Scottish Championship
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Dunfermline Athletic 2-1 Greenock Morton

Michael Moffat's double moved Dunfermline Athletic off second bottom in the Scottish Championship as Greenock Morton lost in Fife.

Moffat netted from close range and added to that with a shot into the bottom left corner.

Aidan Nesbitt's strike halved Morton's deficit before the interval.

However, the visitors could not find an equaliser in the second period meaning the Pars went above Ayr United and Dumbarton.

Line-ups

Dunfermline

  • 1Murdoch
  • 24DuthieSubstituted forWilliamsonat 58'minutes
  • 5Fordyce
  • 12Ashcroft
  • 3Talbot
  • 20HigginbothamBooked at 65mins
  • 21HerronBooked at 30minsSubstituted forWedderburnat 45'minutesBooked at 73mins
  • 16McCabe
  • 18McMullan
  • 9MoffatBooked at 90mins
  • 37ClarkSubstituted forEl Alaguiat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Williamson
  • 7Paton
  • 8Wedderburn
  • 11Cardle
  • 17Reilly
  • 43Hutton
  • 48El Alagui

Morton

  • 1Gaston
  • 18McDonaghBooked at 75mins
  • 4O'Ware
  • 5GunningBooked at 31mins
  • 17Russell
  • 8Forbes
  • 21MurdochBooked at 60minsSubstituted forMcAleerat 76'minutes
  • 10LindsaySubstituted forTidserat 13'minutes
  • 11Nesbitt
  • 7Oliver
  • 24QuitongoSubstituted forOyenugaat 35'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Kilday
  • 3Lamie
  • 6Doyle
  • 9Oyenuga
  • 12Tidser
  • 16McAleer
  • 20McNeil
Referee:
Stephen Finnie
Attendance:
3,101

Match Stats

Home TeamDunfermlineAway TeamMorton
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home13
Away9
Shots on Target
Home7
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home17
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 2, Morton 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dunfermline Athletic 2, Morton 1.

Booking

Michael Moffat (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jamie McDonagh (Morton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Michael Moffat (Dunfermline Athletic).

Lee Ashcroft (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Thomas O'Ware (Morton).

Attempt missed. Ross Forbes (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Lee Ashcroft (Dunfermline Athletic).

Kudus Oyenuga (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Farid El Alagui replaces Nicky Clark.

Foul by Nathaniel Wedderburn (Dunfermline Athletic).

Caolan McAleer (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kallum Higginbotham (Dunfermline Athletic).

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

Foul by Paul McMullan (Dunfermline Athletic).

Jamie McDonagh (Morton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Nicky Clark (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Gary Oliver (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rhys McCabe (Dunfermline Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Caolan McAleer replaces Andy Murdoch.

Attempt missed. Kallum Higginbotham (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

Booking

Jamie McDonagh (Morton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Nicky Clark (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jamie McDonagh (Morton).

Foul by Ryan Williamson (Dunfermline Athletic).

Aidan Nesbitt (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Nathaniel Wedderburn (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Nathaniel Wedderburn (Dunfermline Athletic).

Michael Tidser (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Moffat (Dunfermline Athletic).

Andy Murdoch (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Jamie McDonagh.

Lee Ashcroft (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kudus Oyenuga (Morton).

Foul by Rhys McCabe (Dunfermline Athletic).

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

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Andy Murdoch.

Foul by Nathaniel Wedderburn (Dunfermline Athletic).

Jamie McDonagh (Morton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hibernian1610422882034
2Dundee Utd16104225121334
3Falkirk167542318526
4Morton156542217523
5Raith Rovers156541915423
6Queen of Sth165472026-619
7Dunfermline164481926-716
8Ayr164481323-1016
9Dumbarton163581423-914
10St Mirren1624101530-1510
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