Scottish Championship
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Greenock Morton 0-1 Hibernian

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Stokes has scored two goals in two games since rejoining Hibernian on loan from Celtic

Anthony Stokes scored his second goal in two matches since returning to Hibernian to seal a hard-fought victory at Greenock Morton.

Stokes gave Hibs the lead early in the second-half after being played in by John McGinn, drilling his shot from the edge of the box under Derek Gaston.

Morton had chances to get back into the match, but could not find an equaliser.

The result keeps Hibs within eight points of Championship leaders Rangers with a game in hand on their rivals.

James Keatings went closest for Hibs in the first half, his close-range header kept out by a great save from Morton keeper Gaston.

McGinn shot over after the break at Cappielow and Stokes shot wide shortly after his 47th-minute strike

Gaston then saved from Liam Henderson as Stokes' goal proved enough to give Alan Stubbs' side all three points.

Line-ups

Morton

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Gaston
  • 15Pepper
  • 2Kilday
  • 4O'Ware
  • 17Russell
  • 11McCluskeySubstituted forQuitongoat 85'minutes
  • 7McKee
  • 8ForbesSubstituted forTidserat 81'minutes
  • 16BarrSubstituted forSamuelat 76'minutes
  • 21McManusBooked at 90mins
  • 9Johnstone

Substitutes

  • 3Lamie
  • 6Miller
  • 12Scullion
  • 14Tidser
  • 18Samuel
  • 28Quitongo
  • 30McGowan

Hibernian

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1Oxley
  • 27GunnarssonSubstituted forGrayat 83'minutes
  • 24McGregor
  • 5FontaineSubstituted forHanlonat 12'minutes
  • 16StevensonBooked at 45mins
  • 8Fyvie
  • 10McGeouchBooked at 90mins
  • 18McGinn
  • 3Henderson
  • 19Keatings
  • 28StokesSubstituted forDagnallat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Gray
  • 4Hanlon
  • 17Boyle
  • 29Dagnall
  • 30Thomson
  • 32Virtanen
  • 35Cummings
Referee:
John McKendrick
Attendance:
2,696

Match Stats

Home TeamMortonAway TeamHibernian
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home8
Away15
Shots on Target
Home0
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away8
Fouls
Home5
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Morton 0, Hibernian 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Morton 0, Hibernian 1.

  3. Booking

    Dylan McGeouch (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Jai Quitongo.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Jai Quitongo.

  6. Booking

    Declan McManus (Morton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Declan McManus (Morton).

  8. Post update

    Chris Dagnall (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Liam Henderson (Hibernian) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  10. Post update

    James Keatings (Hibernian) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jai Quitongo (Morton).

  12. Post update

    Corner, Morton. Conceded by Fraser Fyvie.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Morton. Jai Quitongo replaces Stefan McCluskey.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Hibernian. David Gray replaces Niklas Gunnarsson.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Liam Henderson (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Morton. Michael Tidser replaces Ross Forbes.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Stefan McCluskey.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Morton. Conceded by Lewis Stevenson.

  20. Post update

    Conor Pepper (Morton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rangers23192265164959
2Hibernian22163338172151
3Falkirk23137338182046
4Raith Rovers218492226-428
5Queen of Sth208482127-628
6Morton216691924-524
7Dumbarton2264121939-2022
8St Mirren2156102232-1021
9Livingston2344152436-1216
10Alloa2232171043-3311
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