Scottish Championship
Morton2Queen of Sth0

Greenock Morton 2-0 Queen of the South

Denny Johnstone (left) celebrates his opening goal
Johnstone (left) is on loan at Morton from Birmingham City

Denny Johnstone scored a brace as Morton beat Queen of the South to move up to fourth in the Championship.

The hosts had a number of chances to take the lead in the first-half but could not find a way past visiting goalkeeper Robbie Thomson.

The Ton finally made the breakthrough after the break when Johnstone found the top corner from 20 yards.

And Johnstone doubled his side's advantage when he got on the end of Ross Forbes' corner to nod home.

Line-ups

Morton

  • 20Adam
  • 15Pepper
  • 2Kilday
  • 19Gasparotto
  • 17Russell
  • 16BarrBooked at 90mins
  • 4O'WareBooked at 39mins
  • 8Forbes
  • 14TidserSubstituted forMcKeeat 60'minutes
  • 9Johnstone
  • 11McCluskeySubstituted forSamuelat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Miller
  • 7McKee
  • 12Scullion
  • 18Samuel
  • 30McGowan
  • 34Orr
  • 35Stevenson

Queen of Sth

  • 1Thomson
  • 2Kidd
  • 5Brownlie
  • 6Higgins
  • 23Marshall
  • 28OliverSubstituted forHarrisat 73'minutes
  • 8MillarBooked at 61mins
  • 16Hutton
  • 10ConroySubstituted forRussellat 67'minutes
  • 9Lyle
  • 18HeffernanSubstituted forCoogansat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Harris
  • 11Russell
  • 14Jacobs
  • 17Pickard
  • 20Atkinson
  • 24Smith
  • 33Coogans
Referee:
Mat Northcroft
Attendance:
1,849

Match Stats

Home TeamMortonAway TeamQueen of Sth
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home23
Away17
Shots on Target
Home8
Away5
Corners
Home11
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Morton 2, Queen of the South 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morton 2, Queen of the South 0.

Attempt blocked. Mark Millar (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Mark Millar (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Thomas O'Ware (Morton).

Mark Millar (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Alex Harris (Queen of the South) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Booking

Bobby Barr (Morton) is shown the yellow card.

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

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

Foul by Kyle Hutton (Queen of the South).

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

Foul by Kyle Hutton (Queen of the South).

Attempt missed. Joe McKee (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

Alex Samuel (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Darren Brownlie (Queen of the South).

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Alex Samuel replaces Stefan McCluskey.

Attempt missed. Luca Gasparotto (Morton) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Darren Brownlie.

Attempt blocked. Bobby Barr (Morton) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Mark Millar (Queen of the South) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the top right corner.

Foul by Stefan McCluskey (Morton).

Jordan Marshall (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

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

Foul by Kyle Hutton (Queen of the South).

Attempt missed. Mark Millar (Queen of the South) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Iain Russell (Queen of the South) right footed shot from long range on the left is high and wide to the right.

Attempt saved. Bobby Barr (Morton) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Alex Harris replaces Gary Oliver.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Liam Coogans replaces Paul Heffernan.

Attempt blocked. Denny Johnstone (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Denny Johnstone (Morton).

Lewis Kidd (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Denny Johnstone (Morton) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Iain Russell replaces Ryan Conroy.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Chris Higgins.

Attempt blocked. Thomas O'Ware (Morton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Mark Russell (Morton).

Gary Oliver (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rangers1312013983136
2Hibernian1310122591631
3Falkirk1493227111630
4Morton156451515022
5Raith Rovers137061517-221
6Queen of Sth156271523-820
7Livingston133191520-510
8St Mirren132471221-910
9Dumbarton133191124-1310
10Alloa141211733-265
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