Scottish Championship
Morton3Dumbarton0

Greenock Morton 3-0 Dumbarton

Morton were 3-0 winner at home to Dumbarton

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.

Line-ups

Morton

  • 1Gaston
  • 22O'WareBooked at 59mins
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 21Bachirou
  • 40Cole
  • 6Findlay
  • 25RobertsonSubstituted forMcKeeat 82'minutes
  • 2Taggart
  • 18Vine
  • 19McKaySubstituted forRussellat 82'minutes
  • 8ImrieSubstituted forKnightat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7McKee
  • 10Campbell
  • 17Smith
  • 23Caraux
  • 24Knight
  • 28Russell
  • 44McCormack

Dumbarton

  • 19Ewings
  • 2McGinn
  • 6TurnerSubstituted forMurrayat 19'minutes
  • 24Miller
  • 4Graham
  • 5McLaughlin
  • 15Kirkpatrick
  • 8AgnewSubstituted forPruntyat 59'minutes
  • 21Kane
  • 17NishSubstituted forFlemingat 59'minutesBooked at 74mins
  • 9MegginsonBooked at 56mins

Substitutes

  • 1Grindlay
  • 3Smith
  • 7Gilhaney
  • 11McDougall
  • 12Prunty
  • 14Fleming
  • 26Murray
Referee:
Alan Muir
Attendance:
826

Match Stats

Home TeamMortonAway TeamDumbarton
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home17
Away8
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Morton 3, Dumbarton 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morton 3, Dumbarton 0.

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

Foul by Garry Fleming (Dumbarton).

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

Foul by Mark Russell (Morton).

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

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

Foul by Hugh Murray (Dumbarton).

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

Foul by Paul McGinn (Dumbarton).

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Craig Knight replaces Dougie Imrie.

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

Foul by Jordan Kirkpatrick (Dumbarton).

Foul by Joe McKee (Morton).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Mark Russell replaces Barrie McKay.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Joe McKee replaces David Robertson.

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

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

Foul by Bryan Prunty (Dumbarton).

Foul by Scott Taggart (Morton).

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

Booking

Garry Fleming (Dumbarton) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Garry Fleming (Dumbarton).

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

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

Foul by Andy Graham (Dumbarton).

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

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

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Stuart Findlay.

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

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

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Scott Taggart.

Foul by Thomas O'Ware (Morton).

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

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Jamie Ewings.

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

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Hamilton3117862159
2Dundee3118582159
3Falkirk3115881753
4Queen of Sth31146111148
5Livingston3112613142
6Dumbarton3112613-342
7Raith Rovers3110912-839
8Alloa3110714-1037
9Cowdenbeath319616-1833
10Morton314720-3219
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