Scottish Championship
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Alloa Athletic 0-1 Greenock Morton

Thomas O'Ware's second-half header was enough to extend Morton's undefeated run to three games with a narrow win over bottom side Alloa Athletic.

The visitors started brightest and came close to scoring an opener through Stefan McCluskey, Ross Forbes, Denny Johnstone and Bobby Barr.

Morton keeper Grant Adam denied Michael Chopra and Mark Williams.

But defender O'Ware headed home Ricki Lamie's cross to clinch all three points for the Greenock side.

Line-ups

Alloa

  • 21Crawford
  • 2McAusland
  • 4Reintam
  • 6Marr
  • 20WilliamsSubstituted forKaderat 82'minutes
  • 14McManus
  • 8O'BrienSubstituted forLayneat 88'minutes
  • 7DuffyBooked at 66mins
  • 5Hamilton
  • 9Chopra
  • 23MitchellSubstituted forFernsat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1McNeil
  • 10Holmes
  • 11Ferns
  • 12Kader
  • 13Paun
  • 17Layne
  • 18Hetherington

Morton

  • 20Adam
  • 2Kilday
  • 19Gasparotto
  • 4O'Ware
  • 3Lamie
  • 15Pepper
  • 6MillerSubstituted forScullionat 60'minutes
  • 8Forbes
  • 16Barr
  • 11McCluskeySubstituted forSabajoat 75'minutes
  • 9Johnstone

Substitutes

  • 12Scullion
  • 14Tidser
  • 22Sabajo
  • 26Cairnie
  • 30McGowan
  • 34Orr
  • 35Stevenson
Referee:
Nick Walsh
Attendance:
825

Match Stats

Home TeamAlloaAway TeamMorton
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home11
Away21
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home15
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Alloa Athletic 0, Morton 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Alloa Athletic 0, Morton 1.

Lee Kilday (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Omar Kader (Alloa Athletic).

Attempt blocked. Michael Duffy (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Denny Johnstone (Morton).

Colin Hamilton (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Isaac Layne replaces Burton O'Brien.

Foul by Jon Scullion (Morton).

Omar Kader (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Colin Hamilton.

Jon Scullion (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mikk Reintam (Alloa Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Omar Kader replaces Mark Williams.

Attempt missed. Romario Sabajo (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Romario Sabajo (Morton).

Burton O'Brien (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Mikk Reintam.

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

Attempt missed. Mark Williams (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Edward Ferns (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Luca Gasparotto (Morton) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Kyle McAusland.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Romario Sabajo replaces Stefan McCluskey.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Edward Ferns replaces Geoff Mitchell.

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

Foul by Geoff Mitchell (Alloa Athletic).

Goal!

Goal! Alloa Athletic 0, Morton 1. Thomas O'Ware (Morton) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Ricki Lamie.

Conor Pepper (Morton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kyle McAusland (Alloa Athletic).

Attempt missed. Jon Scullion (Morton) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

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

Booking

Michael Duffy (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Bobby Barr (Morton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Michael Duffy (Alloa Athletic).

Attempt saved. Connor McManus (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Lee Kilday (Morton).

Michael Chopra (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Lee Kilday (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Bobby Barr (Morton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Falkirk431063310
2Rangers33009279
3Queen of Sth33006159
4Raith Rovers42026336
5Hibernian42024316
6Dumbarton420256-16
7Morton41212205
8St Mirren402236-32
9Livingston401327-51
10Alloa4004212-100
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