Scottish Championship
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Greenock Morton 0-2 Falkirk

Kenny Shiels suffered defeat in his first match in charge of Greenock Morton as Falkirk left Cappielow with all three points.

Kieran Duffie opened the scoring for the Bairns, heading home Mark Millar's delivery in the second half.

Falkirk were awarded a penalty when Tomas Peciar fouled Philip Roberts in the area and Rory Loy converted.

Morton could not find a way back and they now sit six points adrift at the bottom of the table.

Line-ups

Morton

  • 23Caraux
  • 12Reid
  • 3FitzpatrickSubstituted forCampbellat 70'minutes
  • 16Stirling
  • 18Habai
  • 4Peciar
  • 8ImrieBooked at 60mins
  • 21Bachirou
  • 27McNeil
  • 14Hands
  • 7McKeeSubstituted forFerrisat 45'minutesBooked at 72mins

Substitutes

  • 1Gaston
  • 2Taggart
  • 6McLaughlin
  • 10Campbell
  • 20Gómez Novo
  • 28Russell
  • 32Ferris

Falkirk

  • 1McGovern
  • 2Duffie
  • 3Kingsley
  • 35Millar
  • 6Vaulks
  • 34McCracken
  • 7Fulton
  • 10SibbaldSubstituted forLeahyat 80'minutes
  • 33LoySubstituted forAlstonat 82'minutes
  • 9RobertsSubstituted forShepherdat 72'minutes
  • 11McGrandlesBooked at 59mins

Substitutes

  • 4Durojaiye
  • 5Flynn
  • 8Alston
  • 12Bowman
  • 18Small
  • 19Leahy
  • 31Shepherd
Referee:
Stephen Finnie
Attendance:
1,873

Match Stats

Home TeamMortonAway TeamFalkirk
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home8
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away9
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Morton 0, Falkirk 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morton 0, Falkirk 2.
Attempt saved. Fouad Bachirou (Morton) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.
Foul by Dougie Imrie (Morton).
Jay Fulton (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Michal Habai.
Foul by Michal Habai (Morton).
Scott Shepherd (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Archie Campbell (Morton) left footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.
Foul by David McNeil (Morton).
Blair Alston (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Blair Alston replaces Rory Loy.
Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Tomas Peciar.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Luke Leahy replaces Craig Sibbald.
Attempt saved. Rory Loy (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Craig Reid (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
Foul by Craig Reid (Morton).
Scott Shepherd (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Scott Shepherd replaces Philip Roberts.

Booking

Aidan Ferris (Morton) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Aidan Ferris (Morton).
Jay Fulton (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Archie Campbell replaces Marc Fitzpatrick.

Goal!

Goal! Morton 0, Falkirk 2. Rory Loy (Falkirk) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.
Penalty conceded by Tomas Peciar (Morton) after a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty Falkirk. Philip Roberts draws a foul in the penalty area.
Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Dougie Imrie.
Corner, Morton. Conceded by Will Vaulks.
Attempt saved. Michal Habai (Morton) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Morton. Conceded by Mark Millar.
Craig Reid (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jay Fulton (Falkirk).
Foul by Philip Roberts (Falkirk).
Dougie Imrie (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Dougie Imrie (Morton) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Conor McGrandles (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card.
Corner, Morton. Conceded by Will Vaulks.
Foul by David McCracken (Falkirk).
Aidan Ferris (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Will Vaulks (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by David McNeil (Morton).
Attempt saved. David McNeil (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Morton 0, Falkirk 1. Kieran Duffie (Falkirk) header from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Mark Millar.
Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Tomas Peciar.

Second Half

Second Half begins Morton 0, Falkirk 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Aidan Ferris replaces Joe McKee.

Half Time

First Half ends, Morton 0, Falkirk 0.
Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Joe McKee.
Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Tomas Peciar.
Corner, Morton. Conceded by Will Vaulks.
Attempt missed. Reece Hands (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Corner, Morton. Conceded by Kieran Duffie.
Foul by Rory Loy (Falkirk).
Dougie Imrie (Morton) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Tomas Peciar (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Will Vaulks (Falkirk).
Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Craig Reid.
Rory Loy (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Stephen Stirling (Morton).
Attempt missed. Reece Hands (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Rory Loy (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Dundee1710341433
2Hamilton17944931
3Raith Rovers17854429
4Falkirk168441428
5Alloa17836327
6Livingston17647-322
7Dumbarton17638-621
8Queen of Sth16547119
9Cowdenbeath174310-1415
10Morton172312-229
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