Gavin Reilly was on target as Queen of the South recorded a convincing win over Scottish Championship bottom side Greenock Morton.

Chris Higgins headed Queens ahead early in the match.

And Derek Lyle bundled in from close range to double the hosts' advantage after the break.

Jim McIntyre's side sealed all three points when Reilly slotted in his 11th goal of the season from close range near the end.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Queen of the South

  • 01 Clark
  • 02 Mitchell Booked
  • 03 Higgins
  • 08 Kerr Booked
  • 06 Dowie
  • 05 Durnan
  • 07 Burns (McKenna - 66' )
  • 04 McShane (Russell - 71' )
  • 10 Reilly
  • 09 Lyle (McHugh - 61' )
  • 11 Paton

Substitutes

  • 12 Atkinson
  • 14 McHugh
  • 15 Russell
  • 16 McKenna
  • 17 Holt
  • 18 Kidd
  • 19 Young

Greenock Morton

  • 01 Gaston
  • 44 McCormack
  • 03 Fitzpatrick
  • 21 Bachirou
  • 06 Findlay
  • 22 O'Ware
  • 25 Robertson (McKay - 61' )
  • 02 Taggart
  • 15 O'Connor (Smith - 44' )
  • 10 Campbell (Cairnie - 85' )
  • 08 Imrie

Substitutes

  • 09 Wallace
  • 17 Smith
  • 19 McKay
  • 23 Caraux
  • 24 Knight
  • 28 Russell
  • 36 Cairnie
Ref: Iain Brines
Att: 1,487

Match Stats

Shots

14 6

On target

6 4

Corners

9 8

Fouls

9 8

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Queen of the South 3, Morton 0.

90:00 +2:26 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Queen of the South 3, Morton 0.

90:00 +1:31

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Dougie Imrie.

90:00 +0:16

Attempt blocked. Robert McHugh (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

88:56

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Derek Gaston.

88:47

Attempt saved. Robert McHugh (Queen of the South) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the top centre of the goal.

86:27

Attempt missed. Iain Russell (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

85:24

Foul by Stephen McKenna (Queen of the South).

85:24

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

84:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morton. Jordan Cairnie replaces Archie Campbell.

82:39

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Mark Durnan.

81:43

Robert McHugh (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81:43

Foul by Jamie McCormack (Morton).

80:44 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Queen of the South 3, Morton 0. Gavin Reilly (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Iain Russell.

73:24

Attempt saved. Thomas O'Ware (Morton) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

73:07

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Mark Kerr.

72:03

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

72:03

Foul by Jamie McCormack (Morton).

71:25

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

71:25

Foul by Marc Fitzpatrick (Morton).

70:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queen of the South. Iain Russell replaces Ian McShane.

69:10

Attempt missed. Robert McHugh (Queen of the South) header from the centre of the box is too high.

68:31

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Stuart Findlay.

67:28

Attempt saved. Marc Fitzpatrick (Morton) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

65:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queen of the South. Stephen McKenna replaces Paul Burns.

65:08 Booking

Booking Mark Kerr (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card.

65:00

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

64:56

Foul by Mark Kerr (Queen of the South).

62:24

Attempt missed. Mark Durnan (Queen of the South) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

61:47

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Stuart Findlay.

61:14

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

61:14

Foul by Dougie Imrie (Morton).

60:54 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morton. Barrie McKay replaces David Robertson.

60:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queen of the South. Robert McHugh replaces Derek Lyle.

59:44

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

58:23

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Marc Fitzpatrick.

54:44

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

54:44

Foul by Jamie McCormack (Morton).

54:06

Attempt missed. Jack Smith (Morton) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

50:26

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Chris Mitchell.

49:48

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Mark Durnan.

48:51 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Queen of the South 2, Morton 0. Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Michael Paton.

48:24

Gavin Reilly (Queen of the South) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

45:16

Foul by Derek Lyle (Queen of the South).

45:16

Thomas O'Ware (Morton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45:00

Second Half begins Queen of the South 1, Morton 0.

45:00 +0:10 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Queen of the South 1, Morton 0.

44:49

Attempt missed. Chris Mitchell (Queen of the South) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

43:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morton. Jack Smith replaces Garry O'Connor because of an injury.

42:35

Chris Mitchell (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42:35

Foul by Dougie Imrie (Morton).

39:38

Attempt missed. Mark Durnan (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

37:08

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Derek Gaston.

36:59

Attempt saved. Chris Higgins (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

36:33

Attempt blocked. Gavin Reilly (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

35:51

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Thomas O'Ware.

33:07 Booking

Booking Chris Mitchell (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card.

33:03

Foul by Chris Mitchell (Queen of the South).

33:03

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

31:11

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Stuart Findlay.

29:16

Foul by Michael Paton (Queen of the South).

29:16

Scott Taggart (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

28:26

Foul by Gavin Reilly (Queen of the South).

28:26

Thomas O'Ware (Morton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

27:13

Hand ball by Dougie Imrie (Morton).

25:06

Foul by Michael Paton (Queen of the South).

25:06

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

22:33

Attempt saved. Thomas O'Ware (Morton) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

22:08

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Chris Mitchell.

20:00

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

19:57

Foul by Chris Mitchell (Queen of the South).

19:28

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

19:28

Foul by David Robertson (Morton).

14:35

Attempt saved. Ian McShane (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

13:58

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Mark Durnan.

13:21

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Ian McShane.

11:28

Attempt saved. Archie Campbell (Morton) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

10:46

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Paul Burns.

10:30

Foul by Mark Durnan (Queen of the South).

10:30

Garry O'Connor (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8:29 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Queen of the South 1, Morton 0. Chris Higgins (Queen of the South) header from the left side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Chris Mitchell with a cross.

7:40

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Stuart Findlay.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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