Scottish Cup - Fifth Round
Annan Athletic1Morton4

Annan Athletic 1-4 Greenock Morton

Stefan McCluskey bagged a fine hat-trick as a dominant Morton quelled Scottish Cup giant-killers Annan Athletic at Galabank.

The hosts, who sit fourth in League Two, had toppled Premiership side Hamilton Academical.

But McCluskey ensured there would be no such repeat, scoring from Denny Johnstone's cross before Joe McKee powered home before half-time.

McCluskey soon completed his treble, with Matt Flynn grabbing a consolation.

McCluskey opened the scoring with an emphatic finish following a deft Johnstone assist, the latter also setting-up McKee for Morton's second goal.

Rabin Omar pulled a chance wide for Annan early in the second period but Morton pulled further ahead when McCluskey added his second with a low finish after being teed-up by Bobby Barr.

McCluskey iced the cake two minutes later with a fine angled finish from inside the penalty area before Flynn headed home Smart Osadolor's cross with 14 minutes remaining.

Line-ups

Annan Athletic

  • 1Hart
  • 7BreslinSubstituted forJagoat 39'minutes
  • 5Watson
  • 3Gilfillan
  • 4McNiffBooked at 46mins
  • 2SloanSubstituted forOsadolorat 54'minutes
  • 8Flynn
  • 6McStaySubstituted forGuyat 54'minutes
  • 11MortonBooked at 85mins
  • 10Todd
  • 9Omar

Substitutes

  • 12Currie
  • 14Osadolor
  • 15McColm
  • 16McDonald
  • 17Guy
  • 18Norman
  • 19Jago

Morton

  • 1Gaston
  • 15Pepper
  • 2Kilday
  • 4O'WareSubstituted forLamieat 87'minutes
  • 17Russell
  • 16BarrSubstituted forSamuelat 90'minutes
  • 7McKee
  • 8Forbes
  • 11McCluskeySubstituted forTidserat 82'minutes
  • 9Johnstone
  • 21McManus

Substitutes

  • 3Lamie
  • 6Miller
  • 12Scullion
  • 14Tidser
  • 18Samuel
  • 30McGowan
Referee:
John Beaton
Attendance:
736

Match Stats

Home TeamAnnan AthleticAway TeamMorton
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home10
Away16
Shots on Target
Home2
Away8
Corners
Home0
Away10
Fouls
Home7
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Annan Athletic 1, Morton 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Annan Athletic 1, Morton 4.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Josh Todd.

Attempt saved. Josh Todd (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Matthew Flynn (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Tidser (Morton).

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Alex Samuel replaces Bobby Barr.

Attempt missed. Jordan Morton (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Ricki Lamie replaces Thomas O'Ware.

Foul by Smart Osadolor (Annan Athletic).

Lee Kilday (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Jordan Morton (Annan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jordan Morton (Annan Athletic).

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

(Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Declan McManus (Morton).

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Jordan Morton.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Michael Tidser replaces Stefan McCluskey.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Peter Watson.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Ben Jago.

Lewis Guy (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ross Forbes (Morton).

Goal!

Goal! Annan Athletic 1, Morton 4. Matthew Flynn (Annan Athletic) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Smart Osadolor.

Matthew Flynn (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe McKee (Morton).

Attempt saved. Declan McManus (Morton) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Rabin Omar (Annan Athletic).

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

Bryan Gilfillan (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Declan McManus (Morton).

Goal!

Goal! Annan Athletic 0, Morton 4. Stefan McCluskey (Morton) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Lewis Guy (Annan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Lewis Guy (Annan Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Annan Athletic 0, Morton 3. Stefan McCluskey (Morton) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Bobby Barr.

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

Foul by Rabin Omar (Annan Athletic).

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

Bryan Gilfillan (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Declan McManus (Morton).

Attempt missed. Smart Osadolor (Annan Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

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