Scottish Championship
Morton1Queen of Sth1

Greenock Morton 1-1 Queen of the South

Archie Campbell (right) equalised for Morton

Greenock Morton missed a chance to move within five points of Cowdenbeath at the bottom of the table after drawing with nine-man Queen of the South.

The visitors took the lead on the stroke of half-time when Iain Russell tapped in following a low cross.

But Chris Higgins was dismissed for deliberate handball when he was the last man seconds before the break.

Russell was sent off for a poor challenge on Jamie McCormack and Archie Campbell headed the equaliser.

Marc Fitzpatrick had come close to an equaliser in the Scottish Championship encounter with an earlier well-struck shot that hit the crossbar.

And Campbell's fourth goal of the season at least earned Morton a point in a game they came close to leading after 15 minutes when Scott Taggart put Garry O'Connor through on goal, but the former Scotland striker's 20-yard drive came back off the post.

In addition to having two players sent off, Queens also lost goalkeeper Alex Clark to injury after 24 minutes, with James Atkinson coming on.

Line-ups

Morton

  • 23Caraux
  • 44McCormackSubstituted forSampayoat 77'minutes
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 2Taggart
  • 40Cole
  • 22O'WareBooked at 59minsSubstituted forCampbellat 63'minutes
  • 8ImrieBooked at 37mins
  • 21Bachirou
  • 15O'Connor
  • 25RobertsonSubstituted forFultonat 58'minutes
  • 19McKay

Substitutes

  • 1Gaston
  • 9Wallace
  • 10Campbell
  • 16Sampayo
  • 26Fulton
  • 27McNeil
  • 31Jamieson

Queen of Sth

  • 1ClarkSubstituted forAtkinsonat 24'minutes
  • 2Mitchell
  • 3Holt
  • 4McKennaBooked at 50mins
  • 5Durnan
  • 6HigginsBooked at 45mins
  • 8BurnsBooked at 36mins
  • 10PatonSubstituted forDowieat 45+3'minutes
  • 9Lyle
  • 7ReillySubstituted forMcShaneat 53'minutesBooked at 76mins
  • 11RussellBooked at 51mins

Substitutes

  • 12Atkinson
  • 14McHugh
  • 15Carmichael
  • 16McShane
  • 17Dzierzawski
  • 18Dowie
  • 19Hooper
Referee:
Euan Anderson
Attendance:
2,341

Match Stats

Home TeamMortonAway TeamQueen of Sth
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home17
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Morton 1, Queen of the South 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morton 1, Queen of the South 1.
Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Dougie Imrie.
Attempt missed. Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) right footed shot from very close range is just a bit too high.
Foul by Dougie Imrie (Morton).
Paul Burns (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Marc Fitzpatrick (Morton) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Corner, Morton. Conceded by Jim Atkinson.
Attempt saved. Marc Fitzpatrick (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Fouad Bachirou (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Paul Burns (Queen of the South).

Goal!

Goal! Morton 1, Queen of the South 1. Archie Campbell (Morton) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ben Sampayo.
Attempt saved. Ian McShane (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Foul by Dougie Imrie (Morton).
Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt blocked. Fouad Bachirou (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt saved. Marc Fitzpatrick (Morton) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Ben Sampayo replaces Jamie McCormack.
Marc Fitzpatrick (Morton) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Booking

Ian McShane (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Falkirk2111641939
2Dundee2112361639
3Hamilton2111551138
4Dumbarton21939-130
5Raith Rovers21867-230
6Queen of Sth21858429
7Livingston21849-128
8Alloa21849-428
9Cowdenbeath226313-1821
10Morton223514-2414
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