Scottish League One
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Greenock Morton 2-0 Forfar Athletic

Greenock Morton battled to victory over Scottish League One leaders Forfar Athletic, who finished with 10 men.

Midfielder Jon Scullion put the hosts in front on the quarter-hour when his powerful 20-yard drive found the net.

Scullion stung the hands of goalkeeper Robert Douglas before Forfar threatened an equaliser through Gavin Malin.

Andrew Barrowman converted Declan McManus's cross to double Morton's lead and Forfar's Jim Paterson was dismissed for a challenge on Jordan Allen.

Morton are now a point behind Forfar,

Line-ups

Morton

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1Gaston
  • 2KildayBooked at 81mins
  • 5Crighton
  • 6Milojevic Bjekovic
  • 3Russell
  • 4O'Ware
  • 8PepperBooked at 90mins
  • 7CrawfordSubstituted forLamieat 79'minutes
  • 11ScullionSubstituted forAllanat 79'minutes
  • 10McManus
  • 9BarrowmanSubstituted forCairnieat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Allan
  • 14McCluskey
  • 15McNeil
  • 16Cairnie
  • 17Lamie
  • 18Knight
  • 20McGowan

Forfar

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Douglas
  • 2Dunlop
  • 4Malcolm
  • 5Dods
  • 3PatersonBooked at 88mins
  • 7MalinSubstituted forDenholmat 61'minutes
  • 8TemplemanSubstituted forKaderat 61'minutes
  • 6HusbandBooked at 67minsSubstituted forDaleat 82'minutes
  • 11Smith
  • 10Swankie
  • 9Hilson

Substitutes

  • 12Kader
  • 14Denholm
  • 15James
  • 16Dale
  • 17Yates
  • 21Salmon
Referee:
Greg Aitken
Attendance:
1,244

Match Stats

Home TeamMortonAway TeamForfar
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home6
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away1
Fouls
Home14
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Morton 2, Forfar Athletic 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Morton 2, Forfar Athletic 0.

  3. Booking

    Conor Pepper (Morton) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Dismissal

    Jim Paterson (Forfar Athletic) is shown the red card for fighting.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Morton. Jordan Cairnie replaces Andrew Barrowman.

  6. Post update

    Hand ball by Declan McManus (Morton).

  7. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Barrowman (Morton).

  8. Post update

    Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Conor Pepper (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic).

  11. Post update

    Foul by Conor Pepper (Morton).

  12. Post update

    Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Ricki Lamie (Morton).

  14. Post update

    Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Forfar Athletic. James Dale replaces Stephen Husband.

  16. Booking

    Lee Kilday (Morton) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Morton. Conceded by Michael Dunlop.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Morton. Ricki Lamie replaces Robbie Crawford.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Morton. Jordan Allan replaces Jon Scullion.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Morton. Conceded by Michael Dunlop.

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