Greenock Morton missed a chance to move within five points of Cowdenbeath at the bottom of the table after drawing with nine-man Queen of the South.

The visitors took the lead on the stroke of half-time when Iain Russell tapped in following a low cross.

But Chris Higgins was dismissed for deliberate handball when he was the last man seconds before the break.

Russell was sent off for a poor challenge on Jamie McCormack and Archie Campbell headed the equaliser.

Marc Fitzpatrick had come close to an equaliser in the Scottish Championship encounter with an earlier well-struck shot that hit the crossbar.

And Campbell's fourth goal of the season at least earned Morton a point in a game they came close to leading after 15 minutes when Scott Taggart put Garry O'Connor through on goal, but the former Scotland striker's 20-yard drive came back off the post.

In addition to having two players sent off, Queens also lost goalkeeper Alex Clark to injury after 24 minutes, with James Atkinson coming on.

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (6)

Greenock Morton

  • 23 Caraux
  • 44 McCormack (Sampayo - 77' )
  • 03 Fitzpatrick
  • 02 Taggart
  • 40 Cole
  • 22 O'Ware Booked (Campbell - 63' )
  • 08 Imrie Booked
  • 21 Bachirou
  • 15 O'Connor
  • 25 Robertson (Fulton - 58' )
  • 19 McKay

Substitutes

  • 01 Gaston
  • 09 Wallace
  • 10 Campbell
  • 16 Sampayo
  • 26 Fulton
  • 27 McNeil
  • 31 Jamieson

Queen of the South

  • 01 Clark (Atkinson - 24' )
  • 02 Mitchell
  • 03 Holt
  • 04 McKenna Booked
  • 05 Durnan
  • 06 Higgins Dismissed
  • 08 Burns Booked
  • 10 Paton (Dowie - 48' )
  • 09 Lyle
  • 07 Reilly (McShane - 53' Booked )
  • 11 Russell Dismissed

Substitutes

  • 12 Atkinson
  • 14 McHugh
  • 15 Carmichael
  • 16 McShane
  • 17 Dzierzawski
  • 18 Dowie
  • 19 Hooper
Ref: Euan Anderson
Att: 2,341

Match Stats

Shots

17 11

On target

7 4

Corners

5 3

Fouls

8 17

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Morton 1, Queen of the South 1.

90:00 +2:38 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Morton 1, Queen of the South 1.

90:00 +1:54

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Dougie Imrie.

90:00 +1:12

Attempt missed. Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) right footed shot from very close range is just a bit too high.

90:00 +0:35

Foul by Dougie Imrie (Morton).

90:00 +0:35

Paul Burns (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:32

Attempt saved. Marc Fitzpatrick (Morton) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

89:03

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Jim Atkinson.

88:50

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

87:30

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

87:30

Foul by Paul Burns (Queen of the South).

85:09 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Morton 1, Queen of the South 1. Archie Campbell (Morton) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ben Sampayo.

82:51

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

82:08

Foul by Dougie Imrie (Morton).

82:08

Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

80:43

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

80:01

Attempt saved. Marc Fitzpatrick (Morton) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

76:56 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morton. Ben Sampayo replaces Jamie McCormack.

76:27

Marc Fitzpatrick (Morton) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

75:52 Booking

Booking Ian McShane (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card.

75:24

Attempt blocked. Mark Durnan (Queen of the South) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked.

75:13

Attempt blocked. Marc Fitzpatrick (Morton) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

74:34

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Kevin Holt.

73:47

Attempt missed. Garry O'Connor (Morton) header from the centre of the box is too high.

73:24

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Paul Burns.

72:28

Attempt saved. Barrie McKay (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

69:11

Jamie McCormack (Morton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

69:11

Foul by Derek Lyle (Queen of the South).

66:48

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

65:24

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Andy Dowie.

64:19

Foul by Garry O'Connor (Morton).

64:19

Andy Dowie (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

62:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morton. Archie Campbell replaces Thomas O'Ware.

62:03

Attempt missed. Garry O'Connor (Morton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

59:12

Attempt missed. Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

58:45 Booking

Booking Thomas O'Ware (Morton) is shown the yellow card.

58:23

Foul by Thomas O'Ware (Morton).

58:23

Paul Burns (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morton. Aidan Fulton replaces David Robertson.

56:28

Attempt blocked. Andy Dowie (Queen of the South) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked.

56:18

Attempt blocked. Barrie McKay (Morton) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

52:42 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queen of the South. Ian McShane replaces Gavin Reilly because of an injury.

50:20 Dismissal

Dismissal Iain Russell (Queen of the South) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

50:02

Jamie McCormack (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50:02

Foul by Iain Russell (Queen of the South).

49:25 Booking

Booking Stephen McKenna (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card.

49:04

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

49:04

Foul by Stephen McKenna (Queen of the South).

48:07

Foul by Marc Fitzpatrick (Morton).

48:07

Chris Mitchell (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:38

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

46:38

Foul by Paul Burns (Queen of the South).

45:00

Second Half begins Morton 0, Queen of the South 1.

45:00 +2:37 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Morton 0, Queen of the South 1.

45:00 +2:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queen of the South. Andy Dowie replaces Michael Paton.

45:00 +1:49

Attempt missed. Dougie Imrie (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

45:00 +0:46 Dismissal

Dismissal Chris Higgins (Queen of the South) is shown the red card for hand ball.

45:00 +0:36

Hand ball by Chris Higgins (Queen of the South).

43:51 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Morton 0, Queen of the South 1. Iain Russell (Queen of the South) left footed shot from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Michael Paton.

43:11

Attempt saved. Thomas O'Ware (Morton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

42:50

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Chris Higgins.

42:03

Fouad Bachirou (Morton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

42:03

Foul by Mark Durnan (Queen of the South).

41:44

Jamie McCormack (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41:44

Foul by Iain Russell (Queen of the South).

40:28

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Jamie McCormack.

38:54

Barrie McKay (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38:54

Foul by Chris Mitchell (Queen of the South).

37:41

Attempt blocked. Chris Mitchell (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

36:42 Booking

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

35:55 Booking

Booking Paul Burns (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card.

35:23

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

35:23

Foul by Paul Burns (Queen of the South).

32:33

Foul by Scott Taggart (Morton).

32:33

Michael Paton (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

32:07

Darren Cole (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:07

Foul by Derek Lyle (Queen of the South).

30:30

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Darren Cole.

27:54

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

27:04

Attempt saved. Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

24:15

Attempt missed. Iain Russell (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

23:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queen of the South. Jim Atkinson replaces Zander Clark because of an injury.

21:46

Scott Taggart (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:46

Foul by Paul Burns (Queen of the South).

19:45

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

19:45

Foul by Stephen McKenna (Queen of the South).

15:05

Garry O'Connor (Morton) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

14:33

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

14:11

Foul by Paul Burns (Queen of the South).

14:11

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

13:44

Attempt missed. Paul Burns (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

11:17

Foul by Michael Paton (Queen of the South).

11:17

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

7:26

Foul by Iain Russell (Queen of the South).

7:26

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

6:00

David Robertson (Morton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

5:59

Foul by Stephen McKenna (Queen of the South).

4:39

Iain Russell (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the left wing.

4:39

Foul by Jamie McCormack (Morton).

3:43

Michael Paton (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:43

Foul by Fouad Bachirou (Morton).

0:39

Attempt missed. Barrie McKay (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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