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  2. Photo - Malcolm MacKenzie Morton Women travelled through to Townhead Park in Cumnock to take on Ayr United in the SWF Championship South. Gary Forbes’ side imposed themselves in the first half, keeping the ball well and creating a number of chances. Despite Morton’s positive performance, the match was goalless at the interval. The hosts defended tenaciously and gaining their reward in the 75th minute, picking up a rushed clearance from goalkeeper Megan Felgate and finishing from close range. This would prove to be the only goal of the contest as Ayr United climbed to 6th place in the table. The result leaves The Ton sitting 9th in the SWF Championship South table. On Sunday 23rd January, Gary Forbes’ side host 7th placed Hutchison Vale at Parklea. Kick off is 2pm with spectators welcome. Speaking after the game, manager Gary Forbes’ showed his disappointment at the result – “Yesterday was a tough result to take given how much of the ball we had and created some chances, we are disappointed in the manner of how we conceded our goal. We will look for reaction from the players this week as we have another crucial game on Sunday.” Morton (4-2-3-1) – Felgate (GK), Cumberbatch, Marshall, Dolan, Hope, McConnachie (C), Seagreave, Hickey (off 46’), Campbell, Darroch, Craig. Subs – Rankin (on 46’). Unused subs - Bryceland, McKee, Hughes, Cains (GK)
  3. Dean, Alan and Louise review yesterday's excellent 2-0 win against relegation rivals Ayr United, discuss the differences between Imrie's Morton squad compared to MacPherson's, and preview our trip to Motherwell next week in the Scottish Cup.
  4. Dean, Alan and Louise review yesterday's excellent 2-0 win against relegation rivals Ayr United, discuss the differences between Imrie's Morton squad compared to MacPherson's, and preview our trip to Motherwell next week in the Scottish Cup.
  5. Our match preview and thread is brought to you in association with The Inverclyde Boiler Company, The Inverclyde Bathroom Company and The Inverclyde Kitchen Company. Shayne and his team are extremely proud to serve the Inverclyde community 💙 Our match thread is brought to you in association with Titan Spirits, a local company inspired by Clydeside heritage and Inverclyde's incredible scenery. Their new Titan Spiced Rum is available now! Click here to order Titan Spiced Rum! Our match thread is brought to you in association with the new Clyde Eats app and The Cottage Cafe Bistro. Clyde Eats is a new, Inverclyde-based food delivery app aiming to showcase the very best local restaurants and takeaways. The Clyde Eats app is available to download from Google Play and the App Store now!
  6. Ayr United vs Morton – Match Preview by Russell Gordon. What a difference a new manager and a couple of decent results makes. Two teams that have stunk out the Championship for the last couple of seasons are suddenly both going into Saturday's match at an eerie Somerset Park with a degree of optimism as the bounce at both clubs starts to take effect- a welcome change in Morton's case, certainly. With Government restrictions still keeping the crowd at a maximum of 500, there are no tickets available for travelling fans, but streams on Ayr United's Black and White TV, priced at £15, can be purchased here. Photo - GBR Photographs. Squad News A relatively clean bill of health has been quite a common theme in recent weeks for Morton, with only Oisin McEntee missing out through injury, a blow that has been softened by Brian McLean's latest renaissance, as defensively, Morton put in their most assured performance of the season against an admittedly impotent Dunfermline side. The defence will also be bolstered by the loan signing of Hearts right wing back Jamie Brandon, who is expected to take the place of Darren Hynes, in spite of Hynes' comfortable performance against the below-par Fifers at Cappielow. One wouldn't expect to see the lesser-spotted Tom Allan, as McEntee's Newcastle compatriot appears to have disappeared out of the picture completely. Current Connections Where do we start? With two previous Morton managers in David Hopkin and Jim Duffy occupying the home dugout at Somerset Park at different points this season, there is no shortage of Cappielow connections down Ayrshire way. Hopkin took four of last season's squad to Ayr with him over the summer in keeper Aidan McAdams, defenders Markus Fjortoft and Sean McGinty and forward Cammy Salkeld. Perhaps only the loss of McAdams was mourned by the Morton support, but Jack Hamilton's excellent form has more than compensated for that loss. Former St. Mirren loanee Jack Baird and fans' favourite Andy Murdoch are also in the Honest Mens' ranks. The only former Ayr player in the Morton squad is Alan Lithgow, who spent 2013-14 at Somerset Park. Photo - GBR Photographs. Tale of the Tape The two previous encounters have seen the spoils shared on each occasion, with the teams playing out a turgid 0-0 draw on our previous trip down the coast, before a relatively entertaining 2-2 draw at Cappielow last month which turned out to be the straw that broke the camel's back for the board, who took decisive action in sacking Gus McPherson immediately after the final whistle. Goals from Hibs loanee Steven Bradley and Toni Adeloye were sandwiched by two Gozie Ugwu headers as the two strugglers were forced to settle for a point a piece. Opposition Analysis Two home wins against title chasing Raith and Arbroath without conceding bodes well for Ayr, who now sit four points clear of the 'Ton- setting up what looks very much like a six pointer if Morton are hoping to look up the table, rather than over their shoulders. New boss Lee Bullen's already added to his squad, raiding Wealdstone for winger Ryan Gondoh and he will be looking to make further additions as the month goes on. I spoke to Ayr fan Marc Dunlop (@Marco_Ayr), who was understandably bullish about his team's prospects ahead of Saturday's game; "Ayr United go into Saturday’s fixture high on confidence, after coming away from the last two with maximum points. Last week’s impressive win against league leaders Arbroath was a dream start for new boss Lee Bullen. The Scotsman comes north of the border to take his first Head Coach role, after a few years cutting his teeth in the Sheffield Wednesday youth set up. The Honest Men will now look to build on their recent good form and take all three points. With the January transfer window very much open, Bullen has wasted little time in strengthening his squad. Unknown quantity Ryan Gondoh joined from Wealdstone, in the English Non League system. The 24 year old will be looking to hit the ground running and emulate the success of team mate and current top scorer Adeloye. The attacking midfielder has English League experience at Colchester and Barnet, and United supporters seem intrigued to see what he can add to the squad." Photo - GBR Photographs. Betting Guide All odds are supplied by McBookie. All odds correct as of 10am on 14th January 2022 and are subject to change. Please only bet within your means and visit BeGambleAware if you are struggling. Morton are again the underdogs heading into the match, with the hosts priced at 6/5 and Morton at 2/1. A repeat of the two draws from earlier in the season is a tempting 11/5. After his phenomenal performance against Dunfermline, Gavin Reilly is priced at 8/1 for first goalscorer and Morton to repeat last week's feat of scoring in both halves is 15/4. Match Officials Referee- John Beaton AR 1- Craig Ferguson AR 2- Craig Macrae
  7. Morton fell 11-0 to SWPL1 side Spartans on Sunday in the Scottish Cup. This Sunday, The Ton travel to take on Ayr United as the SWF Championship South resumes following the winter break. Full details for the match will be published in due course. Photo - @SpartansFCWomen
  8. Dean, Alan and Evan discuss Dougie Imrie's appointment to the Cappielow hotseat, the draw against Kilmarnock and the 5-0 thumping of Dunfermline. Dean also welcomes Morton Community's Jonny Roy onto the show to discuss mental health programme 'Team Talk'.
  9. Dean, Alan and Evan discuss Dougie Imrie's appointment to the Cappielow hotseat, the draw against Kilmarnock and the 5-0 thumping of Dunfermline. Dean also welcomes Morton Community's Jonny Roy onto the show to discuss mental health programme 'Team Talk'.
  10. Our match preview and thread is brought to you in association with The Inverclyde Boiler Company, The Inverclyde Bathroom Company and The Inverclyde Kitchen Company. Shayne and his team are extremely proud to serve the Inverclyde community 💙 Our match thread is brought to you in association with Titan Spirits, a local company inspired by Clydeside heritage and Inverclyde's incredible scenery. Their new Titan Spiced Rum is available now! Click here to order Titan Spiced Rum! Our match thread is brought to you in association with the new Clyde Eats app and The Cottage Cafe Bistro. Clyde Eats is a new, Inverclyde-based food delivery app aiming to showcase the very best local restaurants and takeaways. The Clyde Eats app is available to download from Google Play and the App Store now!
  11. Morton vs Dunfermline – Match Preview by Dean McKinnon. Morton will get back into the swing of things tomorrow after a less-than-hectic festive period. Dougie Imrie’s side were scheduled to face both Queen of the South and Partick Thistle on Boxing Day and 2nd January respectively, with both sides requesting postponements due to COVID-related issues. New manager Imrie will be officially welcomed to Cappielow by a reduced crowd of 500 and will be looking to this fixture as the perfect opportunity to record his first win in charge of the Sinclair Street side. Photo - GBR Photographs. Squad Update Morton will be preparing for life without holding midfielder Jaakko Oksanen, who has been recalled by parent club Brentford. Morton will be boosted by the return of veteran defender Brian McLean, who started Imrie’s first match in charged against Kilmarnock between Christmas and New Year. Lewis McGregor may also be fit enough to play some part in the matchday squad as he nears a return to full fitness. Current Connections Nobody in the current Dunfermline squad has ever plied their trade in Greenock, with former Morton and Dunfermline striker Declan McManus departing the Scottish Championship in the summer to join Welsh outfit TNS. Gozie Ugwu spent the first half of the 2014/15 season at Dunfermline. The striker enjoyed an excellent strike rate, finding the net on seven occasions in his fourteen League One appearances. He then moved to the English third tier to join Yeovil Town to complete the season. Photo - GBR Photographs. Tale of the Tape Morton left all three points away from East End Park on Matchday Thirteen. Ahead of this fixture, Dunfermline relieved manager Peter Grant of his duties, handing over the reins to senior player Steven Whittaker on an interim basis. The Ton took the lead in the thirteen minute. After excellent physicality from Gozie Ugwu, young striker Jimmy Knowles showed great awareness to angle a lay-off into Gary Oliver’s path, who passed the ball into the net from around fifteen yards out. The Pars equalised midway through the first half, as Matthew Todd headed from Kevin O’Hara’s cross. A corner swung towards the back post by Jakko Oksanen was expertly nodded back across goal by Ledger for Gozie Ugwu to regain the away side’s lead. Dunfermline had a number of half-chances and flashes across goal, with outstanding performances from Oisin McEntee and goalkeeper Jack Hamilton keeping The Pars at bay in the second period. As Dunfermline upped the ante in the closing stages, sub Lewis McGrattan drove into the box and unleashed a shot which struck defender Mark Connolly on the arm. Gary Oliver used all his experience to slot the resulting penalty past Owain Fon-Williams, rounding off an impressive win for The Ton. Morton and Dunfermline shared the spoils in the opening league match of the season at Cappielow. Morton took a first half lead from the spot in the twenty-third minute after Pars goalkeeper Ross Graham was adjudged to have fouled striker Gozie Ugwu in challenging for a high ball. Striker Gary Oliver remained cool and slotted the ball past the goalkeeper to give The Ton a 1-0 lead at half time. Dunfermline fought their way back into the match in the second period, drawing level five minutes after the restart. A Josh Edwards drive was parried away by Jack Hamilton, with his save cannoning off the chest of full-back Lewis Strapp and into the path of Nikolai Todorov, who made no mistake from short range. Kevin O’Hara looked to have secured all three points for the away side, smashing the ball home after a corner into the box caused a ‘stramash’. Youngster Lewis McGrattan managed to snatch a point for the home side, as his cross-come-shot took a deflection before sneaking in at the back post. Opposition Analysis It’s safe to say that John Hughes hasn’t experienced the so-called ‘new manager bounce’ during his tenure at The Pars thus far. Despite blowing Ayr United away 3-0 in his first match in charge, results after that have been troublesome for a side that many tips to be competing at the opposite end of the Championship this year. They exited the Scottish Cup in the hands of Championship counterparts Partick Thistle, followed by Hamilton left East End Park with all three points the next week. Over the festive period, Arbroath ran out comfortable 3-0 winners on Boxing Day, before Dunfermline ground out a 0-0 draw against local rivals Raith Rovers. Photo - GBR Photographs. Betting Guide All odds are supplied by McBookie. All odds correct as of 7am on 6th January 2022 and are subject to change. Please only bet within your means and visit BeGambleAware if you are struggling. Morton’s home advantage hasn’t convinced the bookies to shorten The Ton’s odds, with the bottom side priced at 13/8 to overcome The Pars. 17/4 is your reward for Morton to win with BTTS, along with 7/2 offered for the home side to win to nil. If you fancy a comfortable home win to mirror the 3-1 win earlier in the season then 5/1 is the offering for backing Morton on a -1 handicap. The draw prices at 9/4, with a 0-0 stalemate 17/2. John Hughes’ side are 29/20 to record their second win under their new manager. The Fife side are chalked at 4/1 to win with BTTS and 10/3 to win to nil. If you fancy The Pars to win comfortable then you can back a -1 handicap at 17/4. Match Officials Referee – Kevin Clancy AR1 – Graham McNeillie AR2 – Scott Anderson
  12. As mentioned in the match preview and flagged by @The Bewilderedbeast, there is a 10am pitch inspection tomorrow. https://ptfc.co.uk/ptfc-news/10am-pitch-inspection-planned-for-sunday/
  13. Our match preview and thread is brought to you in association with The Inverclyde Boiler Company, The Inverclyde Bathroom Company and The Inverclyde Kitchen Company. Shayne and his team are extremely proud to serve the Inverclyde community 💙 Our match thread is brought to you in association with Titan Spirits, a local company inspired by Clydeside heritage and Inverclyde's incredible scenery. Their new Titan Spiced Rum is available now! Click here to order Titan Spiced Rum! Our match thread is brought to you in association with the new Clyde Eats app and The Cottage Cafe Bistro. Clyde Eats is a new, Inverclyde-based food delivery app aiming to showcase the very best local restaurants and takeaways. The Clyde Eats app is available to download from Google Play and the App Store now!
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