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

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Morton 1, Falkirk 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Morton 1, Falkirk 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Morton. Thomas Orr replaces Bobby Barr.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Ross Forbes (Morton).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Morton. Jon Scullion replaces Peter MacDonald.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Robert McHugh (Falkirk).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Will Vaulks (Falkirk).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Ricki Lamie (Morton).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Paul Watson (Falkirk).

  20. Post update

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