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    Motherwell awarded Kilmarnock SWPL Cup tie

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    ‘Well start SWPL1 season with win

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    Motherwell kick off SWPL1 campaign

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    Kilmarnock SWPL Cup match called off

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    SWPL Cup match cancelled

  • Women

    Motherwell start SWPL Cup campaign

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    Two more added to women’s squad

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    Another four added ahead of SWPL1 start

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    Four more added ahead of SWPL1 start

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    First four recruits ahead of new SWPL1 season

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    Motherwell awarded Kilmarnock SWPL Cup tie

    Motherwell awarded Kilmarnock SWPL Cup tie

    Motherwell have been awarded three points following the cancellation of their SWPL Cup group stage match with Kilmarnock.

    The league ruled that, due to the Ayrshire club calling the game off the night before the match on Sunday 16 February, they failed to fulfil the fixture.

    Motherwell now move to three points in the table, having yet to take to the field in the competition following the earlier postponement of the match with Partick Thistle due to weather.

    Eddie Wolecki Black’s side take on Forfar Farmington in the group stage at Ravenscraig on Sunday. Kick-off is at 2pm.

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    ‘Well start SWPL1 season with win

    ‘Well start SWPL1 season with win

    Motherwell opened their SWPL1 campaign with a hard-fought 1-0 win at Forfar Farmington.

    Windy and blustery conditions made for very difficult conditions to play football, but Jordan McLintock’s debut goal ensured ‘Well returned back down the road with three points.

    Both sides made the first half very entertaining with both trying to play despite the conditions. It was Motherwell who were on the front foot, making the most of the wind at their back and pinning Forfar in the own half for the majority of the first half.

    In a strong 15 minute performance Motherwell saw four corners in a row cause the Forfar defenders issues without success.

    In the 35th minute Motherwell’s best attempt in the first half fell to Katie Rice. The visitors pressed high, forcing the Forfar defender to make a cross field pass which was intercepted by Kodie Hay, who drove forward and shot but the attempt was well held by the Forfar goalkeeper.

    The second half saw a much more competitive half, with Forfar changing formation and utilising the wind at their back to their advantage, but having no real efforts made on Khym Ramsay’s goal.

    Motherwell then began having more of the play again and forcing corner and corner without any success.

    Finally in the 85th minute the deadlock was broken. Rice drove down the left and put in a effort which saw they goalkeeper fumble into the path of McLintock. who calmly slotted the ball home.

    The last five minutes saw Forfar pile on the pressure through long balls forward into the box. But ‘Well held firm to take the points.

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    Motherwell kick off SWPL1 campaign

    Motherwell kick off SWPL1 campaign

    The SWPL1 season starts for Motherwell on Sunday, with a trip to take on Forfar Farmington.

    Having been beaten by the weather so far this campaign, leading to the cancellation of two SWPL Cup matches, the women of steel finally get a shot at competitive a action on league business.

    Kick-off at Station Park in Forfar is at 2pm.

    The story so far

    While Motherwell have been dormant, Forfar have managed one SWPL Cup game – a 2-0 home win over Kilmarnock.

    Motherwell finished 10 points ahead of their weekend opponents in their maiden SWPL1 season last campaign, although only one league place separated the two with ‘Well in sixth and Forfar seventh.

    Head to head

    Motherwell and Forfar Farmington have met six times through games in SWPL2 and SWPL1 over the last few years.

    Forfar won the first outing 5-3 back in 2017 and have been victorious three times, as have Motherwell, who won the most recent encounter between the two at Station Park 1-0 last season.

    The two sides will also meet in the SWPL Cup on Sunday 1 March at Ravenscraig.

    Ticket information

    Admission to Station Park is priced at £4. Children under 16 get in for free.

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    Kilmarnock SWPL Cup match called off

    Kilmarnock SWPL Cup match called off

    Motherwell’s SWPL Cup tie at Kilmarnock on Sunday has been cancelled.

    Poor weather conditions have led to the second cancellation in the group stage, after last week’s home match with Partick Thistle also fell foul.

    A rearranged date will be announced shortly.

    Motherwell kick off the SWPL1 league season next Sunday at Forfar Farmington.

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    SWPL Cup match cancelled

    SWPL Cup match cancelled

    Motherwell’s season-opening SWPL Cup match with Partick Thistle on Sunday has been cancelled.

    High winds have led to the postponement of the fixture at Bothwellhaugh, which was due to kick off at 3.30pm.

    A rearranged date will be announced shortly.

    Motherwell are currently due to travel to face Kilmarnock in their next group stage fixture on Sunday, 16 February.

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    Motherwell start SWPL Cup campaign

    Motherwell start SWPL Cup campaign

    Partick Thistle are Motherwell’s first opponents of 2020 in the SWPL Cup on Sunday.

    Eddie Wolecki Black’s side play host to the second-tier side at Bothwellhaugh as part of the new-look group stage format. Kick-off is at 3.30pm.

    A trip to Kilmarnock then lies in wait on Sunday, 16 February in the second match, before Forfar Farmington visit on 1 March.

    Forfar are also the women of steel’s first league opponents of the season, with the team making the trip north on Sunday, 23 February.

    The story so far

    Motherwell warmed up for the new campaign with a 5-3 friendly win over Dundee United, followed by a 2-0 win at St Johnstone last Sunday.

    Head to head

    The two sides last met in Scottish Cup action last term, as Motherwell went on a run to the semi-finals of the competition.

    It took two goals in extra-time at Ravenscraig to get the job done against the Jags, with Motherwell running out 2-0 winners through goals from Chelsea McEachran and Katie Rice.

    From the dugout

    “We’re shaping up well for the new season,” head coach Wolecki Black said. “We’ve added strong options to our squad which will stand us in good stead.

    “The opening cup games will give us an opportunity to continue to build. We’ve brought in a lot of new faces with top-flight experience, as well as keeping a core of the team who did so well to stay in the league last season first time around.”

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    Two more added to women’s squad

    Two more added to women’s squad

    Lauren Doran-Barr and Abby Callaghan have both signed on for another year with Motherwell.

    The duo, who featured in the club’s maiden SWPL1 campaign in 2019, are staying with Eddie Wolecki Black’s side.

    They join Chelsie Watson, Rachel Connor, Gill Inglis,Kaela McDonald-Nguah, Khym Ramsay, Hollie Thomson, Lauryn Reside, Lori Gardner, Katie Rice, Claire Adams, Jamie-Lee Smith and Niamh Johnston in forming the squad for 2020.

    Further signings will be announced over the course of the week.

    Meanwhile, Motherwell will face Forfar Farmington, Kilmarnock and Partick Thistle in the group stage of the new SWPL League Cup.

    The fixtures will be played on the Sunday 9 February, Sunday 16 February and Sunday 1 March.

    Motherwell will face Partick Thistle at home first, before a trip away to Kilmarnock and then a home tie with Forfar Farmington.

    The women of steel’s league opener away to Forfar Farmington will be played in between the ties on Sunday, 23 February.

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    Another four added ahead of SWPL1 start

    Another four added ahead of SWPL1 start

    Chelsie Watson, Rachel Connor, Gill Inglis and Kaela McDonald-Nguah are the latest additions to the Motherwell squad for the 2020 SWPL1 season.

    Inglis and Connor stay on after joining up with the team towards the end of the 2019 campaign, and are joined by Watson from Rangers and McDonald-Nguah from Spartans.

    They join Khym Ramsay, Hollie Thomson, Lauryn Reside, Lori Gardner, Katie Rice, Claire Adams, Jamie-Lee Smith and Niamh Johnston in committing for the 2020 campaign.

    Further signings will be announced over the weekend.

    Motherwell open the SWPL1 season with a trip to face Forfar Farmington on Sunday, 23 February. Kick-off at Station Park is at 2pm.

    On Sunday, the team were 5-3 winners over Dundee United in the first friendly ahead of the new campaign.

    The team will next play a friendly with St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park on Sunday, 2 February.

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    Four more added ahead of SWPL1 start

    Four more added ahead of SWPL1 start

    Katie Rice, Claire Adams, Jamie-Lee Smith and Niamh Johnston have been added for the 2020 season.

    Forward Rice and midfielder Adams both stay on for another year after featuring for the women of steel last season.

    They’re joined by the returning full-back Johnston, who was part of the promotion-winning team of 2018.

    New recruit Smith, a central defender who has signed from Hibernian, has also joined the squad.

    They join goalkeeper Khym Ramsay, defender Hollie Thomson, midfielder Lauryn Reside and forward Lori Gardner in committing for the 2020 campaign.

    Further signings will be announced throughout the week.

    Motherwell open the SWPL1 season with a trip to face Forfar Farmington on Sunday, 23 February. Kick-off at Station Park is at 2pm.

    On Sunday, the team were 5-3 winners over Dundee United in the first friendly ahead of the new campaign.

    The team will play friendlies against Dunfermline Athletic away on Sunday, 26 January and St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park on Sunday, 2 February.

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    First four recruits ahead of new SWPL1 season

    First four recruits ahead of new SWPL1 season

    Motherwell’s first four signings ahead of the new SWPL1 season are here.

    Goalkeeper Khym Ramsay has been recruited from Rangers. She joins defender Hollie Thomson, who returns after a spell out of the game with injury.

    Midfielder Lauryn Reside returns to the club after a year with Celtic, while forward Lori Gardner signs on again having spent 2019 with the women of steel.

    Further additions to Eddie Wolecki Black’s side will be announced throughout the week.

    Motherwell open the SWPL1 season with a trip to face Forfar Farmington on Sunday, 23 February. Kick-off at Station Park is at 2pm.

    On Sunday, the team were 5-3 winners over Dundee United in the first friendly ahead of the new campaign.

    The team will play friendlies against Dunfermline Athletic away on Sunday, 26 January and St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park on Sunday, 2 February.