MORTON versus Arbroath
Saturday 7 March 2020
Cappielow Park, Greenock
By Ewan Boyle
After the Ton’s impressive unbeaten run of eight games came to an end against Inverness, attentions are now turned to potentially the final meeting of the season between Morton and Arbroath.
Morton have now only lost one game in nine in the league and will be hoping to use this stat to their advantage as they welcome Arbroath to Cappielow.
Fresh from his Manager of the Month accolade for February, David Hopkin will have an array of his players to choose from ahead of the match.
This will be the fourth meeting this season between the pair with the Ton winning all three points on two out of the three occasions in this season.
Dick Campbell’s men go into the game unbeaten in four with the team placed 6th in the Ladbrokes Championship, joint on points with the Ton.
Former Morton goalkeeper Derek Gaston signed for Arbroath in the summer of 2019 after a successful career at Morton. Gaston made over 200 appearances and pulled off some memorable saves in his time, including a sensational save to deny a Stephen Dobbie effort against Queen of the South two seasons ago.
Bobby Linn was also signed by Morton in 2007 however only featured for Morton in 5 matches in his time at the club.
Luke Donnelly came to Cappielow on loan from Celtic in the second half of 2016/17 season, making seven appearances during this time. After departing Celtic, the forward played for Queen’s Park and Stranraer before making his move to Arbroath in January this year.
“It’s a massive game. Arbroath are a very good footballing team and Dick deserves credit for how the team are playing this season.
“We know how tough Saturday is going to be but we’ve put Tuesday behind us and the boys have got a great mindset for the game.”
Head To Head
4 March 2005: Arbroath 0-1 Morton
19 October 2019: Arbroath 1-0 Morton
16 November 2019: Morton 1-0 Arbroath
4 January 2020: Arbroath 1-2 Morton
Referee: Steven Reid
Assistant one: Douglas Ross
Assistant two: David Ingram
Admission prices are:
Adult | Fan Card: £18, Ticket: £20
Concession (Over 65, Student, and Under 21s) | Fan Card: £13, Ticket: £15
Child (12 – 17)^ | Fan Card: £10, Ticket: £10
Child (Under-12)* | Fan Card: £1, Ticket: £1
^Proof of entitlement must be provided for concessionary tickets, while proof of age is required for children between 12 and 17 and those between 18 and 20.
*Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Please note, prices apply irrespective of the day or time of purchase.
Supporters are asked to purchase in advance where possible in order to avoid excessive queues at the ticket office on a matchday.
Briefs can still be bought from the following outlets:
Smiths of Greenock – During opening hours, 9am – 5.30pm
Sinclair Street ticket office – Saturday matchdays from 12noon to 3pm
Tickets can also be purchased in advance online at www.gmfctickets.co.uk or by calling the club on 01475 723571. These can be collected at the ticket office on matchday.
All home fixtures are also available to be pre-loaded onto fan cards via Interstadia’s dedicated club website, www.gmfctickets.co.uk.
Children Under-12 Go Free With Season Card
Children Under-12 in possession of a season card attend all home league fixtures free of charge.
Image: Gary Bradley