Two first-half goals were enough to give Queen of the South victory against Greenock Morton in the Scottish Championship.

Gavin Reilly headed Queens ahead early on and Ian McShane's strike doubled the hosts' advantage in the 18th minute.

Nacho Novo, Jonathan Page, Joe McKee and Tony Wallace all threatened as bottom club Morton tried to work their way back into the match.

Daniel Carmichael and Paul Burns came close to adding a third for Queens.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Queen of the South

  • 01 Clark
  • 02 Mitchell
  • 03 Holt Booked
  • 07 Carmichael
  • 05 Durnan
  • 06 Higgins
  • 11 Russell
  • 08 Young
  • 09 Lyle (McKenna - 76' )
  • 04 McShane (Burns - 61' )
  • 10 Reilly (Paton - 84' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Atkinson
  • 14 Paton
  • 15 Dowie
  • 16 Dzierzawski
  • 17 Burns
  • 18 McGuffie
  • 19 McKenna

Greenock Morton

  • 01 Gaston
  • 12 Reid
  • 04 Peciar
  • 21 Bachirou Booked
  • 05 Page
  • 06 McLaughlin
  • 09 Wallace (Cham - 71' Booked )
  • 07 McKee (Stirling - 67' )
  • 20 Gómez Novo
  • 10 Campbell
  • 08 Imrie (Russell - 59' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Taggart
  • 14 Cham
  • 16 Stirling
  • 22 O'Ware
  • 23 Caraux
  • 27 McNeil
  • 28 Russell
Ref: Crawford Allan
Att: 1,685

Match Stats

Shots

9 8

On target

4 1

Corners

3 7

Fouls

7 15

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Queen of the South 2, Morton 0.

90:00 +3:14 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Queen of the South 2, Morton 0.

90:00 +2:25

Hand ball by Kabba-Modou Cham (Morton).

90:00 +1:48

Attempt missed. Archie Campbell (Morton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

90:00 +1:17

Attempt missed. Paul Burns (Queen of the South) header from a difficult angle and long range on the right is close, but misses to the right.

90:00 +0:12

Attempt missed. Tomas Peciar (Morton) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high.

89:46

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Chris Mitchell.

86:17

Mark Durnan (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

86:17

Foul by Jonathan Page (Morton).

83:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queen of the South. Michael Paton replaces Gavin Reilly.

80:35

Foul by Paul Burns (Queen of the South).

80:35

Craig Reid (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

79:25

Foul by Paul Burns (Queen of the South).

79:25

Mark McLaughlin (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

76:54

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Daniel Carmichael.

75:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queen of the South. Stephen McKenna replaces Derek Lyle.

73:29

Attempt missed. Daniel Carmichael (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

72:39

Foul by Paul Burns (Queen of the South).

72:39

Nacho Novo (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:25 Booking

Booking Kabba-Modou Cham (Morton) is shown the yellow card.

70:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morton. Kabba-Modou Cham replaces Tony Wallace.

69:17

Attempt missed. Tony Wallace (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

66:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morton. Stephen Stirling replaces Joe McKee.

65:32 Booking

Booking Kevin Holt (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card.

65:01

Foul by Kevin Holt (Queen of the South).

65:01

Nacho Novo (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

64:02

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Derek Young.

63:13

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Chris Higgins.

62:25

Gavin Reilly (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

62:25

Foul by Tomas Peciar (Morton).

60:28 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queen of the South. Paul Burns replaces Ian McShane.

60:05

Attempt missed. Ian McShane (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

59:33

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Mark McLaughlin.

58:33 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morton. Mark Russell replaces Dougie Imrie because of an injury.

55:50

Attempt saved. Daniel Carmichael (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

54:51 Booking

Booking Fouad Bachirou (Morton) is shown the yellow card.

54:46

Derek Young (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the right wing.

54:46

Foul by Fouad Bachirou (Morton).

54:06

Ian McShane (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the right wing.

54:06

Foul by Tony Wallace (Morton).

53:08

Attempt missed. Joe McKee (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

50:34

Attempt missed. Jonathan Page (Morton) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the left.

49:59

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Iain Russell.

48:37

Attempt missed. Nacho Novo (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

47:18

Attempt missed. Gavin Reilly (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

46:49

Attempt missed. Daniel Carmichael (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

45:50

Gavin Reilly (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:50

Foul by Mark McLaughlin (Morton).

45:00

Second Half begins Queen of the South 2, Morton 0.

45:00 +0:05 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Queen of the South 2, Morton 0.

42:51

Iain Russell (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42:51

Foul by Fouad Bachirou (Morton).

41:02

Foul by Daniel Carmichael (Queen of the South).

41:02

Nacho Novo (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:43

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Tomas Peciar.

38:48

Attempt missed. Archie Campbell (Morton) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

34:33

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Chris Mitchell.

31:58

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Craig Reid.

28:21

Attempt saved. Iain Russell (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

26:43

Iain Russell (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:43

Foul by Tony Wallace (Morton).

20:51

Derek Young (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

20:51

Foul by Nacho Novo (Morton).

17:18 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Queen of the South 2, Morton 0. Ian McShane (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Derek Lyle.

16:36

Daniel Carmichael (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:36

Foul by Tomas Peciar (Morton).

13:04

Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:04

Foul by Dougie Imrie (Morton).

11:05

Derek Young (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

11:05

Foul by Joe McKee (Morton).

10:11

Foul by Iain Russell (Queen of the South).

10:11

Craig Reid (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

9:33

Chris Mitchell (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the left wing.

9:33

Foul by Dougie Imrie (Morton).

5:30 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Queen of the South 1, Morton 0. Gavin Reilly (Queen of the South) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Daniel Carmichael.

4:41

Foul by Mark McLaughlin (Morton).

4:41

Gavin Reilly (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

2:56

Foul by Craig Reid (Morton).

2:56

Iain Russell (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2:26

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Zander Clark.

2:14

Attempt saved. Dougie Imrie (Morton) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

1:33

Dougie Imrie (Morton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

1:33

Foul by Chris Mitchell (Queen of the South).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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