Morton 0 - 2 Inverness CT

League - Championship
Saturday, March 2nd, 2024, 3:00 PM at Cappielow Park, Greenock
Attendance: 1,933
Referee: Graham Grainger
Morton Inverness CT

Goalscorers
None. Billy Mckay (2)
Sean McAllister (34)

Team Managers
Dougie Imrie Duncan Ferguson

Starting Eleven
Jamie MacDonald
Tyler French
Jack Baird
Darrach O'Connor
Lewis Strapp
Alan Power
Cameron Blues
Lewis McGrattan
Robbie Crawford
Michael Garrity
Robbie Muirhead
Mark Ridgers
Cameron Kerr
Wallace Duffy
James Carragher
Cameron Harper
Remi Savage
Daniel Devine
Max Anderson
Sean McAllister
Alex Samuel
Billy Mckay

Bench
Calum Waters
Kirk Broadfoot
Jack Bearne
Grant Gillespie
Sam Murdoch
Cameron Mackay
Samson Lawal
Aaron Doran
Austin Samuels
Aribim Pepple
Adam Brooks

Substitutions
Kirk Broadfoot -> Lewis McGrattan (54)
Jack Bearne -> Michael Garrity (76)
Grant Gillespie -> Alan Power (86)
Aribim Pepple for Billy Mckay (69)
Aaron Doran for Alex Samuel (79)
Adam Brooks for Sean McAllister (84)

Bookings
Tyler French (46)
Alan Power (60)
Darragh O'Connor (76)
Robbie Muirhead (88)
James Carragher (45)
Wallace Duffy (46)
Cameron Kerr (48)
Remi Savage (88)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Ridgers (GK) 267 apps -
Cameron Kerr 7 apps1 goal
Wallace Duffy 93 apps3 goals
James Carragher 8 apps -
Cameron Harper 151 apps10 goals
Daniel Devine 206 apps7 goals
Remi Savage 7 apps1 goal
Max Anderson 24 apps2 goals
Sean McAllister 6 apps1 goal
Alex Samuel 6 apps4 goals
Billy Mckay 280 apps110 goals
Aaron Doran (sub) 387 apps57 goals
Aribim Pepple (sub) 6 apps -
Adam Brooks (sub) 21 apps4 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:James Carragher (21 years 117 days)
Oldest Player:Billy Mckay (35 years 140 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 220 days
Domestic Players:5 (45.45 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Samson Lawal (19 years 316 days)
Oldest Player:Billy Mckay (35 years 140 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 196 days
Domestic Players:7 (41.18 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Sean McAllister scored his first goal for the Club.

Billy Answers His Critics



On the injury front we go from bad to worse. This time our midfield engine room has been disrupted with Charlie Gilmour out for the season and Nathan Shaw out with a hamstring injury to add to those already on the treatment table. Samson Lawal, on loan from Livi, comes into the squad. Both sides had sparse benches. Morton had doubts ahead of this clash over main striker George Oakley, midfielder Iain Wilson and keeper Ryan Mullen. As it happened, all three missed out as did. Jai Quitongo. With Robbie Muirhead on the park, they would still pose a formidable threat up front and long throw expert Lewis Strapp will provide plenty of ammunition for him.

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What a start for Inverness and Billy Mckay, who answered his abusers from last week by opening the scoring in the second minute, firing into the top corner after an assist from Cammy Harper. Robbie Muirhead looked to respond but Mark Ridgers was equal to his effort in the fifth minute. Ten minutes before the interval Sean McAllister curled in a low free kick from the edge of the box to double our advantage and open his scoring account at Inverness. Plenty of bookings but no further scoring saw Inverness pick up a vital three points in the relegation battle although we still remain in ninth spot but only two points from Dunfermline in fifth.

FULL TIME: 0-2

What a crucial result that is after Arbroath won last night. Only two points separate 5th and 9th. Two excellent goals from Inverness in the first half paved the way for victory to end Morton's tremendous unbeaten run of fourteen Championship games. The hosts had a flurry of activity around our box towards the end of the game with Robbie Muirhead heading just wide and from a corner and the ball was headed off a congested line as well. They also had a goal disallowed in the 90th minute after a scramble in our box. However, Inverness held out for their second consecutive clean sheet to make it four games without defeat to remain seven points above Arbroath.

Match report written by tm4tj



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Dundee Utd 26 15 7 4 50 17 33 52
2. Raith Rovers 26 15 6 5 46 36 10 51
3. Partick Thistle 26 10 9 7 51 45 6 39
4. Morton 26 10 7 9 34 30 4 37
5. Dunfermline 26 8 8 10 30 34 -4 32
6. Airdrieonians 25 9 5 11 26 30 -4 32
7. Ayr United 27 9 5 13 38 50 -12 32
8. Queens Park 27 8 7 12 39 45 -6 31
9. Inverness CT 27 7 9 11 32 32 0 30
10. Arbroath 26 6 5 15 28 55 -27 23