Scottish Championship
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Greenock Morton 4-1 Alloa Athletic

Declan McManus scored twice as Greenock Morton beat Scottish Championship bottom side Alloa Athletic, who remain 10 points adrift.

McManus netted from close range on the quarter-hour mark to open the scoring and Ross Forbes' deflected strike quickly doubled Morton's lead.

A shot by Kyle McAusland pulled Alloa back into the game before half-time.

But another McManus finish and one by Denny Johnstone late on ensured a comfortable win for the hosts.

Line-ups

Morton

  • 1Gaston
  • 6Miller
  • 19Gasparotto
  • 3LamieSubstituted forMcKeeat 74'minutes
  • 17Russell
  • 4O'Ware
  • 16BarrSubstituted forMcMullanat 75'minutes
  • 8Forbes
  • 11McCluskey
  • 9JohnstoneSubstituted forSamuelat 82'minutes
  • 21McManus

Substitutes

  • 7McKee
  • 12Scullion
  • 18Samuel
  • 20McNeil
  • 28Quitongo
  • 33McMullan
  • 36Tennant

Alloa

  • 41Gallacher
  • 19Finnie
  • 6Marr
  • 3Hill
  • 5HamiltonSubstituted forLayneat 60'minutes
  • 16Flannigan
  • 14McManusSubstituted forCrawfordat 68'minutes
  • 2McAuslandBooked at 83mins
  • 18Hetherington
  • 7Duffy
  • 23Megginson

Substitutes

  • 4Reintam
  • 12Caddis
  • 17Layne
  • 21Crawford
  • 22Hoggan
  • 24Hynd
  • 27Crawford
Referee:
Euan Anderson
Attendance:
1,513

Match Stats

Home TeamMortonAway TeamAlloa
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home22
Away13
Shots on Target
Home9
Away7
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Morton 4, Alloa Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morton 4, Alloa Athletic 1.

Attempt saved. Paul McMullan (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

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

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Steven Hetherington.

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

Foul by Mitchel Megginson (Alloa Athletic).

Foul by Declan McManus (Morton).

Iain Flannigan (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Joe McKee (Morton).

Mitchel Megginson (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Declan McManus (Morton) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

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

Foul by Jason Marr (Alloa Athletic).

Attempt saved. Alex Samuel (Morton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Booking

Kyle McAusland (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Kyle McAusland (Alloa Athletic).

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

Foul by Robbie Crawford (Alloa Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Alex Samuel replaces Denny Johnstone.

Goal!

Goal! Morton 4, Alloa Athletic 1. Denny Johnstone (Morton) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Thomas O'Ware.

Attempt saved. Robbie Crawford (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Denny Johnstone (Morton).

Ryan Finnie (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Morton 3, Alloa Athletic 1. Declan McManus (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Michael Duffy (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Declan McManus (Morton).

Ryan Finnie (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Derek Gaston.

Attempt saved. Isaac Layne (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Paul McMullan replaces Bobby Barr.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Joe McKee replaces Ricki Lamie.

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

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

Foul by Kyle McAusland (Alloa Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Robbie Crawford replaces Connor McManus.

Attempt missed. Michael Duffy (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt saved. Mitchel Megginson (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rangers29233375215472
2Falkirk301710350242661
3Hibernian28174744261855
4Raith Rovers29136103837145
5Morton30108123636038
6Queen of Sth29114143339-637
7St Mirren2997133241-934
8Dumbarton2985162654-2829
9Livingston2966173142-1124
10Alloa3035221762-4514
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