Greenock Morton 1
Arbroath 0
Scottish League (Championship)


1 - 0


Scottish League (Championship)
Saturday, November 16th, 2019
Attendance: 1,185
3:00 PM Kick-off

Reece Lyon (3) None.

Team Managers
David Hopkin Dick Campbell

Starting Eleven
Danny Rogers
Jack Baird
Brian McLean
Stephen Welsh
Peter Grant
Jim McAlister
Kyle Jacobs
Reece Lyon
Lewis Strapp
Cameron Salkeld
Robert McHugh
Derek Gaston
Ricky Little
Colin Hamilton
Ben Stirling
Tam O'Brien
Mark Whatley
Scott Stewart
James Murphy
David Gold
Bobby Linn
Luke Donnelly

Chris Millar
Aidan Nesbitt
Cameron Blues
John Sutton
Adam Livingstone
Billy King
Sam Ramsbottom
Darren Jamieson
Gavin Swankie
Michael McKenna
Josh Campbell
Omar Kader
Steven Doris
Greig Spence

Chris Millar for Brian McLean (15)
Billy King for Cameron Salkeld (67)
John Sutton for Robert McHugh (79)
Steven Doris for Scott Stewart (64)
Michael McKenna for Luke Donnelly (74)
Omar Kader for Bobby Linn (74)

None. James Murphy (41)
Colin Hamilton (71)
Ben Stirling (86)
Steven Doris (89)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Alan Newlands (Referee)
Jordan Stokoe & Colin Drummond (Assistants)

Photography by Graham Black

Match Report

The Lichties winning run came to an end this afternoon at Cappielow as a 3rd minute goal by Reece Lyon was enough to secure all 3 points.

Arbroath made a slow start with James Murphy’s shot the first real test for Danny Rogers late in the first half.

However the second half was much more the level of play that Arbroath fans have become accustom to as Arbroath dominated possession and started to pass the ball around but despite seeing much of the ball failed to trouble Rogers in goal.

There were two huge talking points as Colin Hamilton seemed to be fouled for a penalty kick in the 75th minute with Ricky Little also seemingly being pulled down in injury time but neither were given.

Morton also appealed at the death for a penalty kick of their own as Colin Hamilton dived down low for a header, but Referee Alan Newlands felt the wrath of both sets of supporters.

A disappointing result for the Lichties, but the Championship has again proved just how close all the teams are.

Many thanks to Phil Rooney and the gentleman behind the Greenock Morton Highlights who kindly sent the full game video package over.

Half Time Stats

Possession – Greenock Morton 53% – 47% Arbroath
Total Shots – Greenock Morton 2 – 2 Arbroath
On Target – Greenock Morton 1 – 1 Arbroath
Off Target – Greenock Morton 1 – 0 Arbroath
Blocked – Greenock Morton 0 – 1 Arbroath
Corners – Greenock Morton 0 – 0 Arbroath
Fouls Committed – Greenock Morton 4 – 4 Arbroath

Full Time Stats

Possession – Greenock Morton 46% – 54% Arbroath
Total Shots – Greenock Morton 3 – 4 Arbroath
On Target – Greenock Morton 1 – 1 Arbroath
Off Target – Greenock Morton 2 – 1 Arbroath
Blocked – Greenock Morton 0 – 2 Arbroath
Corners – Greenock Morton 2 – 2 Arbroath
Fouls Committed – Greenock Morton 8 – 10 Arbroath

Match report written by Arbroath FC Official Website

Squad Statistics (as at November 16th, 2019)

2019-20 All Time
Derek Gaston (GK)32 11 - 11 -
Colin Hamilton27 19222218
Ricky Little30 18 - 2299
Tam O'Brien28 19 - 1007
Ben Stirling21 8 - 8 -
Mark Whatley29 17 - 2207
David Gold26 1821658
James Murphy22 14 - 14 -
Scott Stewart23 9191
Luke Donnelly23 144275
Bobby Linn34 20626575
Omar Kader (sub)33 15212914
Michael McKenna (sub)28 2027817
Steven Doris (sub)31 16125284

League Table (as at November 16th, 2019)

No league table has been added for this season.