MORTON versus Partick Thistle
Saturday 28 December 2019
Cappielow Park, Greenock
by Ewan Boyle
As we started our decade with a match away to Partick, it is now time to coincidentally end our decade with a home match against Partick on Saturday as the Ton bid farewell to the 2010s with a final match in front of the home fans.
Nicky Cadden’s unstoppable volley against Alloa and Jack Baird’s back post finish gave Morton a hugely important victory away from home last week and has set up this match nicely on Saturday.
With Ian McCall’s side sitting in 9th place and David Hopkin’s side sitting in 8th place, the game is set to be nothing short of a spectacle of a match for both sets of supporters.
Partick go into the game following a 1-0 defeat at home to Dundee and they will be hoping to right their wrongs in the match at Cappielow tomorrow afternoon.
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.
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. Harkins recently returned from an operation and should be in the squad for the game tomorrow.
Head to Head
Sat 29 Dec 2018: Partick Thistle 1-2 Morton (Ladbrokes Championship)
Sat 30 March 2019: Morton 0-3 Partick Thistle (Ladbrokes Championship)
Fri 23 August 2019: Morton 3-2 Partick Thistle (Ladbrokes Championship)
Sat 9 November 2019: Partick 2-1 Morton (Ladbrokes Championship)
Last Time Round
Our previous result against Saturday’s opponents Partick ended in a 2-1 defeat away at Firhill.
It was left to super-sub Shea Gordon to deliver a quickfire double in front of the Partick support and send them to a victory at home.
Within 10 seconds of him being subbed on, Shea Gordon put Partick ahead on 58 minutes as a well-hit volley from Gordon sailed into the bottom left corner putting the Jags ahead.
However, Morton reacted quickly with an equaliser immediately after on 60 minutes when a cross in the box from Chris Millar found the leaping Jack Baird who thundered a header into the back of the net giving the Ton an equaliser in Firhill.
It wasn’t long before Partick went ahead again as a cross from the by-line to the back post on 65 minutes found the on-running Shea Gordon who was able to knock it home to give him his second of the game after coming on as a substitute.
Referee: Euan Anderson
Assistant one: Gary Hilland
Assistant two: Barry Reid
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
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