Cove Rangers vs Morton | Match Preview

Cove Rangers versus MORTON

cinch Championship

 Saturday 19 November 2022

Balmoral Stadium

Kick-off 3pm

Scene Setter

Morton go into this game remaining the form team in the cinch Championship following a 2-1 win at home to Partick Thistle whilst Cove Rangers are coming off the back of a 1-1 draw away to Arbroath.

The Ton’s current unbeaten run has stretched to seven games following last weekend’s win at Cappielow Park supported by Dalrada Technology with five wins in that run. The squad will look to keep the good times going as they aim for eight games unbeaten with a win potentially placing the Ton at the top of the league come close of play depending on results elsewhere.

Cove Rangers host Morton in a league match for the first ever time and come into the match on a run of one win, three draws and one loss in their last five matches. Last time out between these sides it was a 1-0 win for Morton at home thanks to a second half Jai Quitongo volley.

View from Dougie Imrie

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

Morton Milestones and Significant Stats

6 – Robbie Muirhead is the current top scorer in the league with 6 goals.

15 –
Morton currently have the best defensive record in the league having conceded 15 goals across 15 games.

Current Injuries & Suspensions

Captain Grant Gillespie will miss tomorrow’s match through suspension after receiving his sixth yellow card of the season against Ayr United.

Current Connections

There are no current connections in this match.

Head to Head

August 2022 – Morton 1 – 0 Cove Rangers (cinch Championship)

Tomorrow’s match marks just the second meeting between Morton and Cove Rangers since 2004 when the Ton ran out 7-1 winners in the Scottish Cup Second Round.

Recent Results

Cove Rangers
D Arbroath (A) 1-1 (cinch Championship)
Queen’s Park (H) 2-0 (cinch Championship)
D Hamilton (A) 4-4 (cinch Championship)
D Ayr United (A) 2-2 (cinch Championship)
L Inverness C.T (H) 0-1 (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)
D Dundee (A) 0-0 (cinch Championship)
W Raith Rovers (H) 1-0 (cinch Championship)

Last Line-Ups

Cove Rangers (v Arbroath)

McKenzie, Logan, Reynolds, Sanders, Johnston, Scully, Gilmour, Yule, Fyvie, McDonagh, Megginson

Morton (v Partick Thistle)

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


Referee: Peter Stuart

Assistant one: John McRossan

Assistant two: Elliott Husband Powton

Ticket Info

Admission prices are as follows:

Adults – £20 Stand / £18 Ground

Concessions – £15 Stand / £14 Ground

Under 12’s – £5

Please ensure you purchase tickets for the AWAY end. When purchasing online, these tickets can be found towards the bottom of the ‘Available items’ section.

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Tickets can also be purchased from the ticket office prior to kick-off, however, it is strongly advised to purchase in advance.