Scottish League One
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Greenock Morton 2-0 Forfar Athletic

Greenock Morton battled to victory over Scottish League One leaders Forfar Athletic, who finished with 10 men.

Midfielder Jon Scullion put the hosts in front on the quarter-hour when his powerful 20-yard drive found the net.

Scullion stung the hands of goalkeeper Robert Douglas before Forfar threatened an equaliser through Gavin Malin.

Andrew Barrowman converted Declan McManus's cross to double Morton's lead and Forfar's Jim Paterson was dismissed for a challenge on Jordan Allen.

Morton are now a point behind Forfar,

Line-ups

Morton

  • 1Gaston
  • 2KildayBooked at 81mins
  • 5Crighton
  • 6Milojevic Bjekovic
  • 3Russell
  • 4O'Ware
  • 8PepperBooked at 90mins
  • 7CrawfordSubstituted forLamieat 79'minutes
  • 11ScullionSubstituted forAllanat 79'minutes
  • 10McManus
  • 9BarrowmanSubstituted forCairnieat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Allan
  • 14McCluskey
  • 15McNeil
  • 16Cairnie
  • 17Lamie
  • 18Knight
  • 20McGowan

Forfar

  • 1Douglas
  • 2Dunlop
  • 4Malcolm
  • 5Dods
  • 3PatersonBooked at 88mins
  • 7MalinSubstituted forDenholmat 61'minutes
  • 8TemplemanSubstituted forKaderat 61'minutes
  • 6HusbandBooked at 67minsSubstituted forDaleat 82'minutes
  • 11Smith
  • 10Swankie
  • 9Hilson

Substitutes

  • 12Kader
  • 14Denholm
  • 15James
  • 16Dale
  • 17Yates
  • 21Salmon
Referee:
Greg Aitken
Attendance:
1,244

Match Stats

Home TeamMortonAway TeamForfar
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home6
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away1
Fouls
Home14
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Morton 2, Forfar Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morton 2, Forfar Athletic 0.

Booking

Conor Pepper (Morton) is shown the yellow card.

Dismissal

Jim Paterson (Forfar Athletic) is shown the red card for fighting.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Jordan Cairnie replaces Andrew Barrowman.

Hand ball by Declan McManus (Morton).

Foul by Andrew Barrowman (Morton).

Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic).

Foul by Conor Pepper (Morton).

Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ricki Lamie (Morton).

Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. James Dale replaces Stephen Husband.

Booking

Lee Kilday (Morton) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Michael Dunlop.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Ricki Lamie replaces Robbie Crawford.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Jordan Allan replaces Jon Scullion.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Michael Dunlop.

Attempt saved. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Darren Dods.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Michael Dunlop.

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

Foul by Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic).

Attempt missed. Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Booking

Stephen Husband (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Stephen Husband (Forfar Athletic).

Foul by Mark Russell (Morton).

Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Morton 2, Forfar Athletic 0. Andrew Barrowman (Morton) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Declan McManus with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Danny Denholm replaces Gavin Malin.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Omar Kader replaces Chris Templeman.

Attempt missed. Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Robbie Crawford.

Foul by Conor Pepper (Morton).

Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Declan McManus (Morton).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Forfar126421812622
2Dunfermline12633168821
3Morton127052014621
4Stranraer125522417720
5Ayr125161517-216
6Peterhead124441216-416
7Brechin114341817115
8Airdrieonians123451718-113
9Stenhousemuir123271520-511
10Stirling111461127-167
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