Morton managed to stave off relegation with a comfortable win over Dumbarton, bringing an end to a run of six successive defeats.

Rowan Vine met David Robertson's cross to head beyond keeper Jamie Ewings.

Morton doubled their advantage seven minutes before the interval when Barrie McKay's delivery was nodded into the bottom corner by Thomas O'Ware.

And Kenny Shiels' side wrapped up a fourth win of the season when McKay was ran 35 yards before slotting home.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Greenock Morton

  • 01 Gaston
  • 22 O'Ware Booked
  • 03 Fitzpatrick
  • 21 Bachirou
  • 40 Cole
  • 06 Findlay
  • 25 Robertson (McKee - 82' )
  • 02 Taggart
  • 18 Vine
  • 19 McKay (Russell - 82' )
  • 08 Imrie (Knight - 86' )

Substitutes

  • 07 McKee
  • 10 Campbell
  • 17 Smith
  • 23 Caraux
  • 24 Knight
  • 28 Russell
  • 44 McCormack

Dumbarton

  • 19 Ewings
  • 02 McGinn
  • 06 Turner (Murray - 19' )
  • 24 Miller
  • 04 Graham
  • 05 McLaughlin
  • 15 Kirkpatrick
  • 08 Agnew (Prunty - 59' )
  • 21 Kane
  • 17 Nish (Fleming - 59' Booked )
  • 09 Megginson Booked

Substitutes

  • 01 Grindlay
  • 03 Smith
  • 07 Gilhaney
  • 11 McDougall
  • 12 Prunty
  • 14 Fleming
  • 26 Murray
Ref: Alan Muir
Att: 826

Match Stats

Shots

17 8

On target

8 3

Corners

5 3

Fouls

12 19

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Morton 3, Dumbarton 0.

90:00 +3:13 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Morton 3, Dumbarton 0.

90:00 +2:38

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

90:00 +2:38

Foul by Garry Fleming (Dumbarton).

90:00 +1:33

Attempt missed. Mark McLaughlin (Dumbarton) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

89:30

Foul by Mark Russell (Morton).

89:30

Paul McGinn (Dumbarton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

89:05

Joe McKee (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:58

Foul by Hugh Murray (Dumbarton).

87:41

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

87:41

Foul by Paul McGinn (Dumbarton).

85:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morton. Craig Knight replaces Dougie Imrie.

85:07

Marc Fitzpatrick (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85:07

Foul by Jordan Kirkpatrick (Dumbarton).

82:45

Foul by Joe McKee (Morton).

82:45

Andy Graham (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

81:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morton. Mark Russell replaces Barrie McKay.

81:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morton. Joe McKee replaces David Robertson.

80:25

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

77:05

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

77:05

Foul by Bryan Prunty (Dumbarton).

75:46

Foul by Scott Taggart (Morton).

75:46

Garry Fleming (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:31 Booking

Booking Garry Fleming (Dumbarton) is shown the yellow card.

73:00

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

72:56

Foul by Garry Fleming (Dumbarton).

72:30

Attempt missed. Barrie McKay (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

72:00

Rowan Vine (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:55

Foul by Andy Graham (Dumbarton).

71:20

Attempt saved. Barrie McKay (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

67:15

Attempt missed. Jordan Kirkpatrick (Dumbarton) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

66:37

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Stuart Findlay.

65:16

Attempt missed. Rowan Vine (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

64:31

Attempt saved. Paul McGinn (Dumbarton) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

63:20

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Scott Taggart.

62:15

Foul by Thomas O'Ware (Morton).

62:15

Andy Graham (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

62:01

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Jamie Ewings.

61:38

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

60:16

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

59:11

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Stuart Findlay.

58:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dumbarton. Garry Fleming replaces Colin Nish.

58:26 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dumbarton. Bryan Prunty replaces Scott Agnew.

58:14 Booking

Booking Thomas O'Ware (Morton) is shown the yellow card.

58:06

Foul by Thomas O'Ware (Morton).

58:06

Colin Nish (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:51 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Morton 3, Dumbarton 0. Barrie McKay (Morton) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal.

55:44

Attempt missed. Dougie Imrie (Morton) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

55:12 Booking

Booking Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton) is shown the yellow card.

55:02

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

55:02

Foul by Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton).

52:46

Darren Cole (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

52:46

Foul by Christopher Kane (Dumbarton).

52:00

Barrie McKay (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:52

Foul by Scott Agnew (Dumbarton).

50:32

Foul by Darren Cole (Morton).

50:32

Christopher Kane (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:24

Attempt saved. Rowan Vine (Morton) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

47:38

Foul by Rowan Vine (Morton).

47:38

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

47:02

Attempt saved. Christopher Kane (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

45:00

Second Half begins Morton 2, Dumbarton 0.

45:00 +2:08 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Morton 2, Dumbarton 0.

45:00 +1:42

Hand ball by Colin Nish (Dumbarton).

45:00 +0:02

Hand ball by Mark McLaughlin (Dumbarton).

44:26

Foul by Marc Fitzpatrick (Morton).

44:26

Jordan Kirkpatrick (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41:42

Attempt blocked. Scott Agnew (Dumbarton) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

40:50

Hand ball by Thomas O'Ware (Morton).

39:05

Attempt missed. Christopher Kane (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

37:55 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Morton 2, Dumbarton 0. Thomas O'Ware (Morton) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Barrie McKay.

37:00

Rowan Vine (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:53

Foul by Hugh Murray (Dumbarton).

34:49

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

34:49

Foul by Christopher Kane (Dumbarton).

34:15

Foul by Stuart Findlay (Morton).

34:15

Colin Nish (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:19

Hand ball by Hugh Murray (Dumbarton).

28:47

Attempt saved. Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

27:07

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

27:07

Foul by Colin Nish (Dumbarton).

22:50

Hand ball by Colin Nish (Dumbarton).

21:28

Foul by Stuart Findlay (Morton).

21:28

Colin Nish (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:23

Attempt missed. Marc Fitzpatrick (Morton) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

18:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dumbarton. Hugh Murray replaces Chris Turner because of an injury.

17:00

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

16:57

Foul by Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton).

15:13

Foul by Marc Fitzpatrick (Morton).

15:13

Colin Nish (Dumbarton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

14:53

Attempt saved. Dougie Imrie (Morton) left footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the top centre of the goal.

13:24 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Morton 1, Dumbarton 0. Rowan Vine (Morton) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by David Robertson with a cross.

8:56

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

8:00

David Robertson (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7:57

Foul by Chris Turner (Dumbarton).

6:17

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Michael Miller.

4:55

Attempt missed. Thomas O'Ware (Morton) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high following a corner.

4:38

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Andy Graham.

4:29

Attempt blocked. Fouad Bachirou (Morton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

4:05

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Colin Nish.

3:01

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Chris Turner.

2:42

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

1:46

Attempt missed. Scott Agnew (Dumbarton) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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