MATCH PREVIEW: Annan Athletic


Annan Athletic versus Morton

Tuesday 23 July 2019

Betfred Cup
Galabank, Annan
Kick-off 7.45pm

Scene Setter

Morton’s Betfred Cup campaign continues tonight as we travel down to the borders for a game against Annan Athletic for the team’s third match of the tournament so far.

The game comes following Friday’s 4-0 defeat away to Motherwell in a wake-up call for Morton as they were unable to handle the class and power of the Premiership side.

The Ton will be hoping for a successful night in Annan as a win would give them a serious chance of being contenders for qualification into the Last 16 as they head into Saturday’s home match at Cappielow against Queen of the South.

David Hopkin will be expecting a turnaround from his players following their 4-0 defeat and will hope that the squad can get the result that is needed in this Betfred Cup match.

A win tonight will see the Sinclair Street side go second in the group, just one point ahead of Queen of the South who will have played the same amount of games.

Team News

Kalvin Orsi and Brendan Pearson remain unavailable due to their respective injuries.

Centre half Brian McLean will miss the game tonight following his knock in the game at Motherwell.

Current Connections

Former Morton under 20s manager Darren Barr faces his old club as assistant manager of Annan Athletic tonight.

Head to Head

Sat 6 Feb 2016: Annan 1-4 Morton (Scottish Cup)

Sat 27 July 2013: Annan 1-0 Morton (Challenge Cup)

Sat 09 Dec 2006: Annan Athletic 0-3 Morton (Scottish Cup)


Referee: Steven Reid

Assistant one: Ross Haswell

Assistant two: Michael Williamson

Away Support Notes

• There is ROAD WORKS on at this time, which will affect journey times, significant delays expected M74 both directions on approach to junction 5.PLEASE PLAN YOUR JOURNEY AND LEAVE IN PLENTY OF TIME TO ENABLE YOU TO ENTER STADIUM PRIOR TO KICK OFF. Head to ground from J20 of A74M.
• Prices for entry are Adult £12, Seniors £6 (over 65+), juniors (12-16) £6, accompanied children under 12 free entry, must be accompanied by responsible adult. All fans, home and away enter the ground via the turnstiles at the south end of the ground, away fans will then be accommodated at the north end of the ground, 140 seats have been reserved for away fans, there is also uncovered standing accommodation for away fans.
• Annan Athletic website has been updated with information for visiting support.
• The club house will be open from 18.30, all fans are welcome to use the club house adjacent to the turnstiles before and after the game.
• No parking is allowed on the road outside the ground.