Arbroath versus MORTON

Saturday 19 October 2019

Ladbrokes Championship

Gayfield, Arbroath

Kick-off 3pm

Scene Setter

The Ton return from their international break to a game away from home against Arbroath in what will be Morton’s ninth game of the Ladbrokes Championship campaign so far.

Morton will be keeping a close eye on the Dundee match at home to Partick Thistle as a win for the Sinclair Street side could see them head into the playoff positions.

Arbroath saw an exit from the Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Challenge Cup as they were defeated 2-0 at home to Clyde in their previous match.

The Smokies have saw a relatively comfortable start under boss Dick Campbell in the Ladbrokes Championship and will be hoping to continue this run at home to Morton.

This will be the first time the clubs have met since 2005 and both teams will be hoping to get their first win over each other in the season.

Morton Milestones and Significant Stats

6 – Striker McHugh is Morton’s top scorer this term with six goals in ten starts and three substitute appearances.

40 – Chris Millar is one goal off of scoring a total of 40 goals for the club over his two spells and the midfielder will be hoping, if selected, he can reach this milestone and contribute with a goal tomorrow against Dunfermline.

Current Connections

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.

Head to Head

3 September 2004: Morton 2-1 Arbroath

5 November 2004: Arbroath 0-3 Morton

14 January 2005: Morton 2-0 Arbroath

4 March 2005: Arbroath 0-1 Morton


Referee: William Collum

Assistant one: Keiran Trayner

Assistant two: Jordan Cousland

Fan File

The ticket prices for the match at Gayfield are as follows:

£18 – Adults
£10 – Concessions (Child, Students, OAP 65+, Disability Entry with a free carer)
£20 – Adult and Child Gate

Gayfield Park is situated beside the North Sea on the A92, as it passes through the town. The postcode is DD11 1QB and nearest street is Queens Drive.

If travelling by train, Arbroath station is on the main East Coast line between Dundee and Aberdeen with all Scotrail and LNER express trains stopping.

Gayfield is approximately a 10 minute walk from the railway station turn left as you come out of the main entrance to the station and walk down the West Port, then turn right at the bottom onto Millgate Loan and Gayfield is about a quarter of a mile ahead where this road meets with the A92.

Image: Gary Bradley