Scottish Championship
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Greenock Morton 2-0 Dumbarton

Greenock Morton recorded their first Scottish Championship victory since November by beating Dumbarton.

The hosts started well with Joe McKee and Declan McManus hitting the goal frame and Thomas O'Ware testing goalkeeper Jamie Ewings.

The Sons responded with Gregor Buchanan's effort drawing a good save from Andy McNeil.

Denny Johnstone headed Bobby Barr's cross just wide but then slotted Morton in front and McKee fired their second.

Line-ups

Morton

  • 20McNeil
  • 15Pepper
  • 2Kilday
  • 3Lamie
  • 17RussellBooked at 27mins
  • 16BarrBooked at 79minsSubstituted forTidserat 87'minutes
  • 7McKeeBooked at 81mins
  • 4O'Ware
  • 11McCluskeySubstituted forForbesat 83'minutes
  • 9JohnstoneSubstituted forSamuelat 90'minutes
  • 21McManus

Substitutes

  • 6Miller
  • 8Forbes
  • 12Scullion
  • 14Tidser
  • 18Samuel
  • 30McGowan

Dumbarton

  • 19Ewings
  • 5BuchananBooked at 63mins
  • 14BarrBooked at 89mins
  • 22WrightBooked at 79mins
  • 4Saunders
  • 7CawleySubstituted forHehat 69'minutes
  • 17RoutledgeBooked at 18mins
  • 23Walsh
  • 3Docherty
  • 9FlemingSubstituted forMcCallumat 65'minutes
  • 27NadeSubstituted forGallagherat 31'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Brown
  • 2Taggart
  • 8Gallagher
  • 10Kirkpatrick
  • 15McCallum
  • 16Waters
  • 24Heh
Referee:
George Salmond
Attendance:
1,595

Match Stats

Home TeamMortonAway TeamDumbarton
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home16
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Morton 2, Dumbarton 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Morton 2, Dumbarton 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gregor Buchanan (Dumbarton) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses to the right.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Morton. Alex Samuel replaces Denny Johnstone.

  5. Booking

    Darren Barr (Dumbarton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Darren Barr (Dumbarton).

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Morton 2, Dumbarton 0. Joe McKee (Morton) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Declan McManus.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Declan McManus (Morton).

  10. Post update

    Gregor Buchanan (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Morton. Michael Tidser replaces Bobby Barr.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tom Walsh (Dumbarton) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jon Routledge (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Morton. Ross Forbes replaces Stefan McCluskey.

  15. Post update

    Bobby Barr (Morton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Frazer Wright (Dumbarton).

  17. Booking

    Joe McKee (Morton) is shown the yellow card.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Declan McManus (Morton).

  19. Post update

    Jon Routledge (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Thomas O'Ware (Morton) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.