Scottish League One
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Greenock Morton 0-1 Ayr United

Ayr United secured a narrow win over Greenock Morton in the Scottish Championship.

Former Morton man Scott McLaughlin found the top left corner after 35 minutes, pouncing on a rebound after Derek Gaston saved his initial effort.

Declan McManus and Robbie Crawford had the best chances for the hosts, but both were wasted.

Jon Scullion nearly saved the day for the home side with a late strike, but David Hutton blocked his effort.

Line-ups

Morton

  • 1Gaston
  • 2Kilday
  • 4O'Ware
  • 5Milojevic Bjekovic
  • 3Russell
  • 8Pepper
  • 6HandsSubstituted forScullionat 63'minutes
  • 7McKee
  • 11CrawfordSubstituted forLamieat 77'minutes
  • 9Barrowman
  • 10McManus

Substitutes

  • 12Scullion
  • 14Lamie
  • 15McNeil
  • 16Allan
  • 17Knight
  • 20Caraux

Ayr

  • 1Hutton
  • 2Devlin
  • 5Campbell
  • 4Murphy
  • 3McKinlayBooked at 53mins
  • 7SlaneSubstituted forForrestat 59'minutes
  • 10McGovern
  • 8McLaughlin
  • 11Donald
  • 6BeattieSubstituted forShirkieat 81'minutes
  • 9DonnellySubstituted forCrawfordat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Crawford
  • 14McKenzie
  • 15Muir
  • 16Shirkie
  • 17Forrest
  • 19Newman
Referee:
Calum Murray
Attendance:
1,744

Match Stats

Home TeamMortonAway TeamAyr
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home9
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Morton 0, Ayr United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Morton 0, Ayr United 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Thomas O'Ware (Morton).

  4. Post update

    Alan Forrest (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Jon Scullion.

  6. Post update

    Hand ball by Lee Kilday (Morton).

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andrew Barrowman (Morton) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Morton. Conceded by Nicky Devlin.

  9. Post update

    Alan Forrest (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Thomas O'Ware (Morton).

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jon Scullion (Morton) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Ayr United. Dale Shirkie replaces Craig Beattie.

  13. Post update

    Andrew Barrowman (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Martyn Campbell (Ayr United).

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alan Forrest (Ayr United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jon Scullion (Morton) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Morton. Ricki Lamie replaces Robbie Crawford.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Barrowman (Morton).

  19. Post update

    Peter Murphy (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Ayr United. Robbie Crawford replaces Ryan Donnelly.