MATCH PREVIEW: Dunfermline

MATCH PREVIEW: Dunfermline

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        MORTON versus Dunfermline Athletic

Saturday 11 January 2019
Cappielow Park, Greenock
Kick-off 3pm

Scene Setter

Cappielow welcomes the first home match of the roaring twenties as Dunfermline travel to Greenock for the second time this Ladbrokes Championship 2019/20 season.

The Ton are back on home turf following their win at the Gayfield Park in Arbroath last Saturday which was an important win for the Sinclair Street side.

Stevie Crawford’s men go into the match having lost 4 out of their last 4 matches and remain 5 points away from 4th-placed Dundee.

Morton were able to earn themselves their second win from their last three fixtures in Arbroath and will be hoping to continue this form in their match against the Pars at Cappielow Park.

A win, dependent on other results in the league, will see the Ton climb out of the relegation places with a game in hand.

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.

Head to Head

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

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

Sat 5 Oct 2019: Morton 1-1 Dunfermline Athletic (Ladbrokes Championship)

Sat 7 Dec 2019: Dunfermline 3-1 Morton (Ladbrokes Championship)

Last Time Round

Morton suffered a 3-1 defeat against Dunfermline Athletic at East End Park on Saturday in the Ladbrokes Championship in the previous fixture between the two sides.

The game saw a retake of a penalty being awarded by the official which Kevin Nisbet made no mistake about and sent home to put the Pars ahead in the match.

Following the commencement of the second half, it wasn’t long before Dunfermline had got their second of the game on 52 minutes as a good intial save from Danny Rogers was looking to have been picked up by the Ton goalkeeper but Peter Grant failed to clear the loose ball which allowed Greg Kiltie to nip in with the Pars second of the game.

But a glimmer of hope was had for Morton on 61 minutes when a magic hit from Reece Lyon on the edge of the box glided into the bottom left corner to give Morton a goal back in the match.

However, the game was put to bed on 83 minutes when a breakaway from a Morton corner set up the chance for Kevin Nisbet to run through on goal alone and remain composed and slot it to the bottom right corner past Danny Rogers.

Officials

Referee: Barry Cook

Assistant one: Paul O’Neill

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.