Scottish Championship
Morton0Hibernian1

Greenock Morton 0-1 Hibernian

Hibernian
Stokes has scored two goals in two games since rejoining Hibernian on loan from Celtic

Anthony Stokes scored his second goal in two matches since returning to Hibernian to seal a hard-fought victory at Greenock Morton.

Stokes gave Hibs the lead early in the second-half after being played in by John McGinn, drilling his shot from the edge of the box under Derek Gaston.

Morton had chances to get back into the match, but could not find an equaliser.

The result keeps Hibs within eight points of Championship leaders Rangers with a game in hand on their rivals.

James Keatings went closest for Hibs in the first half, his close-range header kept out by a great save from Morton keeper Gaston.

McGinn shot over after the break at Cappielow and Stokes shot wide shortly after his 47th-minute strike

Gaston then saved from Liam Henderson as Stokes' goal proved enough to give Alan Stubbs' side all three points.

Line-ups

Morton

  • 1Gaston
  • 15Pepper
  • 2Kilday
  • 4O'Ware
  • 17Russell
  • 11McCluskeySubstituted forQuitongoat 85'minutes
  • 7McKee
  • 8ForbesSubstituted forTidserat 81'minutes
  • 16BarrSubstituted forSamuelat 76'minutes
  • 21McManusBooked at 90mins
  • 9Johnstone

Substitutes

  • 3Lamie
  • 6Miller
  • 12Scullion
  • 14Tidser
  • 18Samuel
  • 28Quitongo
  • 30McGowan

Hibernian

  • 1Oxley
  • 27GunnarssonSubstituted forGrayat 83'minutes
  • 24McGregor
  • 5FontaineSubstituted forHanlonat 12'minutes
  • 16StevensonBooked at 45mins
  • 8Fyvie
  • 10McGeouchBooked at 90mins
  • 18McGinn
  • 3Henderson
  • 19Keatings
  • 28StokesSubstituted forDagnallat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Gray
  • 4Hanlon
  • 17Boyle
  • 29Dagnall
  • 30Thomson
  • 32Virtanen
  • 35Cummings
Referee:
John McKendrick
Attendance:
2,696

Match Stats

Home TeamMortonAway TeamHibernian
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home8
Away15
Shots on Target
Home0
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away8
Fouls
Home5
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Morton 0, Hibernian 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morton 0, Hibernian 1.

Booking

Dylan McGeouch (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Jai Quitongo.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Jai Quitongo.

Booking

Declan McManus (Morton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Declan McManus (Morton).

Chris Dagnall (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Liam Henderson (Hibernian) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

James Keatings (Hibernian) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jai Quitongo (Morton).

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Fraser Fyvie.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Jai Quitongo replaces Stefan McCluskey.

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. David Gray replaces Niklas Gunnarsson.

Attempt saved. Liam Henderson (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Michael Tidser replaces Ross Forbes.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Stefan McCluskey.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Lewis Stevenson.

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

Foul by Chris Dagnall (Hibernian).

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. Chris Dagnall replaces Anthony Stokes.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Alex Samuel replaces Bobby Barr.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Niklas Gunnarsson.

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

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Mark Russell.

Attempt blocked. Anthony Stokes (Hibernian) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Stefan McCluskey (Morton).

Dylan McGeouch (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by James Keatings (Hibernian).

Attempt saved. Anthony Stokes (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Lee Kilday (Morton) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Niklas Gunnarsson.

Attempt missed. John McGinn (Hibernian) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

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

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

Foul by Liam Henderson (Hibernian).

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Joe McKee.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rangers23192265164959
2Hibernian22163338172151
3Falkirk23137338182046
4Raith Rovers218492226-428
5Queen of Sth208482127-628
6Morton216691924-524
7Dumbarton2264121939-2022
8St Mirren2156102232-1021
9Livingston2344152436-1216
10Alloa2232171043-3311
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