Declan McManus scored his first senior goal as Alloa Athletic claimed a comfortable Scottish Championship win over Morton.

Bottom side Morton looked lively in the first half with Kenny Shiels due to take over as manager next week.

But they fell behind when Andy Kirk netted from close range after Nicolas Caraux had spilled a Kevin Cawley shot.

And substitute McManus, who is on loan from Aberdeen, sealed the points by converting an Edward Fearns cross.

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (6)

Alloa Athletic

  • 01 Bain
  • 02 Doyle
  • 03 Meggat
  • 06 Simmons Booked
  • 04 Gordon Booked
  • 05 Marr Booked
  • 08 McCord (Gemmell - 88' )
  • 10 Robertson (Ferns - 73' )
  • 07 Cawley
  • 09 Kirk (McManus - 83' )
  • 11 Tiffoney

Substitutes

  • 12 Young
  • 14 Ferns
  • 15 McManus
  • 16 Gemmell
  • 17 Creaney
  • 20 McDowall

Greenock Morton

  • 23 Caraux
  • 02 Taggart
  • 03 Fitzpatrick
  • 18 Habai (McNeil - 70' )
  • 04 Peciar Booked
  • 12 Reid
  • 17 Nicholson Booked (McKee - 78' )
  • 21 Bachirou Booked
  • 20 Gómez Novo (Campbell - 69' )
  • 16 Stirling
  • 08 Imrie

Substitutes

  • 01 Gaston
  • 06 McLaughlin
  • 07 McKee
  • 10 Campbell
  • 14 Hands
  • 27 McNeil
  • 28 Russell
Ref: Des Roache
Att: 546

Match Stats

Shots

11 8

On target

4 2

Corners

4 8

Fouls

9 13

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Alloa Athletic 2, Morton 0.

90:00 +1:31 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Alloa Athletic 2, Morton 0.

90:00 +0:44

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Tomas Peciar.

90:00 +0:18

Jonathan Tiffoney (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:18

Foul by Dougie Imrie (Morton).

89:34

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Fouad Bachirou.

89:11

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Stephen Stirling.

88:49

Attempt blocked. Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

87:57 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Ryan Gemmell replaces Ryan McCord.

87:00

Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:58

Foul by Dougie Imrie (Morton).

86:17

Foul by Dougie Imrie (Morton).

86:17

Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

84:59 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Alloa Athletic 2, Morton 0. Declan McManus (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Edward Ferns with a cross.

82:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Declan McManus replaces Andy Kirk.

81:43

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Scott Bain.

81:26

Attempt saved. Scott Taggart (Morton) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the bottom right corner.

80:39

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Michael Doyle.

79:36

Attempt saved. Andy Kirk (Alloa Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

78:53

Foul by Dougie Imrie (Morton).

78:53

Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

77:45

Attempt blocked. Dougie Imrie (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

77:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morton. Joe McKee replaces Jake Nicholson.

76:52 Booking

Booking Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

76:36

Stephen Stirling (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

76:36

Foul by Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic).

75:56

Attempt missed. Edward Ferns (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

73:52

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Craig Reid.

72:33 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Edward Ferns replaces Willie Robertson.

69:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morton. David McNeil replaces Michal Habai.

68:47 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morton. Archie Campbell replaces Nacho Novo.

68:17

Attempt missed. Michal Habai (Morton) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

67:39

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

67:39

Foul by Jonathan Tiffoney (Alloa Athletic).

66:58

Attempt missed. Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left.

63:21

Attempt missed. Fouad Bachirou (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

60:01

Attempt blocked. Nacho Novo (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

58:50 Booking

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

58:39 Booking

Booking Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

58:23

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

58:23

Foul by Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic).

54:35

Foul by Daryll Meggat (Alloa Athletic).

54:35

Jake Nicholson (Morton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

53:02

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Michael Doyle.

50:44

Foul by Andy Kirk (Alloa Athletic).

50:44

Marc Fitzpatrick (Morton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

49:21

Foul by Stephen Stirling (Morton).

49:21

Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00

Second Half begins Alloa Athletic 1, Morton 0.

45:00 +0:15 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Alloa Athletic 1, Morton 0.

43:29

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

43:29

Foul by Jason Marr (Alloa Athletic).

42:42 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Alloa Athletic 1, Morton 0. Andy Kirk (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

42:17

Attempt saved. Willie Robertson (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

38:58

Attempt missed. Jason Marr (Alloa Athletic) header from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

38:25 Booking

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

38:19

Foul by Tomas Peciar (Morton).

38:19

Andy Kirk (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:09

Foul by Fouad Bachirou (Morton).

36:09

Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:38 Booking

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

34:33

Foul by Fouad Bachirou (Morton).

34:33

Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

28:26

Attempt missed. Dougie Imrie (Morton) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

27:56

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Daryll Meggat.

27:13 Booking

Booking Jason Marr (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

27:00

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

26:50

Foul by Jason Marr (Alloa Athletic).

25:55

Foul by Marc Fitzpatrick (Morton).

25:55

Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

24:56

Tomas Peciar (Morton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

24:56

Foul by Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic).

24:12

Foul by Fouad Bachirou (Morton).

24:12

Willie Robertson (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:00

Foul by Dougie Imrie (Morton).

23:00

Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

22:20

Foul by Nacho Novo (Morton).

22:20

Daryll Meggat (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

21:44

Attempt missed. Willie Robertson (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high.

19:39

Attempt blocked. Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

18:08

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

18:08

Foul by Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic).

17:24

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Daryll Meggat.

16:59

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Jonathan Tiffoney.

16:17

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Jason Marr.

11:13

Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic) hits the bar with a right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right.

9:07

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

8:50

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Scott Bain.

8:34

Attempt saved. Dougie Imrie (Morton) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the top centre of the goal.

1:51

Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

1:51

Foul by Dougie Imrie (Morton).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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