MATCH PREVIEW | Alloa Athletic

MATCH PREVIEW | Alloa Athletic

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   MORTON versus Alloa Athletic

Saturday 9 April 2019
Cappielow Park, Greenock
Kick-off 3.00pm

by Ewan Boyle

Scene Setter

Morton will play their first home match of the Championship season on Saturday as they face Alloa Athletic in what is the second league game of the campaign so far.

The Ton will be hoping to follow up the defeat at Ayr with a win after the 4-2 defeat on the opening day of the season.

Alloa will be managed by the father of our centre-half, Peter Grant, and will be following up from a 1-1 draw with Partick Thistle at home and will face a tough trip to David Hopkin’s Sinclair Street side.

The Cappielow faithful will be hoping for a successful first game on home turf and will be giving the team all the support they can on their return to home.

Current Connections

Striker Robert Thomson spent the first half of the 2012/13 season on loan with then-Second Division Alloa before returning to Dundee United. He has since returned to Alloa permanently after two years at Morton where he scored 7 goals for the Ton.

Iain Flannigan arrived at Cappielow in March of 2012 playing 4 times however a broken arm caused the midfielder to never reach his full potential at the Sinclair Street side.

Defender Scott Taggart was very prominent in Morton’s 2012/13 season as the Ton were beaten to the Scottish First Division title by Partick Thistle. Taggart made 72 appearances at the club and was a regular for the Ton side in his seasons at the club.

Alloa’s captain Andy Graham had previously played with the Greenock side over 25 times and had been a lifelong supporter of the club.

Head to Head

Sat 11 Aug 2018: Alloa Athletic 0-2 Morton (Ladbrokes Championship)

Sat 10 Nov 2018: Morton 0-2 Alloa Athletic (Ladbrokes Championship)

Sat 12 Jan 2019: Alloa Athletic 2-1 Morton (Ladbrokes Championship)

Tue 9 Apr 2019: Morton 1-2 Alloa Athletic (Ladbrokes Championship)

Last Time Round

Morton suffered a disappointing defeat against Alloa Athletic at Cappielow in April  despite going ahead as Jim Goodwin’s side recorded their third win of the season against the Ton.

The turning point would come on 80 minutes as Jack Hamilton nabbed what would turn out to be the winner for Alloa after getting on the end of a frantic ball that bounced around the box before landing at his feet from close range to tuck away into the net.

Morton pressed on for the remaining ten minutes but were unable to stop Alloa Athletic from going home with all three points.

Officials

Referee: Gavin Ross

Assistant one: Alan Mulvanny

Assistant two: Alan Grainger

Fan File

Admission prices are:

Adult | Fan Card: £18, Ticket: £20
Concession (Over 65, Student, and Under 21s) | Fan Card: £13, Ticket: £15
Child (12 – 17)^ | Fan Card: £10, Ticket: £10
Child (Under-12)* | Fan Card: £1, Ticket: £1

^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.
*Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Please note, prices apply irrespective of the day or time of purchase.

Supporters are asked to purchase in advance where possible in order to avoid excessive queues at the ticket office on a matchday.

Briefs can still be bought from the following outlets:

Smiths of Greenock – During opening hours, 9am – 5.30pm

Sinclair Street ticket office – Saturday matchdays from 12pm to 3pm

Tickets can also be purchased in advance online at www.gmfctickets.co.uk or by calling the club on 01475 723571. These can be collected at the ticket office on matchday.

All home fixtures are also available to be pre-loaded onto fan cards via Interstadia’s dedicated club website, www.gmfctickets.co.uk.

Children Under-12 Go Free With Season Card

Children Under-12 in possession of a season card attend all home league fixtures free of charge, and parents are encouraged to sign their kids up for the campaign if they have not already done so.

Those children without a season card will be required to purchase a physical match ticket with scannable barcode at a cost of £1.

You can order or renew your child’s season ticket online by CLICKING HERE or by contacting club secretary Brendan McEleny on admin@gmfc.net or calling 01475 723571.