Scottish Championship
Morton2Dumbarton0

Greenock Morton 2-0 Dumbarton

Greenock Morton recorded their first Scottish Championship victory since November by beating Dumbarton.

The hosts started well with Joe McKee and Declan McManus hitting the goal frame and Thomas O'Ware testing goalkeeper Jamie Ewings.

The Sons responded with Gregor Buchanan's effort drawing a good save from Andy McNeil.

Denny Johnstone headed Bobby Barr's cross just wide but then slotted Morton in front and McKee fired their second.

Line-ups

Morton

  • 20McNeil
  • 15Pepper
  • 2Kilday
  • 3Lamie
  • 17RussellBooked at 27mins
  • 16BarrBooked at 79minsSubstituted forTidserat 87'minutes
  • 7McKeeBooked at 81mins
  • 4O'Ware
  • 11McCluskeySubstituted forForbesat 83'minutes
  • 9JohnstoneSubstituted forSamuelat 90'minutes
  • 21McManus

Substitutes

  • 6Miller
  • 8Forbes
  • 12Scullion
  • 14Tidser
  • 18Samuel
  • 30McGowan

Dumbarton

  • 19Ewings
  • 5BuchananBooked at 63mins
  • 14BarrBooked at 89mins
  • 22WrightBooked at 79mins
  • 4Saunders
  • 7CawleySubstituted forHehat 69'minutes
  • 17RoutledgeBooked at 18mins
  • 23Walsh
  • 3Docherty
  • 9FlemingSubstituted forMcCallumat 65'minutes
  • 27NadeSubstituted forGallagherat 31'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Brown
  • 2Taggart
  • 8Gallagher
  • 10Kirkpatrick
  • 15McCallum
  • 16Waters
  • 24Heh
Referee:
George Salmond
Attendance:
1,595

Match Stats

Home TeamMortonAway TeamDumbarton
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home16
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Morton 2, Dumbarton 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morton 2, Dumbarton 0.

Attempt missed. Gregor Buchanan (Dumbarton) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Alex Samuel replaces Denny Johnstone.

Booking

Darren Barr (Dumbarton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Darren Barr (Dumbarton).

Goal!

Goal! Morton 2, Dumbarton 0. Joe McKee (Morton) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Declan McManus.

Foul by Declan McManus (Morton).

Gregor Buchanan (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Michael Tidser replaces Bobby Barr.

Attempt saved. Tom Walsh (Dumbarton) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Jon Routledge (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Ross Forbes replaces Stefan McCluskey.

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

Foul by Frazer Wright (Dumbarton).

Booking

Joe McKee (Morton) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Declan McManus (Morton).

Jon Routledge (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Thomas O'Ware (Morton) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Bobby Barr (Morton) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Frazer Wright (Dumbarton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Declan McManus (Morton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Frazer Wright (Dumbarton).

Attempt saved. Tom Walsh (Dumbarton) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Grant Gallagher (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Ricki Lamie.

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

Foul by Donald McCallum (Dumbarton).

Attempt missed. Declan McManus (Morton) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses the top left corner.

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Thomas O'Ware.

Foul by Lee Kilday (Morton).

Kler Heh (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Thomas O'Ware (Morton).

Grant Gallagher (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Stefan McCluskey (Morton).

Tom Walsh (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Kler Heh replaces Kevin Cawley.

Attempt blocked. Declan McManus (Morton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Donald McCallum replaces Garry Fleming.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rangers24193266174960
2Hibernian23164338172152
3Falkirk24138340202047
4Queen of Sth229492228-631
5Raith Rovers228592428-429
6Morton237792326-328
7St Mirren2366112333-1024
8Dumbarton2364131941-2222
9Livingston2445152436-1217
10Alloa2434171346-3313
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