LAST month I was looking through the Telegraph archives when I came across this photograph of a packed Cappielow as seen from Cartsdyke Court.

With no information about the match being played, I asked a Morton historian who has been of considerable assistance in the past if he could help once again.

His sleuthing identified that the image was taken during a Scottish Cup quarter-final match when Morton beat Elgin City 2-1 on March 9, 1968. Joe Mason scored the winning goal.

Unfortunately, Morton lost 2-1 to Hearts after extra time in the semi-final replay at Hampden. The first game ended 1-1.

History repeated itself last Saturday when Morton hosted Elgin City in the third round of the Challenge Cup and won 2-1 – the same score as when the teams met in the Scottish Cup in 1968.

Returning to the 1968 photograph showing a Cappielow crowd of more than 10,000, gantries over the railway line provided power for the electric trains introduced the previous year and the old building at the foot of Sinclair Street would later be replaced by a new property. Now just a memory are the United Molasses tanks and with its derricks visible, a ship at the James Watt Dock sugar berth.

*I’m always pleased to hear from those with old photographs relating to the district they would like to share with readers. Images can be left at the Telegraph’s front office, with the lender’s name, address and telephone number included, or emailed to