Greenock Morton 3
Ayr United 0
League (Championship)


Morton 

3 - 0

Ayr United


League (Championship)
Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024
Cappielow Park
Attendance: 2,252


Goalscorers
Muirhead (35', 57', 59') None.

Team Managers
Dougie Imrie Lee Bullen

Starting Eleven
1 Mullen
26 French
5 Baird
15 Broadfoot
3 Strapp
21 Gillespie
27 Wilson
8 Blues
14 Crawford
9 MuirheadS
22 Oakley
Robbie Mutch
George Stanger
Elicha Ahui
Patrick Reading
Ben Dempsey
Jamie Murphy
Jack Young
Jack Senga
Nick McAllister
Anton Dowds
Logan Chalmers

Bench
4 O'Connor
7 Boyd
10 Quitongo
17 McGrattan
19 Bearne
20 Power
31 O'Boy
41 Murdoch
Charlie Albinson
Finn Ecrepont
Roy Syla
Mark McKenzie
Aiden McGeady
Fraser Bryden
Paul Smith
Franny Amartey
Ahkeem Rose

Substitutions
None. Ahkeem Rose for Jack Senga (64)
Aiden McGeady for Logan Chalmers (64)
Franny Amartey for Jamie Murphy (64)
Paul Smith for Aiden McGeady (76)
Roy Syla for Jack Young (83)

Cautions
Strapp; Gillespie; Roy Syla
Franny Amartey

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Duncan Williams (Referee)





Photography by SNS Group

Match Report


Robbie Muirhead's hat-trick powered Greenock Morton past Ayr United, and three points above their Scottish Championship rivals in sixth place.

Muirhead netted with either foot and his head, taking his tally to 13 for the season.

The forward nodded in Cameron Blues' cross 10 minutes before half-time, then added two more in as many second-half minutes.

First, Muirhead drove down the left before cutting in to score, then measured a shot from the edge of the Ayr box to complete his treble.

Morton lie a point behind Dunfermline Athletic, and two shy of fourth-placed Airdrieonians.

Match report written by BBC



Squad Statistics (as at January 2nd, 2024)


2023-24 All Time
Age
Robbie Mutch (GK) - 10 - 10 -
Patrick Reading24 24 - 1353
Elicha Ahui20 12 - 12 -
George Stanger23 181181
Jamie Murphy - 195195
Ben Dempsey24 1226510
Nick McAllister22 161622
Jack Senga - 12 - 12 -
Jack Young - 17 - 17 -
Logan Chalmers23 165278
Anton Dowds27 137137
Roy Syla (sub)23 15 - 15 -
Aiden McGeady (sub) - 141141
Ahkeem Rose (sub)25 204204
Paul Smith (sub)21 15 - 48 -
Franny Amartey (sub)24 221221






League Table (as at January 2nd, 2024)


Pld W D L Pts
1. Raith Rovers 19 13 5 1 44
2. Dundee United 18 12 5 1 41
3. Partick Thistle 19 9 5 5 32
4. Airdrieonians 19 7 3 9 24
5. Dunfermline Athletic 18 6 5 7 23
6. Morton 18 6 4 8 22
7. Ayr United 18 5 4 9 19
8. ICT 19 4 6 9 18
9. Arbroath 18 5 2 11 17
10. Queen's Park 18 3 5 10 14