Scottish League One
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Greenock Morton 2-1 Ayr United

Greenock Morton scored two late goals to beat Ayr United and stay a point behind Scottish League One leaders Stranraer.

After a scoreless first half, Jon-Paul McGovern's free-kick put the visitors ahead.

Declan McManus headed in Thomas O'Ware's cross to level matters in the final minute of regulation time.

And Ross Forbes struck a 92nd-minute winner to seal a dramatic win for Morton.

Line-ups

Morton

Formation 4-3-1-2

  • 1Gaston
  • 2Kilday
  • 4O'Ware
  • 5Lamie
  • 3Russell
  • 6Miller
  • 8Forbes
  • 7McCluskeySubstituted forScullionat 80'minutes
  • 10McManus
  • 11CaldwellSubstituted forMcCluskeyat 71'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 9MacDonald

Substitutes

  • 12Crighton
  • 14McCluskey
  • 15Scullion
  • 16Ferris
  • 17Milojevic Bjekovic
  • 20Adam

Ayr

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Hutton
  • 2Devlin
  • 4Murphy
  • 5McKenna
  • 3DonaldBooked at 90mins
  • 7MurrayBooked at 78mins
  • 6McGovern
  • 8Crawford
  • 11Robertson
  • 9PrestonSubstituted forNisbetat 90'minutes
  • 10Gilmour

Substitutes

  • 12Nisbet
  • 14Neill
  • 16Muir
  • 17Campbell
  • 19Newman
Referee:
George Salmond
Attendance:
1,552

Match Stats

Home TeamMortonAway TeamAyr
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home14
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away7
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Morton 2, Ayr United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Morton 2, Ayr United 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Stefan McCluskey.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Morton 2, Ayr United 1. Ross Forbes (Morton) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Michael Miller.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Morton 1, Ayr United 1. Declan McManus (Morton) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Thomas O'Ware.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Ayr United. Ryan Nisbet replaces Jordan Preston.

  7. Booking

    Michael Donald (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Post update

    Declan McManus (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Scott McKenna (Ayr United).

  10. Post update

    Ricki Lamie (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by David Robertson (Ayr United).

  12. Post update

    Ross Forbes (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by David Robertson (Ayr United).

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Michael Miller (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Morton. Jon Scullion replaces Jamie McCluskey.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Peter MacDonald (Morton) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Morton. Conceded by Craig Murray.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Declan McManus (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  19. Booking

    Craig Murray (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.

  20. Post update

    Ross Forbes (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.