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Greenock Morton 0-1 Alloa Athletic

Barry Smith secured his first win as Alloa Athletic manager as Scottish Championship bottom side Greenock Morton slipped further adrift.

The only goal of the game came in the first half when Graeme Holmes set up Ryan McCord to fire home.

Dougie Imrie headed straight at goalkeeper Scott Bain as the hosts searched in vain for a leveller.

And Morton's day worsened when Imrie was sent off in stoppage time for serious foul play.

Defeat means Kenny Shiels' side now trail Cowdenbeath by 12 points with 11 matches to play.

Line-ups

Morton

  • 1Gaston
  • 44McCormackSubstituted forRobertsonat 55'minutes
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 2TaggartSubstituted forSmithat 80'minutes
  • 40Cole
  • 6FindlayBooked at 48mins
  • 21Bachirou
  • 18VineBooked at 28mins
  • 15O'ConnorSubstituted forMcKayat 56'minutes
  • 10Campbell
  • 8ImrieBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 11O'Brien
  • 17Smith
  • 19McKay
  • 20McIntyre
  • 22O'Ware
  • 25Robertson
  • 28Russell

Alloa

  • 1Bain
  • 2Doyle
  • 3Meggatt
  • 11Young
  • 4GordonBooked at 82mins
  • 5Lindsay
  • 10Holmes
  • 6SimmonsBooked at 75mins
  • 9FernsSubstituted forRiordanat 79'minutes
  • 7Cawley
  • 8McCordSubstituted forFlanniganat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Riordan
  • 14Tiffoney
  • 15Creaney
  • 16Flannigan
  • 17Caddis
  • 18Kirk
  • 21McDowall
Referee:
John Beaton
Attendance:
1,628

Match Stats

Home TeamMortonAway TeamAlloa
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home15
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Morton 0, Alloa Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morton 0, Alloa Athletic 1.
Attempt blocked. Derek Riordan (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Dismissal

Dougie Imrie (Morton) is shown the red card for a bad foul.
Jack Smith (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Daryll Meggatt (Alloa Athletic).
Attempt missed. Stuart Findlay (Morton) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Corner, Morton. Conceded by Michael Doyle.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Iain Flannigan replaces Ryan McCord.
Corner, Morton. Conceded by Daryll Meggatt.
Attempt blocked. Darren Cole (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Stuart Findlay (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Derek Riordan (Alloa Athletic).

Booking

Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.
Jack Smith (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Jack Smith replaces Scott Taggart.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Derek Riordan replaces Edward Ferns.
Foul by Fouad Bachirou (Morton).
Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Darren Young (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.
Attempt missed. Marc Fitzpatrick (Morton) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.
Fouad Bachirou (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic).
Corner, Morton. Conceded by Ben Gordon.
Attempt saved. Barrie McKay (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Dougie Imrie (Morton) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Attempt saved. Rowan Vine (Morton) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.
Dougie Imrie (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic).
Corner, Morton. Conceded by Ben Gordon.
Corner, Morton. Conceded by Liam Lindsay.
Attempt blocked. David Robertson (Morton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Corner, Morton. Conceded by Michael Doyle.
Rowan Vine (Morton) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Darren Young (Alloa Athletic).
Attempt missed. Darren Cole (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Rowan Vine (Morton).

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Barrie McKay replaces Garry O'Connor.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. David Robertson replaces Jamie McCormack.
Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Marc Fitzpatrick (Morton).
Attempt blocked. Rowan Vine (Morton) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
Corner, Morton. Conceded by Liam Lindsay.
Attempt blocked. Dougie Imrie (Morton) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
Attempt saved. Edward Ferns (Alloa Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Attempt saved. Stuart Findlay (Morton) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.
Corner, Morton. Conceded by Ben Gordon.
Foul by Daryll Meggatt (Alloa Athletic).
Dougie Imrie (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Stuart Findlay (Morton) is shown the yellow card.
Edward Ferns (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Stuart Findlay (Morton).

Second Half

Second Half begins Morton 0, Alloa Athletic 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Morton 0, Alloa Athletic 1.
Foul by Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic).
Stuart Findlay (Morton) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt missed. Dougie Imrie (Morton) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Attempt missed. Garry O'Connor (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Liam Lindsay (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Dundee2514471646
2Hamilton2513661445
3Falkirk2512761743
4Dumbarton251069036
5Queen of Sth2510510535
6Livingston259511-132
7Alloa249510-632
8Raith Rovers24879-531
9Cowdenbeath258413-1528
10Morton253715-2516
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