Morton 1 - 6 Inverness CT

League - Championship
Saturday, December 11th, 2021, 3:00 PM at Cappielow Park, Greenock
Attendance: 1,192
Referee: John Beaton
Morton Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Gozie Ugwu (45+1) Jack Hamilton (15) (o.g.) (15)
Shane Sutherland (33)
Billy Mckay (33)
Reece McAlear (51)
Shane Sutherland (60)
Lewis Jamieson (78)

Team Managers
Derek Anderson (Interim) Billy Dodds

Starting Eleven
Jack Hamilton
Darren Hynes
Alan Lithgow
Lewis Strapp
Mark Russell
Robbie Muirhead
Reece Lyon
Jaakko Oksanen
Gary Oliver
Gozie Ugwu
Gavin Reilly
Mark Ridgers
Robbie Deas
Kirk Broadfoot
Daniel Devine
Tom Walsh
Scott Allardice
Reece McAlear
David Carson
Aaron Doran
Shane Sutherland
Billy Mckay

Bench
Michael Ledger
Kyle Jacobs
Cameron Blues
Lewis McGrattan
Alexander Easdale
Lewis McGregor
Alex King
Cameron Mackay
Wallace Duffy
Cameron Harper
Lewis Jamieson
Anthony McDonald
Manny Duku

Substitutions
Cameron Blues -> Gavin Reilly (56)
Lewis McGregor -> Robbie Muirhead(68)
Alexander Easdale -> Reece Lyon (81)
Cameron Harper for Aaron Doran (58)
Manny Duku for Billy Mckay (66)
Lewis Jamieson for Shane Sutherland (75)

Bookings
Jaakko Oksanen (17) David Carson (45)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Ridgers (GK) 178 apps -
Robbie Deas 58 apps1 goal
Daniel Devine 134 apps5 goals
Kirk Broadfoot 23 apps1 goal
Tom Walsh 90 apps13 goals
Aaron Doran 313 apps50 goals
Scott Allardice 58 apps3 goals
Reece McAlear 19 apps1 goal
David Carson 71 apps1 goal
Shane Sutherland 140 apps14 goals
Billy Mckay 177 apps76 goals
Cameron Harper (sub) 52 apps1 goal
Manny Duku (sub) 19 apps2 goals
Lewis Jamieson (sub) 12 apps3 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Reece McAlear (19 years 307 days)
Oldest Player:Kirk Broadfoot (37 years 134 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 65 days
Domestic Players:7 (63.64 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Lewis Jamieson (19 years 274 days)
Oldest Player:Kirk Broadfoot (37 years 134 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 48 days
Domestic Players:12 (70.59 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Reece McAlear scored his first goal for the Club.

Gubbed, at last...

Managerless bottom club Morton were gubbed. There's no other word for it. Caley Jags were rampant after a couple of drab draws in the Scottish Cup. I'll credit Aaron Doran with the opener as his cross to the back post ended up in the net as Hamilton tried to claw it clear. Sutherland got the second after a Billy Mckay shot was blocked at close range. Mckay got his own when he rolled the ball in off the post. Boss! Just on the interval Ugwu scored from the spot to offer Motyon a lifeline. Reece McAlear scored a fekkin screamer, what can only be described as a piledriver. What a strike that was! The ever alert Sutherland added a fifth and it was no surprise when Jamieson dribbled his way into the box and slotted home the sixth. This has been coming for weeks, but today was maybe the day the Caley Jags believed in themselves. Boom!

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Inverness were without injured captain Sean Welsh and fellow midfielder Roddy MacGregor, but Aaron Doran made the starting XI and Manny Duku and Wallace Duffy were on the bench. Morton went with the same again, buoyed by the cup success in midweek.

Full Time: 1-6

Tremendous performances all over the park from those in pink. Not easy to single anyone out as they all excelled. This performance was far removed from the drab offerings of the Scottish Cup games and no more than Inverness deserved. Maybe fortune favoured us with the opening goal as Doran's deep cross seemed to come off the post, then the keeper before finding the net. However there was nothing fortunate about the rest as we tore Morton a new one. Pick of the goals came from Reece McAlear. What a thunderous strike to open your account, and Lewis Jamieson who waltzed his way into the box before drilling home. Great stuff, that'll teach them to put us into shipping containers. Telt!

Match report written by tm4tj



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Inverness CT 17 10 4 3 25 12 13 34
2. Raith Rovers 17 9 6 2 27 16 11 33
3. Arbroath 17 8 7 2 28 13 15 31
4. Kilmarnock 17 9 2 6 20 11 9 29
5. Partick Thistle 17 8 4 5 29 16 13 28
6. Hamilton Academical 17 4 5 8 15 30 -15 17
7. Ayr United 17 3 6 8 16 29 -13 15
8. Dunfermline 17 2 8 7 18 28 -10 14
9. Queen of the South 17 3 5 9 16 26 -10 14
10. Morton 17 2 7 8 15 28 -13 13