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Carl McHugh: Scotty’s a big loss... I hope Louis and Ben stay

In the wake of key striker Scott McDonald’s announcement that he’s leaving Motherwell, Irish star Carl McHugh is hoping that top scorer Louis Moult and defender Ben Heneghan will stick around for next season.

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Gerry Bonham (left) and his assistant Stuart Easton have made a positive impact since arriving at Thorniewood United in February

Thorniewood boss Gerry: finishing in fourth spot is unbelievable

Thorniewood United’s excellent recent run of just two defeats in their last 13 league matches has seen them cement a hugely creditable fourth place finish in McBookie.com Central Division 1.

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Dalziel FP AFC players celebrate winning the Wullie Turner Challenge Cup to add to their success in this seasons Caledonian League Premier Division

Motherwell team Dalziel FP AFC with their own version of Chelsea league win!

Chelsea’s comfortable English Premier League title success after a forgetful season in the previous campaign has been emulated by Motherwell outfit Dalziel FP AFC.

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Goalkeeper Craig Samson is being released by Motherwell this summer

Samson, Pearson and McDonald among 11 players leaving Motherwell this summer

Goalkeeper Craig Samson, striker Scott McDonald and midfielder Stephen Pearson are among 11 players who will be leaving Motherwell FC this summer.

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Manager Stephen Robinson (centre) says assistant gaffer James McFadden (left) will likely not play for Motherwell next season (Pic by Alan Watson)

Robbo hits out at 'Well celebrations after losing 3-2 at relegated Inverness

Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson has hit out after a senior claret and amber player celebrated after losing 3-2 in 'Well's final league game of the season at Inverness Caley on Saturday.
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Ryan Bowman netted a last gasp penalty in Motherwell's 3-2 defeat

'Well defeated but hold onto ninth place

Motherwell have finished ninth in the Scottish Premiership despite crashing to a 3-2 defeat at bottom club Inverness Caley Thistle on Saturday.

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Keith Lasley (1st left) rushes in to congratulate Lionel Ainsworth (2nd right) after his wonder goal against Kilmarnock (Pic by Alan Watson)

Lasley: I thanked Ainsworth for scoring against Killie after my first half blunder

Motherwell skipper Keith Lasley has revealed that he thanked team-mate Lionel Ainsworth for saving his blushes by netting a stunning free-kick goal in the 3-1 win against Kilmarnock on Tuesday night.
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Zak Jules in action for Motherwell against Partick Thistle

Zak Jules picked for Toulon Tournament

Motherwell centre back Zak Jules has been selected in Scotland's under-20 squad travelling to this summer's Toulon Tournament.

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Two ducks taking in a match in May 1966. Picture: TSPL

Quiz: Name the Scottish football grounds

We’ve rooted around in our extensive archives to find 23 photographs of Scottish football grounds from the 1950s and 60s.

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Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson embraces Louis Moult during Tuesday night's 3-1 victory over kilmarnock (Pic by Alan Watson)

Robbo hails impact of Motherwell goalscoring hero Lionel Ainsworth and says Moult may leave

Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson has hailed the impact of supersub Lionel Ainsworth in the fine 3-1 home victory over Kilmarnock.
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Carl McHugh opened the scoring for Motherwell against Kilmarnock on Tuesday night

Motherwell guarantee Scottish Premiership status by beating Kilmarnock

Motherwell guaranteed Scottish Premiership safety with a thrilling 3-1 victory over Kilmarnock in front of a boisterous home crowd at Fir Park on Tuesday night.

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Craig Clay celebrates with Motherwell team-mate Lionel Ainsworth after the vital 1-0 victory at Hamilton Accies (Pic by Alan Watson)

Clay hoping that tonight's the night Motherwell guarantee safety

Motherwell midfield ace Craig Clay is hoping the Steelmen will be officially safe from relegation come around 10pm this evening.

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Manager Stephen Robinson cheers on Motherwell in 1-0 win at Hamilton (Pic by Alan Watson)

Robbo: Motherwell fans were like a 12th man to us at Hamilton

Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson hailed the club's large horde of visiting fans after his side's 1-0 win at Hamilton Accies on Saturday.

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Goalscorer Louis Moult and Scott McDonald celebrate goal in 1-0 win at Hamilton (Pic by Alan Watson)

Crucial derby win lifts 'Well above Hamilton into 10th place

Motherwell made major strides towards Scottish Premiership survival with a gritty 1-0 derby success at local rivals Hamilton Accies on Saturday.

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Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson, his backroom staff and 'Well players survey the scene from the Fir Park dugout (Pic by Alan Watson)

Robbo: Jules error cost us dear but the least we deserved was 0-0 draw

Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson admitted that the individual error by Zak Jules against Ross County had cost his team dearly.

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Ross County's Chris Routis shoots the only goal of the game past Motherwell goalkeeper Russell Griffiths (Pic by Alan Watson)

Motherwell still in second bottom spot after home defeat to Ross County

Motherwell suffered a serious blow in their battle to avoid relegation in a disappointing 1-0 home defeat to Ross County in Saturday's Scottish Premiership clash at Fir Park.
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Former pupil Tam Cowan will be at Hampden Park cheering on Braidhurst High this Thursday

Celebrity fan Tam Cowan will cheer on Braidhurst High in Scottish Schools final at Hampden

Ex-pupil Tam Cowan will cheer on the under-18 footballers representing Motherwell school Braidhurst High in Thursday's Scottish Schools Cup final against Eastwood High at Hampden.

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Motherwells Carl McHugh wins an aerial joust with Dundee striker Marcus Haber (Pic by Alan Watson)

Motherwell ace McHugh: fans’ backing is crucial in survival bid

Motherwell ace Carl McHugh reckons it is vital that the fans back the team as the Steelmen battle to retain their Scottish Premiership status.

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Thorniewood United (wearing red shirts) drew with Cambuslang on Saturday (Pic by Alan Watson)

Late sickener for Thorniewood as they ship two last gasp goals to draw 3-3

Two goals in the last two minutes robbed Thorniewood of a deserved win in a rip roaring McBookie.com Central Division 1 match at Robertson Park on Saturday.

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There was an impressive turnout for Easter Camp at Fir Park Astro (Pic by Alan Watson)

After Easter Camp success, Motherwell FC hosts another kids football event this Thursday

A total of 126 youngsters aged five to 12 enjoyed an incredible time at Motherwell FC’s fortnight-long Easter Camp.

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