Scottish Championship
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Greenock Morton 1-0 Alloa Athletic

Greenock Morton ended a run of four straight losses and sent Alloa Athletic to the bottom of the Championship.

Denny Johnstone's first-half header was cleared off the line by Wasps' frontman Michael Chopra.

When Michael Doyle fouled Michael Tidser, however, Ross Forbes eyed up his chance and curled in a fabulous free-kick from 25 yards.

Goalkeeper Derek Gaston made a vital save from an Isaac Layne header to keep the points safe.

Line-ups

Morton

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Gaston
  • 15PepperBooked at 77mins
  • 2Kilday
  • 19Gasparotto
  • 17Russell
  • 22SabajoSubstituted forBarrat 43'minutes
  • 4O'Ware
  • 8Forbes
  • 14TidserSubstituted forMcKeeat 81'minutes
  • 9Johnstone
  • 34OrrSubstituted forScullionat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Miller
  • 7McKee
  • 11McCluskey
  • 12Scullion
  • 16Barr
  • 30McGowan
  • 35Stevenson

Alloa

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1McNeil
  • 2McAuslandSubstituted forFlanniganat 64'minutes
  • 6Marr
  • 4Reintam
  • 5Hamilton
  • 10Holmes
  • 8O'Brien
  • 15DoyleBooked at 55mins
  • 27Crawford
  • 9ChopraSubstituted forFernsat 71'minutes
  • 7DuffySubstituted forLayneat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Ferns
  • 14McManus
  • 16Flannigan
  • 17Layne
  • 18Hetherington
  • 20Williams
  • 21Crawford
Referee:
Brian Colvin
Attendance:
1,716

Match Stats

Home TeamMortonAway TeamAlloa
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home13
Away5
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home12
Away5
Fouls
Home5
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Morton 1, Alloa Athletic 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Morton 1, Alloa Athletic 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Conor Pepper.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Denny Johnstone (Morton).

  5. Post update

    Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Isaac Layne (Alloa Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Denny Johnstone (Morton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Conor Pepper.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Morton. Joe McKee replaces Michael Tidser.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Morton. Conceded by Michael Doyle.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Morton. Conceded by Iain Flannigan.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Iain Flannigan (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

  13. Booking

    Conor Pepper (Morton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Edward Ferns (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Conor Pepper (Morton).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Morton. Jon Scullion replaces Thomas Orr.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ross Forbes (Morton) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  18. Post update

    Denny Johnstone (Morton) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Colin Hamilton (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Edward Ferns replaces Michael Chopra.

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