Kelty Hearts vs Morton | Match Preview

Kelty Hearts versus MORTON

Viaplay Cup

Saturday 15 July 2023

New Central Park

Kick-off 3pm

Scene Setter

It’s a return to competitive action tomorrow afternoon as the Ton head East to face Kelty Hearts in the Viaplay Cup. This fixture will mark the first competitive meeting between the two sides with the Ton looking to pick up three points to kick start their Viaplay Cup campaign. In the final fixture of pre-season, Morton ran out 2-0 winners at home against St. Mirren in the Renfrewshire Derby and will hope to use that match as momentum coming into the League Cup.

Former Ton man, Michael Tidser, is the current boss of Kelty Hearts with a number of other ex-Morton players on the books at New Central Park such as Thomas O’Ware, Reece Lyon, Stefan McCluskey and David McGurn. Kelty come into this game following a comprehensive 5-1 victory against Bo’ness Athletic in their final game of pre-season.

View from Andy Millen

Head to Head

Tomorrow’s Viaplay Cup group stage match will mark the first competitive fixture between Kelty Hearts and Morton.

Recent Results

Kelty Hearts
W Bo’ness Athletic (A) 1-5 (Club Friendly)
L Partick Thistle (H) 1-2 (Club Friendly)
L Raith Rovers (H) 2-2 (1-4) (Pre-season Fife Cup)
D Gala Fairydean Rovers (H) 1-1 (Club Friendly)

W St. Mirren (H) 2-0 (Club Friendly)
W Annan Athletic (A) 0-1 (Club Friendly)
L Alloa Athletic (A) 1-0 (Club Friendly)

Last Line-Ups

Kelty Hearts vs Bo’ness Atheltic

Gourley, Owens, Walker, Corbett, Thomson, Daramola, Lyon, Johnston, Cunningham, McCluskey, Tidser

Morton (v Queen’s Park)

Mullen, O’Connor, Baird, Broadfoot, Waters, Gillespie, Blues, Boyd, Crawford, Muirhead, Oakley


Referee: Peter Stuart

Assistant one: Alan Mulvanny

Assistant two: Chris Gentles

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