Scottish League One
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Greenock Morton 4-0 Stirling Albion

Stefan McCluskey's hat-trick against Stirling took Morton's unbeaten run to eight games and lifted them to the top of Scottish League One as Stranraer lost at Stenhousemuir.

Morton goalkeeper Derek Gaston saved efforts from Angus Beith and Gordon Smith before McCluskey turned in Declan McManus' superb cross from the right.

After the interval, McCluskey slotted past Greg Paterson and completed his treble with a scuffed effort.

McManus thumped in the Ton's fourth.

Line-ups

Morton

  • 1Gaston
  • 2KildaySubstituted forMillerat 75'minutes
  • 5Crighton
  • 6Milojevic Bjekovic
  • 3Russell
  • 11McCluskey
  • 7McKeeSubstituted forMcCluskeyat 23'minutes
  • 4O'Ware
  • 8ForbesBooked at 73mins
  • 10McManus
  • 9CaldwellSubstituted forMacDonaldat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12McCluskey
  • 14MacDonald
  • 15Lamie
  • 16Miller
  • 17Pepper
  • 18Scullion
  • 20Caraux

Stirling

  • 1Paterson
  • 2McGeachie
  • 5Cummins
  • 6Smith
  • 3Forsyth
  • 7JohnstonSubstituted forCunninghamat 59'minutes
  • 8ComrieSubstituted forCoultat 74'minutes
  • 11BeithBooked at 84mins
  • 4RobertsonSubstituted forHamiltonat 85'minutes
  • 10Stirling
  • 9Smith

Substitutes

  • 12Hamilton
  • 14Shepherd
  • 15Cunningham
  • 16Smith
  • 17Reidford
  • 18Coult
  • 19Wedderburn
Referee:
Mat Northcroft
Attendance:
1,037

Match Stats

Home TeamMortonAway TeamStirling
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Morton 4, Stirling Albion 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Morton 4, Stirling Albion 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Declan McManus (Morton).

  4. Post update

    Ross McGeachie (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Post update

    Stefan McCluskey (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Gordon Smith (Stirling Albion).

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Stirling Albion. Lee Hamilton replaces Willie Robertson.

  8. Post update

    Stefan McCluskey (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Booking

    Angus Beith (Stirling Albion) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Angus Beith (Stirling Albion).

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Morton 4, Stirling Albion 0. Declan McManus (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Stefan McCluskey.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andy Stirling (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Morton 3, Stirling Albion 0. Stefan McCluskey (Morton) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Thomas O'Ware.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Morton. Conceded by Ross McGeachie.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Sean Crighton.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Morton. Michael Miller replaces Lee Kilday because of an injury.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ross Forsyth (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Stirling Albion. Lewis Coult replaces Craig Comrie.

  19. Booking

    Ross Forbes (Morton) is shown the yellow card.

  20. Post update

    Sandy Cunningham (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 7th February 2015

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Stranraer23127441261543
2Forfar23126536261042
3Morton23132838281041
4Brechin219843627935
5Dunfermline2296732221033
6Peterhead219662729-233
7Airdrieonians236983130127
8Stenhousemuir2363142638-1221
9Ayr2254132439-1519
10Stirling2327142652-2613
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