Barry Smith secured his first win as Alloa Athletic manager as Scottish Championship bottom side Greenock Morton slipped further adrift.

The only goal of the game came in the first half when Graeme Holmes set up Ryan McCord to fire home.

Dougie Imrie headed straight at goalkeeper Scott Bain as the hosts searched in vain for a leveller.

And Morton's day worsened when Imrie was sent off in stoppage time for serious foul play.

Defeat means Kenny Shiels' side now trail Cowdenbeath by 12 points with 11 matches to play.

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (5)

Greenock Morton

  • 01 Gaston
  • 44 McCormack (Robertson - 55' )
  • 03 Fitzpatrick
  • 02 Taggart (Smith - 80' )
  • 40 Cole
  • 06 Findlay Booked
  • 21 Bachirou
  • 18 Vine Booked
  • 15 O'Connor (McKay - 56' )
  • 10 Campbell
  • 08 Imrie Dismissed

Substitutes

  • 11 O'Brien
  • 17 Smith
  • 19 McKay
  • 20 McIntyre
  • 22 O'Ware
  • 25 Robertson
  • 28 Russell

Alloa Athletic

  • 01 Bain
  • 02 Doyle
  • 03 Meggatt
  • 11 Young
  • 04 Gordon Booked
  • 05 Lindsay
  • 10 Holmes
  • 06 Simmons Booked
  • 09 Ferns (Riordan - 79' )
  • 07 Cawley
  • 08 McCord (Flannigan - 85' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Riordan
  • 14 Tiffoney
  • 15 Creaney
  • 16 Flannigan
  • 17 Caddis
  • 18 Kirk
  • 21 McDowall
Ref: John Beaton
Att: 1,628

Match Stats

Shots

15 10

On target

3 4

Corners

8 2

Fouls

9 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Morton 0, Alloa Athletic 1.

90:00 +3:02 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Morton 0, Alloa Athletic 1.

90:00 +2:48

Attempt blocked. Derek Riordan (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90:00 +1:58 Dismissal

Dismissal Dougie Imrie (Morton) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

90:00 +1:19

Jack Smith (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:19

Foul by Daryll Meggatt (Alloa Athletic).

90:00 +0:51

Attempt missed. Stuart Findlay (Morton) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

89:43

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Michael Doyle.

84:56 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Iain Flannigan replaces Ryan McCord.

83:31

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Daryll Meggatt.

83:17

Attempt blocked. Darren Cole (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

82:05

Stuart Findlay (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

82:05

Foul by Derek Riordan (Alloa Athletic).

81:14 Booking

Booking Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

81:04

Jack Smith (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81:04

Foul by Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic).

79:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morton. Jack Smith replaces Scott Taggart.

78:42 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Derek Riordan replaces Edward Ferns.

78:15

Foul by Fouad Bachirou (Morton).

78:15

Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

74:58 Booking

Booking Darren Young (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

74:23

Attempt missed. Marc Fitzpatrick (Morton) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

73:40

Fouad Bachirou (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:40

Foul by Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic).

72:16

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Ben Gordon.

68:27

Attempt saved. Barrie McKay (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

66:22

Attempt missed. Dougie Imrie (Morton) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

65:32

Attempt saved. Rowan Vine (Morton) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

64:43

Dougie Imrie (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

64:43

Foul by Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic).

61:35

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Ben Gordon.

60:57

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Liam Lindsay.

60:44

Attempt blocked. David Robertson (Morton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

60:20

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Michael Doyle.

60:00

Rowan Vine (Morton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

59:55

Foul by Darren Young (Alloa Athletic).

56:47

Attempt missed. Darren Cole (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

55:30

Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:30

Foul by Rowan Vine (Morton).

55:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morton. Barrie McKay replaces Garry O'Connor.

54:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morton. David Robertson replaces Jamie McCormack.

54:00

Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

53:57

Foul by Marc Fitzpatrick (Morton).

53:38

Attempt blocked. Rowan Vine (Morton) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

53:03

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Liam Lindsay.

52:45

Attempt blocked. Dougie Imrie (Morton) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

50:38

Attempt saved. Edward Ferns (Alloa Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

49:04

Attempt saved. Stuart Findlay (Morton) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

48:40

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Ben Gordon.

47:48

Foul by Daryll Meggatt (Alloa Athletic).

47:48

Dougie Imrie (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

47:21 Booking

Booking Stuart Findlay (Morton) is shown the yellow card.

47:08

Edward Ferns (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

47:08

Foul by Stuart Findlay (Morton).

45:00

Second Half begins Morton 0, Alloa Athletic 1.

45:00 +1:39 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Morton 0, Alloa Athletic 1.

44:47

Foul by Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic).

44:47

Stuart Findlay (Morton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

44:18

Attempt missed. Dougie Imrie (Morton) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

41:29

Attempt missed. Garry O'Connor (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

40:12

Liam Lindsay (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

40:12

Foul by Garry O'Connor (Morton).

39:10

Attempt missed. Archie Campbell (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

31:49

Attempt saved. Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

30:29

Foul by Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic).

30:29

Dougie Imrie (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

27:40 Booking

Booking Rowan Vine (Morton) is shown the yellow card.

27:24

Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

27:24

Foul by Rowan Vine (Morton).

25:00

Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

24:59

Foul by Fouad Bachirou (Morton).

22:13

Attempt missed. Liam Lindsay (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

18:24

Foul by Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic).

18:24

Fouad Bachirou (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17:26 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Morton 0, Alloa Athletic 1. Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Graeme Holmes.

15:52

Attempt missed. Daryll Meggatt (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

14:54

Foul by Daryll Meggatt (Alloa Athletic).

14:54

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

14:23

Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

14:23

Foul by Fouad Bachirou (Morton).

11:03

Attempt missed. Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

10:34

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Stuart Findlay.

9:49

Attempt missed. Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

6:37

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Jamie McCormack.

5:54

Attempt missed. Dougie Imrie (Morton) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

4:56

Attempt saved. Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

4:33

Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

4:33

Foul by Scott Taggart (Morton).

2:49

Attempt missed. Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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