MATCH REPORT: Morton 2-1 Inverness


Morton 2-1 Inverness

McHugh (6, 81); Curry (27)


By Ewan Boyle


It was a day of revenge for Morton on Saturday as they got a very important 2-1 victory over Inverness at Cappielow as the Ton headed into 7th place following the victory.

A poor run of results put the pressure on Morton ahead of the game with many fans expecting no less than a win to ensure that Morton would not get any nearer to the bottom of the league.

The game is the first time that both sides have met in the league since the Ton’s 5-0 defeat away from home at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium earlier on in the season.

And what a start it was for the Sinclair Street side as Peter Grant sent a lobbed ball over the top of the Inverness defence on 6 minutes to send through Bob McHugh who cheekily dinked the ball over Mark Ridgers to give Morton the lead.

It wasn’t before long when a mere 2 minutes later, the Ton had the ball in the net through Reece Lyon but Lyon was deemed to have fouled the opposition defender and the referee gave a free kick in the opposite direction, which plenty of the Cappielow crowd were stunned by.

For around 15 minutes following Morton’s goal being chopped off, it was all Inverness as they hit the post on 13 minutes when a corner was met by the head of Shaun Rooney who headered the ball from the left of the box back across to Carl Tremarco at the far post who’s header hit the post.

In quick succession, Inverness continued to attack Morton as Sam Ramsbottom was forced to pull of a cracking save on 16 minutes when he done extremely well to deny James Keatings’ effort from just outside the box.

Luca Colville had a shot from a tight angle from the left side of the box to double Morton’s lead on 22 minutes but the ball went beyond the goal and out for a goal kick to Inverness.

Inverness thought they had got their equaliser on 24 minutes when a cross into the box fell to the feet of Miles Storey who had ample time to send the ball into the net but Storey rushed his effort and sent the ball sailing over the bar.

But the wait for an equaliser would be over on 27 minutes when Mitchell Curry got the goal for Inverness as a knock down from Jordan White set up the chance for Curry who made no mistake about it and slotted the ball from a difficult angle into the goal on the half-volley.

A very important tackle from Stephen Welsh denied Inverness of a second goal in the match as the loanee’s slide tackle stopped the threat of the Caley Jags taking the lead.

As the second half began, it was Inverness who had the opening chance Inverness when the ball was headered down to James Keatings but the ball went well over the bar.

It was a relatively quiet second half for both sides until the 76th minute when a scramble in the Inverness box could not be finished off by Morton and the ball was cleared away from danger.

But it would be Morton who would get the winner which both sides were searching for as a header through from Chris Millar sent Bob McHugh through on goal following a mistake from the Inverness defender which McHugh pounced on and slotted the ball under the goalkeeper to give the Ton the lead.

And to the relief of the onlooking Ton supporters, the full time whistle was blown and a huge win for important was complete at Cappielow.


Morton (433)

1. Ramsbottom
3. Welsh 5. Grant (c) 30. Baird 16. Strapp
17. Lyon 8. McAlister (c) 6. Jacobs
14. Salkeld 11. McHugh 29. Colville

Subs used: 7. Chris Millar (for Welsh, 65), 9. Robbie Muirhead (for Salkeld, 79), 32. King (for Colville, 86)

Subs not used: 4. McLean, 10. Nesbitt, 20. Rogers, 21. Sutton

Booked: N/A

Inverness (451): Ridgers, Rooney, Donaldson, McCart, Tremarco, Vincent, Carson, Storey (Macgregor, 84), Curry (Walsh, 71), Keatings, White (Todorov, 70)

Subs not used: C. Mackay, B. Mackay, Trafford, McHattie

Booked: Todorov (86), Carson (90+4)

Referee: Euan Anderson

Attendance: 1,408

⭐️ Star Man: Bob McHugh

image: Gary Bradley