Mark McLaughlin's first league goal of the season helped bottom club Morton overcome Dumbarton.

Ex-Rangers striker Nacho Novo hit the post when through one-on-one with Jamie Ewings and also had a goal disallowed for offside in the Championship clash.

Morton took a deserved lead after an hour when McLaughlin headed home from a free kick by Dougie Imrie.

Novo hit the post again after 67 minutes before Tomas Peciar headed in another Imrie cross late on.

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Greenock Morton

  • 01 Gaston
  • 12 Reid
  • 04 Peciar
  • 07 McKee (Stirling - 87' Booked )
  • 05 Page
  • 06 McLaughlin
  • 09 Wallace
  • 21 Bachirou Booked
  • 20 Gómez Novo
  • 10 Campbell (Cham - 70' )
  • 08 Imrie (Russell - 92' )

Substitutes

  • 16 Stirling
  • 22 O'Ware
  • 23 Caraux
  • 27 McNeil
  • 28 Russell
  • 29 Verlaque
  • 48 Cham

Dumbarton

  • 19 Ewings
  • 02 McGinn Booked
  • 16 Linton (Smith - 80' )
  • 26 Murray (Agnew - 75' Booked )
  • 04 Graham
  • 05 Barry
  • 07 Gilhaney
  • 06 Turner
  • 17 Nish
  • 09 Megginson
  • 15 Kirkpatrick Booked (Prunty - 66' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Grindlay
  • 08 Agnew
  • 10 Smith
  • 11 McDougall
  • 12 Prunty
  • 24 McKerracher
  • 25 Phinn
Ref: Stevie O'Reilly
Att: 1,687

Match Stats

Shots

12 8

On target

4 5

Corners

6 3

Fouls

11 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Morton 2, Dumbarton 0.

90:00 +3:15 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Morton 2, Dumbarton 0.

90:00 +3:03

Attempt saved. Colin Nish (Dumbarton) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

90:00 +2:26

Foul by Tony Wallace (Morton).

90:00 +2:26

(Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +1:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morton. Mark Russell replaces Dougie Imrie.

89:17 Booking

Booking Stephen Stirling (Morton) is shown the yellow card.

89:03

Foul by Stephen Stirling (Morton).

89:03

Chris Turner (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:59 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Morton 2, Dumbarton 0. Tomas Peciar (Morton) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dougie Imrie with a cross.

87:23

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Aaron Barry.

86:43

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Andy Graham.

86:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morton. Stephen Stirling replaces Joe McKee because of an injury.

82:28

Attempt missed. Scott Agnew (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

81:18

Attempt saved. Joe McKee (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

79:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dumbarton. Kevin Smith replaces Scott Linton.

76:53

Attempt missed. Joe McKee (Morton) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

76:10 Booking

Booking Scott Agnew (Dumbarton) is shown the yellow card.

76:00

Kabba-Modou Cham (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:51

Foul by Scott Agnew (Dumbarton).

74:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dumbarton. Scott Agnew replaces Hugh Murray.

74:00

Colin Nish (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:59

Foul by Jonathan Page (Morton).

72:32

Foul by Tony Wallace (Morton).

72:32

Scott Linton (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:56

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Tomas Peciar.

70:53

Attempt missed. Chris Turner (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

70:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morton. Kabba-Modou Cham replaces Archie Campbell.

66:46

Nacho Novo (Morton) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

65:55

Attempt saved. Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

65:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dumbarton. Bryan Prunty replaces Jordan Kirkpatrick.

64:45 Booking

Booking Fouad Bachirou (Morton) is shown the yellow card.

64:35

Foul by Fouad Bachirou (Morton).

64:35

Hugh Murray (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

63:56

Attempt saved. Jordan Kirkpatrick (Dumbarton) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

62:01 Booking

Booking Paul McGinn (Dumbarton) is shown the yellow card.

62:00

Dougie Imrie (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:49

Foul by Paul McGinn (Dumbarton).

59:46 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Morton 1, Dumbarton 0. Mark McLaughlin (Morton) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dougie Imrie.

59:00

Nacho Novo (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:56

Foul by Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton).

57:38 Booking

Booking Jordan Kirkpatrick (Dumbarton) is shown the yellow card.

57:20

Tony Wallace (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

57:20

Foul by Jordan Kirkpatrick (Dumbarton).

56:03

Foul by Tony Wallace (Morton).

56:03

Chris Turner (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:35

Attempt missed. Nacho Novo (Morton) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

48:37

Attempt saved. Nacho Novo (Morton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

48:12

Attempt saved. Chris Turner (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

46:20

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Jordan Kirkpatrick.

45:52

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Jordan Kirkpatrick.

45:00

Second Half begins Morton 0, Dumbarton 0.

45:00 +0:48 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Morton 0, Dumbarton 0.

45:00 +0:03

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Jonathan Page.

43:04

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Derek Gaston.

42:17

Foul by Jonathan Page (Morton).

42:17

Colin Nish (Dumbarton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

40:36

Jonathan Page (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

40:36

Foul by Colin Nish (Dumbarton).

38:46

Attempt saved. Jordan Kirkpatrick (Dumbarton) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

36:57

Attempt missed. Jonathan Page (Morton) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

36:13

Dougie Imrie (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:13

Foul by Hugh Murray (Dumbarton).

35:09

Nacho Novo (Morton) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

34:35

Attempt missed. Joe McKee (Morton) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

33:39

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Paul McGinn.

30:32

Mark McLaughlin (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

30:32

Foul by Chris Turner (Dumbarton).

26:00

Chris Turner (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

25:41

Foul by Fouad Bachirou (Morton).

25:00

Aaron Barry (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

24:58

Foul by Tony Wallace (Morton).

24:11

Craig Reid (Morton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

24:11

Foul by Chris Turner (Dumbarton).

19:42

Foul by Archie Campbell (Morton).

19:42

Andy Graham (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

16:06

Archie Campbell (Morton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

16:06

Foul by Hugh Murray (Dumbarton).

10:48

Foul by Mark McLaughlin (Morton).

10:48

Colin Nish (Dumbarton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

10:20

Attempt missed. Jordan Kirkpatrick (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

7:43

Attempt missed. Dougie Imrie (Morton) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

2:52

Attempt missed. Mark McLaughlin (Morton) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

2:21

Fouad Bachirou (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

2:21

Foul by Chris Turner (Dumbarton).

1:10

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Hugh Murray.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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