November 13, 2012
Tidser double puts Morton through
Michael Tidser bagged a second-half brace as Morton eased to a 3-0 replay victory over Albion to secure a fourth-round trip to Turriff United in the Scottish Cup.
The sides played out a 1-1 draw in the original tie and Albion's David Crawford drew a sharp save from Morton goalkeeper Derek Gaston in the 19th minute.
David Graham should have put the hosts ahead when he volleyed wide on the stroke of half-time, but a dominant second-half display meant he would not rue his profligacy.
Graham was the provider in the 51st minute, crossing from the left for Martin Hardie to plant a header high beyond Matthew McGinley.
Barely a minute later, Tidser converted Fouad Bachirou's pass to leave the visitors reeling.
And Tidser completed Albion's misery 19 minutes from time when David O'Brien teed him up to crash home emphatically from the edge of the box.
|Greenock Morton||Albion Rovers|
|1 Derek Gaston||1 Matthew McGinley|
|5 Kevin Rutkiewicz||4 Anthony Stevenson|
|4 Craig Reid||2 Alan Reid|
|11 David O'Brian||3 Barry Russell|
|2 Scot Taggart||5 Micheal O'Byrne|
|3 Lillie Dyer||6 Ciaran Donnelly|
|7 David Graham||11 Gary. Phillips|
|6 Martin Hardie||8 Peter Innes|
|8 Michael Tidser||7 David Crawford|
|10 Fouad Bachirou||10 Chris Boyle|
|9 Peter Weatherson||9 Steven Howarth|
|20 David Hutton||Chris McCluskey 17|
|15 Jordan Halsman||Simon Marriott 15|
|14 Thomas O'Ware||Jason Crooks 12|
|12 Kyle Wilkie||Keiran Brannon 14|
|16 Lewis Hawke||Ryan Tiffeny 16|
|Lewis Hawke for Peter Weatherson (78)||Keiran Brannon for Chris Boyle (61)|
|Jordan Halsman for Lillie Dyer (82)||Jason Crooks for Steven Howarth (69)|
|Kyle Wilkie for Fouad Bachirou (83)||Ryan Tiffeny for Gary. Phillips (87)|
|Peter Innes (68)|
|Anthony Stevenson (71)|
|· Squads: Greenock Morton | Albion Rovers|