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Greenock Morton 1-1 Arbroath: Late header earns hosts' draw

By Jane LewisBBC Scotland

Sean McGinty's stoppage-time header earned Morton a share of the points against Arbroath as both sides' play-off hopes suffered a blow.

Arbroath looked to be heading home with the points after Craig Wighton put them ahead early in the second half.

But after Bobby Linn struck a post for the visitors, Morton's assault on the Arbroath goal finally paid off when McGinty met a 93rd-minute corner.

The result leaves both sides two points adrift of the top four.

Morton manager David Hopkin: "We always knew it was going to be a tough game. I think this is our fifth game in the past 10 or 11 days and I think it caught up with us a wee bit.

"We conceded a very poor goal, which wasn't like us. But credit to the players, we kept going."

Line-ups

Morton

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 20Rogers
  • 2TumiltySubstituted forLyonat 45'minutes
  • 30Baird
  • 5McGinty
  • 16Strapp
  • 10Nesbitt
  • 8McAlisterBooked at 90mins
  • 6Jacobs
  • 19CaddenBooked at 34mins
  • 9MuirheadSubstituted forSuttonat 72'minutes
  • 12OrsiSubstituted forMcHughat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Ramsbottom
  • 4McLean
  • 7Millar
  • 11McHugh
  • 15McGuffie
  • 17Lyon
  • 21Sutton

Arbroath

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 21Gaston
  • 2Thomson
  • 4Little
  • 5O'Brien
  • 3Hamilton
  • 16StewartBooked at 79mins
  • 28CraigenSubstituted forWhatleyat 80'minutes
  • 22Virtanen
  • 9HilsonBooked at 85minsSubstituted forLinnat 89'minutes
  • 15DonnellySubstituted forKaderat 80'minutes
  • 14Wighton

Substitutes

  • 1Jamieson
  • 6Whatley
  • 7Gold
  • 11Linn
  • 12Kader
  • 18Murphy
  • 23Chalmers
Referee:
Steven Reid
Attendance:
1,472

Match Stats

Home TeamMortonAway TeamArbroath
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home5
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Morton 1, Arbroath 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Morton 1, Arbroath 1.

  3. Post update

    Omar Kader (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Reece Lyon (Morton).

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Morton 1, Arbroath 1. Sean McGinty (Morton) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nicky Cadden following a corner.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Morton. Conceded by Ricky Little.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Morton. Conceded by Mark Whatley.

  8. Booking

    Jim McAlister (Morton) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Arbroath. Bobby Linn replaces Dale Hilson.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Morton. Conceded by Colin Hamilton.

  11. Booking

    Dale Hilson (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Dale Hilson (Arbroath).

  13. Post update

    Kyle Jacobs (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Lewis Strapp.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Reece Lyon (Morton).

  16. Post update

    Miko Virtanen (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Arbroath. Mark Whatley replaces James Craigen.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Arbroath. Omar Kader replaces Luke Donnelly.

  19. Booking

    Scott Stewart (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

    Lewis Strapp (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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