Scottish Championship
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Greenock Morton 2-1 Queen of the South: First win for interim boss Gus MacPherson

Greenock Morton eased their Scottish Championship relegation worries as they defeated Queen of the South for a first home win since December.

Gary Oliver's second-half header earned a first victory for Gus MacPherson in his second game as interim manager.

Aidan Nesbitt scored direct from a corner, before Ayo Obileye fired the visitors level right on half-time.

Morton stay eighth but are three points above second-bottom Arbroath and eight clear of Alloa Athletic.

After four straight wins, Queens have now suffered successive defeats and are two points above Morton in sixth.

Line-ups

Morton

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 20McAdams
  • 3FjørtoftBooked at 23minsSubstituted forLedgerat 27'minutes
  • 4McLean
  • 5McGinty
  • 27Hynes
  • 8McGinn
  • 19Colville
  • 16Strapp
  • 10Nesbitt
  • 12OrsiSubstituted forLyonat 89'minutes
  • 11OliverSubstituted forSterlingat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Ledger
  • 9Muirhead
  • 14Salkeld
  • 15McGuffie
  • 17Lyon
  • 18Blues
  • 23Sterling

Queen of Sth

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 20Ferguson
  • 33GibsonBooked at 27mins
  • 4Buchanan
  • 19Breen
  • 3Maxwell
  • 5Obileye
  • 16EastSubstituted forFitzpatrickat 86'minutes
  • 12McCabe
  • 29Awokoya-MebudeSubstituted forDobbieat 68'minutes
  • 15McGrorySubstituted forJosephat 75'minutes
  • 10Shields

Substitutes

  • 1Leighfield
  • 7Fitzpatrick
  • 9Goss
  • 11Dobbie
  • 17Joseph
  • 18McKechnie
  • 26Dickson
Referee:
David Munro

Match Stats

Home TeamMortonAway TeamQueen of Sth
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home12
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Morton 2, Queen of the South 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Morton 2, Queen of the South 1.

  3. Post update

    Kazaiah Sterling (Morton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Rhys Breen (Queen of the South).

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Morton. Reece Lyon replaces Kalvin Orsi.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Queen of the South. Aidan Fitzpatrick replaces Euan East.

  7. Post update

    Aidan Nesbitt (Morton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by James Maxwell (Queen of the South).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Morton. Kazaiah Sterling replaces Gary Oliver.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Morton. Conceded by Rhys Breen.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Stephen McGinn (Morton).

  12. Post update

    Euan East (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. William Gibson (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Queen of the South. Niyah Joseph replaces Calvin McGrory.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Morton. Conceded by James Maxwell.

  16. Post update

    Gary Oliver (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Rhys Breen (Queen of the South).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Queen of the South. Stephen Dobbie replaces Dapo Mebude.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Morton 2, Queen of the South 1. Gary Oliver (Morton) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Luca Colville.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gary Oliver (Morton) header from the centre of the box is too high.

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