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  • Date:30 Oct 2013
  • Kick-off:19:30
  • Venue:Cappielow Park
  • Attendance:2,619
  • McDonald (90)
Goal!

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94:40 +4.40

Booking for Dougie Imrie for dissent.

The referee blows the whistle to end the game.

94:21 +4.21

Gary McDonald grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Morton 0-1 St Johnstone.

93:24 +3.24

Stevie May has an effort at goal. Parried by Nicolas Caraux back into danger.

92:24 +2.24

The referee penalises Nacho Novo for handball.

91:27 +1.27

Stevie May produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

91:01 +1.01

Michal Habai concedes a free kick for a foul on Stevie May.

89:44

The assistant referee signals for offside against Rory Fallon.

89:29

Stevie May takes a shot.

88:58

The ball is swung over by Brian Easton.

86:27

Free kick taken by Nicolas Caraux.

86:09

Unfair challenge on Jonathan Page by Stevie May results in a free kick.

85:21

Clearance by Tom Scobbie.

84:27

David Mackay makes a clearance.

83:34

Centre by Craig Reid.

82:32

A cross is delivered by Brian Easton.

81:02

Corner from the taken by David Wotherspoon.

80:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen Stirling by Stevie May.

80:10

Corner taken by Dougie Imrie.

79:36

Dougie Imrie challenges David Mackay unfairly and gives away a free kick.

79:18

Free kick taken by Tom Scobbie.

78:45

Free kick taken by Nicolas Caraux.

78:25

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Reid by Stevie May.

78:05

Rory Fallon replaces Nigel Hasselbaink.

77:38

Foul by Craig Reid on David Wotherspoon, free kick awarded.

76:51

Shot by Brian Easton went harmlessly over the bar.

76:42

Corner taken by David Wotherspoon from the left by-line.

76:12

Direct effort from the free kick comes in from David Wotherspoon.

75:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Murray Davidson by Stephen Stirling.

75:12

Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from David Wotherspoon and bounces of the post.

74:29

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michal Habai on Stevie May.

74:03

Free kick taken by Alan Mannus.

73:55

Gary Miller fouled by Nacho Novo, the ref awards a free kick.

72:34

Corner taken by David Wotherspoon from the right by-line.

71:40

Dougie Imrie takes a shot. Alan Mannus safely holds on.

69:37

Stephen Stirling takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Alan Mannus catches the ball.

68:04

Free kick taken by Nicolas Caraux.

67:48

Nigel Hasselbaink concedes a free kick for a foul on Michal Habai.

63:43

Free kick taken by Nicolas Caraux.

63:38

Foul by Stevie May on Mark McLaughlin, free kick awarded.

63:11

Murray Davidson is brought on as a substitute for Patrick Cregg.

59:46

Free kick taken by Fouad Bachirou.

59:37

Patrick Cregg concedes a free kick for a foul on Fouad Bachirou.

57:59

Stephen Stirling replaces Joe McKee.

56:39

Free kick crossed by David Wotherspoon.

56:14

Nigel Hasselbaink fouled by Michal Habai, the ref awards a free kick.

55:15

Joe McKee is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

51:15

David Wotherspoon manages to make a clearance.

51:09

Corner taken by Joe McKee.

50:48

Nacho Novo has an effort at goal.

47:33

Joe McKee receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

47:22

Foul by Joe McKee on Tom Scobbie, free kick awarded.

45:11

(St Johnstone) makes a substitution, with Tom Scobbie coming on for Frazer Wright.

The second half has started.

The referee calls an end to the first half.

44:50

Corner taken by Dougie Imrie.

43:21

Frazer Wright manages to make a clearance.

43:05

Corner from the right by-line taken by Dougie Imrie.

41:52

Centre by Tomas Peciar.

40:50

Corner taken by Joe McKee from the left by-line.

39:51

Booking for Brian Easton.

39:46

Brian Easton challenges Anthony Wallace unfairly and gives away a free kick.

37:42

Free kick taken by David Wotherspoon.

37:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Miller by Dougie Imrie.

35:55

Brian Easton takes the free kick.

35:49

Jonathan Page concedes a free kick for a foul on Nigel Hasselbaink.

35:22

Jonathan Page comes on in place of Marc Fitzpatrick.

33:05

A cross is delivered by Marc Fitzpatrick.

31:46

Dougie Imrie takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Alan Mannus safely holds on.

30:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nacho Novo by Chris Millar.

30:07

David Wotherspoon concedes a free kick for a foul on Michal Habai.

29:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michal Habai on Chris Millar.

28:41

David Mackay restarts play with the free kick.

28:11

Nicolas Caraux takes the free kick.

27:36

Free kick taken by Alan Mannus.

27:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michal Habai on Gary McDonald.

26:19

Fouad Bachirou crosses the ball.

25:57

Free kick crossed by Dougie Imrie.

25:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nigel Hasselbaink on Fouad Bachirou.

24:55

Free kick taken by Nicolas Caraux.

24:46

The referee shows Nigel Hasselbaink a yellow card.

24:00

Nigel Hasselbaink gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Reid.

23:28

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Reid on Nigel Hasselbaink.

20:50

Nacho Novo is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

19:26

David Wotherspoon restarts play with the free kick.

19:15

Mark McLaughlin concedes a free kick for a foul on Nigel Hasselbaink.

18:26

Frazer Wright manages to make a clearance.

16:47

Nigel Hasselbaink is ruled offside.

14:57

Free kick crossed by Joe McKee.

14:37

Dougie Imrie fouled by Gary Miller, the ref awards a free kick.

13:55

Free kick taken by David Mackay.

13:32

Foul by Joe McKee on Frazer Wright, free kick awarded.

10:57

David Wotherspoon takes a shot and missed to the left of the net.

10:27

Brian Easton restarts play with the free kick.

10:15

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michal Habai on Patrick Cregg.

9:08

Alan Mannus restarts play with the free kick.

8:57

Dougie Imrie is adjudged to have handled the ball.

5:43

Dougie Imrie crosses the ball in from the free kick.

5:20

Patrick Cregg challenges Anthony Wallace unfairly and gives away a free kick.

3:11

Nicolas Caraux restarts play with the free kick.

3:00

Brian Easton concedes a free kick for a foul on Anthony Wallace.

2:24

Free kick taken by David Mackay.

2:03

Unfair challenge on Patrick Cregg by Dougie Imrie results in a free kick.

1:07

Patrick Cregg takes the free kick.

0:58

Anthony Wallace gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Brian Easton.

The game begins.

Match Preview

Wright - Morton deserve our respect Tommy Wright insists St Johnstone will afford Morton the same respect as any top-flight club when the two sides meet in the quarter-final of the Scottish League Cup. Morton produced the shock of the last round when they dumped Celtic out of the competition to set up the last-eight meeting with Saints. And manager Wright insists there is no chance of his players underestimating the threat of the Scottish Championship strugglers as they aim to avoid the same fate as the Hoops. He said: "They are the only team to beat Celtic this year so they've obviously got good players. "They've not really done it in the league so far but, in a one-off game, they have shown they are capable of beating the best team in the country. "That's what makes it a difficult game for us. "It doesn't make us more wary of them. We respect everybody that we play and we don't expect to just turn up and win games. "We will approach the game as though we were playing any top-flight club. "We can't go into the game thinking we are just going to win and it's going to be easy." Sunday's win over Motherwell allowed Saints to move into the top half of the Scottish Premiership, while Morton sit bottom of their own league. Wright said: "We were happy to win the game but this is a cup game and it will be a totally different game. "It was good to get the win but, in a cup game, form goes out of the window. "We've just got to approach it hopefully in the same manner as we did against Hamilton. "We know they will be up for it and we have to approach it in the right way and hopefully get the result. "They've got nothing to lose. Everybody is expecting us to win so it will be a tough game." The last two years saw Kilmarnock and St Mirren win the trophy and Wright would love to see the Perth men follow in their footsteps this time around. He said: "The only opportunity that we have of silverware, like other clubs, is the cup competitions. "The cup competitions are massively important for clubs like St Johnstone in terms of the opportunity to try to win something and in terms of the financial rewards that hopefully come with that. "We put a huge emphasis on the cup competitions because realistically that's our best opportunity of winning something." And, with both halves of the Old Firm already out of the tournament, Wright knows every team left in the competition will believe this could be their year. He added: "Rangers and Celtic didn't win it last season or the year before. "Historically, it's been a competition where the smaller clubs have done well in it. "We are down to the last eight, there's no Celtic or Rangers, and everybody in that last eight will fancy their chances." As well as progression in the cup, Morton are aiming to end a disappointing run that started in the aftermath of the win at Celtic Park. Manager Allan Moore said: "For some reason we have just not kicked on from that result, however we have the chance to get our season going by winning this tie." Morton have Slovakian defender Tomas Peciar rated as a doubt after he picked up a knock as the Championship's bottom side lost 2-1 to Raith Rovers on Saturday. The Greenock side are already without Scott Taggart (knee), Thomas O'Ware (foot) and David O'Brien (shoulder) as they look to end a disappointing run that started in the aftermath of winning at Celtic in the last round. Manager Allan Moore said: "For some reason we have just not kicked on from that result however we have the chance to get our season going by winning this tie."

Formation:4231Manager: Allan Moore

Morton

Formation: 442Manager: Tommy Wright

St Johnstone

  • Nicolas Caraux
  • Craig Reid
  • Mark McLaughlin
  • Tomas Peciar
  • Marc Fitzpatrick
  • Fouad Bachirou
  • Michal Habai
  • Anthony Wallace
  • Joe McKee
  • Dougie Imrie
  • Nacho Novo
  • SUBS
  • Derek Gaston
  • Jonathan Page
  • Archibald Campbell
  • Stephen Stirling
  • Kabba-Modou Cham

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