Cove Rangers vs Morton | Match Preview

Cove Rangers versus MORTON

cinch Championship

 Friday 5 May 2023

Balmoral Stadium

Kick-off 7.45pm

Scene Setter

Morton make the trip to the Balmoral Stadium tomorrow evening for the last league match of the season against Cove Rangers. Last time out for the Ton it was a 2-1 win over title challengers Queen’s Park and it will need to be much of the same tomorrow as the Greenock side look to clinch a playoff spot. A win tomorrow could see Dougie Imrie’s side move into the top four and secure a playoff spot but that would also require results elsewhere to go in their favour.

Paul Hartley’s men find themselves fighting for survival at the bottom end of the table, sitting just one point off the bottom of the cinch Championship. Last time out it was a 0-0 draw away from home against a Dundee side that are fighting for the title. A win for Cove could see them avoid any sort of involvement in relegation should Hamilton win away to Arbroath.

This tie has been a tightly contested fixture on the three occasions that both sides have met this season but Morton have managed to find a way to win and come away with nine points from a possible nine so far. Last time out between the sides saw a dramatic late comeback seal three points for the Ton and they will be hoping to pick up another three tomorrow evening.

View from Dougie Imrie

Morton Milestones and Match Stats
11 – With his goal against Queen’s Park, Grant Gillespie now joins Robbie Muirhead as the club top scorer this season with 11 goals in all competitions.
11 – Brian Schwake remains joint top in the cinch Championship for most clean sheets with 11.

Head to Head

February 2023 – Morton 2 – 1 Cove Rangers (cinch Championship)
November 2022 – Cove Rangers 1 – 2 Morton (cinch Championship)
August 2022 – Morton 1 – 0 Cove Rangers (cinch Championship)

Recent Results

Cove Rangers
D Dundee (A) 0-0 (cinch Championship)
W Arbroath (A) 0-1 (cinch Championship)
L Inverness C.T (H) 1-2 (cinch Championship)
D Hamilton (A) 1-1 (cinch Championship)
L Partick Thistle (H) 0-5 (cinch Championship)

W Queen’s Park (H) 2-1 (cinch Championship)
W Raith Rovers (H) 1-0 (cinch Championship)
D Dundee (A) 3-3 (cinch Championship)
Hamilton (H) 2-0 (cinch Championship)
D Ayr United (A) 1-1 (cinch Championship)

Last Line-Ups

Morton (v Queen’s Park)

Schwake, Waters, O’Connor, Baird, Grimshaw, Gillespie, R. Crawford, Miller, Muirhead, Quitongo, Oakley

Cove Rangers (v Dundee)

Fox, Reynolds, Neill, Ross, Naismith, Longridge, Scully, Vigurs, Logan, Megginson, Longstaff


Referee: Craig Napier

Assistant one: Gordon Crawford

Assistant two: Paul McAvinue

Ticket Info

Adult Stand – £15

Concession Stand – £10

Under 12’s Stand – FREE

Adult Ground- £13

Concession Ground (Over 65/Under 20)- £9

Under 12’s Ground- FREE (must be accompanied by an Adult/Concession

Full ticket information can be viewed HERE.