Scottish League One
Morton2Stranraer0

Greenock Morton 2-0 Stranraer

Morton scored a goal in each half to extend their unbeaten run and cut the gap on League One leaders Stranraer to a point.

Chris Aitken and Grant Gallagher went close to firing the visitors in front before Declan McManus converted Ross Caldwell's cross to send Ton ahead.

Gallagher and Aitken passed up chances after the break and Mark Russell's goal ensured Ton are unbeaten in six games.

The result leaves second-placed Morton on 45 points.

Line-ups

Morton

  • 1Gaston
  • 2Kilday
  • 5Crighton
  • 6Lamie
  • 3Russell
  • 7Pepper
  • 4O'Ware
  • 8ForbesSubstituted forMcKeeat 82'minutes
  • 11McCluskeySubstituted forMcCluskeyat 69'minutes
  • 9Caldwell
  • 10McManus

Substitutes

  • 12McCluskey
  • 14Tennant
  • 15Milojevic Bjekovic
  • 16Scullion
  • 17McKee
  • 20Caraux

Stranraer

  • 1Mitchell
  • 2Pettigrew
  • 4Robertson
  • 5McKeown
  • 3LongridgeBooked at 29mins
  • 7Gallagher
  • 6Aitken
  • 8Bell
  • 11GibsonSubstituted forStirlingat 79'minutes
  • 9McShaneSubstituted forMalcolmat 63'minutes
  • 10Longworth

Substitutes

  • 12Malcolm
  • 14Stirling
  • 15Winter
  • 16Russell
  • 18Tobin
Referee:
John McKendrick
Attendance:
1,921

Match Stats

Home TeamMortonAway TeamStranraer
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home11
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Morton 2, Stranraer 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morton 2, Stranraer 0.

Goal!

Goal! Morton 2, Stranraer 0. Mark Russell (Morton) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Joe McKee.

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

Foul by Chris Aitken (Stranraer).

Attempt missed. Stephen Stirling (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Joe McKee replaces Ross Forbes.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. Stephen Stirling replaces William Gibson.

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Ricki Lamie.

Attempt missed. Chris Aitken (Stranraer) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Derek Gaston.

Attempt saved. Chris Aitken (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Stefan McCluskey replaces Jamie McCluskey.

Attempt missed. Sean Crighton (Morton) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Jackson Longridge.

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

Foul by Scott Robertson (Stranraer).

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Craig Pettigrew.

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

Foul by Craig Malcolm (Stranraer).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. Craig Malcolm replaces Jon McShane.

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

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Sean Crighton.

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

Foul by Craig Pettigrew (Stranraer).

Attempt missed. Grant Gallagher (Stranraer) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Ross Forbes (Morton).

Jon McShane (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Scott Robertson.

Attempt blocked. Ross Forbes (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Ross Caldwell (Morton).

Grant Gallagher (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Thomas O'Ware (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Steven Bell (Stranraer).

Attempt blocked. William Gibson (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Lee Kilday (Morton).

Jamie Longworth (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Stranraer25137543281546
2Morton25143841291245
3Forfar2513663829945
4Brechin23109438281039
5Dunfermline24106835251036
6Peterhead2310672931-236
7Airdrieonians258983631533
8Ayr2464142842-1422
9Stenhousemuir2563162843-1521
10Stirling2527162757-3013
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