Morton 1 - 2 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, December 22nd, 2018, 3:00 PM at Cappielow Park, Greenock
Attendance: 1,608
Referee: Steven Reid
Morton Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Scott Tiffoney (73) Tom Walsh (17)
Aaron Doran (49)

Team Managers
Jonatan Johansson John Robertson

Starting Eleven
Derek Gaston
Reghan Tumilty
Lee Kilday
Kerr Waddell
Rory McKeown
Chris Millar
Jim McAlister
Michael Tidser
Charlie Telfer
Robert McHugh
Robert Thomson
Mark Ridgers
Coll Donaldson
Shaun Rooney
Brad Mckay
Jamie McCart
Joe Chalmers
Sean Welsh
Tom Walsh
Aaron Doran
Liam Polworth
George Oakley

Bench
Connor Bell
Reece Lyon
Ross MacLean
Ryan Scully
Ben Eardley
Scott Tiffoney
Ben Armour
Daniel Hoban
Harry Nicolson
Charlie Trafford
Roddy MacGregor
Nathan Austin
Jordan White

Substitutions
Reece Lyon -> Charlie Telfer (62)
Scott Tiffoney -> Robert Thomson (62)
Ross MacLean -> Michael Tidser (84)
Jordan White for George Oakley (45)
Charlie Trafford for Aaron Doran (76)
Roddy MacGregor for Sean Welsh (85)

Bookings
Chris Millar (90+2) George Oakley (30)
Shaun Rooney (66)
Liam Polworth (92)
Roddy MacGregor (93)

Red Cards
Kerr Waddell (34) None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Ridgers (GK) 67 apps -
Jamie McCart 23 apps1 goal
Coll Donaldson 55 apps1 goal
Shaun Rooney 22 apps4 goals
Brad Mckay 97 apps4 goals
Joe Chalmers 68 apps5 goals
Sean Welsh 18 apps3 goals
Liam Polworth 184 apps16 goals
Aaron Doran 217 apps31 goals
Tom Walsh 24 apps8 goals
George Oakley 60 apps17 goals
Charlie Trafford (sub) 43 apps -
Roddy MacGregor (sub) 5 apps -
Jordan White (sub) 24 apps8 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Jamie McCart (21 years 190 days)
Oldest Player:Sean Welsh (28 years 289 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 299 days
Domestic Players:9 (81.82 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Roddy MacGregor (17 years 5 days)
Oldest Player:Sean Welsh (28 years 289 days)
Average Player Age:23 years 345 days
Domestic Players:13 (76.47 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Xmas Cheer: Tom Walsh does like an early goal and he did it again scoring the opener after 17 minutes to put the visitors ahead. It should have been two moments later but Brad Mckay headed just wide from close range. Sean Welsh hit the post from the spot after Kerr Waddell was sent off. Just after the interval Aaron Doran headed home via the crossbar after a short corner had been taken. Scott Tiffoney pulled a goal back for Morton who perked up after a double substitution just after the hour. Mark Ridgers produced a wonder save to deny Reece Lyon an equaliser with ten minutes left. Inverness held on thereafter to record a 2-1 win.

Inverness were unchanged from last weeks starting XI which meant George Oakley started up front with Jordan White on the bench.

Morton had Kerr Waddell in for the injured Buchannan, but his day was cut short when he was red carded after 34 minutes for fouling George Oakley in the box.

Full Report to follow..............

Caley Stan summed it up neatly:-

While it was a shame to see us reduced to clear at all costs after such a composed first half performance, I suppose it was at least another demonstration of the great spirit that this side possesses. And it was a crucial 3 points that gives us a wee cushion in 4th place - I'd be delighted with that come May.

A word for Cappielow, a delicious relic full of really sound folk. Always a great welcome for the kids (who paid £1 each) and a wide range of well priced sweets. Not complaining about the leg-room, but I'd love to get my feet on that terracing someday.

Match report written by tm4tj/caley stan



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Ross County 18 10 6 2 33 14 19 36
2. Ayr United 17 10 5 2 33 15 18 35
3. Dundee Utd 18 9 5 4 28 26 2 32
4. Inverness CT 17 5 11 1 24 18 6 26
5. Queen of the South 18 5 8 5 26 21 5 23
6. Morton 18 5 7 6 20 27 -7 22
7. Dunfermline 18 5 5 8 16 23 -7 20
8. Stirling Albion 18 3 7 8 17 26 -9 16
9. Partick Thistle 18 4 2 12 16 30 -14 14
10. Falkirk 18 3 4 11 14 27 -13 13