Kenny Shiels suffered defeat in his first match in charge of Greenock Morton as Falkirk left Cappielow with all three points.

Kieran Duffie opened the scoring for the Bairns, heading home Mark Millar's delivery in the second half.

Falkirk were awarded a penalty when Tomas Peciar fouled Philip Roberts in the area and Rory Loy converted.

Morton could not find a way back and they now sit six points adrift at the bottom of the table.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Greenock Morton

  • 23 Caraux
  • 12 Reid
  • 03 Fitzpatrick (Campbell - 70' )
  • 16 Stirling
  • 18 Habai
  • 04 Peciar
  • 08 Imrie Booked
  • 21 Bachirou
  • 27 McNeil
  • 14 Hands
  • 07 McKee (Ferris - 45' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 01 Gaston
  • 02 Taggart
  • 06 McLaughlin
  • 10 Campbell
  • 20 Gómez Novo
  • 28 Russell
  • 32 Ferris

Falkirk

  • 01 McGovern
  • 02 Duffie
  • 03 Kingsley
  • 35 Millar
  • 06 Vaulks
  • 34 McCracken
  • 07 Fulton
  • 10 Sibbald (Leahy - 80' )
  • 33 Loy (Alston - 82' )
  • 09 Roberts (Shepherd - 72' )
  • 11 McGrandles Booked

Substitutes

  • 04 Durojaiye
  • 05 Flynn
  • 08 Alston
  • 12 Bowman
  • 18 Small
  • 19 Leahy
  • 31 Shepherd
Ref: Stephen Finnie
Att: 1,873

Match Stats

Shots

8 7

On target

3 4

Corners

5 9

Fouls

11 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Morton 0, Falkirk 2.

90:00 +2:22 Full time

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

90:00 +0:54

Attempt saved. Fouad Bachirou (Morton) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

88:31

Foul by Dougie Imrie (Morton).

88:31

Jay Fulton (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:14

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Michal Habai.

84:25

Foul by Michal Habai (Morton).

84:25

Scott Shepherd (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

83:57

Attempt missed. Archie Campbell (Morton) left footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

82:42

Foul by David McNeil (Morton).

82:42

Blair Alston (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

81:42 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Falkirk. Blair Alston replaces Rory Loy.

81:25

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Tomas Peciar.

79:47 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Falkirk. Luke Leahy replaces Craig Sibbald.

78:00

Attempt saved. Rory Loy (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

75:43

Attempt missed. Craig Reid (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

72:50

Foul by Craig Reid (Morton).

72:50

Scott Shepherd (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Falkirk. Scott Shepherd replaces Philip Roberts.

71:17 Booking

Booking Aidan Ferris (Morton) is shown the yellow card.

71:14

Foul by Aidan Ferris (Morton).

71:14

Jay Fulton (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morton. Archie Campbell replaces Marc Fitzpatrick.

68:28 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Morton 0, Falkirk 2. Rory Loy (Falkirk) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

68:07

Penalty conceded by Tomas Peciar (Morton) after a foul in the penalty area.

68:07

Penalty Falkirk. Philip Roberts draws a foul in the penalty area.

65:51

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Dougie Imrie.

64:10

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Will Vaulks.

60:53

Attempt saved. Michal Habai (Morton) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

60:23

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Mark Millar.

59:52

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

59:52

Foul by Jay Fulton (Falkirk).

59:41

Foul by Philip Roberts (Falkirk).

59:41

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

59:07 Booking

Booking Dougie Imrie (Morton) is shown the yellow card.

58:58 Booking

Booking Conor McGrandles (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card.

57:17

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Will Vaulks.

56:42

Foul by David McCracken (Falkirk).

56:42

Aidan Ferris (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:44

Will Vaulks (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

55:44

Foul by David McNeil (Morton).

52:53

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

50:05 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Morton 0, Falkirk 1. Kieran Duffie (Falkirk) header from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Mark Millar.

49:19

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Tomas Peciar.

45:00

Second Half begins Morton 0, Falkirk 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morton. Aidan Ferris replaces Joe McKee.

45:00 +0:50 Half time

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

45:00 +0:28

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Joe McKee.

42:42

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Tomas Peciar.

37:58

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Will Vaulks.

36:08

Attempt missed. Reece Hands (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

35:21

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Kieran Duffie.

31:21

Foul by Rory Loy (Falkirk).

31:21

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

30:00

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

29:59

Foul by Will Vaulks (Falkirk).

29:28

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Craig Reid.

27:00

Rory Loy (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:58

Foul by Stephen Stirling (Morton).

24:35

Attempt missed. Reece Hands (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

24:00

Rory Loy (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:59

Foul by Tomas Peciar (Morton).

23:17

Attempt missed. Rory Loy (Falkirk) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

22:40

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Marc Fitzpatrick.

21:09

Foul by Mark Millar (Falkirk).

21:09

Reece Hands (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

17:55

Foul by Stephen Kingsley (Falkirk).

17:55

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

16:32

Foul by Stephen Kingsley (Falkirk).

16:32

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

15:14

(Falkirk) wins a free kick on the right wing.

15:14

Foul by Dougie Imrie (Morton).

14:25

Attempt saved. Rory Loy (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

11:07

Attempt missed. Mark Millar (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

10:20

Attempt missed. Kieran Duffie (Falkirk) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

9:48

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Dougie Imrie.

8:21

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

7:37

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

7:37

Foul by David McCracken (Falkirk).

2:44

Foul by Mark Millar (Falkirk).

2:44

Reece Hands (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

2:09

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

2:09

Foul by David McNeil (Morton).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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