Greenock Morton are delighted to announce that Peter Weatherson is the next member of the Hall of Fame Class of 2023 and will be inducted at our end of season ‘An Evening with Morton’ event!
Peter’s total of 122 goals over 10 seasons at Cappielow makes him the club’s joint fourth highest scorer of all time and is the only Morton player to score over a hundred goals this century.
“Spoonsy” now becomes the second member of the Class of 2023 and will be inducted alongside legendary Ton goalkeeper, Erik Sorensen!
Peter Weatherson bio by Niall McGilp
Peter is the only player this century to have scored over a hundred goals for Morton, indeed no-one else has managed even half that number.
His total of 122 goals over 10 seasons at Cappielow makes him the club’s joint fourth highest scorer of all time, on the same total as the legendary Jimmy Gourlay and Rowan Alexander, and behind three Morton heroes Allan McGraw, George French and Andy Ritchie. Whilst his Morton career was exclusively in the lower leagues, he cannot be blamed for that!
Hailing from North Shields in the North East of England, “Spoonsy” was a consistent scorer with 45 goals for Queen of the South in just over 100 appearances, over 3 seasons, before signing for Morton for £30,000 in June 2003 and following his Morton exit in 2013, he overcame serious injury to continue to hit the target, netting over 60 times in two spells over 4 seasons at Annan Athletic.
Peter was signed as a striker, and hit a hat-trick on his debut against Arbroath, including a last minute winner. He finished his debut season as top scorer with 20 goals. During the following season , he was moved to full back by new manager Jim McInally and played there for 3 years, remarkably, netting 18 goals from that position as the club’s leading scorer in the 2006/7 promotion winning season. Future managers preferred him in a striking role. He hit three or more goals in a game four times for the club, the highlight being four goals from full back in a 9-1 thrashing of Forfar Athletic in April 2007.
Peter Weatherson packed a powerful shot and was very good in the air; with a little more pace, he would undoubtedly have “made it” to the highest level. He was a consistent marksman throughout his time at the club and was top scorer in five of his ten seasons in Greenock, hitting many crucial goals for Morton. Favourites include a sublime chip at East End Park, Dunfermline to secure a 1-0 win in Morton’s return to the second tier in August 2007, an 89th minute equaliser at Dumbarton in August 2005, when Morton had been reduced to 9 men, and two strikes at the same venue a year later in the last three minutes of extra time to achieve an unlikely 2-1 Challenge Cup win for 10-man Morton. He netted no fewer than 11 goals against former club Queen of the South!
Peter was granted a Testimonial by Morton in recognition of his 10 years with the club, and his testimonial match took place in July 2013 against St Johnstone. Unfortunately, he continued his habit of scoring against his former clubs by scoring the winner from a free kick on his Annan Athletic debut against Morton just 2 weeks later.
Spoonsy’s Morton career statistics are impressive, with his 122 goals coming in 387 appearances, of which 65 were from the bench, for a strike ratio of 30.7%