Morton 2-1 Livingston

Morton extended their lead at the top of the First Division to five points with a home victory against Livingston.

Martin Hardie converted Peter MacDonald's pass to put the hosts ahead on the quarter-hour mark.

Iain Russell levelled for Livi with a 25-yard strike eight minutes into the second half.

But MacDonald headed home Michael Tidser's left-wing cross midway through the second half to claim all three points for Morton.

Morton: Gaston, Taggart, Rutkiewicz, Mark McLaughlin, Reid, Bachirou, Hardie, Tidser, Graham (Wilkie 69), MacDonald (Weatherson 83), O'Brien. Subs Not Used: Hutton, Wallace, Halsman.

Booked: Bachirou, Graham, Taggart.

Goals: Hardie 15, MacDonald 68.

Livingston: McNeil, Kyle Jacobs, Garcia Tena, Barr, McCann (Booth 87), Andreu, O'Brien, Fox (Mullen 75), Iain Russell (Morton 69),McNulty, Scougall. Subs Not Used: Jamieson, Fordyce.

Booked: Fox, McCann.

Goals: Iain Russell 53.

Att: 1,913

Ref: Stephen Finnie

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