Greenock Hoops Fail To Cause Shock But Ton’s Hawke Unhappy Game Went Ahead
Written by RockSport on March 2, 2018
Celtic v Morton in the Scottish Cup last eight on Saturday, March 3 iwas ON and Kicked Off at Lunchtime [ 12.30 ] as Jim Duffy’s men looked to repeat a famous victory [ below ].
2013: Greenock Hoops Triumph At Parkhead
Championship strugglers Morton took a famous scalp as Dougie Imrie’s penalty knocked Celtic out of the League Cup.
Despite building early pressure, Celtic failed to show composure in front of goal in a scoreless first 90 minutes.
And the Greenock outfit made them pay, Imrie scoring from the spot in extra time after defender Efe Ambrose was penalised for handball.
Celtic, second in the top flight, pressed for a leveller but Morton held on for a memorable win.
2018: No Repeat Of Morton League Cup Win
CELTIC 3 MORTON 0
Morton dug in for 60 minutes at Parkhead in the 2018 Scottish Cup last eight tie but finally capitulated as Dembele [2 with 1 a penalty ] and Eduardo continued Celtic’s march towards a domestic treble for the second season running and the recapture of the Scottish Cup won last year with a win over Aberdeen at Hampden Park.
The Greenock side battled well against Celtic on their home patch for an hour but ran out of steam as the second half home pressure took the bhoys through to the semi final in the end.
In the other Saturday quarter final it was Aberdeen 1 Kilmarnock 1 with the replay to be played to a finish at Rugby Park.
Sunday’s quarter final cup ties see Falkirk at Ibrox v Rangers and Hearts travelling to Motherwell.
Chief Executive of Morton WARREN HAWKE told ROCK SPORT RADIO on Friday ahead of Morton’s visit to Celtic Park on March 3….
” I don’t know why this game is going ahead, I am very disappointed this afternoon [ Friday ]. I have put our arguments forward as to why the game should be off to the SFA but why is a Scottish Cup tie on when more or less all the league games are off? Morton AND Celtic fans are in danger and one of the biggest Celtic supporters club is in Inverclyde which is worse off for weather than Glasgow!
Somebody of note must step in and make a decision on this one because it beggars belief that after the weather we have had this week we are having a Lunchtime kick off on a Saturday while sport across the country is being called off for the safety of those travelling to the grounds. ”