Morton vs Ayr United | Match Preview

MORTON versus Ayr United

cinch Championship

Monday 2 January 2023

Cappielow Park supported by Dalrada Technology

Kick-off 3pm


Important Information

Ahead of tomorrow’s match against Ayr United, we will be holding a special pre-match ceremony to honour a Morton legend at around 2.45pm. We kindly ask all supporters to make their way to the ground in plenty of time to help make this a special occasion.

Scene Setter

The Ton will look to start the new year off strong when hosting Ayr United at Cappielow Park supported by Dalrada Technology tomorrow afternoon. Morton come into this match off the back of a double header against Raith Rovers with the most recent result ending in a draw. Ayr United will be looking to bounce back from two defeats in a row as the Somerset Park side come into this game following a defeat at home to Dundee.

Morton remain fourth in the table following that draw away to Raith Rovers, just two points behind tomorrow’s opposition with a game in hand. A win tomorrow could see the Ton move as high second depending on other results. Ayr United have dropped down to third following a couple losses after spending time at the top of the league and will be looking change recent luck and move back up the table.

The last time these two sides met it ended 1-1 at Somerset Park with Jai Quitongo scoring the important equaliser for Morton that day.

View from Dougie Imrie

We caught up with Dougie Imrie on Friday as he looks ahead to tomorrow’s match.

Morton Milestones and Significant Stats

10 – Morton are currently on a 10 game unbeaten run in the cinch Championship.

9 – Robbie Muirhead is the current top scorer in all competitions for Morton this season.

19 – Morton remain the best defensive side in the cinch Championship with 19 goals conceded.

Current Connections

Grant Gillespie, Jack Baird and Alan Lithgow will all be facing off against their old side again tomorrow afternoon having all previously spent time at Somerset Park with Baird and Lithgow making over 100 combined appearances for the Honest Men.

Morton midfielder, Robbie Crawford, started his career on the Ayrshire coast where he spent 7 years making over 220 appearances before making a move to Livingston.

Current Assistant Manager, Andy Millen, has also spent time in the Ayr United dugout as Assistant Manager before a brief stint as Caretaker Manager.

Aidan McAdams, Sean McGinty and Andy Murdoch will return to Cappielow tomorrow afternoon with McGinty captaining the side during the 2020/21 season, the same season that McAdams was voted Morton Player, Young Player and Players’ Player of the Year.

Head to Head

November 2022 – Ayr United 1 – 1 Morton (cinch Championship)
September 2022 – Morton 1 – 1 Ayr United (Morton Penalty Win) (SPFL Trust Trophy)
September 2022 – Morton 1 – 2 Ayr United (cinch Championship)
March 2022 – Morton 1 – 1 Ayr United (cinch Championship)

Recent Results

D Raith Rovers (A) 2-2 (cinch Championship)
L Raith Rovers (A) 1-1 (4-2) (SPFL Trust Trophy)
D Arbroath (A) 1-1 (cinch Championship)
Queen of the South (H) 4-1 (Scottish Cup)
Cove Rangers (A) 1-2 (cinch Championship)

Ayr United
L Dundee (H) 0-2 (cinch Championship)
L Partick Thistle (A) 3-2 (cinch Championship)
Raith Rovers (H) 2-0 (cinch Championship)
Pollok (H) 1-0 (Scottish Cup)
D Inverness C.T (A) 2-2 (cinch Championship)

Last Line-Ups

Morton (v Raith Rovers)

Schwake, Strapp, Baird, Ambrose, Grimshaw, Blues, Gillespie, Quitongo, Crawford, McGrattan, Muirhead

Ayr United (v Dundee)

Albinson, Reading, McGinty, McAlister, Bangala, Young, Murdoch, Dempsey, Chalmers, McKenzie, Akinyemi


Referee: Peter Stuart

Assistant one: Graham Chambers

Assistant two: George King

Ticket Info

Full ticket information for tomorrow’s match can be found HERE.

Ticket prices are as follows:

Adult – £22
Concession (Over 65s, 18-20 year olds) – £16
12-17 Year Old – £12
Under 12 – £3