Morton 1 - 1 Inverness CT

(Lost 5 - 4 on pens.)
Scottish Cup - 3rd Round Replay
Tuesday, December 7th, 2021, 7:45 PM at Cappielow Park, Greenock
Attendance: 700
Referee: David Dickinson
Morton Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Robbie Muirhead (42) Daniel Devine (47)

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
Kirk Broadfoot
Robbie Deas
Daniel Devine
Sean Welsh
Scott Allardice
Roddy MacGregor
David Carson
Aaron Doran
Shane Sutherland
Billy Mckay

Bench
Michael Ledger
Kyle Jacobs
Cameron Blues
Lewis McGrattan
Alexander Easdale
Joshua Bysouth
Lewis McGregor
Alex King
Cameron Mackay
Cameron Harper
Reece McAlear
Tom Walsh
Anthony McDonald
Manny Duku
Lewis Jamieson

Substitutions
None. Tom Walsh for Sean Welsh (30)
Reece McAlear for Roddy MacGregor (61)
Lewis Jamieson for Billy Mckay (72)

Bookings
None. Kirk Broadfoot (76)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Ridgers (GK) 177 apps -
Robbie Deas 57 apps1 goal
Daniel Devine 133 apps5 goals
Kirk Broadfoot 22 apps1 goal
Sean Welsh 86 apps13 goals
Aaron Doran 312 apps50 goals
Scott Allardice 57 apps3 goals
Roddy MacGregor 81 apps4 goals
David Carson 70 apps1 goal
Shane Sutherland 139 apps12 goals
Billy Mckay 176 apps75 goals
Tom Walsh (sub) 89 apps13 goals
Reece McAlear (sub) 18 apps -
Lewis Jamieson (sub) 11 apps2 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Roddy MacGregor (19 years 356 days)
Oldest Player:Kirk Broadfoot (37 years 130 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 276 days
Domestic Players:7 (63.64 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Lewis Jamieson (19 years 270 days)
Oldest Player:Kirk Broadfoot (37 years 130 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 104 days
Domestic Players:13 (72.22 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Cup of woe: Morton took a first half lead just before the break when Robbie Muirhead shot home from outside the box into the bottom corner. Parity was restored a minute into the second half when a Doran free kick ended in the net, possibly aided by the head of Danny Devine or a Morton body. No further scoring sent the game to a penalty shoot-out. Plenty of good penalties on show and with Devine failing to score, Oliver put away the decisive ninth penalty to win the tie. That's our third penalty shoot-out failure this season; meh!

Doran 1 - Reilly 1

McAlear 2 - Lyon 2

Allardice 3 - Ugwu 3

Jamieson 4 - Muirhead 4

Devine 4 - Oliver 5

Morton through 5-4 to face Motherwell.

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This was the first of a double header against the 'Ton as we play them again on Saturday in the Championship. No doubt that is more important for both clubs, especially given our good result against Killie, and for different reasons given Morton's result against Ayr in the bottom half of the table, but a wee Cup run always cheers up the fans.

With Gus MacPherson being relieved of his duties, the team will be led in the interim by Head of Youth Academy, Derek Anderson, supported by Assistant Manager Andy Millen and Reserve Team Coach, John Sutton.

Storm Barra was beginning to kick in and travel conditions were getting chaotic throughout the day with the threat of a call-off lingering like a bad smell. Despite this, make it we did to Cappielow with an unchanged side and Manny Duku made the bench.

Unfortunately for us, we failed to capitalise on another game that we largely dominated. Other than the goals, Shane Sutherland came close with a header but Hamilton pulled off an instinctive save from 5 yards to deny Caley Jags.

Match report written by tm4tj