Scottish League One
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Greenock Morton 3-2 Stenhousemuir

A remarkable second-half comeback kept Morton's League One title hopes on track against struggling Stenhousemuir.

The ninth-placed visitors led 2-0 after 55 minutes with goals from Ross Meechan and Paul McMullan.

But Peter MacDonald reduced the deficit on 78 minutes with a good finish following Lee Kilday's cross.

Declan McManus then knocked the ball home from a corner as the hosts ramped up the pressure and Stefan McCluskey added a last-minute header.

The victory leaves the Greenock side in third place - three points behind leaders Forfar.

Line-ups

Morton

  • 1Gaston
  • 2Kilday
  • 5CrightonSubstituted forScullionat 61'minutes
  • 6Lamie
  • 3Russell
  • 7McCluskey
  • 4O'WareBooked at 58mins
  • 8Forbes
  • 11McCluskeySubstituted forMcKeeat 77'minutes
  • 9CaldwellSubstituted forMacDonaldat 61'minutes
  • 10McManus

Substitutes

  • 12Scullion
  • 14McKee
  • 15Miller
  • 16Ferris
  • 17MacDonald
  • 20Adam

Stenhousemuir

  • 1Fleming
  • 2Meechan
  • 4Lithgow
  • 5McMillan
  • 3Summers
  • 7Fotheringham
  • 8Faulds
  • 6Millar
  • 11WattSubstituted forda Silva Moutinhoat 83'minutes
  • 9GrehanSubstituted forSutherlandat 90'minutes
  • 10McMullan

Substitutes

  • 12McCormack
  • 14Duncan
  • 15Craigie
  • 16Gallacher
  • 17Smith
  • 18da Silva Moutinho
  • 19Sutherland
Referee:
Barry Cook
Attendance:
1,568

Match Stats

Home TeamMortonAway TeamStenhousemuir
Possession
Home65%
Away35%
Shots
Home20
Away11
Shots on Target
Home11
Away8
Corners
Home11
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Morton 3, Stenhousemuir 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Morton 3, Stenhousemuir 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Declan McManus (Morton).

  4. Post update

    Kristopher Faulds (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Declan McManus (Morton) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Morton 3, Stenhousemuir 2. Stefan McCluskey (Morton) header from the left side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Declan McManus.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Stenhousemuir. Craig Sutherland replaces Martin Grehan.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Pedro Moutinho (Stenhousemuir) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Ross Forbes (Morton).

  10. Post update

    Pedro Moutinho (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Morton 2, Stenhousemuir 2. Declan McManus (Morton) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jon Scullion.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Morton. Conceded by Alan Lithgow.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Stefan McCluskey (Morton) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Stenhousemuir. Pedro Moutinho replaces Josh Watt.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Thomas O'Ware (Morton).

  16. Post update

    Martin Grehan (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Morton 1, Stenhousemuir 2. Peter MacDonald (Morton) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lee Kilday.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Morton. Joe McKee replaces Jamie McCluskey.

  20. Post update

    Hand ball by Paul McMullan (Stenhousemuir).