Scottish Cup - Fifth Round
Annan AthleticAnnan Athletic1MortonGreenock Morton4

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

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Annan Athletic 1, Morton 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Annan Athletic 1, Morton 4.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Morton. Conceded by Josh Todd.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Michael Tidser (Morton).

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Morton. Alex Samuel replaces Bobby Barr.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Substitution

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Smart Osadolor (Annan Athletic).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Booking

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Morton (Annan Athletic).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Declan McManus (Morton).

  17. Post update

    Corner, Morton. Conceded by Jordan Morton.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Morton. Michael Tidser replaces Stefan McCluskey.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Morton. Conceded by Peter Watson.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Morton. Conceded by Ben Jago.