Scottish Championship
Morton0St Mirren1

Greenock Morton 0-1 St Mirren

St Mirren duo Stephen Mallan (left) and Stuart Carswell
St Mirren duo Stephen Mallan (left) and Stuart Carswell celebrate at full time

Lawrence Shankland's header secured St Mirren a much-needed victory at rivals Greenock Morton.

The Buddies had won just one of their last nine matches in all competitions and triumphed thanks to the on-loan striker's close-range effort.

Thomas O'Ware and Michael Miller went close before St Mirren swiftly capitalised through the on-loan Aberdeen striker.

Jack Baird went close to makihng it two late on.

Line-ups

Morton

  • 1Gaston
  • 15Pepper
  • 2Kilday
  • 19Gasparotto
  • 17Russell
  • 7McKee
  • 4O'Ware
  • 6MillerBooked at 38minsSubstituted forSamuelat 60'minutesBooked at 73mins
  • 8Forbes
  • 9Johnstone
  • 21McManus

Substitutes

  • 3Lamie
  • 18Samuel
  • 28Quitongo
  • 30McGowan
  • 36Tennant
  • 38Strapp

St Mirren

  • 12Langfield
  • 20WatsonBooked at 88mins
  • 15Baird
  • 4WebsterBooked at 42mins
  • 3Kelly
  • 10Carswell
  • 16Agnew
  • 7McMullanSubstituted forGallagherat 71'minutes
  • 14Mallan
  • 11Howieson
  • 25Shankland

Substitutes

  • 9Thompson
  • 17Morgan
  • 18Mclear
  • 19Cuddihy
  • 22Gallagher
  • 32Wilks
  • 33Stewart
Referee:
Andrew Dallas
Attendance:
4,736

Match Stats

Home TeamMortonAway TeamSt Mirren
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home13
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Morton 0, St. Mirren 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morton 0, St. Mirren 1.

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

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Stuart Carswell.

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

Booking

Keith Watson (St. Mirren) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Keith Watson (St. Mirren).

Jack Baird (St. Mirren) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box.

Corner, St. Mirren. Conceded by Mark Russell.

Attempt blocked. Calum Gallagher (St. Mirren) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Thomas O'Ware (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

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

Foul by Keith Watson (St. Mirren).

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

Foul by Declan McManus (Morton).

Stephen Mallan (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, St. Mirren. Conceded by Conor Pepper.

Corner, St. Mirren. Conceded by Lee Kilday.

Booking

Alex Samuel (Morton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Alex Samuel (Morton).

Andy Webster (St. Mirren) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Denny Johnstone (Morton) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Substitution

Substitution, St. Mirren. Calum Gallagher replaces Paul McMullan.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Sean Kelly.

Attempt saved. Denny Johnstone (Morton) header from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Conor Pepper (Morton).

Cameron Howieson (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Alex Samuel (Morton) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Keith Watson.

Conor Pepper (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cameron Howieson (St. Mirren).

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Alex Samuel replaces Michael Miller.

Joe McKee (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Scott Agnew (St. Mirren).

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

Foul by Paul McMullan (St. Mirren).

Attempt saved. Cameron Howieson (St. Mirren) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Denny Johnstone (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stuart Carswell (St. Mirren).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rangers19152257154247
2Falkirk20135236152144
3Hibernian19142333151844
4Raith Rovers188372224-227
5Queen of Sth197482027-725
6Morton196671921-224
7St Mirren194691828-1018
8Dumbarton2053121839-2118
9Livingston2043132230-815
10Alloa192215839-318
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