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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

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Morton 4, Alloa Athletic 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Morton 4, Alloa Athletic 4.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Corner, Morton. Conceded by Scott Taggart.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Lewis Strapp (Morton).

  7. Post update

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

  8. 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.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Jack Baird (Morton).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

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

  13. 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.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Morton. Craig McGuffie replaces Bob McHugh.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Corner, Morton. Conceded by Iain Flannigan.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Liam Buchanan replaces Robert Thomson.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Reghan Tumilty (Morton).

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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