Scottish League One
Forfar1Morton2

Forfar Athletic 1-2 Greenock Morton

Morton leapfrogged Forfar into second place in Scottish League One after a narrow victory at Station Park.

The Ton had two efforts cleared off the line early on as Ross Caldwell and Stefan McCluskey went close.

Joe McKee tapped in after Rab Douglas saved Caldwell's header though Forfar levelled when Danny Denholm finished off a Chris Templeman long-range pass.

Peter McDonald restored Morton's lead with a rifled shot five minutes later, then Denholm hit the visitors' bar.

Line-ups

Forfar

  • 1Douglas
  • 2TravisBooked at 53minsSubstituted forHusbandat 78'minutes
  • 4Malcolm
  • 5Dods
  • 3Campbell
  • 7KaderSubstituted forHilsonat 81'minutes
  • 6Young
  • 8Malin
  • 11Denholm
  • 10Swankie
  • 9FotheringhamSubstituted forTemplemanat 54'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Dale
  • 14Templeman
  • 15James
  • 16Husband
  • 17Hilson
  • 18Steeves
  • 21Salmon

Morton

  • 1Gaston
  • 2Kilday
  • 4O'Ware
  • 5Crighton
  • 3Russell
  • 10McCluskey
  • 8ForbesBooked at 17minsSubstituted forPepperat 78'minutes
  • 6Lamie
  • 7McKeeSubstituted forMillerat 78'minutes
  • 9MacDonaldSubstituted forFerrisat 90+1'minutes
  • 11Caldwell

Substitutes

  • 12Pepper
  • 14Cairnie
  • 15Miller
  • 16Ferris
  • 20Adam
Referee:
Alan Newlands
Attendance:
595

Match Stats

Home TeamForfarAway TeamMorton
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home11
Away16
Shots on Target
Home4
Away8
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Forfar Athletic 1, Morton 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forfar Athletic 1, Morton 2.

Danny Denholm (Forfar Athletic) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box following a set piece situation.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Conor Pepper.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Aidan Ferris replaces Peter MacDonald.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Ricki Lamie.

Foul by Conor Pepper (Morton).

Danny Denholm (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Stephen Husband (Forfar Athletic) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Mark Russell.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Dale Hilson replaces Omar Kader.

Attempt missed. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Stephen Husband (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Ross Caldwell (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Stephen Husband replaces Michael Travis.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Michael Miller replaces Joe McKee.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Conor Pepper replaces Ross Forbes.

Attempt saved. Mark Russell (Morton) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Danny Denholm (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked.

Attempt saved. Stefan McCluskey (Morton) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Forfar Athletic 1, Morton 2. Peter MacDonald (Morton) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Ross Caldwell.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Ricki Lamie.

Goal!

Goal! Forfar Athletic 1, Morton 1. Danny Denholm (Forfar Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chris Templeman.

Foul by Ross Caldwell (Morton).

Michael Travis (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Mark Russell.

Foul by Peter MacDonald (Morton).

Stuart Malcolm (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Derek Gaston.

Attempt saved. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Chris Templeman replaces Martin Fotheringham.

Attempt missed. Peter MacDonald (Morton) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Booking

Michael Travis (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Stefan McCluskey (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Travis (Forfar Athletic).

Attempt missed. Ross Forbes (Morton) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Ross Forbes (Morton) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Ross Caldwell (Morton).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Stranraer23127441261543
2Morton23132838281041
3Forfar2211653325839
4Brechin219843627935
5Dunfermline2296732221033
6Peterhead209652626033
7Airdrieonians236983130127
8Stenhousemuir2363142638-1221
9Ayr2254132439-1519
10Stirling2327142652-2613
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