Arbroath vs Greenock Morton – Match Preview

Arbroath vs Greenock Morton – Match Preview

Ladbrokes Championship – Game 09 – Season 2019 / 2020

Saturday 19th October 2019, Gayfield Park, Arbroath, 3.00pm kick off

Arbroath return to Championship action tomorrow as the first quarter of the season comes to an end as we welcome Greenock Morton to Gayfield.

You have to go back to Saturday 5th March 2005 for the last meeting when current Morton player Chris Millar scored the winner for Morton deep in injury time as both teams fought it out in the Scottish Second Division.

David Hopkin took the reigns at Morton over the summer and has made a number of signings over the summer with former Dundee United and Hearts striker Billy King the latest signing for the Cappielow side joining on a short term contract in September.

One player who needs no introduction to the Morton squad is goalkeeper Derek Gaston who spent 7 seasons at Cappielow before making the switch to Gayfield in the summer.

Greenock Morton sit 2 points above the Lichties in 5th place on 10 points having scored 10 goals, conceded 20 with 3 wins, 1 draw and 4 defeats.

Arbroath will be without Gavin Swankie as he recovers from his hernia operation but Scott Stewart has returned to full training this week with Josh Campbell and Miko Virtanen also both returning to the squad having both been cup-tied last weekend.

It will be another extremely game for the Lichties, but we hope to have your support behind us from kick off.

Greenock Morton (including summer arrivals)

Manager – David Hopkin
Assistant Manager – Anton McElhone

1 – GK – Sam Ramsbottom (Alfreton Town)
20 – GK – Danny Rogers (On loan from Aberdeen)

3 – DF – Stephen Walsh (On loan from Celtic)
4 – DF – Brian McLean (Dumbarton)
5 – DF – Peter Grant (Carlisle United)
16 – DF – Lewis Strapp
23 – DF – Darren Hynes
28 – DF – Adam Livingstone (On loan from Motherwell)
30 – DF – Jack Baird (On loan from St Mirren

6 – MF – Kyle Jacobs (Queen of the South)
7 – MF – Chris Millar
8 – MF – Jim McAllister
17 – MF – Reece Lyon
18 – MF – Cameron Blues (Livingston)
19 – MF – Nicky Cadden (Livingston)
29 – MF – Luca Colville (Bradford City)
25 – MF – Lewis McGrattan
32 – MF – Billy King

9 – ST – Robbie Muirhead (Dunfermline Athletic)
10 – ST – Aidan Nesbitt (Dundee United)
11 – ST – Bob McHugh
12 – ST – Kalvin Orsi (Brechin City)
14 – ST – Cameron Salkeld (Gateshead)
21 – ST – John Sutton
22 – ST – Alexander Easdale

Cappielow Departures

Ben Armour (Peterhead)
Gregor Buchanan (Falkirk)
Derek Gaston (Arbroath)
Jack Iredale (Carlisle United)
Denny Johnstone (Falkirk)
Lee Kilday (Queen of the South)
Gary Oliver (Queen of the South)
Jack Purdue (Queen’s Park)
Charlie Telfer (Falkirk)
Robert Thomson (Alloa Athletic)
Michael Tidser (Falkirk)
Dylan Dykes (Stenhousemuir, loan)
Reghan Tumilty (Dumbarton, loan)
Andrew Dallas (Rangers, end of loan)
Greg Kiltie (Kilmarnock, end of loan)
Robby McCrorie (Rangers, end of loan)
Keelan O’Connell (Bournemouth, end of loan)
Kerr Waddell (Dundee, end of loan)
Rory McKeown
Brendan Pearson
Henk Van Schaik

Arbroath vs Greenock Morton – Head to Head

Arbroath 0 – 1 Greenock Morton – Scottish League 2 – 2004/2005
Saturday 5th March 2005 – Attendance 832
Goal – Miller 90

Greenock Morton 2 – 0 Arbroath – Scottish League 2 – 2004/2005
Saturday 15th January 2005

Arbroath 0 – 3 Greenock Morton – Scottish League 2 – 2004/2005
Saturday 6th November 2004

Greenock Morton 2 – 1 Arbroath – Scottish League 2 – 2004/2005
Saturday 4th September 2004

Greenock Morton – Scottish Championship Results 2019/2020

Game 01 – Ayr United 4 – 2 Greenock Morton – Saturday 3rd August
Game 02 – Greenock Morton 4 – 1 Alloa Athletic – Saturday 10th August
Game 03 – Greenock Morton 3 – 2 Partick Thistle – Friday 23rd August
Game 04 – Inverness Caledonian Thistle 5 – 0 Greenock Morton – Friday 30th August
Game 05 – Queen of the South 1 – 0 Greenock Morton – Saturday 14th September
Game 06 – Greenock Morton 1 – 0 Dundee – Saturday 21st September
Game 07 – Dundee United 6 – 0 Greenock Morton – Saturday 28th September
Game 08 – Greenock Morton 1 – 1 Dunfermline Athletic – Saturday 5th October


Neither Team has any players suspended.


Referee: William Collum
Assistant Referee 1: David Doig
Assistant Referee 2: Alan Grainger

Matchday Programme;

Tomorrow’s programme will be on sale just inside of Gayfield and is the 8th programme of new season and is priced at £2.50 with Omar Kader on the front cover.

Arbroath supporters who sent in photographs of their family on holiday may want to buy a copy tomorrow as we have a very special feature spread!


Pay at the Gate – Cash Turnstiles in operation.

Admission allows you access to the entire ground, both the stand and terracing.

Ladbrokes Championship Season 2019/2020 Admission prices;

£18 – Adults
£10 – Concessions (Child, Students, OAP 65+, Disability Entry with a free carer)
£20 – Adult and Child Gate

Disabled Access;

Gayfield Park, home of Arbroath FC has two enclosed disabled seating areas on either side of the main stand which are reserved for wheelchair users and their assistants / carers. Each area can accommodate up to 3 wheelchairs and 3 assistants / carers.

These areas also have wall attached seats which fold down in place for any assistant or carer that is present on the day.

Each side is accessible via a smooth flat surface suitable for wheel chairs with a disabled toilet on the opposite side of the stand.

Our match day stewards are always on hand to give assistance either into the ground, or to the accessible areas.

Unfortunately due to Gayfield’s location we don’t own any parking spaces around the ground, but there is plenty of spaces on either side of the ground to park which is all completely free.

If the distance from the main gate to the accessible area is too far, then we are happy to accommodate a vehicle into the ground for a close drop off. In this circumstance we would please ask that you contact the club a day or two before hand and arrive a little earlier than normal.

We offer a concession admission for those with a disability and free admission to any assistant or carer present.

We are a community club and hope to give all visiting and home fans the same experience as they are welcomed into our ground.


Unfortunately due to Gayfield’s location we don’t own any parking spaces around the ground, but there is plenty of spaces on either side of the ground to park which is all completely free.

If you are coming from the direction of Dundee, there are many spaces on Queen’s Drive next to Pleasureland, of if you continue past Gayfield there is Inchcape Park which is your first right after Gayfield. It is next to the Sea which offers street and overspill onto the grass.

Full Details can be found on our website –

We hope to see another fantastic support for our fifth home Championship game of the season cheering on the Lichties!

We hope you can make it along!

C’mon the Lichties!


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