Match ends, Stranraer 0, Morton 2.
Greenock Morton moved top of Scottish League One and knocked opponents Stranraer down to third by winning at Stair Park.
Morton took the lead from the penalty spot after Steven Bell had fouled Peter MacDonald, Declan McManus converting.
And McManus headed his second from Ross Forbes' cross before the break.
Both sides were reduced to 10 men with Morton's Ricki Lamie dismissed for serious foul play and Stranraer's Chris Aitken sent off for violent conduct.
Though Morton are level on points with Forfar Athletic, the Greenock side have a superior goal difference going into next week's final round of fixtures.
Morton visit Peterhead, Forfar host Ayr United and Stranraer, who trail by two points, are at Brechin City.
- 7WinterSubstituted forStirlingat 63'minutes
- 8GallagherSubstituted forAitkenat 32'minutesBooked at 90mins
- 11GibsonBooked at 75mins
- 9MalcolmSubstituted forStoneyat 68'minutes
- 2KildayBooked at 74mins
- 6LamieBooked at 77mins
- 3RussellBooked at 64mins
- 11MillerSubstituted forMcKeeat 62'minutes
- 9MacDonaldSubstituted forCaldwellat 89'minutes
- 10McManusBooked at 87mins
- Greg Aitken
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Stranraer 0, Morton 2.
Corner, Morton. Conceded by Steven Bell.
Chris Aitken (Stranraer) is shown the red card for fighting.
Foul by Chris Aitken (Stranraer).
Declan McManus (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Scott Rumsby (Stranraer) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Joe McKee.
Stephen Stirling (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ross Forbes (Morton).
Substitution, Morton. Ross Caldwell replaces Peter MacDonald.
Declan McManus (Morton) is shown the yellow card.
Attempt missed. Stefan McCluskey (Morton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Corner, Morton. Conceded by David Mitchell.
Attempt saved. Stefan McCluskey (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Foul by Scott Robertson (Stranraer).
Mark Russell (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Jamie Longworth (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Thomas O'Ware (Morton).
Foul by Frank McKeown (Stranraer).