MATCH PREVIEW | Dunfermline Athletic

MATCH PREVIEW | Dunfermline Athletic

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        MORTON versus Dunfermline Athletic

Saturday 5 October 2019
Cappielow Park, Greenock
Kick-off 3pm

Scene Setter

As Morton move on from their 6-0 defeat to Dundee United at Tannadice, attentions are now turned to a return to Cappielow with a home game against Dunfermline Athletic.

Whilst the Ton suffered their loss against United, Stevie Crawford’s men managed to earn a point at home to Alloa Athletic which saw them rise from the relegation spots.

The Sinclair Street side sit joint on points with Dundee who are in the playoff spot by goal difference, and a win at Cappielow may see the the Ton move back into the playoff position, dependent on results elsewhere in the division.

Dunfermline will be hoping to get a win in the game to ensure that they stay clear of the relegation places and away from the bottom of the league.

Morton Milestones and Significant Stats

– Billy King made his competitive debut for Morton last weekend as the winger came on as a substitute at Tannadice against Dundee United.

6 – Striker McHugh is Morton’s top scorer this term with six goals in ten starts and three substitute appearances.

40 – Chris Millar is one goal off of scoring a total of 40 goals for the club over his two spells and the midfielder will be hoping, if selected, he can reach this milestone and contribute with a goal tomorrow against Dunfermline.

Current Connections

Goalkeeper Ryan Scully enjoyed two loan spells with the Pars, in 2013 and then 2014. The shot stopper spent the first half of last term at Cappielow before returning to East End Park following his Ton release.

Greg Kiltie enjoyed a successful spell at Morton during the second half of last season where he became a fans’ favourite with his goal scoring antics as he scored 6 goals in his brief time at the club. The Kilmarnock loanee returned to his club in May before departing again on a temporary transfer to Dunfermline in the Summer until the end of the season.

Head to Head

Sat 22 Sep 2018: Morton 1-1 Dunfermline Athletic (Ladbrokes Championship)

Sat 1 Dec 2018: Dunfermline Athletic 3-0 Morton (Ladbrokes Championship)

Tue 26 Jan 2019: Morton 0-0 Dunfermline Athletic (Ladbrokes Championship)

Sat 27 Apr 2019: Dunfermline Athletic 0-1 Morton (Ladbrokes Championship)

Last Time Round

Morton cemented their spot in next season’s Ladbrokes Championship whilst moving up to fifth in the table with a priceless 1-0 win away at Dunfermline Athletic back in April.

Greg Kiltie was once again the Ton talisman, both winning and successfully converting the late penalty that saw the Greenock side collect maximum points at East End Park.

A late penalty was awarded for the Ton as Morton pushed for a late winner in the game.

Greg Kiltie was the one to take the penalty and made no mistake about it, sending former Cappielow custodian Ryan Scully the wrong way by opening up his body and nonchalantly placing the ball into the bottom-right corner.

This was the Kilmarnock loan star’s sixth goal for the club, his fifth in his last five outings, and his fourth in consecutive matches, guaranteeing him a place in Ton hearts.

He celebrated as though the strike meant the world to him, and the jubilation was matched in the away end as it became clear that Morton would be competing in the Championship again this term.

Officials

Referee: Graham Beaton

Assistant one: Paul O’Neill

Assistant two: David Dunn

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.

 

Image: David Bell