It's the First Round of the 2014-15 Scottish League Cup. Berwick Rangers visit Cappielow.
Berwick Rangers were founded in 1881 or 1884, and despite being situated in England joined the SFA in 1905 and the SFL in 1951. They are a perennial member of either the bottom or second-to-bottom division. They wear black and gold. They have never won the Scottish Cup, Scottish League Cup or Scottish Challenge Cup, and as such are an ideal opponent for the first round of any competition.
Morton and Berwick last played each other on the 7th of May, 2005 when both were members of Division Two (the present-day League One). Morton won. They last played each other in cup competition on the 31st of January, 1987, in the third round of the Scottish Cup. Morton won. Their last meeting in the League Cup was in two legs on August 15th and 29th, 1964. Morton won by scores of 5 - 0 and 5 - 2.
Berwick Rangers still talk about the time they knocked out Glasgow Rangers in the first round of the 1966-67 Scottish Cup. Morton knocked out Glasgow Rangers in the final of the 1921-22 Scottish Cup.
Morton are more illustrious.
Morton are signing players to six-month contracts this year.
Morton Chairman Douglas Rae's house in Kilmacolm burned down on Friday, July 25th. Fire officials are blaming faulty electricals. Tellingly, the Greenock (daily) Telegraph sat on the story until Wednesday, July 30th.
This week in UEFA: Champions League: Legia Warsaw 4 - 1 Celtic. In the Europa League: St Johnstone 1 - 2 Spartak Trnava; Real Sociedad 2 - 0 Aberdeen.
Tomorrow FC Ryukyu travel up to Morioka.