Dundee moved joint-top of the Scottish Championship with victory against bottom side Greenock Morton.

Craig Beattie's strike put the visitors ahead and Declan Gallacher headed Dundee's second before half-time.

Dougie Imrie finished neatly past Kyle Letheren with more than half-an-hour remaining to give Morton hope.

But the home side could not find a leveller, meaning Dundee moved level on points with Hamilton, who have an inferior goal difference.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Greenock Morton

  • 23 Caraux
  • 12 Reid
  • 04 Peciar Booked
  • 03 Fitzpatrick
  • 22 O'Ware (McNeil - 45' )
  • 06 McLaughlin Booked (Habai - 74' )
  • 17 Nicholson Booked
  • 21 Bachirou
  • 20 Gómez Novo
  • 16 Stirling (Russell - 67' )
  • 08 Imrie

Substitutes

  • 01 Gaston
  • 07 McKee
  • 10 Campbell
  • 18 Habai
  • 26 Fulton
  • 27 McNeil
  • 28 Russell

Dundee

  • 01 Letheren
  • 02 Irvine
  • 03 Lockwood
  • 10 Rae
  • 18 Gallagher
  • 06 Davidson
  • 07 Riley
  • 20 McAlister
  • 29 Beattie (Boyle - 83' )
  • 09 MacDonald
  • 11 Conroy (McBride - 77' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 08 McBride
  • 14 Mcintosh
  • 15 Monti
  • 17 Benedictus
  • 23 Boyle
  • 24 Twardzik
  • 33 Wighton
Ref: Crawford Allan
Att: 1,536

Match Stats

Shots

7 12

On target

4 7

Corners

7 10

Fouls

12 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Morton 1, Dundee 2.

90:00 +3:07 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Morton 1, Dundee 2.

90:00 +2:55

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Craig Reid.

90:00 +2:47

Attempt blocked. Kevin McBride (Dundee) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

90:00 +2:27

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Marc Fitzpatrick.

90:00 +1:59

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Dougie Imrie.

89:00

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

89:00 Booking

Booking Kevin McBride (Dundee) is shown the yellow card.

88:57

Foul by Kevin McBride (Dundee).

87:19

Foul by Tomas Peciar (Morton).

87:19

Peter MacDonald (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:14

Attempt saved. Craig Reid (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

82:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dundee. Martin Boyle replaces Craig Beattie.

82:11

Foul by Fouad Bachirou (Morton).

82:11

Nicholas Riley (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:59

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Tomas Peciar.

77:32

Jake Nicholson (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77:32

Foul by Gary Irvine (Dundee).

76:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dundee. Kevin McBride replaces Ryan Conroy because of an injury.

75:32

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Gary Irvine.

74:53

Attempt blocked. Craig Reid (Morton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

74:30

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Declan Gallagher.

74:18

Attempt blocked. Fouad Bachirou (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

73:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morton. Michal Habai replaces Mark McLaughlin.

73:06

Attempt missed. Peter MacDonald (Dundee) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

72:20 Booking

Booking Mark McLaughlin (Morton) is shown the yellow card.

72:05

Foul by Mark McLaughlin (Morton).

72:05

Jim McAlister (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:00

Mark Russell (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:58

Foul by Nicholas Riley (Dundee).

68:46

Attempt missed. Nacho Novo (Morton) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

66:26 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morton. Mark Russell replaces Stephen Stirling.

63:08

Attempt missed. Jim McAlister (Dundee) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

61:53

Tomas Peciar (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

61:53

Foul by Craig Beattie (Dundee).

60:56

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Kyle Letheren.

60:38

Attempt saved. Dougie Imrie (Morton) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

59:10 Booking

Booking Tomas Peciar (Morton) is shown the yellow card.

59:04

Foul by Tomas Peciar (Morton).

59:04

Craig Beattie (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:31 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Morton 1, Dundee 2. Dougie Imrie (Morton) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Fouad Bachirou.

56:37

Dougie Imrie (Morton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

56:37

Foul by Nicholas Riley (Dundee).

55:51

Attempt missed. Craig Beattie (Dundee) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

55:14

Foul by Fouad Bachirou (Morton).

55:14

Jim McAlister (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

51:25

Attempt saved. Declan Gallagher (Dundee) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

50:33

Foul by Stephen Stirling (Morton).

50:33

Ryan Conroy (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50:12

Attempt saved. Mark McLaughlin (Morton) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

49:32

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Declan Gallagher.

47:10

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Nicolas Caraux.

46:53

Attempt saved. Jim McAlister (Dundee) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

45:00

Second Half begins Morton 0, Dundee 2.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morton. David McNeil replaces Thomas O'Ware.

45:00 +0:16 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Morton 0, Dundee 2.

44:51 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Morton 0, Dundee 2. Declan Gallagher (Dundee) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner following a corner.

43:52

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Nicolas Caraux.

43:36

Attempt saved. Nicholas Riley (Dundee) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

41:54

Jake Nicholson (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41:54

Foul by Ryan Conroy (Dundee).

37:03

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Tomas Peciar.

36:19

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Craig Reid.

35:45

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Mark McLaughlin.

33:49

Foul by Nacho Novo (Morton).

33:49

Iain Davidson (Dundee) wins a free kick on the right wing.

30:05

Attempt saved. Jim McAlister (Dundee) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

29:14

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Matthew Lockwood.

28:38

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Declan Gallagher.

27:14 Booking

Booking Jake Nicholson (Morton) is shown the yellow card.

27:09

Foul by Jake Nicholson (Morton).

27:09

Matthew Lockwood (Dundee) wins a free kick on the right wing.

26:49

Attempt saved. Peter MacDonald (Dundee) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

25:39

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Craig Reid.

24:45

Foul by Dougie Imrie (Morton).

24:45

Declan Gallagher (Dundee) wins a free kick on the left wing.

23:08

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Stephen Stirling.

21:02

Foul by Marc Fitzpatrick (Morton).

21:02

Craig Beattie (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

20:20

Jake Nicholson (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:20

Foul by Matthew Lockwood (Dundee).

19:35

Attempt missed. Peter MacDonald (Dundee) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

19:07

Foul by Stephen Stirling (Morton).

19:07

Peter MacDonald (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:08 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Morton 0, Dundee 1. Craig Beattie (Dundee) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Peter MacDonald.

14:28

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

14:28

Foul by Gary Irvine (Dundee).

10:32

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Declan Gallagher.

5:35

Craig Reid (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

5:35

Foul by Peter MacDonald (Dundee).

3:00

Jim McAlister (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

2:58

Foul by Stephen Stirling (Morton).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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