Scottish Championship
Raith Rovers2Morton0

Raith Rovers 2-0 Greenock Morton

Line-ups

Raith Rovers

  • 36Penksa
  • 2Thomson
  • 55Barr
  • 5Mvoto
  • 3McHattieBooked at 44mins
  • 12MatthewsBooked at 60mins
  • 14Davidson
  • 19SkacelBooked at 75mins
  • 7JohnstonSubstituted forBarrat 58'minutes
  • 52HardieSubstituted forMcManusat 64'minutes
  • 22HandlingSubstituted forStewartat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Benedictus
  • 9Stewart
  • 11Barr
  • 20McManus
  • 21Thompson
  • 23Brennan
  • 26Court

Morton

  • 1Gaston
  • 18McDonagh
  • 2Kilday
  • 4O'Ware
  • 3Lamie
  • 8Forbes
  • 10LindsaySubstituted forTidserat 71'minutes
  • 21MurdochSubstituted forScullionat 64'minutes
  • 11Nesbitt
  • 7OliverSubstituted forShanklandat 78'minutes
  • 9Oyenuga

Substitutes

  • 6Doyle
  • 12Tidser
  • 14Scullion
  • 16Shankland
  • 17Russell
  • 19Donnelly
  • 30McGowan
Referee:
Alan Newlands
Attendance:
1,720

Match Stats

Home TeamRaith RoversAway TeamMorton
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home6
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home16
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Raith Rovers 2, Morton 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Raith Rovers 2, Morton 0.

Foul by Bobby Barr (Raith Rovers).

Michael Tidser (Morton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Iain Davidson.

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Derek Gaston.

Attempt saved. Thomas O'Ware (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt blocked. Kudus Oyenuga (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Declan McManus (Raith Rovers).

Jamie McDonagh (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jean-Yves Mvoto (Raith Rovers).

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

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Jamie McDonagh.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Mark Stewart replaces Daniel Handling.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Lawrence Shankland replaces Gary Oliver.

Attempt missed. Gary Oliver (Morton) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Iain Davidson.

Booking

Rudi Skacel (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Rudi Skacel (Raith Rovers).

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

Jon Scullion (Morton) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

Foul by Ross Matthews (Raith Rovers).

Jon Scullion (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Daniel Handling (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie McDonagh (Morton).

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Michael Tidser replaces Jamie Lindsay.

Attempt missed. Daniel Handling (Raith Rovers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Rudi Skacel (Raith Rovers).

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

Daniel Handling (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jamie Lindsay (Morton).

Kevin McHattie (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ross Forbes (Morton).

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Jon Scullion replaces Andy Murdoch.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Declan McManus replaces Ryan Hardie.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Jason Thomson.

Foul by Bobby Barr (Raith Rovers).

Aidan Nesbitt (Morton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kevin McHattie (Raith Rovers).

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

goal

Craig Barr and Ross Matthews were on target as Raith Rovers earned only their third win in 22 league matches with victory over Morton.

The result lifts Rovers up to seventh in the Championship but they still have champions Hibs and in-form St Mirren to face before the endof the season.

The opener arrived in 28 minutes when Barr nodded home Craig Johnston's wicked delivery.

And Matthews' composed second-half finish sealed the three points.

Rovers did ride their luck at times as Morton's Ricki Lamie headed against the post in the first half while substitute John Scullion curled a sublime free kick off the upright in the second period.

The result leaves Morton without a win in their last six matches as they appear to be stumbling towards a place in the promotion plays-offs now.

Post-match reaction

Raith Rovers manager John Hughes: "We deserved the win and played some good football but they were warned to keep their concentration levels high for the whole game and they did that.

"It was only three points though and I still think we will need another couple of wins if we are going to be safe.

"That won't be easy as we go to Hibs next and they have deservedly clinched the league now but they won't take their foot off the gas and we can't afford to either.

"That was win great for everyone at the club and it is so important to build on that as we know how crucial it is to stay in this league."

Morton manager Jim Duffy: "The scoreline was a bit harsh on us as I can't remember our goalkeeper having too many saves to make.

"We hit the woodwork a few times today but at this stage of the season if you are not playing at your best then the little breaks don't go for you.

"But if anyone had said that we would be eight points clear with three games to go to get in the play-off we would be happy with that."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hibernian331713351222964
2Falkirk331411853371653
3Dundee Utd33141094437752
4Morton33131194136550
5Dunfermline331012114140142
6Queen of Sth33119134347-442
7Raith Rovers3399153143-1236
8St Mirren33811144452-835
9Dumbarton33811144252-1035
10Ayr33711153155-2432
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