Match Preview | Partick Thistle


 MORTON versus Partick Thistle

Friday 23 August 2019
Cappielow Park, Greenock
Kick-off 7.05pm


by Ewan Boyle

Scene Setter

Following Morton’s proud effort against Hibernian in the Betfred Cup at Easter Road, the Ton now turn their attention to Partick Thistle in the Ladbrokes Championship at Cappielow tomorrow evening.

The game will be contested under the floodlights and in front of the BBC Scotland television cameras as David Hopkin’s men will be hoping to build on their impressive 4-1 victory over Alloa Athletic in their previous league match.

Morton sit 3rd in the league after two games and will be hoping to add another three points to their tally as they get set for the first of two Friday night fixtures in a row tomorrow night.

Current Connections

After seven seasons of service at Cappielow and over 200 appearances, defender Thomas O’Ware moved to Partick Thistle at the beginning of last season and will be available for selection in Gary Caldwell’s side.

Gary Harkins came to Cappielow two seasons ago, scoring eight goals in 41 appearances, and re-joined former club Partick on 27 December 2018 signing an 18-month contract after departing Queen of the South.

Head to Head

Sat 1 Sep 2018: Partick Thistle 1-0 Morton (Ladbrokes Championship)

Sat 3 Nov 2018: Morton 5-1 Partick Thistle (Ladbrokes Championship)

Sat 29 Dec 2018: Partick Thistle 1-2 Morton (Ladbrokes Championship)

Sat 30 March 2019: Morton 0-3 Partick Thistle (Ladbrokes Championship)

Last Time Round

Partick Thistle were able to escape the relegation places in a 3-0 victory over Morton at Cappielow Park.

A Kris Doolan double and a Steven Anderson goal saw the Jags win comfortable in what was a disappointing defeat for the Ton. The Ton remained in 6th place following the game as Partick Thistle made their way up to 8th place in the Ladbrokes Championship table.

Blair Spittal also had the ball in the net however the goal was disallowed and meant the game would remain as a 3-0 victory for Partick Thistle at Cappielow.


Referee: Bobby Madden

Assistant one: Frank Connor

Assistant two: Ross Macleod

Fourth official: Craig Napier

Fan File

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 – Friday matchdays from 5pm to 7.05pm

Tickets can also be purchased in advance online at 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,

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, and parents are encouraged to sign their kids up for the campaign if they have not already done so.

Those children without a season card will be required to purchase a physical match ticket with scannable barcode at a cost of £1.

You can order or renew your child’s season ticket online by CLICKING HERE or by contacting club secretary Brendan McEleny on or calling 01475 723571.

image: David Bell