, the keeper made a rare mistake by his high standards, allowing the ball to slip from his grasp before seeing it be prodded in to an empty net by Dee striker Matthew Henvey.

    Just after the hour mark, Colts boss Craigan made his first change of the afternoon, calling on Jamie Semple to replace goalcorer McLaughlin. And within minutes, the decision paid off as Semple put the Fir Park side 2-1 up.

    Ghosting in at the back post, the youngster turned home a terrific cross towards the back post with his knee after the flight of the ball was misjudged by the Dundee defence. Semple showed terrific reactions to get enough on the ball to turn it inside the post and regain control of the Reserve Cup tie.

    With just minutes remaining of the group D fixture, Alfredo Agyeman did terrifically well to beat his man in the box before being bundled to the deck. The referee had no doubts, pointing to the spot immediately. Sammon stepped up and confidently dispatched the spot kick, sending Jackson the wrong way and wrapping up proceedings in Stirling.

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Colts drawn with Sligo in Irn-Bru Cup

    Colts drawn with Sligo in Irn-Bru Cup

    Motherwell’s colts side will play Sligo Rovers in the third round of the 2018/19 IRN-BRU Cup.

    Stephen Craigan’s young team will take on the Irish opponents at home on the weekend of 13 and 14 October.

    The youngsters have already defeated East Stirlingshire and Dundee Colts in this season’s competition, becoming only the second-ever colts team to reach the third round stage.

    Sligo Rovers defeated Livingston’s colts team 4-1 in their second round match last weekend.

    A confirmed date, kick off time and venue will be announced in due course.

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserves in cup action on Tuesday

    Reserves in cup action on Tuesday

    Stephen Craigan’s reserve side are back in action on Tuesday as they come face to face with Dundee again.

    With the two clubs’ Colts teams having faced last week in the IRN-BRU Cup, a clash in the newly-formed SPFL Reserve Cup lies in wait next.

    Kick off at Forthbank Stadium in Stirling is at 2pm.

    How the Reserve Cup works

    Motherwell are in a five-team group with Queen of the South, Dundee, Dunfermline Athletic and Morton. There are three other groups, all consisting of four teams.

    The four group winners progress to the semi finals, which will be played on 25 February 2019.

    As is the case in the Betfred Cup, group games which finish in a draw will go to penalties, with a bonus point on offer for the winners.

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Peter Morrison joins Albion on loan

    Peter Morrison joins Albion on loan

    Young goalkeeper Peter Morrison has joined Albion Rovers on loan.

    The reserve team keeper moves to Cliftonhill until January, as he looks to pick up more first team minutes.

    The 20-year-old will continue to remain part of Stephen Craigan’s side and can play for Motherwell in the Reserve League and IRN-BRU Cup.

    Morrison joins Ross MacLean, Neil McLaughlin, Shea Gordon and Jake Hastie out on loan, with the quartet at Morton, Stirling Albion, Partick Thistle and Alloa Athletic respectively.