Ayr United vs. Greenock Morton
Tuesday 2nd April 2019. Kick-off 7.45pm
On Tuesday night, we return to Somerset Park for the first of three home games in a week. United have had home advantage just once since the end of January but, with six of our remaining eight Championship fixtures at home, will be hoping to make Somerset Park a fortress once more during the run-in, starting with the visit of Greenock Morton.
The Honest Men enjoyed a fruitful weekend, defeating Dunfermline Athletic at East End Park on Friday night and then seeing Ross County, Dundee United and Inverness all drop points. County face Highland rivals Inverness at the Caledonian Stadium this evening before hosting Dundee United on Friday night.
Opponents:Just one win in nine in the Championship has seen Morton slide towards the wrong end of the table. On Saturday, they were defeated 3-0 at home by Partick Thistle and, with other results also going against them, find themselves just four points ahead of bottom side Alloa Athletic.
Jonatan Johansson’s side have found goals hard to come by in 2019, with just six in eleven games since the turn of the year and have lost their five matches away from home, including a Scottish Cup tie at East Fife.
Ayr United – DLLLW
Greenock Morton – LWDLL
Team News: Jamie Adams is out with injury. Everyone else is available.
Ian says: “It was great to not only get 3 points on Friday night but also to put on an excellent performance. We fully deserved the win and we were delighted to come away from such a difficult venue with such a boost. Of course now the aim is to build up momentum with a run of home games. It seems like a long time ago that we were at Somerset and we are hugely looking forward to getting back out there. We need a real togetherness now over the next month or so between our players and fans, and if we get that, who knows where it could take us.”
Head to head (at Somerset Park):
Ayr United wins – 42
Draws – 12
Greenock Morton wins – 24
United are unbeaten in the last five meetings between the sides, with the last two matches ending goalless.
Last Meeting: There were no goals between the sides at Cappielow in February and at Somerset Park back in November, when United had Craig Moore sent off. The first league meeting this season saw the Honest Men put four second-half past
Referee – William Collum
Assistant Referee 1 – Mark McLean
Assistant Referee 2 – Alan Grainger
Adults – £17
Concessions (OAPs, students and 18-21 year olds) – £11
Under 18s – £6