2015–16 Greenock Morton F.C. season

Season 2015–16 saw Greenock Morton compete in the Scottish Championship the second tier of Scottish football, having finished top of the Scottish League One in 2014-15. Morton also competed in the Challenge Cup, Scottish League Cup and the Scottish Cup.

Greenock Morton
2015-16 season
ChairmanDouglas Rae
ManagerJim Duffy
StadiumCappielow Park
Championship5th
Challenge CupFirst round (lost v Dumbarton)
League CupQuarter-final (lost v St Johnstone)
Scottish CupQuarter-final (lost v Celtic)
Top goalscorerLeague: Denny Johnstone (14)
All: Denny Johnstone (17)
Highest home attendanceLeague: 7,392 v Rangers
Cup: 2,539 v Motherwell
Lowest home attendanceLeague: 1,175 v Queen of the South
Cup: 1,052 v Elgin City
Average home league attendance2,726

Story of the seasonEdit

MayEdit

After the conclusion to the 2014-15 season, manager Jim Duffy dedicated the title triumph to Greenock broadcaster Arthur Montford.[1]

The first pre-season game of the season was announced as being an away fixture against BSC Glasgow,[2] with Rotherham United visiting Cappielow for the third year in a row.[3]

Jamie McCluskey was released,[4] while Lee Kilday[4] and Ricki Lamie were offered one-year contract extensions.[5] Sean Crighton was also released along with Stefan Milojević, Aidan Ferris, Nicolas Caraux and Ross Caldwell.[6] Jon Scullion also agreed a new contract with the club.[7]

Brechin City winger Bobby Barr signed on a one-year deal.[8] Joe McKee (one-year deal) and Jon Scullion (6-month contract) also re-sign.[9]

Stefan McCluskey and Ross Forbes signed one-year contract extensions,[10] as did Ricki Lamie,[11] Michael Miller, Grant Adam[12] and Derek Gaston.[13] Thomas O'Ware also signed up on a one-year contract.[14]

Andy Millen was appointed as Development squad manager to replace David Hopkin.[15]

JuneEdit

Warren Hawke was co-opted on to the club's board.[16]

Celtic youth striker Luke Donnelly was announced as a loan target by manager Jim Duffy.[17]

Four of Morton's U17 league winning side were offered full-time development contracts with the club; they were John Mitchell, Ruaridh Langan, Alex McWaters (all 17) and 16-year-old Scott Tiffoney.[18]

Morton signed defender Frank McKeown from Stranraer.[19] Young defender Craig Knight left the club by mutual consent on the same day.[20]

When the fixtures were released on 19 June, Morton learned they would unfurl the Scottish League One championship flag against Falkirk on 8 August 2015.[21]

Morton were given a home tie at home to Dumbarton in the first round of the Scottish Challenge Cup, when it was drawn on 29 June at St Mirren Park, Paisley.[22]

JulyEdit

Morton were drawn against Elgin City in the first round of the League Cup.[23]

Frank McKeown and Peter MacDonald suffered minor injuries and were ruled out of most of pre-season.[24]

Two of Morton's home games were selected by BBC Alba and BT Sport for live television coverage meaning they were moved to Friday (St Mirren) and Sunday (Rangers).[25]

Morton's squad numbers were announced on 22 July, with new signings Frank McKeown and Bobby Barr getting numbers 5 and 16 respectively.[26]

Ex-PSV Eindhoven youth player Romario Sabajo was offered a six-month deal, but fellow trialist Ricardo Talu would leave the club.[27] He would sign the contract but would not be able to play against Dumbarton as the club were waiting on international clearance from the Dutch FA.[28]

Morton tied up the signing of Birmingham City forward Denny Johnstone on a season-long loan.[29]

Thomas O'Ware was ruled out for three weeks after going off injured at half time in the game against Dumbarton.[30]

After scoring a brace as a trialist in a 3-0 win over Greenock Juniors, Chris Duggan would continue his trial for the foreseeable future according to manager Jim Duffy.[31]

AugustEdit

After defeating Elgin comfortably in the first round, Morton were drawn away to Queen of the South in round two of the League Cup.[32]

After an injury to Frank McKeown, Morton brought in Canadian defender Luca Gasparotto on loan from Rangers until January 2016.[33] The club also signed ex-Aberdeen youth Jai Quitongo on a free transfer for their development squad.[34]

McKeown was ruled out for three months with extensive knee ligament damage.[35]

Morton received international clearance to sign Romario Sabajo after a three-week hold up.[36]

Queen of the South were defeated 1-0 to advance Morton to the third round of the League Cup,[37] where they received a home tie against Motherwell.[38]

SeptemberEdit

Morton signed Swansea City striker Alex Samuel on loan until January.[39][40]

In the third round of the Scottish League Cup, Motherwell were disposed of by three goals to two after extra-time.[41] They were drawn against St Johnstone in the quarter-finals, for the second time in three years,[42] to be played in late October.[43]

OctoberEdit

The Renfrewshire derby with St Mirren was again chosen for coverage on BBC Alba, and moved forward to the Friday.[44]

Mark Russell rejected an offer of a new contract, but stated that he would be willing to re-negotiate.[45] However, Derek Gaston signed up for another two seasons until 2018.[46]

Jordan Cairnie joined East Stirlingshire on an emergency loan until 6 January,[47] whilst Cameron O'Neil was released by mutual consent.[48][49]

Morton were eliminated from the Scottish League Cup by St Johnstone, by a scoreline of three goals to one.[50]

Two days after the League Cup elimination, Morton were drawn away to Albion Rovers in the third round of the Scottish Cup.[51]

NovemberEdit

After defeating Forfar in the third round, Morton were given a home tie against Ross County in the Little Big Shot Youth Cup.[52]

Ricki Lamie ruled himself out for the whole of November with a hamstring tear.[53]

Luca Gasparotto would be available to play against Queen of the South after he was not selected for Canada's matches against Honduras and El Salvador.[54]

The development squad was eliminated from the Youth Cup by Ross County at Cappielow, with Thomas Orr scoring a second half consolation goal.

Morton would defeat Albion Rovers with goals from Denny Johnstone and Joe McKee to progress to the Scottish Cup fourth round.[55]

DecemberEdit

Morton were drawn away from home against Livingston in the fourth round of the William Hill-sponsored Scottish Cup.[56]

Another Morton fixture was moved for television purposes; Morton v Rangers which was due to be played on 23 January 2016 was moved back to the Monday night for BT Sport coverage.[57]

Youth players Jai Quitongo and Lewis Strapp were rewarded for excellent form in the development squad with 18-month professional full-time contracts being offered.[58] They would both accept the contract offers.[59][60]

Jon Scullion was offered a contract extension until the end of the season, with the possibility of going out on loan.[61]

With the end of his short-term contract approaching, Romario Sabajo will be allowed to return home after making few appearances for the first team.[62]

Mark Russell signed a contract extension until the summer of 2017.[63]

With the development league in its winter shutdown, captain Dylan Stevenson was loaned to Berwick Rangers for a month.[64]

Morton brought last season's top scorer Declan McManus back to the club on loan from English side Fleetwood Town.[65]

JanuaryEdit

Grant Adam was released[66] and signed for Cowdenbeath.[67]

Matches against Hibernian were rescheduled to two midweek dates in February.[68]

Alex Samuel's loan deal from Swansea City was extended until the end of the season.[69]

Morton defeated Livingston to reach the fifth round of the Scottish Cup.[70] Their reward was an away tie against Annan Athletic in the fifth round.[71]

FebruaryEdit

Luca Gasparotto was ruled out for up to 10 weeks with an ankle injury.[72]

After defeating Annan Athletic in the fifth round, Morton received another away draw in their first quarter-final since 1999; away to Celtic at Celtic Park.[73]

Andrew McNeil signed on a short-term deal until the end of the season.[74]

Alex Samuel returned to Swansea to receive treatment after sustaining an injury in a Development League West match against Queen's Park.[75]

Morton's quarter-final match with Celtic was chosen for television coverage by Sky Sports.[76]

Morton signed winger Paul McMullan on loan from Celtic.[77]

Bobby Barr signed a pre-contract agreement on a two-year deal with league rivals Raith Rovers.[78]

MarchEdit

Morton were eliminated from the Scottish Cup by three first-half goals to nil at Celtic Park.[79]

Declan McManus was named as SPFL Championship player of the month for February.[80]

Michael Tidser's season was ruled to be over when he suffered a suspected hernia.[81]

After a 19-game unbeaten run Morton won the Development League West win a 1-1 draw with nearest rivals Ayr United.[82]

AprilEdit

Cappielow's pitch was given a platinum status by the SPFL, as one of the top four pitches in the country along with Bayview Stadium, Tynecastle Stadium and Hampden Park.[83]

Thomas O'Ware agreed a two-year contract extension, tying him to the club until 2018.[84] Ross Forbes followed him in agreeing a two-year contract.[85]

Morton released defenders Frank McKeown, Jordan Cairnie and Luke Irvine.[86]

Manager Jim Duffy signed a new two-year deal after successfully keeping the team in the Championship and reaching two cup quarter-finals.[87]

First team transfersEdit

  • From end of 2014-15 season, to last match of season 2015-16

InEdit

Player Last club League Fee
  Bobby Barr   Brechin City   League One Bosman
  Frank McKeown   Stranraer   League One Bosman
  Romario Sabajo   FC Lienden   Topklasse (Sunday League) Free
  Denny Johnstone   Birmingham City   Football League Championship Loan
  Luca Gasparotto   Rangers   Championship Loan
  Jai Quitongo   Aberdeen   Premiership Free
  Alex Samuel   Swansea City   Premier League Loan
  Declan McManus   Fleetwood Town   Football League One Loan
  Andrew McNeil   Alloa Athletic   Championship Free
  Paul McMullan   Celtic   Premiership Loan

OutEdit

Player To League Fee
  Jamie McCluskey   Stranraer   League One Free
  Sean Crighton   Airdrieonians   League One Free
  Stefan Milojević   Zlaté Moravce   Super Liga Free
  Ross Caldwell   Ayr United   League One Free
  Aidan Ferris   BSC Glasgow   Lowland Football League Free
  Nicolas Caraux   Athletic Club de Boulogne-Billancourt   CFA Free
  Craig Knight   Ardrossan Winton Rovers   Scottish Junior Football Ayrshire Division One Free
  Jordan Cairnie   East Stirlingshire   League Two Loan
  Cameron O'Neil   Barrhead YM AFC   Greater Glasgow Premier League Free
  Romario Sabajo   VPV Purmersteijn   Eerste Klasse Free
  Dylan Stevenson   Berwick Rangers   League Two Loan
  Thomas Orr   East Stirlingshire   League Two Loan
  Jamie McGowan   Cumbernauld United   West of Scotland Super League First Division Loan
  Grant Adam   Cowdenbeath   League One Free
  Jordan Cairnie   Kilwinning Rangers   West of Scotland Super League Premier Division Free
  Frank McKeown   Stranraer   League One Free
  Luke Irvine   Ardrossan Winton Rovers   Scottish Junior Football Ayrshire Division One Free

Fixtures and resultsEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss   Upcoming fixture

Pre-seasonEdit

FriendliesEdit

3 July 2015 Friendly Dundee 0 – 3 Greenock Morton Dundee
Trialist (Romario Sabajo)  
Joe McKee  
Jon Scullion  
Stadium: Riverside Pitches
Attendance: Public park
4 July 2015 Friendly Greenock Morton 4 – 0 Next Level Soccer XI Port Glasgow
Trialist  
Ross Forbes  
Jon Scullion   
Stadium: Parklea
Attendance: Public park
7 July 2015 Friendly BSC Glasgow 2 – 3 Greenock Morton XI Airdrie
19.15 Ross McKinnon  
Chris McDougall  
report Thomas Orr     Stadium: Excelsior Stadium
13 July 2015 Testimonial match Greenock Morton 1 – 3 Celtic XI Greenock
19.30 Thomas Orr   report Stefan Šćepović  
Luke Donnelly  
Anthony Stokes  
Stadium: Cappielow Park
Attendance: 1,018
Referee: Nick Walsh
15 July 2015 Friendly Kilmarnock 4 – 0 Greenock Morton Kilmarnock
Kris Boyd   
Greg Kiltie  
Euan Smith  
Stadium: Rugby Park
Attendance: Closed door

Scottish ChampionshipEdit

8 August 2015 1 Greenock Morton 1 – 1 Falkirk Greenock
15:00 Peter MacDonald   60' report Paul Watson   19' Stadium: Cappielow Park
Attendance: 2,782
Referee: Alan Muir
Man of the Match: Mark Russell
15 August 2015 2 Hibernian 1 – 0 Greenock Morton Edinburgh
15:00 Jason Cummings   58' report Stadium: Easter Road
Attendance: 8,923
Referee: Craig Charleston
21 August 2015 3 Greenock Morton 0 – 0 St Mirren Greenock
19:45
(live on BBC Alba)
report Luke Conlan   55' Stadium: Cappielow Park
Attendance: 5,343
Referee: Greg Aitken
Man of the Match: Ricki Lamie
29 August 2015 4 Alloa Athletic 0 – 1 Greenock Morton Alloa
15:00 report Thomas O'Ware   72' Stadium: Recreation Park
Attendance: 825
Referee: Nick Walsh
5 September 2015 5 Livingston 2 – 4 Greenock Morton Livingston
15:00 Ben Gordon   30'
Jordan White   85'
Jordyn Sheerin   89'
report Stefan McCluskey   31'
Denny Johnstone   52'
Bobby Barr   66'
Jon Scullion   82'
Stadium: Almondvale Stadium
Attendance: 1,186
Referee: Euan Anderson
12 September 2015 6 Greenock Morton 0 – 0 Dumbarton Greenock
15:00 Conor Pepper   67'   report Stadium: Cappielow Park
Attendance: 2,016
Referee: Stephen Finnie
Man of the Match: Thomas O'Ware
19 September 2015 7 Queen of the South 2 – 2 Greenock Morton Dumfries
15:00 Derek Lyle   45'
Luca Gasparotto   81' (O.G.)
report Chris Higgins   7' (O.G.)
Denny Johnstone   65'
Stadium: Palmerston Park
Attendance: 1,565
Referee: Andrew Dallas
27 September 2015 8 Greenock Morton 0 – 4 Rangers Greenock
12:30
(live on BT Sport)
report Martyn Waghorn   12' (pen)22'81'
James Tavernier   34'
Stadium: Cappielow Park
Attendance: 7,392
Referee: Willie Collum
Man of the Match: Denny Johnstone
3 October 2015 9 Raith Rovers 2 – 1 Greenock Morton Kirkcaldy
15:00 Mark Stewart   45'
Jason Thomson   90+4'
report Thomas O'Ware   82' Stadium: Stark's Park
Attendance: 1,754
Referee: Bobby Madden
10 October 2015 10 Queen of the South 1 – 0 Greenock Morton Dumfries
15:00 Derek Lyle   14' report Stadium: Palmerston Park
Attendance: 1,583
Referee: John McKendrick
17 October 2015 11 Falkirk 1 – 0 Greenock Morton Grangemouth
15:00 Lee Miller   90+1' report Stadium: Falkirk Stadium
Attendance: 3,946
Referee: Euan Anderson
24 October 2015 12 Greenock Morton 1 – 0 Alloa Athletic Greenock
15:00 Ross Forbes   55' report Stadium: Cappielow Park
Attendance: 1,716
Referee: Brian Colvin
Man of the Match: Ross Forbes
31 October 2015 13 Dumbarton 1 – 2 Greenock Morton Dumbarton
15:00 Darren Barr   53' report Joe McKee   41'
Denny Johnstone   85'
Stadium: Dumbarton Football Stadium
Attendance: 1,110
Referee: George Salmond
7 November 2015 14 Greenock Morton 1 – 0 Livingston Greenock
15:00 Denny Johnstone   6' (pen) report Stadium: Cappielow Park
Attendance: 1,758
Referee: Craig Charleston
Man of the Match: Luca Gasparotto
14 November 2015 15 Greenock Morton 2 – 0 Queen of the South Greenock
15:00 Denny Johnstone   51'62' report Stadium: Cappielow Park
Attendance: 1,849
Referee: Mat Northcroft
Man of the Match: Denny Johnstone
20 November 2015 16 St Mirren 1 – 1 Greenock Morton Paisley
19:45
(live on BBC Alba)
Jack Baird   11' report Alex Samuel   90' Stadium: St Mirren Park
Attendance: 4,163
Referee: John Beaton
Man of the Match: Jack Baird
12 December 2015 17 Rangers 2 – 2 Greenock Morton Glasgow
15:00 Kenny Miller   2'
Martyn Waghorn   84'
report James Tavernier   31' (O.G.)
Stefan McCluskey   82'
Stadium: Ibrox Stadium
Attendance: 41,816
Referee: Don Robertson
18 December 2015 18 Greenock Morton 1 – 2 Raith Rovers Greenock
19:45
(live on BBC Alba)
Alex Samuel   23' report Ross Callachan   48'
James Craigen   90' (pen)
Stadium: Cappielow Park
Attendance: 1,264
Referee: John McKendrick
Man of the Match: Thomas O'Ware
2 January 2016 19 Greenock Morton 0 – 1 St Mirren Greenock
15:00 report Lawrence Shankland   39' Stadium: Cappielow Park
Attendance: 4,736
Referee: Andrew Dallas
25 January 2016 20 Greenock Morton 0 – 2 Rangers Greenock
19:45
(live on BT Sport)
report Kenny Miller   26'
Barrie McKay   70'
Andy Halliday   72'  
Stadium: Cappielow Park
Attendance: 5,778
Referee: Barry Cook
Man of the Match: Joe McKee
2 February 2016 21 Greenock Morton 0 – 1 Hibernian Greenock
19:45 report Anthony Stokes   46' Stadium: Cappielow Park
Attendance: 2,696
Referee: John McKendrick
Man of the Match: Bobby Barr
9 February 2016 22 Alloa Athletic 2 – 2 Greenock Morton Alloa
19:30 Colin Hamilton   19'
Dougie Hill   71'
report Declan McManus   14'
Stefan McCluskey   17'
Stadium: Recreation Park
Attendance: 535
Referee: Alan Muir
13 February 2016 23 Greenock Morton 2 – 0 Dumbarton Greenock
15:00 Denny Johnstone   64'
Joe McKee   88'
report Stadium: Cappielow Park
Attendance: 1,595
Referee: George Salmond
20 February 2016 24 Greenock Morton 0 – 1 Falkirk Greenock
15:00 report John Baird   27' Stadium: Cappielow Park
Attendance: 1,911
Referee: Craig Thomson
Man of the Match: Declan McManus
24 February 2016 25 Hibernian 0 – 3 Greenock Morton Edinburgh
19:45 report Thomas O'Ware   36'
Denny Johnstone   51'
Ross Forbes   63'
Stadium: Easter Road
Attendance: 8,655
Referee: Steven McLean
27 February 2016 26 Raith Rovers 3 – 2 Greenock Morton Kirkcaldy
15:00 Rory McKeown   7'
Aidan Connolly   74'
Ryan Hardie   89'
report Declan McManus   73'87' Stadium: Stark's Park
Attendance: 1,633
Referee: Mat Northcroft
1 March 2016 27 Livingston 0 – 0 Greenock Morton Livingston
19:30 report Stadium: Almondvale Stadium
Attendance: 787
Referee: Kevin Clancy
11 March 2016 28 Rangers 3 – 1 Greenock Morton Glasgow
19:45 Kenny Miller   43'48'
Lee Wallace   56'
report Denny Johnstone   22' Stadium: Ibrox Stadium
Attendance: 45,072
Referee: Nick Walsh
15 March 2016 29 Greenock Morton 3 – 2 Queen of the South Greenock
19:45 Denny Johnstone   8'22'
Paul McMullan   29'
report Dale Hilson   69'
Gary Oliver   78'
Stadium: Cappielow Park
Attendance: 1,175
Referee: Don Robertson
19 March 2016 30 Greenock Morton 4 – 1 Alloa Athletic Greenock
15:00 Jason Marr   15' (O.G.)
Declan McManus   78'
Ross Forbes   17'
Denny Johnstone   81'
report Kyle McAusland   39' Stadium: Cappielow Park
Attendance: 1,513
Referee: Euan Anderson
Man of the Match: Declan McManus
26 March 2016 31 Greenock Morton 0 – 1 Raith Rovers Greenock
15:00 Report James Craigen   53' Stadium: Cappielow Park
Attendance: 1,778
Referee: Stephen Finnie
Man of the Match: Ross Forbes
2 April 2016 32 Dumbarton 0 – 0 Greenock Morton Dumbarton
15:00 report Stadium: Dumbarton Football Stadium
Attendance: 994
Referee: Crawford Allan
9 April 2016 33 Greenock Morton 2 – 1 Livingston Greenock
15:00 Denny Johnstone   51' (pen)
Thomas O'Ware   82'
report Jordan White   33' Stadium: Cappielow Park
Attendance: 1,463
Referee: John McKendrick
Man of the Match: Derek Gaston
16 April 2016 34 St Mirren 3 – 1 Greenock Morton Paisley
13:00 Lawrence Shankland   7'
Calum Gallagher   62'
Stephen Mallan   90+2'
report Denny Johnstone   59' Stadium: St Mirren Park
Attendance: 4,299
Referee: Willie Collum
Man of the Match: Lawrence Shankland
23 April 2016 35 Greenock Morton 0 – 0 Hibernian Greenock
15:00 report Stadium: Cappielow Park
Attendance: 2,308
Referee: Stephen Finnie
1 May 2016 36 Falkirk 1 – 0 Greenock Morton Grangemouth
12:30 John Baird  
Paul Watson   48'
report Stadium: Falkirk Stadium
Attendance: 5,271
Referee: Kevin Clancy

Scottish CupEdit

28 November 2015 3rd Round Albion Rovers 0 – 2 Greenock Morton Coatbridge
15.00 report Denny Johnstone   41'
Joe McKee   88'
Stadium: Cliftonhill Stadium
Attendance: 505
Referee: Greg Aitken
9 January 2016 4th Round Livingston 0 – 1 Greenock Morton Livingston
15.00 report Thomas O'Ware   64' Stadium: Almondvale Stadium
Attendance: 873
Referee: Craig Charleston
6 February 2016 5th Round Annan Athletic 1 – 4 Greenock Morton Annan
15.00 Matt Flynn   76' report Stefan McCluskey   21'65'68'
Joe McKee   45+2'
Stadium: Galabank
Attendance: 756
Referee: John Beaton
6 March 2016 Quarter-final Celtic 3 – 0 Greenock Morton Glasgow
12.00
(live on Sky Sports)
Leigh Griffiths   14'
Gary Mackay-Steven   25'
Callum McGregor   35'
report Stadium: Celtic Park
Attendance: 14,858
Referee: Willie Collum
Man of the Match: Kieran Tierney

Scottish League CupEdit

1 August 2015 1st Round Greenock Morton 5 – 0 Elgin City Greenock
15.00 Stefan McCluskey   48'
Denny Johnstone   68'
Jon Scullion   70'83'
Ross Forbes   74' (pen)
report Stadium: Cappielow Park
Attendance: 1,052
Referee: Barry Cook
25 August 2015 2nd Round Queen of the South 0 – 1 Greenock Morton Dumfries
19.45 report Ross Forbes   69' Stadium: Palmerston Park
Attendance: 1,034
Referee: Andrew Dallas
22 September 2015 3rd Round Greenock Morton 3 – 2
AET
Motherwell Greenock
19.45 Alex Samuel   11'100'
Michael Tidser   112'
report Scott McDonald   90+3'
Louis Moult   116'
Stadium: Cappielow Park
Attendance: 2,539
Referee: Greg Aitken
Man of the Match: Alex Samuel
27 October 2015 Quarter-final Greenock Morton 1 – 3 St Johnstone Greenock
19.45 Denny Johnstone   52' report Steven MacLean   61' (pen)
Michael O'Halloran   63'
Chris Kane   83'
Stadium: Cappielow Park
Attendance: 2,433
Referee: Craig Thomson

Scottish Challenge CupEdit

25 July 2015 1st Round South Greenock Morton 2 – 3 Dumbarton Greenock
15:00 Lee Kilday   73'
Peter MacDonald   83' (pen)
report Grant Gallagher   6'30'
Garry Fleming   65'
Stadium: Cappielow Park
Attendance: 1,418
Referee: Craig Charleston

Development squadEdit

FriendliesEdit

Development League WestEdit

1 September 2015 1 Greenock Morton 3 – 5 Queen of the South Greenock
19.30 Romario Sabajo  
Thomas Orr   
[88] Aidan Smith    
Scott Hooper      
Jake Pickard  
Stadium: Cappielow Park
Referee: William Wilson
9 September 2015 2 Greenock Morton 3 – 1 Clyde Greenock
19.30 Thomas Orr  
Scott Tiffoney  
Alex McWaters  
Greenock Telegraph report Jonathan Reynolds   Stadium: Cappielow Park
Referee: Calum Scott
15 September 2015 3 Greenock Morton 5 – 1 Queen's Park Greenock
19.30 Jon Scullion  
Thomas Orr   
Cameron O'Neil  
Lewis Strapp  
Greenock Telegraph report Grant Brennan   Stadium: Cappielow Park
Referee: David Dickinson
29 September 2015 4 Greenock Morton 3 – 1 Dumbarton Greenock
19.30 Jon Scullion  
Jai Quitongo  
Alex McWaters  
Greenock Telegraph report Jordan Kirkpatrick  
Trialist  
Stadium: Cappielow Park
Referee: Chris Graham
6 October 2015 5 Greenock Morton 2 – 2 Stranraer Greenock
19.45 Jon Scullion  
Jai Quitongo  
Greenock Telegraph report Kieran McLaughlin  
Calvin Kemp  
Stadium: Cappielow Park
Referee: Craig Napier
13 October 2015 6 Greenock Morton 2 – 1 Ayr United Greenock
19.30 Thomas Orr  
Ruaridh Langan  
[89] Ryan Nisbet   Stadium: Cappielow Park
Referee: Garry Doherty
20 October 2015 7 Airdrieonians 1 – 3 Greenock Morton Airdrie
20.00 ?   NO REPORT AVAILABLE Thomas Orr   
 ?   O.G.'
Stadium: Excelsior Stadium
Referee: Steven Reid
5 November 2015 8 Queen of the South 0 – 3 Greenock Morton Dumfries
20.00 GMFC report Alex McWaters  
Scott Tiffoney  
Thomas Orr   pen'
Stadium: Palmerston Park
Referee: Lloyd Wilson
10 November 2015 9 Clyde 3 – 3 Greenock Morton Cumbernauld
19.15 ?     GMFC report[permanent dead link] Jon Scullion   
John Tennent  
Stadium: Broadwood Stadium (outdoor pitch)
Referee: David Dickinson
16 November 2015 Queen's Park P – P Greenock Morton Glasgow
19.15 Stadium: Lesser Hampden
Referee: William Wilson
30 November 2015 10 Stranraer 0 – 4 Greenock Morton Stranraer
20.00 Calvin Kemp   GMFC Twitter Alex McWaters    
Scott Tiffoney  
Stadium: Stranraer Academy
Referee: Calum Haswell
15 December 2015 12 Ayr United 0 – 2 Greenock Morton Ayr
19.30 AUFA report[permanent dead link] Alex Samuel  
Ruaridh Langan  
Stadium: Somerset Park
Referee: Craig Napier
28 January 2016 Greenock Morton P – P Airdrieonians Greenock
19.45 Stadium: Cappielow Park
Referee: Chris Graham
9 February 2016 Clyde P – P Greenock Morton Cumbernauld
Stadium: Broadwood Stadium (outdoor pitch)
16 February 2016 14 Greenock Morton 3 – 0 Queen's Park Lennoxtown
19.30 Jai Quitongo  
Jon Scullion  
Ruaridh Langan  
[90] Stadium: Lennoxtown training centre
Referee: Craig King
22 February 2016 15 Dumbarton 1 – 1 Greenock Morton Milngavie
20.00 Andrew Biddulph   NO REPORT AVAILABLE Alex McWaters   Stadium: Rangers Training Centre
Referee: Daniel McFarlane
29 February 2016 16 Dumbarton 3 – 3 Greenock Morton Milngavie
20.00 Trialist (Sebastian Osei-Obengo)  
Kler Heh  
 ?  
Mikey Hopkins  
NO REPORT AVAILABLE Jai Quitongo   
Jon Scullion  
Stadium: Rangers Training Centre
8 March 2016 17 Greenock Morton 3 – 3 Stranraer Lennoxtown
20.00 Jon Scullion  
Jai Quitongo  
Ruaridh Langan  
Greenock Telegraph report Zach Simpson  
Kyle Turner    
Kieran McLaughlin  
Stadium: Lennoxtown training centre
Referee: William Wilson
21 March 2016 18 Airdrieonians 5 – 5 Greenock Morton Airdrie
20.00       Greenock Telegraph report Jon Scullion   
Scott Tiffoney  
Ruaridh Langan  
Alex McWaters  
Stadium: Excelsior Stadium
Referee: David Dickinson
24 March 2016 19 Clyde 1 – 3 Greenock Morton Cumbernauld
18.15   GMFC Twitter Jai Quitongo  
Ruaridh Langan  
Alex McWaters  
Stadium: Broadwood Stadium (outdoor pitch)
Referee: William Wilson
28 March 2016 20 Greenock Morton 1 – 1 Ayr United Greenock
19.30 Jon Scullion   Greenock Telegraph report Ryan Nisbet   pen' Stadium: Cappielow Park
Referee: Stephen Brown
31 March 2016 21 Greenock Morton 3 – 2 Airdrieonians Greenock
19.30 Luke Irvine  
Alex McWaters   
Greenock Telegraph report Conor McLaughlin  
Aaron Ross  
Stadium: Cappielow Park
Referee: Chris Graham

Scottish Youth CupEdit

1 November 2015 3rd Round Forfar Athletic 0 – 2 Greenock Morton Forfar
13.00 Cameron Clark   GMFC Highlights[permanent dead link] Thomas Orr   pen'
Jai Quitongo  
Stadium: Station Park
Referee: Steven Traynor
22 November 2015 4th Round Greenock Morton 1 – 2 Ross County Greenock
14.00 Thomas Orr   GMFC report Sam Morrison  
Greg Morrison  
Stadium: Cappielow Park
Referee: Chris McTiernan

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
3 Hibernian 36 21 7 8 59 34 +25 70 Qualification for the Premiership play-off quarter-finals
4 Raith Rovers 36 18 8 10 52 46 +6 62
5 Greenock Morton 36 11 10 15 39 42 −3 43
6 St Mirren 36 11 9 16 44 53 −9 42
7 Queen of the South 36 12 6 18 46 56 −10 42
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored

Player statisticsEdit

As of 1 May 2016

All competitionsEdit

Position Player Starts Subs Unused subs Goals   Red cards   Yellow cards  
GK   Grant Adam 10 1 11 0 0 0
MF   Bobby Barr 37 5 1 1 0 8
DF   Jordan Cairnie 0 1 8 0 0 0
GK   Greig Connor 0 0 1 0 0 0
MF   Ross Forbes 40 5 0 5 0 5
DF   Luca Gasparotto (on loan from Rangers) 23 2 2 0 0 1
GK   Derek Gaston 33 0 3 0 0 0
FW   Denny Johnstone (on loan from Birmingham City) 42 1 0 17 0 0
DF   Lee Kilday 41 1 2 1 0 6
DF   Ricki Lamie 19 6 11 0 0 4
MF   Ruaridh Langan 0 0 1 0 0 0
FW   Peter MacDonald 6 5 7 2 0 0
GK   Jamie McGowan 1 0 16 0 0 0
MF / FW   Stefan McCluskey 30 7 1 7 0 5
MF   Joe McKee 26 5 5 4 0 7
DF   Frank McKeown 0 1 0 0 0 0
FW   Declan McManus (on loan from Fleetwood Town) 20 0 0 4 0 8
FW   Paul McMullan (on loan from Celtic) 6 5 1 1 0 1
GK   Andrew McNeil 1 0 13 0 0 0
FW   Alex McWaters 0 0 1 0 0 0
DF / MF   Michael Miller 27 4 11 0 0 6
DF / MF   Thomas O'Ware 40 1 0 5 0 4
FW   Thomas Orr 1 5 13 0 0 0
DF / MF   Conor Pepper 29 1 2 0 1 6
FW   Jai Quitongo 0 7 7 0 0 0
DF   Mark Russell 35 1 1 0 0 3
MF / FW   Romario Sabajo 4 5 4 0 0 0
FW   Alex Samuel (on loan from Swansea City) 9 21 0 4 0 2
FW   Jon Scullion 2 9 29 3 0 0
MF   Dylan Stevenson 0 5 13 0 0 0
DF   Lewis Strapp 0 0 2 0 0 0
DF   John Tennent 0 1 11 0 0 0
MF   Michael Tidser 12 7 2 1 0 3
FW   Scott Tiffoney 0 0 2 0 0 0

Development squad goalscorersEdit

Including goals from the Development League West (champions) and SFA Youth Cup

AwardsEdit

Last updated 14 March 2016
Nation Name Award Month
  Declan McManus Championship Player of the Month February 2016[80]

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