Scottish League One
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Greenock Morton 2-0 Stirling Albion

Andrew Barrowman and David McNeil hit the goals as Morton beat Stirling Albion to go third in League One.

Barrowman broke the deadlock with his second goal of the season, firing home from close range after keeper Callum Reidford saved Joe McKee's effort.

Stefan McCluskey almost made it 2-0 after the break but Lee Hamilton nodded his drive off the line.

McNeil made sure of the points late on, notching his first goal of the campaign from a few yards out.

The result leaves Stirling at the foot of the table.

Line-ups

Morton

  • 1Gaston
  • 2Kilday
  • 4O'Ware
  • 5Milojevic Bjekovic
  • 3Russell
  • 7McKee
  • 8Pepper
  • 6Hands
  • 11McCluskeySubstituted forMcCluskeyat 67'minutes
  • 10McManus
  • 9BarrowmanSubstituted forMcNeilat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12McCluskey
  • 14Scullion
  • 15McNeil
  • 16Crawford
  • 17Lamie
  • 18Knight
  • 20Caraux

Stirling

  • 1Reidford
  • 2Hamilton
  • 5McGeachie
  • 6Smith
  • 3Creaney
  • 4McCluneSubstituted forFultonat 84'minutes
  • 8Robertson
  • 7Smith
  • 10Doris
  • 11WeirSubstituted forCunninghamat 71'minutes
  • 9CoultSubstituted forSmithat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Smith
  • 14Forsyth
  • 15Cunningham
  • 16Fulton
  • 17Paterson
  • 18Smith
  • 19McCulloch
Referee:
Mat Northcroft
Attendance:
1,225

Match Stats

Home TeamMortonAway TeamStirling
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home11
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Morton 2, Stirling Albion 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morton 2, Stirling Albion 0.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by James Creaney.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Lee Hamilton.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by James Creaney.

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Derek Gaston.

Attempt saved. Willie Robertson (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Thomas O'Ware (Morton).

Sandy Cunningham (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Declan McManus (Morton).

Lee Hamilton (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Morton 2, Stirling Albion 0. David McNeil (Morton) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Derek Gaston.

Attempt saved. Gordon Smith (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Stirling Albion. Dale Fulton replaces David McClune.

Conor Pepper (Morton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sandy Cunningham (Stirling Albion).

Foul by Mark Russell (Morton).

Gordon Smith (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Lee Kilday.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. David McNeil replaces Andrew Barrowman because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Joe McKee (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

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

Foul by Darren L. Smith (Stirling Albion).

Corner, Morton. Conceded by James Creaney.

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Joe McKee.

Substitution

Substitution, Stirling Albion. Sandy Cunningham replaces Graham Weir.

Foul by Thomas O'Ware (Morton).

Steven Doris (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Graham Weir (Stirling Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Foul by Reece Hands (Morton).

Gordon Smith (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Gordon Smith (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Stirling Albion. Gordon Smith replaces Lewis Coult.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Jamie McCluskey replaces Stefan McCluskey.

Attempt saved. Reece Hands (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

Hand ball by Conor Pepper (Morton).

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Chris Smith.

Stefan McCluskey (Morton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by David McClune (Stirling Albion).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Forfar9621179820
2Dunfermline9612145919
3Morton95041612415
4Ayr94141312113
5Brechin93331515012
6Peterhead832388011
7Stranraer82421314-110
8Airdrieonians92251215-38
9Stenhousemuir92251016-68
10Stirling9135921-126
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