Team Pd GD Pt
1 Dundee United 13 27 31
2 Raith Rovers 12 7 27
3 Partick Thistle 13 6 22
4 Dunfermline Athletic 13 2 18
5 Airdrieonians 13 -5 17
6 Ayr United 13 -8 14
7 Inverness CT 12 -1 13
8 Queen's Park 13 -9 13
9 Arbroath 12 -9 12
10 Morton 12 -10 8
Updated: 29th Nov
Tuesday October 31st 2023

Greenock Morton 1 – 2 Raith Rovers

Welcome to tonight’s Cinch Championship game at Cappielow Park- Greenock Morton v Raith Rovers. There is a bit of a wind, a clear night but it’s cold.
Raith get the game underway. Raith shooting towards the home section this 45
Raith linking and passing well as they move upfield
Morton player down injured at the moment at the dugouts, game halted
Game back underway with Morton launching the ball into the Raith box - Raith clear with Mullin booting the ball upfield
Raith freekick in the Morton half Mullin to take - he gets the ball at the edge of the box but Morton get a foot to it
Raith corner- ball played deep but can’t find its way into the net. Ball eventually played out for another Raith corner
Nothing comes of it but during the past few minutes MacDonald for Morton is booked
Stanton, Smith and Connolly working well together
Morton freekick just outside the D… ball is wide of goal
Dabrowski saves Millen’s skin as his misplaced pass falls perfectly to a Morton players feet. He has a shot on goal and Dabrowski reacts well and palm saves the ball away
Oakley body charges Dabrowski as Brown heads the ball back
Freekick Raith at the cowshed side near the corner
Ball is swung in and goes wide
Freekick Raith again, ball launched into the box but it doesn’t trouble MacDonald
Waters launches the ball I got he Raith box, Dabrowski comes out and collects
Freekick as Power takes out Vaughan
Smith picks up the ball, powers a pass into the box, Vaughan is there but Morton clear- corner Raith
It’s CONNOLLY who headers the ball home for Raith
Brown does well to get the ball clear from the danger of Oakley- throw in Morton deep in Raith half
A mad scramble as the ball is in the Raith box- ends with a goal-kick
Morton corner as Millen has to header the ball out to clear
Millen and Crawford both booked for an off the ball altercation which could have been resolved when the tackle was made
Brown does well to keep the ball from Crawford
Stanton does well to win the ball but his first touch is a tad too heavy and he’s met by another Morton player as he tries to make his way upfield
Lovely ball from Milllen to CONNOLLY who has the easy job of slotting the ball home for goal number two…. GGGOOOAAALLL
Stanton plays a fantastic ball to Mullin but sadly Morton beat him to the ball first
Mullin with a fantastic run up the park as he takes on a few players… he crosses to Smith but he can’t convert
Ref blows for half time Morton 0 Raith 2 (Connolly 25’ 40’)
Morton get the second half underway… Raith shooting towards the away end
Early second half corner for Morton
From the corner ball is dropped I got he box, Morton score - Wilson the scorer
Freekick Raith deep in Morton half just in front of Raith fans
Ball put into the box, Stanton is there for the header but ball out for a goal kick
Morton with a low shot and Dabrowski gets down to palm away
Play mainly Morton the past five minutes
Connolly tries to go for a hat trick but the ball is well over the bar
Vaughan has the ball in the box, he can’t see a way through so plays for the corner
Mullin get the ball into the box but play ends with Vaughan having a shot but ball blocked
Morton sun off goal scorer Wilson and bring on McGratten
Scramble in Raith box as they clear the ball
Stanton slides in the Morton box as the ball is collected by MacDonald
Free kick Raith deep in their half as Vaughan fouled
Lovely play from Stanton to Mullin.. play ends with Liam Dick winning Raith a corner
Raith free kick just in the Morton half after Stanton fouled
Raith sub of spooktacular goal scorer Connolly and bring on Easton
Liam Dick booked
Stanton has the ball, he really should be selfish and come forward more and take the shot but he passes to Mullin and possession lost
Easton fouled by Muirhead.. freekick just in Raith half
Raith sub off Millen and bring on McGill
Morton double sub off Crawford and Power and bring on Boyd and Gillespie
Dabrowski does well to jump up and collect a high ball from Morton whilst under pressure
Vaughan with the high ball to Smith but MacDonald comes out to collect
Stanton with a fiendishly good ball to Vaughan who can’t quite slot the ball home
Easton with a tasty pass to Smith but the return is not great as Morton intercept
Corner Morton
Ball to the back post…no idea how it didn’t go in but another corner to Morton
Dabrowski punches away
Raith sub off Vaughan and bring on Masson
Lovely save from Dabrowski
Booking for Baird for a foul but Mullin comes running upfield and passes to Byrne who is offside
Raith came guiding and take home all the treats… Morton 1 (Wilson 47’) Raith 2 (Connolly 25’ 40’) .. 3 points back to the K’dy
Morton: MacDonald, Baird (c), Waters, Blues, Muirhead, Crawford, Broadfoot, Power, Oakley, French, Wilson

Subs: Mullen, Boyd, McGrattan, Bearne, Gillespie, Keay

Raith: Dabrowski, Dick, Millen, Murray, Vaughan, Smith, Mullin, Stanton, Brown (c), Byrne, Connolly

Subs: McNeil, McGill, Easton, Hannah, Masson


Ian Murray spoke to RaithTV after tonight’s win on the road:

Raith Rovers may have been able to enjoy a last minute derby victory on Saturday, but they’ve no time to rest on their laurels, as they head to Greenock on Tuesday for a Championship match against Morton.

Dougie Imrie’s side are currently sitting tenth in the table, but they’re unbeaten in three matches going into this one, and picked up a 1-0 win over Ayr United at the weekend.

With that, and other results having a concertina effect on the table, Morton now find themselves just five points from fourth with a game in hand, despite being bottom of the league.

Rovers will be hoping for the same kind of result as the last meeting between the two, with Rovers taking all three points with. 3-2 win at Stark’s Park.

Jack Hamilton and a Lewis Vaughan penalty had Rovers two up within 15 minutes of the start, only for Morton to get back on level terms thanks to Robbie Muirhead and Robbie Crawford.

However, just when it looked like Morton were the team with momentum, Callum Smith popped up with an excellent solo strike with quarter of an hour remaining to win the match.

Both league matches at Cappielow were tight affairs last term, but the home side took six points out of six thanks to two slender 1-0 wins.

Tuesday evening’s match referee will be David Dickinson

Head-To-Head Record

Morton Wins: 67

Raith Rovers Wins: 58

Draws: 37