Scottish Cup

December 17, 2012


Greenock Morton

6 - 0

Turriff United

Scottish Cup

19:30 +00:00, December 17, 2012

Cappielow Park, Scotland

Referee: G Hilland


Weatherson helps Morton breeze through

Morton booked a Scottish Cup fifth-round clash against Dundee after Peter Weatherson's hat-trick helped them thrash Turriff United 6-0.

The hosts' early forays saw Weatherson twice came close with his head inside 16 minutes. Team-mate Archibald Campbell fired over the bar soon after, while David O'Brien forced a save out of visiting goalkeeper Stephen Coutts.

Weatherson opened the scoring with his foot eight minutes before the break, powering home from the edge of the box to give Morton a deserved lead.

Turriff's woes deepened a minute before the interval as defender Ross Anderson fouled Michael Tidser inside the box, and the midfielder, who scored twice in Morton's 3-0 replay win over Albion, had no problems dispatching the penalty.

Weatherson turned provider for Tidser's second goal on 63 minutes, the latter drilling past Coutts from 25 yards.

Peter MacDonald then extended the home side's advantage with a headed goal from point-blank range. Weatherson's second and third of the evening swiftly followed, both goals coming within three minutes of each other.

His second strike was a cool close-range finish while he completed his treble by rifling home from 12 yards.

Scoring Summary

Greenock Morton Turriff United
Peter Weatherson (37') 
Michael Tidser (pen 45') 
Michael Tidser (63') 
Peter MacDonald (77') 
Peter Weatherson (82') 
Peter Weatherson (84') 


Greenock Morton Turriff United
Derek Gaston1 Stephen Coutts
Mark McLaughlin4 Ross Anderson
Craig Reid5 Mark Simpson
Lillie Dyer6 Lewis Davidson
David GrahamChristopher Herd
11 David O'Brian2 Gary Davidson
Michael Tidser7 Paul Young
Scot Taggart8 Richie Ligertwood
Fouad Bachirou11 Nicholas Gray
Peter Weatherson9 Gary Harris
10 Archie Campbell10 Robbie Henderson
20 David HuttonWilliam Gatt 17
15 Thomas O'WarePaul Campbell 15
14 Tony WallaceStephen Gauld 16
16 Kyle WilkieDonald Fraser 14
12 Peter MacDonaldJames Chalmers 12
Peter MacDonald for Archie Campbell (60)
Stephen Gauld for Gary Harris (46)
Tony Wallace for David Graham (69)
James Chalmers for Gary Davidson (64)
Kyle Wilkie for Fouad Bachirou (74)
Donald Fraser for Richie Ligertwood (75)
Yellow Cards
Mark McLaughlin (20)
Christopher Herd (10)
· Squads: Greenock Morton | Turriff United