Arbroath vs Morton | Match Preview

Arbroath versus MORTON

cinch Championship

Friday 17 March 2023

Gayfield Park

Kick-off 7.45pm

Live on BBC Scotland

Scene Setter

Arbroath host Morton tomorrow night with the two sides taking centre stage in front of the BBC Scotland cameras.

The Ton make the trip to Gayfield on the back of a 0-0 draw at home against Partick Thistle which saw the Cappielow side pick up their ninth clean sheet of the season. With a run of just one defeat in the last seven games, Dougie Imrie’s side will be confident of picking up their first win against Arbroath this season. Still fighting for the top four, a win tomorrow night would take the Ton into third place heading into Saturday.

Dick Campbell’s Arbroath side find themselves in a fight for safety at the bottom of the Championship currently sitting two points behind ninth place Hamilton. The Red Lichties are currently on a run of three consecutive draws with their last two outings finishing goalless against Hamilton and Partick Thistle. A win tomorrow night would lift Arbroath off the bottom of the table and into eighth with games still to be played across the weekend.

View from Dougie Imrie

Morton Milestones and Match Stats

10 – Robbie Muirhead remains the club’s top scorer this season with 10 goals
9 – Brian Schwake has the joint most clean sheets in the cinch Championship this season.

Head to Head

January 2023 – Morton 1 – 2 Arbroath (cinch Championship)
December 2022 – Arbroath 1 – 1 Morton (cinch Championship)
September 2022 – Morton 1 – 2 Arbroath (cinch Championship)
April 2022 – Arbroath 3 – 0 Morton (cinch Championship)
February 2022 – Morton 0 – 0 Arbroath (cinch Championship)

Recent Results

D Hamilton (A) 0-0 (cinch Championship)
D Partick Thistle (H) 0-0 (cinch Championship)
D Cove Rangers (A) 1-1 (cinch Championship)
L Raith Rovers (H) 1-2 (cinch Championship)
W Morton (A) 1-2 (cinch Championship)

D Partick Thistle (H) 0-0 (cinch Championship)
L Ayr United (H) 1-3 (cinch Championship)
D Queen’s Park (A) 2-2 (cinch Championship)
Cove Rangers (H) 2-1 (cinch Championship)
Dundee (H) 1-0 (cinch Championship)

Last Line-Ups

Arbroath (v Hamilton)

Gaston, Hamilton, Little, O’Brien, Banks, Balde, Hetherington, Olusanya, McKenna, Dow, El-Mhanni

Morton (v Partick Thistle)

Schwake, Waters, O’Connor, Baird, Grimshaw, R. Crawford, Blues, Miller, A. Crawford, Muirhead, Oakley


Referee: David Munro

Assistant one: Drew Kirkland

Assistant two: John Stewart

Fourth official: Ross Hardie

Ticket Info

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

Admission prices are as follows;


£20 – Adults
£13 – Concessions (U18, Students, Over 65)
£23 – Adult and 1 child
£25 – Adult and 2 children

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

£22 – Adults
£15 – Concessions (U18, Students, Over 65)
£25 – Adult and 1 child
£28 – Adult and 2 children

There will be no cash gate on matchday

Tickets can be purchased HERE.