Livingston Island, in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica, has a Bulgarian base on it, hence the Cyrillic script. The passage at the west end of Livingston Island is named Morton Strait. Source.
Morton visit Livingston. This could be the pivotal game of the season.
Dundee United and Dunfermline both won on Tuesday, knocking Morton back to fifth place. It's a three-way race between the Pars, Tangerines and Ton for two playoff spots. Including today's games, who do they still have to play?
Dunfermline: Falkirk, Brechin, ICT, Dumbarton (the bottom four teams)
Dundee United: Dumbarton, St Mirren, Falkirk, Brechin, QoS, Livingston
Morton: Livingston, Dumbarton, QoS, St Mirren, ICT
If everyone beats the underdog and loses to the overdog, Dunfermline will win four, Dundee United will win four, and Morton will win two, leaving Morton in fifth place. If every game ends in a draw, Morton will end up in fifth place.
If you assume that Morton and Dundee United will earn identical results against the same teams, then the difference is Morton's ICT versus United's Falkirk and Brechin. Falkirk and ICT could go either way, but Brechin should cause the Tangerines to pull three points further ahead of Morton.
Compare Dunfermline and Morton. ICT and Dumbarton cancel out, leaving Dunfermline with Falkirk and Brechin, and Morton with Livi, QoS and St Mirren.
Morton definitely have the toughest road.
In their last six starts Morton have 6 points, Dundee United have 6, and Dunfermline have 14. (Source.)
In their favour Morton have the fewest away losses (2) of any Championship club and the fewest goals allowed (29).
Dumbarton play all three clubs, making them a potential kingmaker. Well, third place maker.
Other match of the day: Falkirk [1 - 2] Dunfermline. These two sides bring out the worst in each other, supporters included. A Falkirk win would hurt the Pars' chances considerably.
[Livi 3 - 2 Morton. Morton goals by O'Ware and Lamie. Dunfermline win, but Dumbarton beat Dundee United. Morton remain in fifth place, 2 points behind the Tangerines.]
St Mirren can win promotion today with a win against Brechin, if Morton draw or win. [No title today.]
[Cove Rangers have won the Highland League.]
1978-79. April 4th Morton hosted Aberdeen and lost 0 - 1.
April 7th they visited Ibrox and held Rangers to a 1 - 1 draw.
1933-34. Morton were home to Leith Athletic and played to a 2 - 2 draw.
1944-45. Morton hosted Dumbarton in the final Southern League fixture of 1944-45 and won 2 - 1. This concluded the Southern League schedule. Morton finished in seventh place with 16 wins, 1 draw, and 13 losses. See.
Association football clubs of West Lothian:
SPFL: Livingston FC
Lowland League: none
East of Scotland League: none
2018 CONCACAF Champions League, semifinals, first leg:
Guadalajara 1 - 0 New York Red Bulls
Toronto FC 3 - 1 América
2018 AFC Champions League, Group Stage, matchday 5:
Group E: Kashiwa Reysol 0 - 2 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Group F: Shanghai SIPG 1 - 1 Kawasaki Frontale
Group G: Cerezo Osaka 2 - 1 Jeju United
Group H: Shanghai Shenhua 2 - 2 Kashima Antlers
Abruzzo: San Nicolò [2 - 2] Avezzano
Regionalliga Sudwest: Walldorf (2 - 5) 1. FC Saarbrücken (April 3rd)
League of Ireland, First Division: Drogheda United [2 - 0] UCD
Allsvenkan: Malmö FF [1 - 1] AIK (April 9th)
SWFL Division 1 South: Morton [0 - 3] Hibernian Development
USL: Tampa Bay Rowdies [5 - 0] Ottawa Fury
Largs Thistle [0 - 0] Irvine Victoria (friendly)
J2: Ventforet Kofu [1 - 1] Mito HollyHock
Kanto Soccer League: Joyful Honda Tsukuba FC [2 - 2] Tokyo 23 FC
You can't get a complete picture of Japanese football at the regional level if you don't look at the university leagues. The Kanto University Soccer League is the strongest and oldest of the regional university leagues. There are two tiers on the men's side. Division One includes U of Tsukuba, Meiji U, Ryutsu Keizai U, Senshu U, Hosei U, Juntendo U, Toyo U, Toin U of Yokohama, Waseda U, Tokyo International U, Kokushikan U, and Komazawa U. Some of these names are familiar from the Emperor's Cup. Division Two has Nippon Sport Science U, Kanto Gakuin U, Keio U, Rissho U, Tokai U, Rikkyo U, Takashoku U, Tokyo U of Agriculture, Aoyama Gakuin U, Kanagawa U, Chuo U, and Tokyo Gakugei U. Let's follow Tsukuba through the 92nd Kanto University Soccer League season. Today it's:
University of Tsukuba [1 - 4] Meiji University
The final of the Queen's Park Shield, for Scottish university football supremacy, was played midweek: St Andrews 0 - 0 Strathclyde. St Andrews win on penalty kicks. It's St Andrews' third Shield, and their first since 1943.
University of Stirling versus Edinburgh University in the Lowland League this year:
16/9/2017 University of Stirling 1 - 2 Edinburgh University (South Challenge Cup)
7/10/2017 Edinburgh University 0 - 1 University of Stirling
19/12/2017 University of Stirling 2 - 0 Edinburgh University
71st Aomori Prefecture Soccer Championship, Round One (continued):
Hirosaki University Medical FC [2 - 3] Gonohe SC
Hachinohe Gakuin University AFC [3 - 1] Aomori Chuo Gakuin University FC