Scottish League One
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Stranraer 0-2 Greenock Morton

Declan McManus scores for Greenock Morton against Stranraer
Declan McManus (centre) scored both of Morton's goals

Greenock Morton moved top of Scottish League One and knocked opponents Stranraer down to third by winning at Stair Park.

Morton took the lead from the penalty spot after Steven Bell had fouled Peter MacDonald, Declan McManus converting.

And McManus headed his second from Ross Forbes' cross before the break.

Both sides were reduced to 10 men with Morton's Ricki Lamie dismissed for serious foul play and Stranraer's Chris Aitken sent off for violent conduct.

Though Morton are level on points with Forfar Athletic, the Greenock side have a superior goal difference going into next week's final round of fixtures.

Morton visit Peterhead, Forfar host Ayr United and Stranraer, who trail by two points, are at Brechin City.

Line-ups

Stranraer

  • 1Mitchell
  • 2Robertson
  • 4Rumsby
  • 5McKeown
  • 3Longridge
  • 7WinterSubstituted forStirlingat 63'minutes
  • 8GallagherSubstituted forAitkenat 32'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 6Bell
  • 11GibsonBooked at 75mins
  • 9MalcolmSubstituted forStoneyat 68'minutes
  • 10Longworth

Substitutes

  • 12Aitken
  • 14Stirling
  • 15Russell
  • 16McShane
  • 17Stoney
  • 18Tobin

Morton

  • 1Gaston
  • 2KildayBooked at 74mins
  • 5Crighton
  • 6LamieBooked at 77mins
  • 3RussellBooked at 64mins
  • 4O'Ware
  • 11MillerSubstituted forMcKeeat 62'minutes
  • 8Forbes
  • 7McCluskey
  • 9MacDonaldSubstituted forCaldwellat 89'minutes
  • 10McManusBooked at 87mins

Substitutes

  • 12McCluskey
  • 14McKee
  • 15Ferris
  • 16Caldwell
  • 17Scullion
  • 20Adam
Referee:
Greg Aitken
Attendance:
1,321

Match Stats

Home TeamStranraerAway TeamMorton
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home17
Away10
Shots on Target
Home8
Away6
Corners
Home8
Away6
Fouls
Home14
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Stranraer 0, Morton 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stranraer 0, Morton 2.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Steven Bell.

Dismissal

Chris Aitken (Stranraer) is shown the red card for fighting.

Foul by Chris Aitken (Stranraer).

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

Attempt saved. Scott Rumsby (Stranraer) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Joe McKee.

Stephen Stirling (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ross Forbes (Morton).

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Ross Caldwell replaces Peter MacDonald.

Booking

Declan McManus (Morton) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Stefan McCluskey (Morton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by David Mitchell.

Attempt saved. Stefan McCluskey (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Scott Robertson (Stranraer).

Mark Russell (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Thomas O'Ware (Morton).

Foul by Frank McKeown (Stranraer).

Mark Russell (Morton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Dismissal

Ricki Lamie (Morton) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

Daniel Stoney (Stranraer) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ricki Lamie (Morton).

Booking

William Gibson (Stranraer) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by William Gibson (Stranraer).

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

Booking

Lee Kilday (Morton) is shown the yellow card.

William Gibson (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lee Kilday (Morton).

Attempt blocked. Stephen Stirling (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Jamie Longworth (Stranraer).

Joe McKee (Morton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Daniel Stoney (Stranraer).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. Daniel Stoney replaces Craig Malcolm.

Attempt missed. Frank McKeown (Stranraer) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Ricki Lamie.

Attempt saved. Stephen Stirling (Stranraer) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Morton352131162392366
2Forfar35206958382066
3Stranraer35197956371964
4Brechin351514657431459
5Airdrieonians3515101050371355
6Peterhead35149125051-151
7Dunfermline35139134445-148
8Ayr3587204259-1731
9Stenhousemuir3585224060-2029
10Stirling3538243282-5017
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