Scottish Championship
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Greenock Morton 1-1 Falkirk

Morton hit back to earn a draw at home to Falkirk on their return to the Championship.

The visitors opened the scoring on 19 minutes when Paul Watson slid in to finish from an Aaron Muirhead flick.

Morton improved after the interval and Peter MacDonald nodded in the equaliser from a corner on the hour.

Bob McHugh went close for Falkirk before half time and strike partner John Baird spurned two late chances for last season's Scottish Cup runners-up.

Line-ups

Morton

  • 1Gaston
  • 15Pepper
  • 2Kilday
  • 3LamieBooked at 15mins
  • 17Russell
  • 16BarrSubstituted forOrrat 90+2'minutes
  • 6Miller
  • 8Forbes
  • 11McCluskey
  • 10MacDonaldSubstituted forScullionat 88'minutes
  • 9Johnstone

Substitutes

  • 12Scullion
  • 19Gasparotto
  • 20Adam
  • 26Cairnie
  • 34Orr
  • 35Stevenson

Falkirk

  • 1Rogers
  • 4Muirhead
  • 14Grant
  • 44Watson
  • 3Leahy
  • 7TaiwoSubstituted forAlstonat 39'minutes
  • 6Vaulks
  • 11KerrSubstituted forSmithat 72'minutes
  • 10Sibbald
  • 9Baird
  • 19McHugh

Substitutes

  • 5McCracken
  • 8Alston
  • 12Bowman
  • 15Dick
  • 17Smith
  • 23Shepherd
  • 30O'Hara
Referee:
Alan Muir
Attendance:
2,782

Match Stats

Home TeamMortonAway TeamFalkirk
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home15
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Morton 1, Falkirk 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morton 1, Falkirk 1.

Attempt saved. Thomas Orr (Morton) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Thomas Orr replaces Bobby Barr.

Will Vaulks (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ross Forbes (Morton).

Attempt missed. Jon Scullion (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. David Smith (Falkirk) left footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Jon Scullion replaces Peter MacDonald.

Foul by Robert McHugh (Falkirk).

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

Foul by Will Vaulks (Falkirk).

Mark Russell (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. John Baird (Falkirk) right footed shot from very close range misses to the left.

David Smith (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ricki Lamie (Morton).

Attempt missed. Denny Johnstone (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Peter MacDonald (Morton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Paul Watson (Falkirk).

Attempt missed. Paul Watson (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Lee Kilday.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. David Smith replaces Mark Kerr.

Attempt missed. John Baird (Falkirk) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Will Vaulks (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Peter MacDonald (Morton) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Denny Johnstone (Morton).

Aaron Muirhead (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Conor Pepper (Morton).

Attempt missed. Robert McHugh (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Bobby Barr (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Peter MacDonald (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aaron Muirhead (Falkirk).

Goal!

Goal! Morton 1, Falkirk 1. Peter MacDonald (Morton) header from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Ross Forbes with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Luke Leahy.

Attempt saved. Ross Forbes (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Second Half

Second Half begins Morton 0, Falkirk 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Morton 0, Falkirk 1.

Attempt missed. Denny Johnstone (Morton) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Foul by Will Vaulks (Falkirk).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Raith Rovers11003033
2Queen of Sth11003123
3Rangers11003123
4Dumbarton11002113
5Falkirk10101101
6Morton10101101
7Hibernian100112-10
8Alloa100113-20
9St Mirren100113-20
10Livingston100103-30
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