MORTON ladies are taking on residents from a Port Glasgow care home in a very special friendly fixture.

Players and coaches from the team visit Newark Care Home every week to spend time with residents like lifelong Ton fan Edna Andrews.

Star striker Rachael McConnachie and her team-mates lead coaching sessions with all kinds of different activities like the ball game boccia.

Former St Stephen’s High pupil Rachael, 19, from Port Glasgow, said: “I absolutely love it. The residents are great. I was really nervous the first time we came up and didn’t know what to expect but it is brilliant.

“We all have a great time. They get so much out of it, but so do we.”

The girls — including coach Gemma Stewart, 22, administrator Deborah Mole and development officer Laura Williams — play a variety of ball games.

Resident Edna Andrews, 92, from Port Glasgow, was a season ticket holder at Cappielow and travelled on a supporters bus with her late husband Andrew for 50 years.

She no longer gets to the games but her devotion to Morton remains as strong as ever.

Edna said: “I love it when Morton come to the home. I went for 50 years and I wait every week for the paper to see the score. We had a great seat near the front with a great view.

“I saw some very good players.

“The manager Jim Duffy could play a bit as well.”

Delighted Edna now has a full Ton fixture list in her room thanks to the Morton Ladies.

Care home manager Moira Roberts is thrilled with the partnership with the local side, which was set up by activities co-ordinator Margaret McClure.

Moira said: “We’d like to thank Morton Ladies for their involvement here.”