Scottish Championship
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Greenock Morton 0-1 Alloa Athletic

Barry Smith secured his first win as Alloa Athletic manager as Scottish Championship bottom side Greenock Morton slipped further adrift.

The only goal of the game came in the first half when Graeme Holmes set up Ryan McCord to fire home.

Dougie Imrie headed straight at goalkeeper Scott Bain as the hosts searched in vain for a leveller.

And Morton's day worsened when Imrie was sent off in stoppage time for serious foul play.

Defeat means Kenny Shiels' side now trail Cowdenbeath by 12 points with 11 matches to play.

Line-ups

Morton

  • 1Gaston
  • 44McCormackSubstituted forRobertsonat 55'minutes
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 2TaggartSubstituted forSmithat 80'minutes
  • 40Cole
  • 6FindlayBooked at 48mins
  • 21Bachirou
  • 18VineBooked at 28mins
  • 15O'ConnorSubstituted forMcKayat 56'minutes
  • 10Campbell
  • 8ImrieBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 11O'Brien
  • 17Smith
  • 19McKay
  • 20McIntyre
  • 22O'Ware
  • 25Robertson
  • 28Russell

Alloa

  • 1Bain
  • 2Doyle
  • 3Meggatt
  • 11Young
  • 4GordonBooked at 82mins
  • 5Lindsay
  • 10Holmes
  • 6SimmonsBooked at 75mins
  • 9FernsSubstituted forRiordanat 79'minutes
  • 7Cawley
  • 8McCordSubstituted forFlanniganat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Riordan
  • 14Tiffoney
  • 15Creaney
  • 16Flannigan
  • 17Caddis
  • 18Kirk
  • 21McDowall
Referee:
John Beaton
Attendance:
1,628

Match Stats

Home TeamMortonAway TeamAlloa
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home15
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Morton 0, Alloa Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Morton 0, Alloa Athletic 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Derek Riordan (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  4. Dismissal

    Dougie Imrie (Morton) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

  5. Post update

    Jack Smith (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Daryll Meggatt (Alloa Athletic).

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Stuart Findlay (Morton) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Morton. Conceded by Michael Doyle.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Iain Flannigan replaces Ryan McCord.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Morton. Conceded by Daryll Meggatt.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Darren Cole (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  12. Post update

    Stuart Findlay (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Derek Riordan (Alloa Athletic).

  14. Booking

    Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Post update

    Jack Smith (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Morton. Jack Smith replaces Scott Taggart.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Derek Riordan replaces Edward Ferns.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Fouad Bachirou (Morton).

  20. Post update

    Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dundee25144738221646
2Hamilton25136638241445
3Falkirk25127637201743
4Dumbarton2510694545036
5Queen of Sth25105103429535
6Livingston2595113940-132
7Alloa2495102329-632
8Raith Rovers248793237-531
9Cowdenbeath2584133550-1528
10Morton2537151944-2516
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