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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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95mins

Booking for Dougie Imrie for dissent.

95mins

The referee blows the whistle to end the game.

95mins

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

94mins

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

93mins

The referee penalises Nacho Novo for handball.

92mins

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

92mins

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

90mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Rory Fallon.

90mins

Stevie May takes a shot.

89mins

The ball is swung over by Brian Easton.

87mins

Free kick taken by Nicolas Caraux.

87mins

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

86mins

Clearance by Tom Scobbie.

85mins

David Mackay makes a clearance.

84mins

Centre by Craig Reid.

83mins

A cross is delivered by Brian Easton.

82mins

Corner from the taken by David Wotherspoon.

81mins

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

81mins

Corner taken by Dougie Imrie.

80mins

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

80mins

Free kick taken by Tom Scobbie.

79mins

Free kick taken by Nicolas Caraux.

79mins

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

79mins

Rory Fallon replaces Nigel Hasselbaink.

78mins

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

77mins

Shot by Brian Easton went harmlessly over the bar.

77mins

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

77mins

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

76mins

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

76mins

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

75mins

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

75mins

Free kick taken by Alan Mannus.

74mins

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

73mins

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

72mins

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

70mins

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

69mins

Free kick taken by Nicolas Caraux.

68mins

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

64mins

Free kick taken by Nicolas Caraux.

64mins

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

64mins

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

60mins

Free kick taken by Fouad Bachirou.

60mins

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

58mins

Stephen Stirling replaces Joe McKee.

57mins

Free kick crossed by David Wotherspoon.

57mins

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

56mins

Joe McKee is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

52mins

David Wotherspoon manages to make a clearance.

52mins

Corner taken by Joe McKee.

51mins

Nacho Novo has an effort at goal.

48mins

Joe McKee receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

48mins

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

46mins

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

45mins

The second half has started.

45mins

The referee calls an end to the first half.

45mins

Corner taken by Dougie Imrie.

44mins

Frazer Wright manages to make a clearance.

44mins

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

42mins

Centre by Tomas Peciar.

41mins

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

40mins

Booking for Brian Easton.

40mins

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

38mins

Free kick taken by David Wotherspoon.

38mins

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

36mins

Brian Easton takes the free kick.

36mins

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

36mins

Jonathan Page comes on in place of Marc Fitzpatrick.

34mins

A cross is delivered by Marc Fitzpatrick.

32mins

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

31mins

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

31mins

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

30mins

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

29mins

David Mackay restarts play with the free kick.

29mins

Nicolas Caraux takes the free kick.

28mins

Free kick taken by Alan Mannus.

28mins

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

27mins

Fouad Bachirou crosses the ball.

26mins

Free kick crossed by Dougie Imrie.

26mins

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

25mins

Free kick taken by Nicolas Caraux.

25mins

The referee shows Nigel Hasselbaink a yellow card.

24mins

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

24mins

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

21mins

Nacho Novo is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

20mins

David Wotherspoon restarts play with the free kick.

20mins

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

19mins

Frazer Wright manages to make a clearance.

17mins

Nigel Hasselbaink is ruled offside.

15mins

Free kick crossed by Joe McKee.

15mins

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

14mins

Free kick taken by David Mackay.

14mins

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

11mins

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

11mins

Brian Easton restarts play with the free kick.

11mins

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

10mins

Alan Mannus restarts play with the free kick.

9mins

Dougie Imrie is adjudged to have handled the ball.

6mins

Dougie Imrie crosses the ball in from the free kick.

6mins

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

4mins

Nicolas Caraux restarts play with the free kick.

3mins

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

3mins

Free kick taken by David Mackay.

3mins

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

2mins

Patrick Cregg takes the free kick.

1mins

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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