Scottish Championship
Morton3Queen of Sth2

Greenock Morton 3-2 Queen of the South

Denny Johnstone netted a first-half brace as Morton returned to winning ways with victory over Queen of the South.

Johnstone opened the scoring with a close-range tap-in on eight minutes.

The 21-year-old slotted Bobby Barr's cross into the bottom corner for his 14th goal of the season to make it 2-0, before Paul McMullan added a third.

Dale Hilson and Gary Oliver hit back for the visitors but Morton held on for the win.

Line-ups

Morton

  • 1Gaston
  • 2KildaySubstituted forMillerat 27'minutes
  • 4O'Ware
  • 19Gasparotto
  • 17Russell
  • 33McMullanSubstituted forMcCluskeyat 74'minutes
  • 7McKee
  • 8Forbes
  • 16Barr
  • 9JohnstoneSubstituted forSamuelat 88'minutes
  • 21McManus

Substitutes

  • 3Lamie
  • 6Miller
  • 11McCluskey
  • 12Scullion
  • 18Samuel
  • 20McNeil
  • 36Tennant

Queen of Sth

  • 1Thomson
  • 5Brownlie
  • 4Dowie
  • 6Higgins
  • 16Hutton
  • 18Murdoch
  • 14JacobsBooked at 35minsSubstituted forTappingat 57'minutes
  • 17PickardSubstituted forHarrisat 15'minutes
  • 28Oliver
  • 9Lyle
  • 21HilsonSubstituted forRussellat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Harris
  • 8Millar
  • 10Conroy
  • 11Russell
  • 15Tapping
  • 20Atkinson
  • 24Smith
Referee:
Don Robertson
Attendance:
1,175

Match Stats

Home TeamMortonAway TeamQueen of Sth
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home11
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Morton 3, Queen of the South 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morton 3, Queen of the South 2.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Luca Gasparotto.

Attempt blocked. Gary Oliver (Queen of the South) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

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 Denny Johnstone because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Iain Russell replaces Dale Hilson.

Attempt saved. Bobby Barr (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

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

Thomas O'Ware (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Derek Lyle (Queen of the South).

Attempt missed. Luca Gasparotto (Morton) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Gary Oliver.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Michael Miller.

Goal!

Goal! Morton 3, Queen of the South 2. Gary Oliver (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Alex Harris.

Attempt blocked. Gary Oliver (Queen of the South) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Stefan McCluskey replaces Paul McMullan.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Mark Russell.

Goal!

Goal! Morton 3, Queen of the South 1. Dale Hilson (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alex Harris.

Ross Forbes (Morton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Derek Lyle (Queen of the South).

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

Foul by Andy Murdoch (Queen of the South).

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

Foul by Kyle Hutton (Queen of the South).

Foul by Ross Forbes (Morton).

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

Attempt blocked. Paul McMullan (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Callum Tapping (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Callum Tapping replaces Kyle Jacobs.

Foul by Denny Johnstone (Morton).

Kyle Hutton (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Declan McManus (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andy Dowie (Queen of the South).

Declan McManus (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Darren Brownlie (Queen of the South).

Foul by Declan McManus (Morton).

Gary Oliver (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Second Half

Second Half begins Morton 3, Queen of the South 0.

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rangers28233273185572
2Falkirk291610347222558
3Hibernian27174643241955
4Raith Rovers28126103636042
5Morton2998123235-335
6Queen of Sth28104142739-1234
7St Mirren2887132939-1031
8Dumbarton2885152648-2229
9Livingston2866162939-1024
10Alloa2935211658-4214
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