Scottish Championship
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Morton 1-2 Inverness CT: Highlanders move up to fourth

Tom Walsh scores for Morton
Tom Walsh chipped over Morton keeper Derek Gaston for his eighth goal of the season

Aaron Doran's header proved decisive as Inverness Caledonian Thistle narrowly beat 10-man Morton to move into fourth place in the Scottish Championship.

The visitors went in front Tom Walsh netted his eighth of the season.

Sean Welsh missed the chance to extend the lead when his penalty hit a post after Kerr Waddell had been sent off for hauling down George Oakley.

Doran's header did eventually put the Highlanders two up before Scott Tiffoney pulled one back for Morton.

Inverness Caledonian Thistle manager John Robertson: "It was a lot tighter than it should've been. We should've been out of sight.

"We've got a couple of trialists coming in. The problem we've got is we can't always get players to come to us because of the wages and sometimes because of the distance."

Morton manager Jonatan Johansson: "It was like kids defending for the sending off but the way we reacted with 10 men was excellent - we caused them all sorts of problems.

"We haven't been starting well at home but I thought we did today, so to lose the goal was disappointing. But the second half with 10 men was excellent and we created at least three or four chances."

Line-ups

Morton

  • 1Gaston
  • 14Tumilty
  • 2Kilday
  • 5WaddellBooked at 34mins
  • 25McKeown
  • 7MillarBooked at 90mins
  • 8McAlister
  • 12TidserSubstituted forMacLeanat 84'minutes
  • 6TelferSubstituted forLyonat 62'minutes
  • 11McHugh
  • 10ThomsonSubstituted forTiffoneyat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 17Tiffoney
  • 19MacLean
  • 20Bell
  • 22Armour
  • 23Scully
  • 32Lyon
  • 38Eardley

Inverness CT

  • 1Ridgers
  • 2RooneyBooked at 66mins
  • 22McKay
  • 5Donaldson
  • 6McCart
  • 15WelshSubstituted forMacgregorat 85'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 4Chalmers
  • 11Walsh
  • 7PolworthBooked at 90mins
  • 10Doran CoganSubstituted forTraffordat 76'minutes
  • 14OakleyBooked at 30minsSubstituted forWhiteat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Austin
  • 19White
  • 24Trafford
  • 35Macgregor
  • 36Nicolson
  • 42Hoban
Referee:
Steven Reid
Attendance:
1,608

Match Stats

Home TeamMortonAway TeamInverness CT
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home13
Away15
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Morton 1, Inverness CT 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morton 1, Inverness CT 2.

Foul by Reece Lyon (Morton).

Shaun Rooney (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Rory McKeown (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Jordan White (Inverness CT).

Booking

Roddy Macgregor (Inverness CT) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Liam Polworth (Inverness CT) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Chris Millar (Morton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Chris Millar (Morton).

Roddy Macgregor (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Tiffoney (Morton).

Brad McKay (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Scott Tiffoney (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Charlie Trafford (Inverness CT).

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. Roddy Macgregor replaces Sean Welsh.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Ross MacLean replaces Michael Tidser.

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

Foul by Jordan White (Inverness CT).

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Lee Kilday.

Attempt blocked. Joe Chalmers (Inverness CT) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Reece Lyon (Morton) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

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

Foul by Jordan White (Inverness CT).

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Rory McKeown.

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Lee Kilday.

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. Charlie Trafford replaces Aaron Doran.

Attempt saved. Aaron Doran (Inverness CT) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Morton 1, Inverness CT 2. Scott Tiffoney (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Reghan Tumilty (Morton) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Lee Kilday (Morton) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Coll Donaldson.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Joe Chalmers.

Attempt blocked. Chris Millar (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Shaun Rooney (Inverness CT) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Scott Tiffoney (Morton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Shaun Rooney (Inverness CT).

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Shaun Rooney.

Attempt saved. Scott Tiffoney (Morton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ross County18106233141936
2Ayr17105233151835
3Dundee Utd189542826232
4Inverness CT1751112418626
5Queen of Sth185852621523
6Morton185762027-722
7Dunfermline185581623-720
8Alloa183781726-916
9Partick Thistle1842121630-1414
10Falkirk1834111427-1313
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