Morton 2 - 1 Inverness CT

League - Championship
Tuesday, December 12th, 2023, 7:45 PM at Cappielow Park, Greenock
Attendance: 1,315
Referee: Lloyd Wilson
Morton Inverness CT

George Oakley (20)
Jack Baird (80)
Adam Brooks (94)

Team Managers
Dougie Imrie Duncan Ferguson

Starting Eleven
Ryan Mullen
Lewis Strapp
Jack Baird
Kirk Broadfoot
Iain Wilson
Grant Gillespie
Cameron Blues
Robbie Crawford
Robbie Muirhead
Tyler French
George Oakley
Mark Ridgers
Jake Davidson
Cameron Harper
Nikola Ujdur
Morgan Boyes
Daniel Devine
Charlie Gilmour
David Wotherspoon
Max Anderson
Luis Longstaff
Billy Mckay

Darrah O'Connor
Steven Boyd
Lewis McGrattan
Jack Bearne
Alan Power
Logan O'Boy
Sam Murdoch
Cameron Mackay
Zak Delaney
Cillian Sheridan
Roddy MacGregor
Robbie Thompson
Sean Welsh
Harry Lodovica
Nathan Shaw
Adam Brooks

Alan Power -> Grant Gillespie (57)
Lewis McGrattan -> Cameron Blues (57)
Steven Boyd -> George Oakley (73)
Jack Bearne -> Robbie Crawford (83)
Darragh O'Connor replaces Lewis Strapp (83)
Cillian Sheridan for Billy Mckay (76)
Nathan Shaw for Luis Longstaff (76)
Sean Welsh for Charlie Gilmour (76)
Harry Lodovica for Nikola Ujdur (84)
Adam Brooks for David Wotherspoon (86)

Robbie Muirhead (26)
Cameron Blues (29)
Ryan Mullen (92)
Darragh O'Connor (93)
Lewis McGrattan (97)
David Wotherspoon (22)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Ridgers (GK) 254 apps -
Jake Davidson 14 apps1 goal
Cameron Harper 138 apps9 goals
Nikola Ujdur 11 apps1 goal
Daniel Devine 195 apps7 goals
Morgan Boyes 12 apps -
Charlie Gilmour 20 apps1 goal
David Wotherspoon 8 apps5 goals
Max Anderson 12 apps1 goal
Billy Mckay 266 apps107 goals
Luis Longstaff 17 apps1 goal
Sean Welsh (sub) 141 apps16 goals
Cillian Sheridan (sub) 6 apps -
Nathan Shaw (sub) 65 apps13 goals
Adam Brooks (sub) 13 apps2 goals
Harry Lodovica (sub) 11 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Cameron Harper (22 years 37 days)
Oldest Player:Billy Mckay (35 years 59 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 335 days
Domestic Players:6 (54.55 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Robbie Thompson (19 years 234 days)
Oldest Player:Billy Mckay (35 years 59 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 364 days
Domestic Players:11 (55.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


Sloppy Stuff in Greenock

Wallace Duffy missed out with a calf injury with Jake Davidson getting a rare start and the paternal David Carson was still on maternity leave. Good to see Roddy Macgregor was on the bench following another lengthy layoff through injury alongside Sean Welsh and Nathan Shaw. Morton had three players that were on our books recently. Defender Kirk Broadfoot, wide player Stephen Boyd and striker George Oakley. And it was that man Oakley that gave Morton the lead after errors in defence. Jack Baird smashed in a second ten minutes from time. Adam Brooks added a late consolation, but it was too little too late in Greenock as the revolution ground to a halt.


An indifferent and untidy start on what looked like a difficult surface saw David Wotherspoon cut in from the left but his parting shot was high and wide. Ridgers was forced into a save direct from a Robbie Muirhead free kick on fifteen minutes. Twenty minutes in and uncharacteristic sloppy defending by Ujdur offered George Oakley an opportunity to lob Ridgers and that's exactly what he did. Wotherspoon shot wide after a free kick was half cleared to the edge of the box and he missed the target again as Inverness probed for an opening. A good move forward on the left saw Wotherspoon graze the outside of the post ten minutes before the break. Ridgers produced a great save just before the break to deny Kirk Broadfoot from eight yards at the expense of a corner. At the other end keeper Ryan Mullen made an equally acrobatic save to deny Billy Mckay from the edge of the box just on the stroke of half time.


Early Inverness pressure after the break ended when Ridgers had to push a low shot from Cameron Blues away and gather it at the second attempt. A curling free kick from out wide from Wothewrspoon was tipped behind for a corner. Morton were up for this and substitute Allan Power volleyed just wide then Muirhead hit the post with fifteen minutes left. Inverness were on the ropes now and a triple substitution followed. Worse followed ten minutes from the end when Jack Baird lashed in a loose ball on the six yard box after a long throw in from Lewis Strapp. Sloppy stuff again as eight players moved towards the ball with nobody picking up the player at the far post. Adam Brooks scored a very late consolation for the visitors but it was too little too late for a dis-spirited Inverness.


Match report written by tm4tj

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Dundee Utd 14 10 4 0 34 6 28 34
2. Raith Rovers 14 10 3 1 26 17 9 33
3. Partick Thistle 15 7 4 4 31 25 6 25
4. Dunfermline 14 6 3 5 18 15 3 21
5. Airdrieonians 15 5 2 8 14 21 -7 17
6. Inverness CT 15 4 4 7 18 18 0 16
7. Morton 14 4 2 8 16 24 -8 14
8. Ayr United 14 4 2 8 17 26 -9 14
9. Queens Park 14 3 4 7 19 31 -12 13
10. Arbroath 13 4 0 9 17 27 -10 12