Match ends, Alloa Athletic 0, Morton 2.
Greenock Morton climbed out of the relegation play-off spot with victory at Scottish Championship bottom club Alloa Athletic.
John Sutton teed up Nicky Cadden for the second-half opener and Jack Baird swept home the second from Aidan Nesbitt's corner.
Liam Buchanan had an Alloa goal ruled out for offside, while Morton had a strong penalty shout for handball.
Liam Dick almost pulled one back late on but his shot flew over.
Morton are now a point clear of second-bottom Partick Thistle with a game in hand, while Alloa are four adrift of the Firhill side.
Alloa manager Peter Grant: "I was surprised Buchanan was offside. I'm now hearing he was a yard onside. It was a little bit of luck we needed but just didn't get it. If it puts us 1-0 up it's a completely different game."
Morton manager David Hopkin: "The handball call - it's a massive turning point in game. It's 0-0, it was a great strike. The whole stadium knew it was a penalty but we got three points."
- 8McAlisterBooked at 12minsSubstituted forMillarat 70'minutes
- 17LyonSubstituted forColvilleat 76'minutes
- 10NesbittBooked at 55mins
- 21SuttonSubstituted forOrsiat 82'minutes
- Kevin Clancy
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Alloa Athletic 0, Morton 2.
Attempt missed. Liam Dick (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
Foul by Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic).
Nicky Cadden (Morton) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Corner, Morton. Conceded by Andy Graham.
Jon Robertson (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Kalvin Orsi (Morton).
Substitution, Morton. Kalvin Orsi replaces John Sutton.
Foul by Jon Robertson (Alloa Athletic).
Nicky Cadden (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Liam Buchanan (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Substitution, Morton. Luca Colville replaces Reece Lyon.
Foul by Robert Thomson (Alloa Athletic).
Peter Grant (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Substitution, Morton. Chris Millar replaces Jim McAlister.
Goal! Alloa Athletic 0, Morton 2. Jack Baird (Morton) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.
Corner, Morton. Conceded by Steven Hetherington.
Goal! Alloa Athletic 0, Morton 1. Nicky Cadden (Morton) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by John Sutton.
Attempt blocked. Reece Lyon (Morton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.