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Greenock Morton 4-4 Alloa Athletic: Comeback lifts visitors out of bottom two

Alloa battled back from 4-2 down to earn a point
Alloa battled back from 4-2 down to earn a point

Alloa Athletic netted two late goals to complete a dramatic comeback at Greenock Morton and climb out of the Scottish Championship's bottom two.

The hosts led 4-2 after a remarkable, see-sawing first half at Cappielow.

Alloa rallied from Kyle Jacobs' opener with goals from Alan Trouten and Kevin Cawley before Luca Colville, Reghan Tumilty and Bob McHugh scored in quick succession to put Morton in command.

Kevin O'Hara cut the deficit and Robbie Deas headed a stoppage-time equaliser.

Alloa are now a point above Queen of the South and four clear of Partick Thistle, having played a game more than both.

Morton are two points above Peter Grant's side in seventh and also have a game in hand.

Line-ups

Morton

  • 20Rogers
  • 2Tumilty
  • 30Baird
  • 5McGinty
  • 16Strapp
  • 6Jacobs
  • 10Nesbitt
  • 8McAlisterSubstituted forOrsiat 45'minutes
  • 29ColvilleBooked at 36mins
  • 19CaddenSubstituted forMillarat 69'minutes
  • 11McHughBooked at 56minsSubstituted forMcGuffieat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Ramsbottom
  • 4McLean
  • 7Millar
  • 12Orsi
  • 15McGuffie
  • 21Sutton
  • 26Doolan

Alloa

  • 51Wright
  • 22StirlingSubstituted forBanksat 71'minutes
  • 2Taggart
  • 4Deas
  • 3Dick
  • 7Cawley
  • 11Flannigan
  • 6Hetherington
  • 10Trouten
  • 19ThomsonSubstituted forBuchananat 80'minutes
  • 17O'Hara

Substitutes

  • 9Buchanan
  • 12Banks
  • 15Connelly
  • 16Gilhooley
  • 18Malcolm
  • 20O'Donnell
  • 21Wilson
Referee:
Graham Beaton
Attendance:
1,214

Match Stats

Home TeamMortonAway TeamAlloa
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home21
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away9
Corners
Home13
Away0
Fouls
Home16
Away1

Live Text

Match ends, Morton 4, Alloa Athletic 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morton 4, Alloa Athletic 4.

Attempt missed. Sean McGinty (Morton) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Scott Taggart.

Attempt blocked. Kalvin Orsi (Morton) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Lewis Strapp (Morton).

Liam Buchanan (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Morton 4, Alloa Athletic 4. Robbie Deas (Alloa Athletic) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kevin Cawley.

Liam Buchanan (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack Baird (Morton).

Attempt saved. Liam Buchanan (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Liam Buchanan (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Morton 4, Alloa Athletic 3. Kevin O'Hara (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kevin Cawley following a fast break.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Craig McGuffie replaces Bob McHugh.

Attempt missed. Kevin O'Hara (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Kyle Jacobs (Morton) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Iain Flannigan.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Liam Buchanan replaces Robert Thomson.

Attempt missed. Kalvin Orsi (Morton) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Reghan Tumilty (Morton).

Steven Hetherington (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kalvin Orsi (Morton).

(Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Reghan Tumilty (Morton) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Luca Colville (Morton).

Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Scott Banks replaces Ben Stirling.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Chris Millar replaces Nicky Cadden.

Foul by Kyle Jacobs (Morton).

Alan Trouten (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Kevin O'Hara (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Nicky Cadden (Morton).

Scott Taggart (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Aidan Nesbitt (Morton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Liam Dick.

Attempt saved. Kevin O'Hara (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Alan Trouten (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Luca Colville (Morton).

Alan Trouten (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Nicky Cadden (Morton) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dundee Utd25183451193257
2Inverness CT2311393126536
3Dundee2410683031-136
4Ayr2211293531435
5Arbroath24104102325-234
6Dunfermline2394103632431
7Morton2485113647-1129
8Alloa2569103141-1027
9Queen of Sth2475122632-626
10Partick Thistle2465133045-1523
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