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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Morton 1, Alloa Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morton 1, Alloa Athletic 0.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Conor Pepper.

Foul by Denny Johnstone (Morton).

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

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

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

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Conor Pepper.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Joe McKee replaces Michael Tidser.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Michael Doyle.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Iain Flannigan.

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by Conor Pepper (Morton).

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Jon Scullion replaces Thomas Orr.

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

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Edward Ferns replaces Michael Chopra.

Foul by Mark Russell (Morton).

Mikk Reintam (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Iain Flannigan.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Iain Flannigan replaces Kyle McAusland.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Isaac Layne replaces Michael Duffy.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Graeme Holmes.

Thomas Orr (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jason Marr (Alloa Athletic).

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

Lee Kilday (Morton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Michael Chopra (Alloa Athletic).

Michael Tidser (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic).

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Andy McNeil.

Attempt saved. Thomas O'Ware (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Morton 1, Alloa Athletic 0. Ross Forbes (Morton) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top right corner.

Booking

Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card for dangerous play.

Michael Tidser (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic).

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Burton O'Brien.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rangers1010003362730
2Hibernian118121971225
3Falkirk116321710721
4Raith Rovers117041412221
5Queen of Sth124261220-814
6Morton123451014-413
7St Mirren102441113-210
8Dumbarton113171021-1110
9Livingston112181219-77
10Alloa11128622-165
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