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Scottish Championship: Falkirk 0-2 Greenock Morton

By Heather DewarBBC Scotland at Falkirk Stadium
Greenock Morton scorer Greg Kiltie
Greg Kiltie opened the scoring for Morton

Falkirk dropped to the foot of the Scottish Championship as Greenock Morton's win lifted the visitors into sixth place.

On-loan Kilmarnock midfielder Greg Kiltie swept the ball past Falkirk goalkeeper Harry Bourgoyne after a Charlie Telfer effort was deflected.

Kiltie's cut-back set up the second for Telfer.

Falkirk striker Zak Rudden had a series of chances in the second half but failed to test keeper Robby McCrorie.

Morton, whose defence were superb throughout the game, dominated much of the match against a Bairns side lacking intensity.

While Morton leapfrog Alloa Athletic, who lost away to Partick Thistle, to move to within a point of fifth-placed Dunfermline Athletic.

Thistle's win leaves Falkirk two points adrift having played a game more than the Glasgow side.

Falkirk manager Ray McKinnon: "It was a really disappointing result and performance - I never saw it coming - we needed everyone to be at it 100% and got exactly the opposite performance.

"We deserved nothing out of the game - have a lot of work to do. We had a few chances at 0-0, but second half, were extremely poor.

"I told the players how disappointed I was with them as a collective - we're far better than that."

Greenock Morton manager Jonatan Johansson: "It was a great win and a great performance. I thought we deserved our victory and it could have been even more.

"It was like a cup final, but we were in total control, so very very pleased.

"We wanted to play football and the big difference from earlier in the season is that we defended our box really well.

"Under pressure, I'm pleased with the bravery of our players. The win is massive for us - its a great league for the media, but gives us managers grey hairs."

Line-ups

Falkirk

Formation 4-3-3

  • 43Burgoyne
  • 3McGhee
  • 28McKenna
  • 5Edjenguele
  • 23Dixon
  • 6PatonSubstituted forWaddingtonat 42'minutes
  • 21Osman
  • 16McShane
  • 19RuddenBooked at 90mins
  • 8TodorovSubstituted forJarvisat 60'minutes
  • 11MacLeanSubstituted forRobsonat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Kidd
  • 9Jarvis
  • 12Mitchell
  • 14Robson
  • 18Brough
  • 24Lavery
  • 27Waddington

Morton

Formation 3-5-2

  • 23McCrorie
  • 8McAlister
  • 4Buchanan
  • 2Kilday
  • 14Tumilty
  • 32Lyon
  • 6TelferSubstituted forMillarat 71'minutes
  • 12TidserBooked at 18mins
  • 3IredaleBooked at 40mins
  • 18OliverSubstituted forDallasat 30'minutesSubstituted forMcHughat 90'minutes
  • 20Kiltie

Substitutes

  • 1Gaston
  • 7Millar
  • 11McHugh
  • 17O'Connell
  • 25McKeown
  • 37McGrattan
  • 44Dallas
Referee:
Colin Steven
Attendance:
5,254

Match Stats

Home TeamFalkirkAway TeamMorton
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home7
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away8
Corners
Home11
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away4

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Falkirk 0, Morton 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Falkirk 0, Morton 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Michael Tidser.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Jim McAlister.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Jim McAlister.

  6. Booking

    Zak Rudden (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Jack Iredale (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Zak Rudden (Falkirk).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Morton. Bob McHugh replaces Andrew Dallas.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Zak Rudden (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ian McShane (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Lee Kilday.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Lee Kilday.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Mark Waddington (Falkirk).

  15. Post update

    Chris Millar (Morton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Zak Rudden (Falkirk).

  17. Post update

    Chris Millar (Morton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Lee Kilday.

  19. Post update

    Aaron Jarvis (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Reghan Tumilty (Morton).

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