MORTON versus Dundee
Saturday 1 February 2020
Cappielow Park, Greenock
Cappielow welcomes back the Ton for the second of the Tayside double with Dundee travelling down to Greenock for this Saturday’s match.
The game is set to be a fascinating watch for both sets of supporters as the league begins to take shape for this season.
Only 3 points behind Dundee who are in the playoff positions, it will be an important game in the battle of the league as both teams will be hoping to aim for the playoffs.
With their unbeaten league run in 2020 still underway, the Ton continue to build on their good form and Saturday’s result at Dundee United showed a clear improvement in the lads since particularly the turn of the new year.
Morton’s result on Saturday proved that the Ton are definitely capable of competing with the best in the league and their draw at Tannadice is the best example of this being the case.
Dunoon native Declan McDaid came through the youth ranks at Cappielow and made one first-team appearance before electing to move to Partick Thistle in the summer of 2013.
Paul McGowan came to the Ton on loan from Celtic in the 2006/07 season when Morton were victorious and became Second Division winners. McGowan was named player of the month for January in this season and was also chosen for the team of the year for the league.
“I think it’s going to be a very difficult game on Saturday. We know we’ve got to work hard in the match but the boys have trained well and are ready for the match.
“We’re all really looking forward to the game and we hope the boys can kick on from Saturday’s result.
“Sean McGinty has always been a player I’ve admired; he’s got height and strength and should hopefully be a great addition to our squad.
“Craig McGuffie is a very direct player with great ability and we now increase our ammunition on wide areas ahead of the game on Saturday.”
Head to Head
1 Mar 2014: Dundee 2-0 Morton (First Division)
19 Apr 2014: Morton 1-0 Dundee (First Division)
21 Sep 2019: Morton 1-0 Dundee (Ladbrokes Championship)
1 Nov 2019: Dundee 2-1 Morton (Ladbrokes Championship)
Last Time Round
A valiant effort against Dundee was not enough for Morton to secure a point away from home as Dundee ran out 2-1 winners against the Ton side with Jamie Ness’s goal in the last 10 minutes proving the difference.
The deadlock was broken on 62 minutes as a great cross from Graham Dorrans was met by the head of Kane Hemmings who knocked the ball into the net and sent the home side ahead.
It was a rapid response from the Ton as under two minutes later, Morton got the equaliser on 64 minutes when a sensational ball from Robbie Muirhead was able to fly to the back post where Cameron Salkeld cheekily flicked the ball in from a tight angle.
The home side would be the ones to get the winner on 80 minutes when a great pass through from Graham Dorrans set up Jamie Ness who curled the ball into the net from close range to give Dundee the lead.
Referee: Bobby Madden
Assistant one: Graeme Leslie
Assistant two: Jonathan Bell
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 12pm 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.