Scottish Championship
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Greenock Morton 4-1 Alloa Athletic

Declan McManus scored twice as Greenock Morton beat Scottish Championship bottom side Alloa Athletic, who remain 10 points adrift.

McManus netted from close range on the quarter-hour mark to open the scoring and Ross Forbes' deflected strike quickly doubled Morton's lead.

A shot by Kyle McAusland pulled Alloa back into the game before half-time.

But another McManus finish and one by Denny Johnstone late on ensured a comfortable win for the hosts.

Line-ups

Morton

Formation 4-1-3-2

  • 1Gaston
  • 6Miller
  • 19Gasparotto
  • 3LamieSubstituted forMcKeeat 74'minutes
  • 17Russell
  • 4O'Ware
  • 16BarrSubstituted forMcMullanat 75'minutes
  • 8Forbes
  • 11McCluskey
  • 9JohnstoneSubstituted forSamuelat 82'minutes
  • 21McManus

Substitutes

  • 7McKee
  • 12Scullion
  • 18Samuel
  • 20McNeil
  • 28Quitongo
  • 33McMullan
  • 36Tennant

Alloa

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 41Gallacher
  • 19Finnie
  • 6Marr
  • 3Hill
  • 5HamiltonSubstituted forLayneat 60'minutes
  • 16Flannigan
  • 14McManusSubstituted forCrawfordat 68'minutes
  • 2McAuslandBooked at 83mins
  • 18Hetherington
  • 7Duffy
  • 23Megginson

Substitutes

  • 4Reintam
  • 12Caddis
  • 17Layne
  • 21Crawford
  • 22Hoggan
  • 24Hynd
  • 27Crawford
Referee:
Euan Anderson
Attendance:
1,513

Match Stats

Home TeamMortonAway TeamAlloa
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home22
Away13
Shots on Target
Home9
Away7
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Morton 4, Alloa Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Morton 4, Alloa Athletic 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Paul McMullan (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Paul McMullan (Morton) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Morton. Conceded by Steven Hetherington.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Mitchel Megginson (Alloa Athletic).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Declan McManus (Morton).

  9. Post update

    Iain Flannigan (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Joe McKee (Morton).

  11. Post update

    Mitchel Megginson (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Declan McManus (Morton) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Jason Marr (Alloa Athletic).

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alex Samuel (Morton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Booking

    Kyle McAusland (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Kyle McAusland (Alloa Athletic).

  20. Post update

    Mark Russell (Morton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rangers29233375215472
2Falkirk301710350242661
3Hibernian28174744261855
4Raith Rovers29136103837145
5Morton30108123636038
6Queen of Sth29114143339-637
7St Mirren2997133241-934
8Dumbarton2985162654-2829
9Livingston2966173142-1124
10Alloa3035221762-4514
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