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Scottish Championship: Ayr United 2-1 Greenock Morton

Ayr United climbed off the foot of the Scottish Championship and above Greenock Morton as the visitors finished with 10 men.

Gary Harkins teed up Paul Cairney to fire in the opener from six yards after the break.

Harkins also set up Alan Forrest's volleyed second.

Mark Russell was sent off for pulling back Kevin Nisbet when he was through on goal before Ross Forbes' superb 22-yard free-kick reply.

Line-ups

Ayr

  • 1Fleming
  • 2Devlin
  • 22Balatoni
  • 18Meggatt
  • 3Boyle
  • 4GilmourSubstituted forO'Connellat 84'minutes
  • 16Adams
  • 23Docherty
  • 14CairneySubstituted forNisbetat 58'minutes
  • 12HarkinsSubstituted forMcGuffieat 77'minutes
  • 10Forrest

Substitutes

  • 6Murphy
  • 7Thomas
  • 8Crawford
  • 15O'Connell
  • 17Nisbet
  • 19Hart
  • 21McGuffie

Morton

  • 20McNeil
  • 6Doyle
  • 2KildayBooked at 49mins
  • 5LamieSubstituted forNesbittat 21'minutes
  • 17RussellBooked at 74mins
  • 10LindsayBooked at 37mins
  • 8Forbes
  • 4O'Ware
  • 7OliverSubstituted forOrrat 77'minutes
  • 24Quitongo
  • 9OyenugaSubstituted forMcDonaghat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Nesbitt
  • 14Scullion
  • 16McAleer
  • 18McDonagh
  • 22Orr
  • 30McGowan
  • 37Tiffoney
Referee:
John McKendrick
Attendance:
1,441

Match Stats

Home TeamAyrAway TeamMorton
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home11
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Ayr United 2, Morton 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ayr United 2, Morton 1.

Foul by Ross Docherty (Ayr United).

Michael Doyle (Morton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Andy O'Connell (Ayr United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Ayr United 2, Morton 1. Ross Forbes (Morton) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top right corner.

Foul by Jamie Adams (Ayr United).

Thomas Orr (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Patrick Boyle.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Andy O'Connell replaces Brian Gilmour.

Foul by Ross Docherty (Ayr United).

Jai Quitongo (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Jamie Adams (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lee Kilday (Morton).

Daryll Meggatt (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Thomas Orr (Morton).

Attempt missed. Nicky Devlin (Ayr United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Andy McNeil.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Lee Kilday.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Craig McGuffie replaces Gary Harkins.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Thomas Orr replaces Gary Oliver.

Attempt missed. Brian Gilmour (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Delay in match Greg Fleming (Ayr United) because of an injury.

Dismissal

Mark Russell (Morton) is shown the red card.

Foul by Kevin Nisbet (Ayr United).

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

Attempt blocked. Gary Oliver (Morton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Patrick Boyle.

Foul by Nicky Devlin (Ayr United).

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

Goal!

Goal! Ayr United 2, Morton 0. Alan Forrest (Ayr United) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Gary Harkins.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Alan Forrest.

Attempt missed. Conrad Balatoni (Ayr United) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Thomas O'Ware.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Jamie McDonagh replaces Kudus Oyenuga.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Daryll Meggatt.

Foul by Jamie Adams (Ayr United).

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

Brian Gilmour (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aidan Nesbitt (Morton).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hibernian5500112915
2Queen of Sth5410113813
3Raith Rovers531195410
4Dundee Utd52219548
5Falkirk52125507
6Dumbarton511357-24
7Ayr5113411-74
8Dunfermline5104611-53
9Morton503249-53
10St Mirren5023410-62
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