Youth News

A few updates from the youth set-up:
  • Morton under-19s captain Chris Gordon made the step up to the first team on Saturday. The pacy striker was an unused substitute as Morton beat Queen Of The South 3-2 at Palmerston.

    Chris Gordon

  • Greenock Juniors player Brian McLaughlin has been appointed coach of the Morton under-17s side according to the Greenock Telegraph's junior correspondent Gary Pews. The 23 year old - Greenock's player of the year last year - currently coaches for Inverclyde Leisure and has recently returned from a three month coaching trip to the USA.

  • Morton's under-19s - including eight full-time modern apprentices according to Queen Of The South under-19s manager Jim Thomson - lost 2-0 to Queens at the David Keswick centre on Friday 25th September.

  • The under-19s were eliminated from the Scottish Youth Cup by Dunfermline after losing 3-0 at East End Park. According to Dunfermline Athletic's official site the Morton team was: Ryan McWilliams; Ben Armstrong, Darren Docherty, Jason Butterworth, Jamie Docherty, Ryan Kane, Darren McLean (Gary Pettigrew 63), Chris Gordon (c), Danny Frail, Nathan Shepherd (Daniel McSweeney 75). Substitute: Mark Melville.
  • The under-17s drew 1-1 at home to Ayr United on Monday 5th October. The Ayr youngsters spurned a glorious chance to win the match when they missed a late penalty.

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