Scottish League One
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Greenock Morton 4-0 Stirling Albion

Stefan McCluskey's hat-trick against Stirling took Morton's unbeaten run to eight games and lifted them to the top of Scottish League One as Stranraer lost at Stenhousemuir.

Morton goalkeeper Derek Gaston saved efforts from Angus Beith and Gordon Smith before McCluskey turned in Declan McManus' superb cross from the right.

After the interval, McCluskey slotted past Greg Paterson and completed his treble with a scuffed effort.

McManus thumped in the Ton's fourth.

Line-ups

Morton

  • 1Gaston
  • 2KildaySubstituted forMillerat 75'minutes
  • 5Crighton
  • 6Milojevic Bjekovic
  • 3Russell
  • 11McCluskey
  • 7McKeeSubstituted forMcCluskeyat 23'minutes
  • 4O'Ware
  • 8ForbesBooked at 73mins
  • 10McManus
  • 9CaldwellSubstituted forMacDonaldat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12McCluskey
  • 14MacDonald
  • 15Lamie
  • 16Miller
  • 17Pepper
  • 18Scullion
  • 20Caraux

Stirling

  • 1Paterson
  • 2McGeachie
  • 5Cummins
  • 6Smith
  • 3Forsyth
  • 7JohnstonSubstituted forCunninghamat 59'minutes
  • 8ComrieSubstituted forCoultat 74'minutes
  • 11BeithBooked at 84mins
  • 4RobertsonSubstituted forHamiltonat 85'minutes
  • 10Stirling
  • 9Smith

Substitutes

  • 12Hamilton
  • 14Shepherd
  • 15Cunningham
  • 16Smith
  • 17Reidford
  • 18Coult
  • 19Wedderburn
Referee:
Mat Northcroft
Attendance:
1,037

Match Stats

Home TeamMortonAway TeamStirling
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Morton 4, Stirling Albion 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morton 4, Stirling Albion 0.

Foul by Declan McManus (Morton).

Ross McGeachie (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Foul by Gordon Smith (Stirling Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Stirling Albion. Lee Hamilton replaces Willie Robertson.

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

Booking

Angus Beith (Stirling Albion) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Angus Beith (Stirling Albion).

Goal!

Goal! Morton 4, Stirling Albion 0. Declan McManus (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Stefan McCluskey.

Attempt missed. Andy Stirling (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Morton 3, Stirling Albion 0. Stefan McCluskey (Morton) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Thomas O'Ware.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Ross McGeachie.

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Sean Crighton.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Michael Miller replaces Lee Kilday because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Ross Forsyth (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Stirling Albion. Lewis Coult replaces Craig Comrie.

Booking

Ross Forbes (Morton) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Ross Forbes (Morton).

Foul by Peter MacDonald (Morton).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Peter MacDonald replaces Ross Caldwell.

Attempt missed. Ross Forbes (Morton) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Declan McManus (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Cummins (Stirling Albion).

Attempt saved. Sandy Cunningham (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Hand ball by Stefan Milojevic (Morton).

Goal!

Goal! Morton 2, Stirling Albion 0. Stefan McCluskey (Morton) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ross Caldwell.

Substitution

Substitution, Stirling Albion. Sandy Cunningham replaces Philip Johnston.

Ross Forbes (Morton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Angus Beith (Stirling Albion).

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Sean Crighton.

Foul by Stefan McCluskey (Morton).

Ross McGeachie (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Stefan McCluskey.

Attempt missed. Stefan Milojevic (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Ross McGeachie.

Attempt missed. Ross Caldwell (Morton) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Stranraer23127441261543
2Forfar23126536261042
3Morton23132838281041
4Brechin219843627935
5Dunfermline2296732221033
6Peterhead219662729-233
7Airdrieonians236983130127
8Stenhousemuir2363142638-1221
9Ayr2254132439-1519
10Stirling2327142652-2613
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