Tynecastle Stadium

Next Game

Hearts v Celtic

Sunday, 30 November 2014, 15:15

Scottish Cup Fourth Round

Celtic Park

Last Game

Celtic 1 - 3 Salzburg

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 20:05

Europa League Group D

Moore hails his heroes

Greenock Morton boss Allan Moore says he is "very proud" of his players after their shock 1-0 win over Celtic in the Scottish League Cup.

Last Updated: 25/09/13 at 15:52 Post Comment

Greenock Morton stunned Celtic in the Scottish League Cup

Greenock Morton stunned Celtic in the Scottish League Cup

Morton, who sit second bottom in Championship One having won just once in six games in the league, beat the Scottish champions thanks to a 97th-minute penalty from Dougie Imrie.

And Moore told Sky Sports News: "It's been a great feeling this morning going out and picking up the papers.

"I'm very proud considering our league form has been so indifferent this season. To a man all the boys turned up and they raised their game."

Morton, who have not beaten the Hoops at Parkhead since 1971, were forced to survive a late bombardment as the home side laid siege to the visitors' goal.

"The last five minutes was very difficult. Celtic put a lot of balls into our box but we stood up well and our keeper was excellent on the night," added Moore.

"I was really proud of the way the players stood up to a barrage of long balls into the area.

"Celtic had 27 corners that we had to deal with but we dealt with them comfortably.

"The dressing room after the game was incredible and I have to also thank the fans.

"It's been a long time since we had a result against Celtic."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

L

oved the article. i remember at school, after failing an exam, I would become obscenely secretly happy if I discover that others failed as well. Misery loves company...Now here is to hoping Chelsea joins the party and Stoke city wins the league...Cheers!

gabu
The Premier League: As Crazy As A Bag Of Snakes

C

haos reached its ultimate reckoning last weekend with Tony Hibbert looking assured at left back and Osman looking like a cultured ball playing midfielder before busting a gut to get to the back post for a Samuel Eto'o ball. Different chaos but chaos. If Kone scores the winner tonight I fear the world will end.

jelasfirsttouch
The Premier League: As Crazy As A Bag Of Snakes

A

beautiful demonstration of why stats mean diddly-squat in football.

cheshire-gooner
WhoScored's PL Team Of 2014 So Far...

Footer 365

La Liga: David Moyes says he wants to 'excite' Real Sociedad fans ahead of Elche clash

David Moyes wants to "excite" Real Sociedad fans in his first home game in charge of the Basque club against Elche.

Europa League: Benjamin Stambouli fires Tottenham to win over Partizan Belgrade

Benjamin Stambouli's strike earned Tottenham a 1-0 win over Partizan Belgrade and a place in the last 32 of the Europa League.

Europa League: Trabzonspor and Fiorentina among teams to reach last 32

Trabzonspor and Fiorentina were among the teams to progress to the last 32 of the Europa League on Thursday night.

Mail Box

Arsenal Fans Are Full Of Hope Again...

Arsenal fans have been sucked back into believing Wenger can bring the glory years back after beating Borussia Dortmund. Plus, more on Liverpool's worrying decline...

Makes Sense To Make Gerrard Liverpool Manager

That's the thoughts of one Mailboxer, who wants Jamie Carragher as defensive coach. Plus views on Arsenal, Malmo v Juventus, Alexis Sanchez & tremendous improvement...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property