Arbroath vs Morton | Match Preview

Arbroath versus MORTON

cinch Championship

 Saturday 3 December 2022

Gayfield Park

Kick-off 3pm

Scene Setter

Both sides are coming off Scottish Cup wins and will be confident of a positive result. Arbroath were the winners away at Fraserburgh last weekend with a 2-1 result whilst Morton were victorious at home with a 4-1 scoreline against Queen of the South.

With a break from league action last weekend, Morton go into this game remaining as the form team in the cinch Championship. A run of seven wins and two draws sees the Ton just one game away from a ten game unbeaten run should they win away from home tomorrow afternoon. Morton also remain the strongest defensive side in the league with seven clean sheets and just sixteen goals conceded.

Arbroath host this match on a run of one win, two draws and two losses in their last five matches. Last time out, Arbroath picked up their first win in the league as they came away from Cappielow Park supported by Dalrada Technology with a 2-1 win. Morton look to rely on current form to pick up their first win in this match since January 2020.

View from Dougie Imrie

We caught up with Dougie Imrie yesterday afternoon as he discussed tomorrow’s match.

Morton Milestones and Significant Stats

8 – Grant Gillespie and Robbie Muirhead are the current joint top scorers in all competitions for Morton this season.

16 – 
Morton remain the best defensive side in the cinch Championship with just 16 goals conceded.

Current Connections

Morton player Carlo Pignatiello previously spent a short time on loan at Arbroath making just 4 appearances for The Red Lichties in the 2020/21 season.

Former Ton goalkeeper Derek Gaston will face of against his old club yet again. Derek spent 7 years at Morton and was part of the side that won the League One title in 2014/15.

Bobby Linn will also be facing off against Morton again. The winger had a short stint at Morton all the way back in 2007.

Head to Head

September 2022 – Morton 1 – 2 Arbroath (cinch Championship)
April 2022 – Arbroath 3 – 0 Morton (cinch Championship)
February 2022 – Morton 0 – 0 Arbroath (cinch Championship)
December 2021 – Arbroath 2 – 1 Morton (cinch Championship)
October 2021 – Morton 2 – 2 Arbroath (cinch Championship)

Recent Results

W Fraserburgh (A) 0-2 (cinch Championship)
L Partick Thistle (A) 3-0 (cinch Championship)
D Cove Ranegrs (H) 1-1 (cinch Championship)
D Inverness C.T (A) 1-1 (cinch Championship)
L Ayr United (H) 0-2 (cinch Championship)

W Queen of the South (H) 4-1 (Scottish Cup)
 Cove Rangers (A) 1-2 (cinch Championship)
W Partick Thistle (H) 2-1 (cinch Championship)
D Ayr United (A) 1-1 (cinch Championship)
Inverness C.T (H) 4-0 (cinch Championship)

Last Line-Ups

Arbroath (v Fraserburgh)

Gaston, Hamilton, O’Brien, Little, Oakley, Hoti, Bitsindou, Gold, McKenna, Allan, Linn

Morton (v Queen of the South)

Schwake, Strapp, Baird, Ambrose, Grimshaw, Blues, Gillespie, Kabia, Crawford, Quitongo, Muirhead


Referee: David Dickinson

Assistant one: Jonathan Bell

Assistant two: Barry Reid

Ticket Info

Full ticket information for tomorrow’s match can be found HERE.

Admission prices are as follows;


£20 – Adults
£13 – Concessions
£23 – Adult and 1 child
£25 – Adult and 2 children

Coelbrew Main Stand (Sections A and B for Away Support)

£22 – Adults
£15 – Concessions
£25 – Adult and 1 child
£28 – Adult and 2 children