Match Preview | Hibernian


Hibernian versus MORTON

Saturday 17 August 2019
Easter Road, Edinburgh
Kick-off 3.00pm

by Ewan Boyle

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A trip to the capital awaits Morton in the last 16 of the Betfred Cup as they hope to succeed in progressing through to the quarter finals with a game against Hibs at Easter Road.

Morton go into the game following a resounding result against Alloa after a 4-1 victory and will hope to repeat these performances in Edinburgh.

Hibernian’s Stevie Mallan will miss the game through suspension after accumulating too many yellow cards in previous rounds of the Betfred Cup.

The group stage for Morton was one of mixed emotions with resounding victories over Annan and Dumbarton and also included a 4-0 defeat to Motherwell.

However, Morton’s victory on penalties against Queen of the South meant that Morton would go through to the last 16, with the winner at Easter Road heading through to the quarter finals.

Head to Head

8 April 2017: Morton 1-1 Hibs (Scottish Championship)

29 March 2017: Hibs 0-0 Morton (Scottish Championship)

17 December 2016: Morton 1-1 Hibs (Scottish Championship)

27 August 2016: Hibs 4-0 Morton (Scottish Championship)

Last Time Round

Hibs’ 1-1 draw with Morton at Cappielow meant they would go one win away from securing the league title the following week.

Lawrence Shankland got the equaliser for Morton with a crucial penalty in the second half of the game after Jamie McDonagh was brought down in the penalty area.

The game followed the 0-0 draw away at Hibernian just over a week before which involved an altercation between Jim Duffy and Neil Lennon however no grudges were held as both managers shook hands prior to the game.


Referee: Alan Muir

Assistant one: Graeme Leslie

Assistant two: Graham McNeillie

Fourth Official: Kevin Graham

Fan File

  • Tickets are priced at £18 for adults and £12 for concessions.
  • Tickets can be purchased prior to the game or there will be an option to pay at the gate with the ticket office at Easter Road being open from 1.00pm onwards.
  • The nearest station to Easter Road stadium is Edinburgh Waverley which is a 20 minute walk from station to stadium.
  • Alternatively, supporters may take the Lothian Bus Number One from George Street to Easter Road.
  • There is a number of supporters buses heading to Edinburgh for the game on Saturday and all the information is as follows:
  • Port Glasgow Morton Supporters Club: Leaving The Sutherland Bar at 12:30pm (full).
  • Gourock Morton Supporters Club: Leaving the Royalle Club at 12.00pm, Adults: £13, Concessions: £11 (full).
  • Greenock Morton Supporters Club: Leaving the Greenock Morton Supporters Club at 12.00pm, Adults: £13, Concessions: £11 (full)

image: David Bell