Scottish Championship
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Queen of the South 0-5 Greenock Morton

Greenock Morton stunned the league leaders Queen of the South with three confident strikes in the first half paving the way for a convincing win.

Ross Forbes has the visitors in front early before Jamie McDonagh and Gary Oliver added to the scoreline.

Jai Quitongo scored from a well worked corner kick to increase Queen's misery.

And then Morton captain Thomas O'Ware scored a penalty to wrap up an emphatic win ahead of next week's League Cup semi-final with Aberdeen.

Queen of the South had started strongly and forced a couple of early corners, with talisman Steven Dobbie lashing the ball high over the bar from the edge of the box when he should have done better.

But Morton soon took control and stunned the home fans with the opener.

Forbes cut inside Jordan Marshall effortlessly down the Morton right wing, before curling a delightful shot past the unsighted Lee Robinson in the home goal.

Midway through the first half, against the run of play, Dobbie dashed past the visiting defence and found the space to get a shot at goal, but he dragged the effort just wide of the post.

The visitors were by far the better side though and it was no surprise to see the lead doubled by McDonagh shortly after the half hour. Again, the goal came from an attack down the right-wing where Queens had looked vulnerable all afternoon.

Shock amongst the home fans turned to despair when Morton's third again came from the same area of the pitch.

This time Oliver was the man to supply a fine finish to the delight of the 150 or so travelling supporters.

Queen of the South came back into the game after the break for a spell, but couldn't convert pressure into clear cut chances.

At the other end, Quitongo showed some brilliant footwork before beating Robinson with a fine shot, only to be denied by the inside of the post.

It proved only a stay of execution, as the little striker drilled in a fine finish after a tremendous training ground corner.

O'Ware added to the hurt for Queens fans as he fired in a spot kick.

Line-ups

Queen of Sth

  • 1RobinsonBooked at 71mins
  • 2Hamill
  • 5BrownlieBooked at 26mins
  • 4DowieBooked at 62mins
  • 3MarshallBooked at 85mins
  • 7AndersonSubstituted forBrotherstonat 63'minutes
  • 8MillarBooked at 45minsSubstituted forHooperat 63'minutes
  • 17PickardBooked at 35mins
  • 25Dykes
  • 12RiggSubstituted forFergussonat 74'minutes
  • 11Dobbie

Substitutes

  • 16Hooper
  • 19Moxon
  • 21Leighfield
  • 29Bell
  • 31Nelson
  • 32Fergusson
  • 35Brotherston

Morton

  • 1Gaston
  • 18McDonaghBooked at 55mins
  • 6Doyle
  • 4O'Ware
  • 17Russell
  • 21Murdoch
  • 10Lindsay
  • 8ForbesSubstituted forTiffoneyat 87'minutes
  • 11NesbittSubstituted forOyenugaat 80'minutes
  • 24QuitongoSubstituted forScullionat 85'minutes
  • 7OliverBooked at 26mins

Substitutes

  • 9Oyenuga
  • 14Scullion
  • 20McNeil
  • 22Orr
  • 32Mitchell
  • 37Tiffoney
Referee:
Steven Kirkland
Attendance:
1,695

Match Stats

Home TeamQueen of SthAway TeamMorton
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home8
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away8
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home15
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Queen of the South 0, Morton 5.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Queen of the South 0, Morton 5.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Scott Tiffoney replaces Ross Forbes.

Attempt saved. Jon Scullion (Morton) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Jon Scullion replaces Jai Quitongo.

Booking

Jordan Marshall (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Jordan Marshall (Queen of the South).

Attempt saved. Jamie Hamill (Queen of the South) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Jai Quitongo (Morton).

Jamie Hamill (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Jai Quitongo (Morton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jamie Hamill (Queen of the South).

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Kudus Oyenuga replaces Aidan Nesbitt.

Attempt saved. Lyndon Dykes (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Ross Fergusson replaces Steven Rigg.

Goal!

Goal! Queen of the South 0, Morton 5. Thomas O'Ware (Morton) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Booking

Lee Robinson (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card.

Penalty Morton. Ross Forbes draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Darren Brownlie (Queen of the South) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt missed. Jake Pickard (Queen of the South) header from very close range is close, but misses the top left corner.

Jai Quitongo (Morton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Darren Brownlie (Queen of the South).

Attempt missed. Jamie Hamill (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Queen of the South 0, Morton 4. Jai Quitongo (Morton) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner following a set piece situation.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Andy Dowie.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Dean Brotherston replaces Grant Anderson.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Scott Hooper replaces Mark Millar.

Booking

Andy Dowie (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Gary Oliver (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andy Dowie (Queen of the South).

Jai Quitongo (Morton) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Michael Doyle.

Booking

Jamie McDonagh (Morton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Stephen Dobbie (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jamie McDonagh (Morton).

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

Foul by Andy Murdoch (Morton).

Jordan Marshall (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Grant Anderson.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hibernian9531135818
2Queen of Sth9531149518
3Falkirk9522138517
4Dundee Utd94321510515
5Raith Rovers94231311214
6Morton93331312112
7Ayr9324914-511
8Dunfermline92161218-67
9Dumbarton9135814-66
10St Mirren9045918-94
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