Scottish Championship
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St Mirren 2-1 Greenock Morton

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St Mirren receive Championship trophy

St Mirren got their hands on the Championship trophy after an entertaining derby victory over Morton watched by 6422 fans in Paisley.

Danny Mullen chipped the hosts in front after 10 minutes before Michael Doyle levelled with a close-range header.

Man-of-the-match Lewis Morgan fired home the decisive goal for the Buddies, who wrapped up their return to the top flight last week.

And it ended a run of three matches without a win for the champions.

The home side celebrated the title last week after low key, goalless draw and lost in midweek but they began this game in determined fashion.

Morgan won possession around 30 yards from goal and played a wonderful ball through to Mullen who chipped it over the outstretched arms of Connor Brennan in the Morton goal for the opener.

Jim Duffy's troops though rallied brilliantly with Gary Oliver hitting the crossbar before Craig Samson pulled off a magnificent stop to deny Gary Harkins.

The equaliser came on the half hour when Scott Tiffoney crossed in from the left and Doyle bulleted a header home from inside the six yard box.

However, St Mirren would not be denied on the day they were to collect their silverware.

Cammy Smith burst clear down the right and sent an inch perfect pass into the feet of Morgan, who took one touch before sliding a lovely shot into the bottom corner.

Morgan was given a standing ovation five minutes from time when he was replaced in what was his last home appearance before he joins up with Celtic over the summer.

The Buddies have had lots to enjoy this season and a first win against their local rivals this term was a good way to set up another party when the trophy was presented.

Line-ups

St Mirren

  • 1Samson
  • 25Smith
  • 6MacKenzieSubstituted forBairdat 27'minutes
  • 24Davis
  • 2Demetriou
  • 7Magennis
  • 4McGinn
  • 18FlynnSubstituted forReillyat 67'minutes
  • 11Smith
  • 10MorganBooked at 72minsSubstituted forHippolyteat 86'minutes
  • 27Mullen

Substitutes

  • 3Irvine
  • 15Baird
  • 16McShane
  • 20Reilly
  • 21Stewart
  • 26Hill
  • 29Hippolyte

Morton

  • 20Brennan
  • 6DoyleSubstituted forThomsonat 82'minutes
  • 4O'Ware
  • 5Lamie
  • 26IredaleBooked at 66mins
  • 12Tidser
  • 3Murdoch
  • 14HarkinsSubstituted forFraserat 79'minutes
  • 25RossSubstituted forBairdat 71'minutes
  • 7Oliver
  • 15Tiffoney

Substitutes

  • 1Gaston
  • 10Thomson
  • 11McHugh
  • 17Russell
  • 18Baird
  • 21Langan
  • 23Fraser
Referee:
Bobby Madden
Attendance:
6,422

Match Stats

Home TeamSt MirrenAway TeamMorton
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home18
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, St. Mirren 2, Morton 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, St. Mirren 2, Morton 1.

Cameron Smith (St. Mirren) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Michael Tidser (Morton).

Attempt missed. Gary Oliver (Morton) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt blocked. John Baird (Morton) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Daniel Mullen (St. Mirren) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, St. Mirren. Myles Hippolyte replaces Lewis Morgan.

Lewis Morgan (St. Mirren) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Andy Murdoch (Morton).

Cameron Smith (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gary Fraser (Morton).

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Robert Thomson replaces Michael Doyle because of an injury.

Stelios Demetriou (St. Mirren) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by John Baird (Morton).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Michael Doyle (Morton) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Gary Fraser replaces Gary Harkins.

Stephen McGinn (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Tiffoney (Morton).

Attempt saved. Daniel Mullen (St. Mirren) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Lewis Morgan (St. Mirren) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Kyle Magennis (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Thomas O'Ware (Morton).

Attempt missed. Gavin Reilly (St. Mirren) right footed shot from very close range is too high.

Corner, St. Mirren. Conceded by Michael Doyle.

Stephen McGinn (St. Mirren) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Scott Tiffoney (Morton).

Goal!

Goal! St. Mirren 2, Morton 1. Lewis Morgan (St. Mirren) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Cameron Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. John Baird replaces Frank Ross.

Attempt blocked. Lewis Morgan (St. Mirren) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Harry Davis (St. Mirren).

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

Corner, St. Mirren. Conceded by Thomas O'Ware.

Attempt blocked. Kyle Magennis (St. Mirren) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, St. Mirren. Gavin Reilly replaces Ryan Flynn.

Booking

Jack Iredale (Morton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ryan Flynn (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack Iredale (Morton).

Attempt missed. Lewis Morgan (St. Mirren) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1St Mirren35235763352874
2Livingston341711656342262
3Dundee Utd35177115042858
4Dunfermline351511956352156
5Inverness CT341491149371251
6Morton3513111147371050
7Queen of Sth351310125452249
8Falkirk351111134449-544
9Dumbarton3579192759-3230
10Brechin3504311985-664
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