Falkirk's Championship title chances are hanging by a thread after dropping points against relegated Morton.

Conor McGrandles' sixth goal of the season capped a well-crafted move to give the visitors the lead.

But Morton equalised when Rowan Vine was on hand to finish from four yards following Barrie McKay's low cross.

Both sides had great chances to snatch the win, with Falkirk's Craig Sibbald hitting the post and Scott Shepherd denied by Morton keeper Nicolas Caraux.

However, two points dropped means the third-placed Bairns are now three behind leaders Dundee with one game to play. Falkirk need other results and goal difference to go their way next weekend if they are to end up champions.

Morton made an uncertain start as a combination of a few dodgy pass-backs and hesitant clearances by Caraux almost allowed Falkirk's Rory Loy in.

But Kenny Shiels' men composed themselves and Thomas O'Ware glanced a header narrowly wide before Imrie's long-range effort had Falkirk goalkeeper Michael McGovern worried.

When Darren Cole was dispossessed in the box at the other end, Blair Alston looked odds-on to score but side-footed wide from 12 yards to the frustration of Falkirk fans behind the goal.

But they were celebrating shortly after; McGrandles tucking home his sixth of the season after a lovely flick-on by Mark Beck and an unselfish square pass by Rory Loy.

Morton put a spanner in the works on the hour-mark. McKay did well to scamper down the left and put in a low cross which neither Stephen Kingsley nor David McCracken could deal with, leaving Vine to smash it in.

The win could still have gone to the visitors, had Sibbald's shot from the angle not rebounded off Caraux's upright.

And substitute Scott Shepherd watched as his low, injury-time effort was clutched by a grateful Caraux just before it trundled over the line.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (2)

Greenock Morton

  • 23 Caraux
  • 22 O'Ware Booked
  • 28 Russell
  • 02 Taggart
  • 40 Cole Booked
  • 06 Findlay
  • 25 Robertson
  • 21 Bachirou
  • 18 Vine
  • 19 McKay
  • 08 Imrie

Substitutes

  • 10 Campbell
  • 15 O'Connor
  • 20 McIntyre
  • 24 Knight
  • 27 McNeil
  • 36 Cairnie
  • 44 McCormack

Falkirk

  • 01 McGovern
  • 02 Duffie
  • 36 Chalmers
  • 11 McGrandles
  • 34 McCracken
  • 03 Kingsley
  • 08 Alston (Shepherd - 84' )
  • 35 Millar Booked (Durojaiye - 82' )
  • 07 Beck
  • 33 Loy
  • 10 Sibbald

Substitutes

  • 04 Durojaiye
  • 12 Bowman
  • 15 Dick
  • 19 Leahy
  • 21 Rowan
  • 30 Bia Bi
  • 31 Shepherd
Ref: Craig Thomson
Att: 1,921

Match Stats

Shots

9 12

On target

3 4

Corners

3 7

Fouls

11 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Morton 1, Falkirk 1.

90:00 +2:02 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Morton 1, Falkirk 1.

90:00 +0:18

Attempt saved. Scott Shepherd (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

89:01

Foul by Dougie Imrie (Morton).

89:01

Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

87:25

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

87:12

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

85:14

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

85:14

Foul by Joe Chalmers (Falkirk).

83:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Falkirk. Scott Shepherd replaces Blair Alston.

83:06

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

83:06

Foul by Blair Alston (Falkirk).

82:28

Attempt missed. Mark Beck (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

82:14

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Thomas O'Ware.

81:50

Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

81:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Falkirk. Olumide Durojaiye replaces Mark Millar.

80:49

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

80:09

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Mark Millar.

79:36

Mark Russell (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:36

Foul by Mark Millar (Falkirk).

77:50

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

77:50

Foul by Stephen Kingsley (Falkirk).

77:14

Attempt missed. Rowan Vine (Morton) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right.

73:45

Hand ball by Blair Alston (Falkirk).

73:00

Attempt missed. Kieran Duffie (Falkirk) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

71:51

Attempt missed. Dougie Imrie (Morton) left footed shot from long range on the right is high and wide to the left.

71:16

Foul by Thomas O'Ware (Morton).

71:16

Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the right wing.

68:31 Booking

Booking Mark Millar (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card.

68:25

Barrie McKay (Morton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

68:25

Foul by Mark Millar (Falkirk).

64:32

Thomas O'Ware (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:32

Foul by Conor McGrandles (Falkirk).

64:04

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Scott Taggart.

62:11 Booking

Booking Darren Cole (Morton) is shown the yellow card.

62:07

Foul by Darren Cole (Morton).

62:07

Rory Loy (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:17 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Morton 1, Falkirk 1. Rowan Vine (Morton) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dougie Imrie.

57:44

Attempt saved. Rory Loy (Falkirk) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

57:00

Mark Beck (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:59

Foul by Stuart Findlay (Morton).

56:32

Foul by Conor McGrandles (Falkirk).

56:32

Mark Russell (Morton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

56:20

Attempt saved. Joe Chalmers (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

53:38

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Thomas O'Ware.

50:29

Foul by Mark Beck (Falkirk).

50:29

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

45:00

Second Half begins Morton 0, Falkirk 1.

45:00 +0:48 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Morton 0, Falkirk 1.

44:43 Booking

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

44:24

Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44:24

Foul by Thomas O'Ware (Morton).

43:41

Foul by Joe Chalmers (Falkirk).

43:41

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

43:09

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Darren Cole.

42:31

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Stuart Findlay.

40:40 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Morton 0, Falkirk 1. Conor McGrandles (Falkirk) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Rory Loy.

39:07

Foul by Darren Cole (Morton).

39:07

Mark Beck (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38:48

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

36:30

Foul by Stephen Kingsley (Falkirk).

36:30

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

34:37

Foul by Thomas O'Ware (Morton).

34:37

Mark Beck (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the right wing.

33:55

Attempt missed. Blair Alston (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

32:22

Foul by Mark Russell (Morton).

32:22

Kieran Duffie (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the left wing.

29:53

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Stuart Findlay.

27:43

Attempt missed. Conor McGrandles (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

27:10

Hand ball by Darren Cole (Morton).

25:42

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

24:41

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Thomas O'Ware.

22:31

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

22:31

Foul by Mark Beck (Falkirk).

20:25

Corner, Morton. Conceded by David McCracken.

19:13

Attempt missed. Thomas O'Ware (Morton) header from very close range misses to the left.

18:42

Corner, Morton. Conceded by David McCracken.

16:13

Foul by Dougie Imrie (Morton).

16:13

Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

11:07

Foul by Fouad Bachirou (Morton).

11:07

Conor McGrandles (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

9:31

Attempt missed. Rory Loy (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

8:07

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

8:07

Foul by Mark Millar (Falkirk).

5:44

Foul by Craig Sibbald (Falkirk).

5:44

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

2:12

Attempt missed. Blair Alston (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

1:09

Attempt missed. Mark Millar (Falkirk) 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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