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Greenock Morton vs Arbroath – Match Preview

1st October 2021



Greenock Morton vs Arbroath – Match Preview

Cinch Scottish Championship – Game 08 – Season 2021/2022

Saturday 2nd October 2021, Cappielow Park, Greenock, 3.00pm kick off

Arbroath travel down to the West Coast tomorrow to take on Gus MacPherson’s Greenock Morton for our 8th game of the season.

The sides last met in a 0-0 draw at Gayfield at the end of last season with the result ensuring Arbroath finished in 7th place, a point above Ayr United and Greenock Morton.

The matches between the sides haven’t been high scoring in recent seasons with only one goal scored in 3 matches last season as a Jack Hamilton goal on his debut gave us a win at Cappielow.

Greenock Morton have had a large turn around in playing staff and have really strengthened up front with Colin Hamilton’s brother Jack, also having joined from Dundee over the summer.

In their last match Morton earned a point in a goal less draw against Ayr United, but at Cappielow they are always well organised, disciplined and hard to break down.

Arbroath will welcome back David Gold who served his one match suspension last weekend, but will be without Nicky Low who is recovering from the twisted ankle suffered last Friday when the Kilmarnock player came down on his ankle just seconds before the full time whistle.

Arbroath will be looking to make it 7 games undefeated but Cappielow is never an easy place to travel to.

It will be another extremely tough match but we hope you can get right behind the team from the very start.

C’mon the Lichties

Greenock Morton (including summer arrivals)

Manager – Gus MacPherson
Assistant Manager – Andy Millen
Goalkeeping Coach – David Scott

Goalkeepers

1 – Jack Hamilton (Dundee)
20 – Chris Wylie

Defenders

2 – Michael Ledger
3 – Lewis Strapp
4 – Brian McLean
5 – Oisin McEntee (On loan form Newcastle United)
15 – Mark Russell (Finn Harps)
16 – Darren Hynes
23 – Christopher Strafford
25 – Alex King
47 – Alan Lithgow (Livingston)

Midfielders

6 – Kyle Jacobs
8 – Cameron Blues
10 – Reece Lyon
17 – Lewis McGrattan
18 – Michael Garrity
21 – Jaakko Oksanen (On loan from Brentford)
24 – Lewis McGregor
29 – John McGregor

Strikers

7 – Gary Oliver
9 – Robbie Muirhead
11 – Gozie Ugwu (Raith Rovers)
12 – Jimmy Knowles (On loan from Mansfield Town)
14 – Gavin Reilly (On loan from Livingston)
19 – Alexander Easdale
22 – Tom Allan (On loan from Newcastle United)

Cappielow Departures / Loan

Josh Cooper – On loan at Gretna
Aidan Duffy – On loan at Gretna
Markus Fjortoft – Ayr United
Aidan McAdams – Ayr United
Sean McGinty – Ayr United
Cameron Salkeld – Ayr United
Craig McGuffie – Falkirk
Chris Millar – East Kilbride
Aidan Nesbitt – Falkirk
Rabin Omar – Stirling Albion
Kalvin Orsi – Dumbarton
James Wallace – Brora Rangers
Stephen McGinn – Hibernian, end of loan
Kazaiah Sterling – Tottenham Hotspur, end of loan
Jamie Butler
Luca Colville
Justin Johnson

Greenock Morton vs Arbroath – Head to Head

Arbroath 0 – 0 Greenock Morton – Friday 30th April 2021
Ladbrokes Championship – Game 27 – Season 2020 / 2021

Greenock Morton 0 – 1 Arbroath – Saturday 30th January 2021
Ladbrokes Championship – Game 12 – Season 2020 / 2021
Goal – Jack Hamilton 77

Arbroath 0 – 0 Greenock Morton – Saturday 21st November 2020
Ladbrokes Championship – Game 5 – Season 2020 / 2021

Greenock Morton – Scottish Championship Results 2021/2022

Game 1 – Greenock Morton 2 – 2 Dunfermline Athletic – Saturday 31st July 2021
Game 2 – Hamilton Accies 0 – 1 Greenock Morton – Saturday 7th August 2021
Game 3 – Greenock Morton 2 – 3 Queen of the South – Saturday 21st August 2021
Game 4 – Partick Thistle 3 – 0 Greenock Morton – Saturday 28th August 2021
Game 5 – Kilmarnock 1 – 0 Greenock Morton – Saturday 11th September 2021
Game 6 – Greenock Morton 0 – 1 Raith Rovers – Saturday 18th September 2021
Game 7 – Ayr United 0 – 0 Greenock Morton – Saturday 25th September 2021

Suspensions;

Neither team has any players suspended.

Officials;

Referee – Craig Napier
Assistant Referee 1 – Drew Kirkland
Assistant Referee 2 – Jonathan Bell

Tickets and Admission Prices

Arbroath supporters will have to buy their match ticket from the Cappielow ticket office which is on Sinclair Street between 12 and 3pm on Saturday 2nd October.

Arbroath fans will be in the Main Stand in sections F & G and will share facilities with the home support.

2021/22 Gate Prices


£20 – Adult
£15 – Concession (Over 65s, Students, 18-20 year olds)
£10 – 12-17 Year Old
£1 – Under 12

^Please note, proof of entitlement must be provided for concessionary tickets, while proof of age is required for children between 12 and 17 and those between 18 and 20. Prices apply irrespective of the day or time of purchase.

Staggered entry and exit times have been removed. Fans are encouraged to arrive at the ground earlier than usual, but there will be no staged entry.

All pie stalls will be open as usual, and programme sales will also take place as usual.

The 2m social distancing requirements have been removed.

There will be no need to purchase your ticket in advance.

No track and trace details are required for entry to the stadium.

Face masks are not mandatory but are recommended. They’ll still be required in “indoor” areas though. As a result, if you are using the toilets, queuing for them, queuing for the pie stalls, or
walking through the main stand corridor, you must wear a mask.

Streaming / PPV

Greenock Morton are streaming tomorrow’s match on Ton TV on https://tv.gmfc.net

This service costs £14 and is live from 2.40pm

We hope you can tune in to cheer on the Lichties from home.

C’mon the Lichties!


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