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    Four pre-season fixtures confirmed

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    Emily Mutch signs for Motherwell

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    Brogan Anderson signs for Motherwell

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    Lucy Ronald joins Motherwell

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    End of 2021/22 Squad Update

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    Leanne Crichton nominated for the Kat Lindner award

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    Last minute winner in SWPL1 finale

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    Aberdeen next in SWPL1

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    Motherwell defeat Hearts in SWPL1

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    Hearts next in SWPL1

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    Four pre-season fixtures confirmed

    Four pre-season fixtures confirmed

    Ahead of our 2022/23 campaign, Motherwell have lined up four pre-season fixtures. 

    The first test will be an away match against newly promoted Dundee United on Sunday 3 July at the GA Arena.

    We will then have a double header at home, starting off with St Johnstone at Ravenscraig on Sunday 10 July before taking on Glasgow Women on Wednesday 13 July, with the venue still to be confirmed.

    The women of steel will then round of their pre-season campaign with an away game against SWPL2 side Kilmarnock on 31 July, with the venue still to be confirmed.

    Further games are likely to be arranged for 17 and 24 July, with details available shortly.

    DateOppositionVenue Kick-off time
    Sunday 3 July Dundee United GA Arena 1:30pm
    Wednesday 10 JulyGlasgow WomenRavenscraig1pm
    Sunday 13 July St JohnstoneTBCTBC
    Sunday 31 July KilmarnockTBCTBC
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    Emily Mutch signs for Motherwell

    Emily Mutch signs for Motherwell

    Goalkeeper Emily Mutch is our third summer signing. 

    The goalkeeper joins after two seasons at Hibernian where she helped her side finish in the top four in both seasons.

    “Emily is a massive signing for the club,” head coach Paul Brownlie added.

    “I’ve been very aware of her qualities for several years and we wanted to strengthen the goalkeeping department during this transfer window.

    “I’m delighted to get Emily on board and seeing what she can bring to the club for the coming season.”

    The former Hearts, Celtic and Hibernian shot stopper will look to become first choice goalkeeper in her time at the club.

    “I’m excited to be joining Motherwell and having met with Paul and Leanne, I believe this is the best place for me to develop to the next level,” Emily Mutch added.

    “I’ve worked with Paul at the national performance academy so I’m really looking forward to working with him again and working with a coach who believes in me.”

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    Brogan Anderson signs for Motherwell

    Brogan Anderson signs for Motherwell

    Motherwell have secured the signature of Brogan Anderson for the upcoming SWPL1 season. 

    The former Boroughmuir Thistle player was part of the side that narrowly missed out on promotion to the top flight last season.

    “Brogan is someone I’ve admired for a while now, I know the quality she has and what she’ll add to this squad,” head coach Paul Brownlie said.

    “She is an experienced football player with real maturity.

    “Motherwell will provide the perfect environment for Brogan to develop.”

    Anderson is an attacking midfielder who can play upfront and is looking forward to seeing her own development in her time at the club.

    “I’m very excited to become a Motherwell player,” Anderson added.

    “The season ahead could be a special one and I’m looking forward to meeting up with the girls.

    “Speaking to Paul, Leanne and the coaching staff I feel this is the place I can continue to develop as player.”

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    Lucy Ronald joins Motherwell

    Lucy Ronald joins Motherwell

    Midfielder Lucy Ronald is Motherwell’s first summer recruit.

    The 20-year-old joins up with Paul Brownlie’s squad after spending last season on loan at SWPL2 side Glasgow Women.

    “I’m very excited at the prospect of being a Motherwell player,” Lucy Ronald said.

    “I’m looking forward to develop my game further and by speaking to Paul and his coaching staff, I feel this is the best place for me to do that.

    “I can’t wait to get started.”

    Ronald was captain of Glasgow Women last season and helped guide her side to promotion from the second tier.

    “Lucy is a very strong and technical player with fantastic attributes,” head coach Paul Brownlie added.

    “She will add further quality to the squad for the up and coming season.

    “I’m looking forward to seeing Lucy develop over the course of this season.”

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    End of 2021/22 Squad Update

    End of 2021/22 Squad Update

    Now the 2021/22 season is over, we can provide an update on our squad. 

    Claire Adams will depart the club after three seasons at Motherwell. One of the longest serving players, Claire made seven appearances this season, scoring one goal, and moves on looking for more regular first team football.

    Abby Skelton leaves the club after two seasons at Motherwell. The pacy winger was part of the side that secured SWPL1 league safety in 2021 and moves onto the next stage of her career.

    Other names departing include Holly Napier, Katie Andrews, Courtney Whyte while Eilidh Martin and Olivia Potter will return to their parent clubs after their loan spells at Motherwell.

    “I want to extend my personal thanks to all the players who are leaving the club for their efforts during their time here,” head coach Paul Brownlie said.

    “All the players, no matter how often they have played, have been dedicated to what we have been trying to do this season.

    “That goes further than just playing matches, they have all bought into the training and extra work we have given players this season.

    “We wish all the players well in their future football careers.”

    The following players will depart Motherwell:
    • Holly Napier
    • Claire Adams
    • Katie Andrews
    • Courtney Whyte
    • Abby Skelton
    The following players will return to their parent club at the end of their loan:
    • Eilidh Martin
    • Olivia Potter

    The rest of the squad are in negotiations with regards to returning for the upcoming season.

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    Leanne Crichton nominated for the Kat Lindner award

    Leanne Crichton nominated for the Kat Lindner award

    Motherwell player and assistant manager Leanne Crichton has been nominated for the Kat Lindner Award at the SWF Annual End of Season Awards.

    The award, which is for Outstanding Academic & Athletic Achievement, was introduced in 2016 in Katherine Lindner’s honour.

    Also nominated is Claire Shine of Glasgow City and Tessel Middag of Rangers.

    “I am honoured to be nominated for such a prestigious award,” Leanne Crichton said.

    “Kat was a huge figure within the Scottish Womens game and was a huge influence in helping the game advance to where it is today.

    “She was an exemplary role model, combined with her work off the field and her academic studies and research, she was remarkable.

    “It is an absolute privilege to be nominated for this award named in her honour.”

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    Last minute winner in SWPL1 finale

    Last minute winner in SWPL1 finale

    Motherwell secured a dramatic late victory after defeating Aberdeen 3-2 with the final kick of the game in a gripping season-finale at Park Alliance Park.

    Gill Inglis fired Motherwell ahead with a precise finish before Francesca Ogilvie levelled the game minutes from half time. Ogilvie netted her second of the afternoon to put Aberdeen in the ascendency before Jemma Hughes restored the scoreline minutes from full time.

    As the final whistle approached, Kaela McDonald-Nguah’s strike from distance nestled comfortably into the top right corner to secure maximum points for the hosts.

    Following last weekend’s narrow 1-0 victory over Hearts, Paul Brownlie made two changes from the previous outing, with Jordan McLintock and Jemma Hughes replacing McDonald-Nguah and London Pollard who both dropped to the bench.

    Looking to secure their season-long ambition of a top-six finish, Motherwell made a positive start, limiting the visitors to their own half.

    Chelsie Watson’s accurate long ball caught the high Aberdeen defensive line off guard, leaving Carla Boyce to race through on goal, but the strikers drilled effort was superbly parried round the post by the keeper.

    Motherwell continued to flood the Aberdeen penalty area and eventually found the breakthrough after 12 minutes. Inglis skilfully worked her way into the box with a clever nutmeg before curling a composed finish into the bottom left corner.

    The women of steel continued to pile on the pressure and were convinced they should’ve been awarded a penalty after Inglis was hauled down deep into the Aberdeen penalty area, but the referee quickly waived play on, much to the bewilderment of the Motherwell technical area.

    Despite a dominant first half display, Aberdeen found the equaliser on the stroke of half time.

    Kelly Forrest’s direct through ball caught the Motherwell defence scrambling, and Ogilvie took full advantage as she coolly slotted her strike into the bottom left corner.

    With the final 10 minutes remaining, Aberdeen took the lead, with Ogilvie netting her second of the game. Finding space on the left, the striker cut inside with relative ease before picking out the far corner from an acute angle.

    With the women of steel chasing the game in the final few minutes, Katie Rice’s free kick sailed invitingly into the path of Hughes yards from goal, and the strikers audacious effort floated beyond the reach of the keeper to bring Motherwell level.

    As the full-time whistle approached, McDonald-Nguah drilled a sensational effort from distance into the top-right corner to secure all three points in a dramatic season-finale.

    A fitting finish to what has been a transformational debut season under Paul Brownlie. The women of steel’ will return to competitive action in July.

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    Aberdeen next in SWPL1

    Aberdeen next in SWPL1

    Motherwell will round off their 2021/22 SWPL1 campaign against Aberdeen on Sunday. 

    Kick off is 4:10 at Alliance Park.

    Come and Watch

    There will be no tickets sold before the match.

    Entry is £5 for adults while children go free.

    Tale of the Tape

    Motherwell and Aberdeen have had two previous encounters this season in SWPL1, with each side winning their home games.

    Most recently Aberdeen beat Motherwell 5-1 at Balmoral Stadium in February while the women of steel got the 4-3 win at Alliance Park in November. Carla Boyce got a hat-trick in the process.

    Form Guide

    Motherwell come into this game after winning two games out of the last three.

    Aberdeen were beaten 4-1 by Hibernian last Sunday and have won one game out of the last six.

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    Motherwell defeat Hearts in SWPL1

    Motherwell defeat Hearts in SWPL1

    Motherwell kept their top-six hopes alive after defeating Hearts 1-0 to record a vital three points in a crucial encounter at Park Alliance Park.

    Kaela McDonald-Nguah’s second half strike proved to be the difference in what was a thoroughly deserved three points for the women of steel.

    Following last weekend’s narrow 2-1 defeat to league leaders Rangers, Paul Brownlie made two changes from the previous outing, with Khym Ramsay and London Pollard replacing Ciara Duff and Jordan McLintock who dropped to the bench.

    Looking for redemption after their previous meeting, Motherwell started on the front foot and almost netted the opener after two minutes.

    Katie Rice’s strike from the edge of the box had Parker-Smith scrambling in the Hearts goal, but the keepers late reaction save kept the scoreline intact.

    The women of steel’ continued to pile on the pressure and almost found the breakthrough midway through the first half.

    London Pollard effortlessly worked her way into the box before curling an audacious attempt from distance, but her looping effort sailed wide of the target.

    Minutes later, Amy Anderson did exceptionally well to shrug off her opponents with a delightful piece of skill before teeing up McDonald-Nguah at the edge of the box, but the strikers drilled effort flashed across the face of goal.

    As the second half resumed, Motherwell pressed high, frustrating the visiting defence who looked to play out from the back.

    Lori Gardner brilliantly read her opponents pass deep into Hearts’ final third, but the winger couldn’t capitalise, as she sent her effort high over the bar.

    The hosts continued to dominate possession, and deservedly broke the deadlock midway through the second half.

    Gill Inglis’ enticing delivery was superbly flicked on by Chelsie Watson into the path of McDonald-Nguah, who coolly converted from a few yards out.

    Paul Brownlie’s side held on in the final few minutes to record a valuable three points which narrows the gap to Spartans in sixth, before facing Aberdeen on the final day of the season, with a top six finish at stake.

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    Hearts next in SWPL1

    Hearts next in SWPL1

    Motherwell play Hearts on Sunday 8 May at Alliance Park in SWPL1.

    Kick off is 2:30pm.

    Come and Watch

    It will be pay at the gate only for the match. Entry will be £5 for adults while kids go free.

    Tale of the Tape

    The two sides have faced each other twice this season, with each side picking up a win. Last time out, Hearts took the three points with a 1-0 win in the capital.

    The last time the sides faced at Alliance Park, it would be Motherwell who claimed the victory with a 2-0 victory. Motherwell have had eight wins out of the last 11 meetings with Hearts.

    Form Guide

    Motherwell were narrowly beaten by Rangers 2-1 last weekend where they ran the title chasers close. Katie Rice got on the scoresheet with a superb free kick.

    Prior to that, the women of steel beat Spartans 1-0 in Edinburgh to move within three points of sixth place.

    Hearts were in Scottish Cup action where they went to extra time against Celtic, before falling to a 2-0 defeat.

    Since their win against Motherwell in February, Hearts have claimed four points out of a possible 24.