Ayr United vs Morton | Match Preview

Ayr United versus MORTON

cinch Championship

 Saturday 5 November 2022

Somerset Park

Kick-off 3pm

Scene Setter

Ayr United and Morton face off tomorrow afternoon in a top of the table clash in the cinch Championship. It has the makings of a tough battle that could see the Ton reach the summit of the table come close of play with the right result.

The Ton head into tomorrow’s match as the form team in the league with a current unbeaten run of five games, winning four and picking up four consecutive clean sheets.

Lee Bullens’ Ayr United side will go into the match full of confidence as the league leaders and have won three of their last five matches. The Honest Men require just one point to remain clear at the top of the league.

View from Dougie Imrie

Morton Milestones and Significant Stats

4 – Friday’s result against Inverness C.T saw the Ton reach 4 consecutive clean sheets for the first time since 2016.

7 –
Grant Gillespie remains our top scorer in all competitions following his goal against Inverness C.T, taking his tally to 7 for the season.

Current Connections

Grant Gillespie, Jack Baird and Alan Lithgow have all previously spent time at Somerset Park with Baird and Lithgow making over 100 combined appearances for the Honest Men.

Morton midfielder, Robbie Crawford, started his career on the Ayrshire coast where he spent 7 years making over 220 appearances before making a move to Livingston.

Current Assistant Manager, Andy Millen, has also spent time in the Ayr United dugout as Assistant Manager before a brief stint as Caretaker Manager.

Aidan McAdams, Sean McGinty and Andy Murdoch have all spent time at Cappielow with McGinty captaining the side during the 2020/21 season, the same season that McAdams was voted Morton Player, Young Player and Players’ Player of the Year.

Head to Head

September 2022 – Morton 1 – 1 Ayr United (Morton Penalty Win) (SPFL Trust Trophy)
September 2022 – Morton 1 – 2 Ayr United (cinch Championship)
March 2022 – Morton 1 – 1 Ayr United (cinch Championship)
January 2022 – Ayr United 0 – 2 Morton (cinch Championship)

Recent Results

Ayr United
W Arbroath (A) 0-2 (cinch Championship)
W Partick Thistle (H) 4-2 (cinch Championship)
D Cove Rangers (H) 2-2 (cinch Championship)
L Dundee (A) 2-1 (cinch Championship)
W Queen’s Park (H) 5-0 (cinch Championship)

W Inverness C.T (H) 4-0 (cinch Championship)
D Dundee (A) 0-0 (cinch Championship)
W Raith Rovers (H) 1-0 (cinch Championship)
W Hamilton (H) 5-0 (cinch Championship)
W Queen’s Park (A) 1-2 (cinch Championship)

Last Line-Ups

Ayr United (v Arbroath)

Albinson, McGinty, Kirk, Musonda, McAllister, Young, Murdoch, Dempsey, Mullin, Akinyemi, Chalmers

Morton (v Inverness C.T)

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


Referee: Euan Anderson

Assistant one: David Dunne

Assistant two: Alistair Taylor

Ticket Info

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

Morton supporters will be in the West Stand (seating) and the Railway End (terracing behind the goal).

Adults: £20
Concessions: £13 (Over 65s and Students)
Juveniles: £13 (13 – 17-year-olds)
Child: £6 (12 years and under)