Dundee 0
Greenock Morton 0
League (Championship)

0 - 0

League (Championship)
Saturday, October 22nd, 2022
Kilmac Stadium
Attendance: 4,214
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. None.

Team Managers
Gary Bowyer
Dougie Imrie

Starting Eleven
21. Ian Lawlor
4. Tyler French
6. Jordan McGhee
3. Jordan Marshall
2. Cammy Kerr
5. Ryan Sweeney
14. Lee Ashcroft
22. Ben Williamson
15. Josh Mulligan
16. Zach Robinson
17. Luke McCowan
Brian Schwake .1
Carlo Pignatiello .2
Lewis Strapp .3
Jack Baird .5
Liam Grimshaw .23
Cameron Blues .8
Jai Quitongo .10
Robbie Crawford .14
Lewis McGrattan .17
Grant Gillespie .21
Robbie Muirhead .9

51. Ruaridh Lynch
25. Lyall Cameron
10. Paul McGowan
38. Joe Grayson
24. Max Anderson
31. Derick Osei
20. Zak Rudden
18. Paul McMullan
7. Alex Jakubiak
Darren Hynes .16
Alex King .25
Lewis McGregor .24
Jaze Kabia .7

Paul McMullan for Luke McCowan (67)
Zak Rudden for Zach Robinson (67)
Joe Grayson for Ben Williamson (67)
Derick Osei for Jordan Marshall (67)
Jaze Kabia for Lewis McGrattan (73)

Josh Mulligan (75)
Josh Mulligan (79)
Ryan Sweeney (81)
Grant Gillespie (45)
Robbie Muirhead (56)
Jai Quitongo (75)
Jaze Kabia (82)

Red Cards
Josh Mulligan (79)
Match Officials

Lloyd Wilson (Referee)
Stuart Stevenson & Ross Nelson (Assistants)

Match Report

Dundee and Greenock Morton played out a goalless draw at the Kilmac Stadium in a match that Dundee ended with ten men after the sending off of Josh Mulligan.

Dundee had the majority of the attacking play throughout the match but couldn’t find a way through and had to settle for a draw after the sending off of Mulligan with ten minutes remaining.

There was much change for Gary Bowyer’s side, the most notable change coming in the goalkeeping position as Adam Legzdins missed out through injury and Harry Sharp’s illness that kept him out of the squad for Ibrox midweek meant he also missed the match.

That meant a first start since April for Ian Lawlor and a first appearance in the matchday squad for 17 year old Ruaridh Lynch.

Dundee started with a 4-4-1-1 formation which saw Jordan Marshall left of midfield and Josh Mulligan playing just in behind Zach Robinson.

The Dee started on the front foot and Luke McCowan had the first effort of the match after 8 minutes. Jordan McGhee played him the ball and his shot was blocked behind.

Mulligan was next to test Brian Schwake in the Morton goal but his effort was an easy take before Ryan Sweeney forced the Morton number 1 into a low save at his post with a header from a McCowan free kick.

Morton worked their way into the match but they could’t put a finishing touch onto any attack.

Firstly Carlo Pignatiello flashed a ball right across the face of goal but no one could turn in then a real chance came as a ball over the top found Jai Quitongo.

Lawlor came running from his goal and despite the Morton attacker going past the Dundee keeper, he was pushed wide and when he tried to pick out a team mate Cammy Kerr was on hand to clean.

Dundee came flying out of the traps after the break and Marshall saw an effort tipped just over the bar, that resulted in three back to back corners but Morton stood strong and cleared each time.

Ben Williamson was next to try his luck but like Marshall’s effort, just over the top.

Gary Bowyer made a quadruple sub to ramp up the pressure in the last period of the match. It’s almost worked right away as two of those combined with Paul McMullan crossing for the back post. It came off Zak Rudden’s chest and hit the front post before Morton defenders cleared the danger.

Derick Osei then turned an effort past the post.

Just as Dundee were heading into the final ten minutes looking for a goal the match was the change on a very debatable refereeing decision. Josh Mulligan went to blocked a clearance and the referee deemed it to be worthy of a second yellow card much to the dismay of the Dundee players and fans.

Both sides would have a chance each in the closing stages. Firstly, Lewis Strapp drove a low shot inches wide of the post before Lee Ashcroft headed wide from a McMullan free kick.

Frustration would be the best way to sum of Dundee’s afternoon. Another clean sheet was welcome but failure to be clinical at the other end of the park was what saw Morton head south with a point.

Match report written by James Christie - Official Dundee website

Squad Statistics (as at October 22nd, 2022)

2022-23 All Time
Ian Lawlor (GK)27 1 - 11 -
Jordan McGhee26 12 - 1058
Tyler French23 172172
Lee Ashcroft29 1316810
Ryan Sweeney25 151534
Cammy Kerr27 1832407
Jordan Marshall25 16 - 1062
Ben Williamson21 12 - 12 -
Josh Mulligan19 182355
Zach Robinson20 155155
Luke McCowan24 143508
Joe Grayson (sub)23 111111
Derick Osei (sub)24 2 - 2 -
Paul McMullan (sub)26 181824
Zak Rudden (sub)22 164295

League Table (as at October 22nd, 2022)

Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Inverness CT 12 6 3 3 +4 21
2. Partick 11 6 2 3 +6 20
3. Queen's Park 12 6 2 4 0 20
4. Ayr Utd 11 5 3 3 +7 18
5. Dundee 12 5 3 4 +3 18
6. Morton 12 5 3 4 +2 18
7. Raith Rovers 12 5 1 6 0 16
8. Cove Rangers 12 3 3 6 -4 12
9. Arbroath 12 2 4 6 -7 10
10. Hamilton 12 2 4 6 -11 10