SFL Probe Abandoned U-17s Match

A match between Morton and Queen of the South's under-17 sides had to be abandoned when the Ton youth team had five players sent off... intentionally, according to today's Scottish Sun.

Sun journalists Robert McAulay and Douglas Walker have claimed that the red cards were deliberate acts to stop Queens, who were 7-1 up at the time, securing the seven clear goal win they needed to top their League Cup group.

"There's talk the ref has included in his report for the match that the Morton side deliberately engineered the red cards to stop Queens winning," a SFL insider told the Sun.

Even if the red cards were not deliberate, this match is still shameful as it shows these boys lack proper discipline. This is the kind of thing you expect to see from boys' clubs from rough estates in Glasgow, not from the under-17 set-up at a professional football club.

According to gmfc.net, the u-17s are managed by Graeme Anderson (pictured), who, if posts on greenockmorton.org are anything to go by, is related to former Ton star George Anderson. This season, the under-17s finished bottom of the SFL U-17 youth division with a record that included a total of two points for the 14 game season, zero wins and several heavy defeats.

The sooner Stewart Duncan's Inverclyde Youth Academy takes over the running of Morton's youth set-up, the better.

The Scottish Sun - Off With Their Reds (05.05.2010)

Morton under-17 results

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