Scottish League One
AyrAyr United1MortonGreenock Morton0

Ayr United 1-0 Greenock Morton

Ryan Donnelly's goal snatched Ayr United victory over 10-man Greenock Morton in Scottish League One.

On-loan Declan McManus could have grabbed an early lead for the Honest Men but pulled his shot wide from six yards.

Morton rued missed first-half chances themselves as Conor Pepper and Ricki Lamie spurned decent opportunities.

Jordan Allan was dismissed for a dangerous challenge on Alan Forrest, and Donnelly headed home shortly after.

Peter McGill almost doubled their lead as he fired over the crossbar from inside the box and the visitors struggled to test Ayr in the final stages of the match.

Line-ups

Ayr

  • 1Hutton
  • 5Murphy
  • 2Devlin
  • 3DonaldBooked at 70mins
  • 4CampbellSubstituted forTrialistat 75'minutes
  • 11McGillSubstituted forMcKenzieat 89'minutes
  • 8McLaughlin
  • 6GilmourBooked at 36mins
  • 7Forrest
  • 9Donnelly
  • 10McGovern

Substitutes

  • 12McKenzie
  • 14Trialist
  • 15McArthur
  • 16Muir
  • 17Roberts
  • 20Newman

Morton

  • 1Gaston
  • 3LamieBooked at 24mins
  • 2Kilday
  • 5Crighton
  • 6Milojevic Bjekovic
  • 8PepperBooked at 29minsSubstituted forO'Wareat 64'minutes
  • 4MillerBooked at 56minsSubstituted forHandsat 87'minutes
  • 11AllanBooked at 68mins
  • 7McKee
  • 9McManus
  • 10McCluskeySubstituted forMcNeilat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12McNeil
  • 14Scullion
  • 15O'Ware
  • 16Hands
  • 17Russell
  • 18O'Neil
  • 20Caraux
Referee:
Craig Charleston
Attendance:
1,617

Match Stats

Home TeamAyrAway TeamMorton
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Ayr United 1, Morton 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Ayr United 1, Morton 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Declan McManus (Morton) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Stefan Milojevic (Morton).

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Ayr United. Sean McKenzie replaces Peter McGill.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lee Kilday (Morton) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Peter McGill (Ayr United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Joe McKee.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Morton. Reece Hands replaces Michael Miller.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Peter McGill (Ayr United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Trialist (Ayr United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  14. Post update

    Jon Paul McGovern (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by David McNeil (Morton).

  16. Post update

    Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Stefan Milojevic.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Morton. David McNeil replaces Jamie McCluskey.

  18. Post update

    Jon Paul McGovern (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Joe McKee (Morton).

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Ayr United 1, Morton 0. Ryan Donnelly (Ayr United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Michael Donald with a cross.