MATCH PREVIEW: Queen of the South

Greenock_Morton_FC_logo Queen of the South versus MORTON 

Saturday 14 September 2019
Palmerston Park, Dumfries
Kick-off 3pm

by Ewan Boyle

Scene Setter

Morton’s first trip to Queen of the South of the season is Saturday’s fixture as the Ton continue their Ladbrokes Championship campaign.

This will be the first meeting of the two in the league this season and Morton will be hoping to leave their mark early on with a victory away at Palmerston.

The two teams met just before the start of the 2019/20 Ladbrokes Championship in the Betfred Cup which saw the game go to penalties after an exciting 3-3 draw which saw Morton qualify for the last 16 after winning the penalty shootout.

The Ton head into the game on the back of two defeats at the hand’s of Inverness and David Hopkin will be hoping that his squad get back to winning ways in Dumfries tomorrow afternoon.

Head to Head

Tue 30 Oct 2018: Queen of the South 1-2 Morton (Ladbrokes Championship)

Tue 26 Feb 2019: Morton 1-0 Queen of the South (Ladbrokes Championship)

Sat 6 Apr 2019: Queen of the South 1-1 Morton (Ladbrokes Championship)

Sat 27 July 2019: Morton 3-3 Queen of the South (Betfred Cup)

Last Time Round

A day of mixed emotions saw Morton go through to the last 16 of the Betfred Cup as a victory on penalties meant Morton had qualified as one of the best second placed.

The Ton were leading by two goals at one stage of the game but a late goal from Callum Semple gave Queen of the South an equaliser at Cappielow

Morton then thought they had won the game on 88 minutes however the goal was chopped off as offside was given and the game was sent to penalties.

As the final whistle was blown, Morton knew that a win on penalties was now needed to send the team through to the last 16 of the Betfred Cup.

With two penalty saves, Sam Ramsbottom redeemed himself knowing he had to prove to the fans as he saved the winning penalty for Morton with a divine save and sent the team on their way to the next round.


Referee: John Beaton

Assistant one: David Doig

Assistant two: Michael Addy

Fan File

Admission is by ticket and these will be available to buy on the day from the matchday ticket office (portacabin) at the stadium right up until kick-off.

Adults: £18
Concession: £10
Under-16: £5

Morton supporters will be sat in the BDS Digital (east) stand, section 6 and enter using turnstile 3. Entry is by ticket only from the ticket office, which will be open adjacent to turnstiles. To pay by card, you need to attend the arena ticket office.

Queen of the South have adopted a robust and thorough search policy for spectators entering the ground to ensure that ground rules and regulations are strictly adhered to.

This is especially in relation to pyrotechnic devices and controlled containers. All bags will be searched, and spectators presenting themselves for entry may also be subject to search.

Palmerston Park is a non-smoking venue, this includes e-cigarettes and other such devices. Stewards are empowered to eject spectators who disobey these rules.

No persons will be admitted to the ground who are deemed to be under the influence of alcohol. All spectators are required to abide by our unacceptable behaviour policy.

Disabled Access

There is a layby on King Street for vehicles to drop off as there is flat access to ground. Disabled parking is available on the north side of the BDS Digital stand with admission priced at £8 adult, £5 concession, and £3 Under-16.


By Road: Queen of the South, Palmerston Park, Terregles Street, Dumfries, DG2 9BA

A8/M8 – M74 towards Carlisle (junction 21) – M74/A74 – Leave at junction 15, A701 towards Dumfries – At roundabout take 3rd exit A701 – Continue on A701 through a series of roundabouts – Leave A701 onto A75 – Take 2nd exit at roundabout onto Glasgow Road/A76 – Continue to Lochfield Road – Continue through first roundabout and take 1st exit at second roundabout into Terregles Street.

By Rail: Greenock – Glasgow Central – Dumfries, which takes around three hours with the station located a 20-minute walk to the stadium.

Exit station on to main car park outside Station Hotel, turn right into Lovers Lane, left into Edinburgh Road, continue into Buccleuch Street towards stadium.

The stadium is a five minute walk from the town centre and less than 500 metres from the train station. Please check for times.


Car parking – Car parking is available in the Arena car park, alternatively there is plenty of other on- and off-street parking available around the stadium.

Coaches – It is suggested that buses/minibuses drop off their passengers in Terregles St/King Street, and thereafter park on College Mains road just off the roundabout with the A76 on the town bypass (adjacent to Curry’s/PC World, as the other side at Aldi is the access road to the ambulance depot and is extremely busy). Pick up should be the same location.

Travel Club Info

  • The Gourock Morton Supporters’ bus leaves the Royalle Club in Gourock at 12pm sharp. Cost is Adult £14 and Under-16/OAP £12.
  • The Greenock Morton Supporters Club bus leaves the club at 12.15pm. Cost is Adult £13 and Under-16/OAP £11.
  • The Port Glasgow Morton Travel Club bus leaves The Sutherland Bar at 12pm.