Scottish League One
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Greenock Morton 0-1 Ayr United

Ayr United secured a narrow win over Greenock Morton in the Scottish Championship.

Former Morton man Scott McLaughlin found the top left corner after 35 minutes, pouncing on a rebound after Derek Gaston saved his initial effort.

Declan McManus and Robbie Crawford had the best chances for the hosts, but both were wasted.

Jon Scullion nearly saved the day for the home side with a late strike, but David Hutton blocked his effort.

Line-ups

Morton

  • 1Gaston
  • 2Kilday
  • 4O'Ware
  • 5Milojevic Bjekovic
  • 3Russell
  • 8Pepper
  • 6HandsSubstituted forScullionat 63'minutes
  • 7McKee
  • 11CrawfordSubstituted forLamieat 77'minutes
  • 9Barrowman
  • 10McManus

Substitutes

  • 12Scullion
  • 14Lamie
  • 15McNeil
  • 16Allan
  • 17Knight
  • 20Caraux

Ayr

  • 1Hutton
  • 2Devlin
  • 5Campbell
  • 4Murphy
  • 3McKinlayBooked at 53mins
  • 7SlaneSubstituted forForrestat 59'minutes
  • 10McGovern
  • 8McLaughlin
  • 11Donald
  • 6BeattieSubstituted forShirkieat 81'minutes
  • 9DonnellySubstituted forCrawfordat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Crawford
  • 14McKenzie
  • 15Muir
  • 16Shirkie
  • 17Forrest
  • 19Newman
Referee:
Calum Murray
Attendance:
1,744

Match Stats

Home TeamMortonAway TeamAyr
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home9
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Morton 0, Ayr United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morton 0, Ayr United 1.

Foul by Thomas O'Ware (Morton).

Alan Forrest (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Jon Scullion.

Hand ball by Lee Kilday (Morton).

Attempt missed. Andrew Barrowman (Morton) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Nicky Devlin.

Alan Forrest (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Thomas O'Ware (Morton).

Attempt saved. Jon Scullion (Morton) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Dale Shirkie replaces Craig Beattie.

Andrew Barrowman (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Martyn Campbell (Ayr United).

Attempt missed. Alan Forrest (Ayr United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Jon Scullion (Morton) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Ricki Lamie replaces Robbie Crawford.

Foul by Andrew Barrowman (Morton).

Peter Murphy (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Robbie Crawford replaces Ryan Donnelly.

Attempt missed. Craig Knight (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Declan McManus (Morton) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Jon Paul McGovern.

Lee Kilday (Morton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kevin McKinlay (Ayr United).

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Jon Scullion replaces Reece Hands.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Alan Forrest.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Thomas O'Ware.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Alan Forrest replaces Paul Slane.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Craig Knight replaces Joe McKee.

Hand ball by Conor Pepper (Morton).

Robbie Crawford (Morton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Paul Slane (Ayr United).

Booking

Kevin McKinlay (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.

Conor Pepper (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kevin McKinlay (Ayr United).

Foul by Declan McManus (Morton).

Martyn Campbell (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Declan McManus (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Forfar10631179821
2Dunfermline10622145920
3Ayr105141412216
4Morton105051613315
5Stranraer93421515013
6Peterhead933399012
7Brechin103341617-112
8Stenhousemuir103251416-211
9Airdrieonians102351316-39
10Stirling10136925-166
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