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Greenock Morton 0-2 Brechin City

Greenock Morton lost ground in the race for the Scottish League One title as Brechin City won to stay inside the promotion play-off zone.

Brechin goalkeeper Graeme Smith made saves to deny Declan McManus, Declan McManus and Thomas O'Ware.

And his efforts were rewarded when Bobby Barr netted a penalty after being tripped by Lee Kilday.

Jamie Masson's free-kick made sure of the points for the visitors, as Morton slipped to third in the table.

Line-ups

Morton

  • 1Gaston
  • 2Kilday
  • 5Crighton
  • 6LamieSubstituted forMcCluskeyat 61'minutes
  • 3Russell
  • 7McCluskey
  • 11Miller
  • 4O'WareBooked at 40mins
  • 8Forbes
  • 9MacDonaldSubstituted forCaldwellat 71'minutes
  • 10McManus

Substitutes

  • 12McCluskey
  • 14Scullion
  • 15Ferris
  • 16McKee
  • 17Caldwell
  • 20Caraux

Brechin

  • 1Smith
  • 2McLean
  • 4McCormack
  • 5McLauchlanSubstituted forMcNeilat 61'minutes
  • 3Hamilton
  • 7BarrSubstituted forFergusonat 90+3'minutes
  • 6Fusco
  • 8MolloyBooked at 44mins
  • 10MassonBooked at 40mins
  • 9JacksonBooked at 37mins
  • 11ThomsonBooked at 41mins

Substitutes

  • 12Ferguson
  • 14Durojaiye
  • 15Jackson
  • 16McNeil
  • 21O'Neil
Referee:
Colin Steven
Attendance:
1,823

Match Stats

Home TeamMortonAway TeamBrechin
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home13
Away10
Shots on Target
Home7
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Morton 0, Brechin City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morton 0, Brechin City 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Brechin City. Ryan Ferguson replaces Bobby Barr.

Gary Fusco (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Thomas O'Ware (Morton).

Foul by Paul McLean (Brechin City).

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

Attempt saved. Bobby Barr (Brechin City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

Robert Thomson (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Miller (Morton).

Goal!

Goal! Morton 0, Brechin City 2. Jamie Masson (Brechin City) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Bobby Barr (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stefan McCluskey (Morton).

Foul by Andy Jackson (Brechin City).

Michael Miller (Morton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Mark Russell (Morton) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Gary Fusco (Brechin City).

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

Foul by Robert Thomson (Brechin City).

Sean Crighton (Morton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Sean Crighton (Morton) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Darren McCormack.

Goal!

Goal! Morton 0, Brechin City 1. Bobby Barr (Brechin City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty Brechin City. Bobby Barr draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Sean Crighton (Morton) after a foul in the penalty area.

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

Attempt missed. Craig Molloy (Brechin City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Sean Crighton.

Attempt missed. Gary Fusco (Brechin City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Ross Caldwell replaces Peter MacDonald.

Attempt missed. Thomas O'Ware (Morton) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Graeme Smith.

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

Thomas O'Ware (Morton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Robert Thomson (Brechin City).

Delay in match Lee Kilday (Morton) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Brechin City. Ewan McNeil replaces Gerry McLauchlan because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Jamie McCluskey replaces Ricki Lamie because of an injury.

Paul McLean (Brechin City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ricki Lamie (Morton).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Stranraer32187753322161
2Forfar32186853361760
3Morton321831155371857
4Brechin321313650401052
5Airdrieonians321310947351249
6Dunfermline32129114239345
7Peterhead32129114548-345
8Ayr3277183653-1728
9Stenhousemuir3284203452-1828
10Stirling3238213174-4317
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