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Greenock Morton vs Arbroath – Match Preview




Greenock Morton vs Arbroath – Match Preview

Ladbrokes Championship – Game 28 – Season 2019 / 2020

Saturday 7th March 2020, Cappielow Park, Greenock, 3.00pm kick off

Arbroath travel down to Cappielow Park tomorrow for our final match of the season against Greenock Morton. All 3 games have been close encounters with Arbroath taking the win at Gayfield thanks to a Bobby Linn goal. Morton claimed revenge at Cappielow with a Reece Lyon goal, before the Ton also grabbed victory at Gayfield in January.

The Lichties sit on 35 points as do Greenock Morton but Arbroath have two games in hand. All 3 games so far have been close encounters.

Greenock Morton suffered a cruel last minute defeat at Inverness on Tuesday night which was their first defeat in 2020 with Manager David Hopkin being awarded Championship Manager of the Month for February after a great run.

Greenock Morton brought in Sean McGinty from Partick Thistle and Kris Doolan and Craig McGuffie from Ayr United in the January transfer window.

Arbroath should be at full strength again for the visit to Cappielow, but with Arbroath facing their 2nd game in 3 days Manager Dick Campbell may opt to reshuffle the starting line up.

We hope you can make it along to Cappielow to cheer on the Lichties.

Greenock Morton

Manager – David Hopkin
Assistant Manager – Anton McElhone

Goalkeepers
1 – Sam Ramsbottom
20 – Danny Rogers (On loan from Aberdeen)

Defenders
2 – Reghan Tumilty
4 – Brian McLean
5 – Sean McGinty – Partick Thistle
16 – Lewis Strapp
23 – Darren Hynes
30 – Jack Baird (On loan from St Mirren)

Midfielders
6 – Kyle Jacobs
7 – Chris Millar
8 – Jim McAllister
10 – Aidan Nesbitt
14 – Cameron Salkeld
15 – Craig McGuffie – Ayr United
17 – Reece Lyon
18 – Cameron Blues
19 – Nicky Cadden
29 – Luca Colville
25 – Lewis McGrattan

Strikers
9 – Robbie Muirhead
11 – Bob McHugh
12 – Kalvin Orsi
21 – John Sutton
22 – Alexander Easdale
26 – Kris Doolan – Ayr United

Cappielow Park Departures

Peter Grant – Queen’s Park
Billy King – St. Patrick’s Athletic
Adam Livingstone – Motherwell (end of loan)
Stephen Walsh – Celtic (End of Loan)
Dylan Dykes – Cumbernauld Colts

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
Game 09 – Arbroath 1 – 0 Greenock Morton – Saturday 19th October 2019
Game 10 – Greenock Morton 2 – 1 Inverness Caledonian Thistle – Saturday 26th October
Game 11 – Greenock Morton 2 – 3 Ayr United – Tuesday 29th October
Game 12 – Dundee 2 – 1 Greenock Morton – Friday 1st November
Game 13 – Partick Thistle 2 – 1 Greenock Morton – Saturday 9th November
Game 14 – Greenock Morton 1 – 0 Arbroath – Saturday 16th November
Game 15 – Greenock Morton 1 – 2 Dundee United – Tuesday 10th December
Game 16 – Dunfermline Athletic 3 – 1 Greenock Morton – Saturday 7th December
Game 17 – Greenock Morton 2 – 2 Queen of the South – Played 8th February
Game 18 – Alloa Athletic 0 – 2 Greenock Morton – Saturday 21st December
Game 19 – Greenock Morton 1 – 2 Partick Thistle – Saturday 28th December
Game 20 – Arbroath 1 – 2 Greenock Morton – Saturday 4th January
Game 21 – Greenock Morton 3 – 2 Dunfermline Athletic – Saturday 11th January 2020
Game 22 – Dundee United 1 – 1 Greenock Morton – Saturday 22nd January
Game 23 – Greenock Morton 1 – 1 Dundee – Saturday 1st February 2020
Game 24 – Greenock Morton 2 – 2 Queen of the South – Saturday 8th February 2020
Game 25 – Ayr United 1 – 2 Greenock Morton – Played 25th February
Game 26 – Queen of the South 0 – 4 Greenock Morton – Saturday 29th February
Game 27 – Inverness Caledonian Thistle 3 – 2 Greenock Morton – Wednesday 4th March

Greenock Morton vs Arbroath – Recent Head to Head

Arbroath 1 – 2 Greenock Morton – Saturday 4th January 2020
Ladbrokes Championship – Game 20 – Season 2019 / 2020
Goals – Stewart 23 – Sutton 12, Colville 20

Greenock Morton 1 – 0 Arbroath – Saturday 16th November 2019
Ladbrokes Championship – Game 14 – Season 2019 / 2020
Goal – Lyon 3

Arbroath 1 – 0 Greenock Morton – Saturday 19th October 2019
Ladbrokes Championship – Game 09 – Season 2019 / 2020
Goal – Linn 74

Suspensions;

Neither team has any suspensions.

Officials;
Referee; Steven Reid
Assistant Referee 1; Douglas Ross
Assistant Referee 2; David Ingram

Inside Cappielow

Arbroath fans must purchase a ticket first before entry.

Tickets can be purchased at the ticket booth beside the Main Stand turnstiles in Sinclair Street.

The main stand is also where the Arbroath fans will enter and be supporters will be accommodated in Sections F&G of the Main Stand.

Wheelchair users pay concession but carer is free. 1 carer per wheelchair user unless there are special requirements for another carer. This is due to limited space.

Wheelchair users and carers enter via main stand entrance in Sinclair Street. The wheelchair area is shared with home fans and is under cover although rain can enter depending on wind direction.

Admission Prices at Cappielow Park; (Proof must be shown)

£20 – Adults
£15 – Concessions (Over 65s, Students, 18-20 year olds)
£10 – Child (12-17 year olds)
£1 – Under 12s – (Must be accompanied by an adult)
£15 – Disabled – (with Carer gaining entry for free)

There appears to be no planned rail engineering or road works between Arbroath and Greenock which may affect journey times. Check www.scotrail.co.uk and www.trafficscotland.org for up to date information.

Supporter’s buses drop-off and pick-up is East Hamilton Street (A8 dual carriageway) outside Arnold Clark showroom.

Supporters buses can park free within the main carpark accessed from the A8/Sinclair Street junction. Bus drivers must ensure they leave the main carpark at least 15 minutes prior to the end of match to uplift supporters on East Hamilton Street outside Arnold Clark’s showroom.

Car parking is charged at £3 and accessed from the above entrance. Please note that all vehicles (except coaches) will require to turn left on exiting the car park and travel south on Sinclair Street under the railway bridge. Drivers can then take second left (Weir Street) and follow road to the end. At T –junction, turn left (Gibshill Road) and re-join the A8 East Hamilton Street.

The Main Stand is a no smoking area and includes e cigarettes or similar devices. Any person identified smoking will be ejected immediately.

Fans under the influence of alcohol will not be admitted and are liable to arrest. Greenock Morton FC has a robust search policy which will be strictly adhered to.

Surfing flags are not permitted and any other flags will be checked to ensure that they are not offensive or derogatory. Greenock Morton FC has a policy on unacceptable conduct and behaviour which will be fully enforced.

Please note Greenock Morton FC will allow a drum or other suitable instruments into the stadium. It must be presented to a steward for inspection prior to entry. If the use of the instrument is causing a disturbance and affecting fan behaviour then it will be removed from the individual until the end of the match.

Getting to the Stadium from gmfc.net

From North

From the M8 at Langbank follow the A8 into Greenock and into the 30mph zone of dual carriageway until you reach the the second set of traffic lights, then turn first left onto Sinclair Street.

The Matchday Car Park entrance is directly on your left as you turn the corner.

Parking charge on Matchday is £3.00. Please note that Sinclair Street is closed on matchday to vehicular traffic beyond the car park entrance.

Proceed up Sinclair Street and the main entrance to Cappielow Park is on the righthand side before the railway bridge.

From South

Head north on the A78 towards Greenock. Follow the road past IBM and continue until the second set of traffic lights. Turn right onto Dunlop Street. Follow this road until it turns sharp left and goes downhill.

Follow the road through the junction until you reach the traffic lights. You should now be facing the river. Turn right.

Follow the main road through two roundabouts, and continue until you reach the Cappielow Industrial Estate. Cappielow Park is on the right hand side of the road.

By Train

From Glasgow Central alight the Gourock bound train service at Cartsdyke station. Not all trains stop at Cartsdyke, it is advised that you check the boards at Glasgow Central before boarding.

Exit Cartsdyke Station onto Bawhirley Road, walk to the junction of Carwood Street and turn left following the road all the way down the hill until you reach a T-junction, turn left at the T-Junction under the railway bridge, the turnstiles for Cappielow Park are situated here.

By Bus

There are several buses from the Greenock Town Centre, with a frequency of approximately every 5 minutes. Services from Glasgow stop just outside the ground.

And just in case you have to travel from a little further afield, Cappielow Park is only twenty minutes by car from Glasgow Airport!

Saturday is a big game for the Lichties as we take on Greenock Morton and we would really appreciate a strong and vocal support cheering on the team.

We hope you can make it along!

Information and guide all from gmfc.net

C’mon the Lichties!


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