08-27-2016, 06:24 AM
Dundee travel to Lanarkshire next Saturday to take on Motherwell at Fir Park and here we round up everything you need to know ahead of the match.
FIXTURE: Motherwell v Dundee
COMPETITION: Ladbrokes Premiership
DATE: Saturday 27th August 2016
VENUE: Fir Park
STADIUM: Fir Park
PITCH SIZE: 104m x 67m
MANAGER: Mark McGhee
CHAIRMAN: James McMahon
NICKNAME: The Steelmen
MASCOTS: Claret & Amber
CLUB COLOURS: Claret and Amber
HONOURS: Scottish League Division One (1st tier) champions: 1931/32
Scottish Cup winners: 1952, 1991
League Cup winners: 1950/51
Scottish League Division Two (2nd tier) champions: 1953/54,
Scottish League First Division (2nd tier) champions: 1981/82,
Summer Cup: 1943/44, 1964/65
RECORD WIN: 12-1 v Dundee United, Scottish League B Division 1954
CLUB WEBSITE: http://www.motherwellfc.co.uk
Getting to the Ground
If you are using a Sat-Nav system – Postcode: ML1 2QN
Fir Park is easily accessible by road, situated less than two miles from the M74 motorway. Exit at Junction 6, following signs for Motherwell, and turn right at the first set of traffic lights on to the B754 (Airbles Road).Go through two roundabouts before turning right at the third on to Adele Street, then left on to Gavin Street. Fir Park will be clearly visible ahead.
Fans travelling from the East or North via Newhouse (M8 or A73) should follow the A723 through Motherwell and Carfin, turning left at the roundabout on to the A721 (Menteith Road).
Continue ahead on to Brandon Street and then Windmill Hill Street, turning right at the roundabout on to Manse Road, before taking the first left on to Knowetop Street. Fir Park will be clearly visible ahead.
There are 20 spaces available in the Fir Park School car park and 20 spaces available in the Knowetop car park, both adjacent to the stadium, available to purchase online at £6 per space.
If you are not using the official club car park, street parking is available on numerous streets around the stadium. Fans can also make use of nearby car parks within the Civic Centre/Motherwell Concert Hall, behind the Health Centre on Parkhead Street and the smaller MacDonald Street car park.
Motherwell station has direct connections with all major cities including Glasgow, Edinburgh and London, as well as local links throughout Lanarkshire to the likes of Coatbridge, Hamilton, Bellshill, Cumbernauld and Wishaw.
An interchange can be found immediately outside the station, where your journey to Fir Park can be completed with a taxi or bus.
Alternatively you can walk to Fir Park, as the station is just 10 to 15 minutes away from the ground. Upon exiting the station, head straight along Muir Street and follow the pedestrian precinct to its end. Keep walking straight ahead, through the underpass and take a left up the stairs on to Brandon Street, leading to Windmillhill Street.
Continue along Windmillhill Street until you come to the Civic Centre, opposite Motherwell police station. At the traffic lights, cross the road and on to Manse Road and take the first left on to Knowetop Street. Fir Park will be clearly visible, just 100 yards ahead.
Airbles station is also within walking distance of the ground. Upon exiting the station, turn right on to Airbles Road and walk up the street to the car showroom. Turn right on to Adele Street and then left on to Gavin Street. Fir Park will be clearly visible, just 100 yards ahead.
Head to Head v Motherwell
LEAGUE: Won 88, Drawn 40, Lost 66
SCOTTISH CUP: Won 5, Drawn 4, Lost 4
LEAGUE CUP: Won 11, Drawn 1, Lost 9
TOTALS: Won 104, Drawn 42, Lost 79
Last Five Dundee v Motherwell Matches
30/1/2016 | Home | Premiership | Drew 2-2 | 4,960 | McGowan, Hemmings (pen)
12/12/2015 | Away | Premiership | Lost 3-1 | 3,512 | Harkins
3/10/2015 | Home | Premiership | Won 2-1 | 5,152 | Loy, Holt
21/2/2015 | Away | Premiership | Won 1-0 | 4,282 | McGinn
10/1/2015 | Home | Premiership | Won 4-1 | 5,105 | Harris, Stewart, Irvine, O’Brien (o.g.)
A late Kane Hemmings’ penalty salvaged a point for Dundee in a 2-2 draw with Motherwell in the snow at Dens last January.
Chris Cadden gave Motherwell the lead after four minutes when he was on hand to finish Marvin Johnson’s cross but Paul McGowan’s first goal of the season cancelled it out two minutes later..
Stephen Pearson again nudged the visitors ahead with a brilliant solo effort before half-time but Hemmings’ spot kick with two minutes of normal time remaining rescued Paul Hartley’s side.
Cadden scored a terrific first-ever goal for Motherwell when the unmarked teenager controlled Johnson’s cross on his chest before guiding the ball into the top corner of the net.
Great play by Greg Stewart released McGowan in the inside right channel and he controlled the pass before hooking the ball home.
Both strikes came in the first seven minutes and the only surprise was that it took until midway through the half for another to arrive in an open and entertaining match.
Keith Lasley forced Scott Bain into a fine save to keep out the Motherwell captain’s 35-yard free kick while at the other end Stewart and Gary Harkins tormented the visitors defence.
It was Pearson who put the Steelmen back in front with another excellent goal in 23 minutes as the veteran midfielder burst through the Dundee defence before angling in his seventh goal of the campaign.
Both Conor Ripley and Bain continued to make crucial saves as the sides created plenty of chances despite the fierce wind and snow flurries that contributed to the pitch cutting up badly.
Dundee did dominate possession in the second half but Motherwell defended doggedly to limit their clear cut chances while trying to hit on the counterattack.
Harkins went close to snatching an equaliser with a couple of typical flashes of skill, chipping over from right of the goal then volleying wide from the other side.
The visitors did have the ball in the net on a quick break out but Louis Moult drifted offside before netting Pearson’s through ball.
But it was Cadden’s challenge on Kevin Holt that led to Hemmings netting his 16th of the season from the spot – no more than Dundee deserved for their second-half supremacy – with substitute Arturo, making his Dundee debut, almost snatching a winner at the death.
Dundee: Bain, McGinn, O’Dea, Konrad, Holt, Ross (Wighton 80’), McGowan, Stewart, Harkins, Loy (Arturo 70’), Hemmings
Goals: McGowan 6’, Hemmings 88’ (pen)
Motherwell: Ripley, Law, Hall, McManus, Hammell, Cadden, Lasley, Pearson, Johnson, Moult, McDonald (Fletcher 72’)
Goals: Cadden 4’, Pearson 23’
Booked – Law 78’, Cadden 87’
Motherwell’s Season So Far
Motherwell opened their season with a 2-0 home defeat to Rangers in a Betfred Cup sectional tie but they qualified from their group as one of the best runners-up after wins against Annan Athletic (3-1), East Stirlingshire (3-0) and Stranraer (3-0).
Having drawn Rangers in the group stage despite being seeded, The Steelmen were then perhaps unlucky to then be paired with Celtic as an unseeded side in the first knock out round of the League Cup and they were soundly beaten 5-0 at Celtic Park to exit the competition.
Before that Motherwell opened their Ladbrokes Premiership campaign with a 2-1 win over Kilmarnock at Rugby Park and the victory was more comprehensive than the score line suggests.
‘Well kicked off the new SPFL season with four new players; Richard Tait, Ben Heneghan, Craig Clay and Carl McHugh in their line up but it was old boy Lionel Ainsworth who scored a sublime chip to open the scoring in 38 minutes before Martin Johnson headed home within seconds of the restart.
The Steelmen survived a late Killie comeback to take all three points to Lanarkshire but in their first home game the following week lost 2-1 to St Johnstone at Fir Park.
Their third league match produced a third straight 2-1 result but it went in favour of Rangers at Ibrox. Scott McDonald had given ‘Well a lead early in the first half before Forrester equalised just after the hour and they were denied a fair share of the spoils when Kenny Miller scored a last gasp, injury time winner.
DUNDEE: Stewart 6; Hemmings, Loy 3; McGowan, O’Hara 2
MOTHERWELL: Johnson 4, Cadden, McDonald 3, Moult 2
This match is pay at the gate and Dundee fans will be located in the South Stand.
Admission prices are as follows:
Please note that Concessions are listed as 60 and over, 16-18 year olds and full time students with a valid matriculation card. Juveniles are listed as 15 & under.
Fans who require ambulant or wheelchair access should contact Sharon or John McCaskie on 07745 494631/ 07711 992161 or email email@example.com
Referee – Andrew Dallas
AR1 – Alasdair Ross
AR2 – Stephen Mitchell
Fourth Official – Nick Walsh
Motherwell’s matchday programme is produced by our programme partners Curtis Sport. It is a 52 page, full colour edition and priced £3 it will be available in and around Fir Park on matchday.
Alternatively the programme will be available to order on the Curtis Sport website http://www.curtis-sport.com on which you can also order Dundee home programmes and back catalogue issues.
How To Watch
The match will NOT be shown live from the stadium on Saturday.
The full ninety minutes of the match will be available to subscribers of DEETV on Saturday evening while a shorter highlights package will be available to view on Sunday alongside exclusive post match interviews with the manager and players.
The pre-match press conference is also available to view on DEETV from Thursday.
You can sign up for DEETV for just £5 a month on the official website where you will have access to Highlights, Interviews and all the Dundee FC goals at the click of the button.