Scottish League One
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Greenock Morton 2-1 Ayr United

Greenock Morton scored two late goals to beat Ayr United and stay a point behind Scottish League One leaders Stranraer.

After a scoreless first half, Jon-Paul McGovern's free-kick put the visitors ahead.

Declan McManus headed in Thomas O'Ware's cross to level matters in the final minute of regulation time.

And Ross Forbes struck a 92nd-minute winner to seal a dramatic win for Morton.

Line-ups

Morton

  • 1Gaston
  • 2Kilday
  • 4O'Ware
  • 5Lamie
  • 3Russell
  • 6Miller
  • 8Forbes
  • 7McCluskeySubstituted forScullionat 80'minutes
  • 10McManus
  • 11CaldwellSubstituted forMcCluskeyat 71'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 9MacDonald

Substitutes

  • 12Crighton
  • 14McCluskey
  • 15Scullion
  • 16Ferris
  • 17Milojevic Bjekovic
  • 20Adam

Ayr

  • 1Hutton
  • 2Devlin
  • 4Murphy
  • 5McKenna
  • 3DonaldBooked at 90mins
  • 7MurrayBooked at 78mins
  • 6McGovern
  • 8Crawford
  • 11Robertson
  • 9PrestonSubstituted forNisbetat 90'minutes
  • 10Gilmour

Substitutes

  • 12Nisbet
  • 14Neill
  • 16Muir
  • 17Campbell
  • 19Newman
Referee:
George Salmond
Attendance:
1,552

Match Stats

Home TeamMortonAway TeamAyr
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home14
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away7
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Morton 2, Ayr United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morton 2, Ayr United 1.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Stefan McCluskey.

Goal!

Goal! Morton 2, Ayr United 1. Ross Forbes (Morton) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Michael Miller.

Goal!

Goal! Morton 1, Ayr United 1. Declan McManus (Morton) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Thomas O'Ware.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Ryan Nisbet replaces Jordan Preston.

Booking

Michael Donald (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Scott McKenna (Ayr United).

Ricki Lamie (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David Robertson (Ayr United).

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

Foul by David Robertson (Ayr United).

Attempt saved. Michael Miller (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Jon Scullion replaces Jamie McCluskey.

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

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Craig Murray.

Attempt saved. Declan McManus (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Craig Murray (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Craig Murray (Ayr United).

Foul by Michael Miller (Morton).

Robbie Crawford (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Stefan McCluskey replaces Ross Caldwell.

Foul by Declan McManus (Morton).

Craig Murray (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Michael Miller (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Robbie Crawford (Ayr United).

Foul by Peter MacDonald (Morton).

Peter Murphy (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Robbie Crawford (Ayr United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Jon Paul McGovern (Ayr United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Thomas O'Ware (Morton).

Jon Paul McGovern (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Michael Donald (Ayr United).

Attempt saved. Jordan Preston (Ayr United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Jamie McCluskey (Morton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by David Robertson (Ayr United).

Foul by Peter MacDonald (Morton).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Stranraer30167750311955
2Morton301731051351654
3Forfar30166846351154
4Brechin29121164436847
5Dunfermline30128104134744
6Airdrieonians30111094334943
7Peterhead29127104143-243
8Stenhousemuir3084183247-1528
9Ayr3076173450-1627
10Stirling3038193168-3717
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