Christian Nade scored his first goal for Dundee as the Scottish Championship leaders maintained their one-point advantage with victory over Morton.

The former Hearts striker got on the end of Martin Boyle's cross to head the hosts in front.

Dundee continued to ask questions of the league's basement side but were often foiled by keeper Derek Gaston.

However, Peter MacDonald doubled the Dark Blues' lead late on when he drilled home.

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (4)

Dundee

  • 01 Letheren
  • 02 Irvine
  • 05 Dyer Booked
  • 10 Rae (Davidson - 79' )
  • 17 Benedictus
  • 18 Gallagher Booked
  • 08 McBride
  • 09 MacDonald
  • 27 Nade Booked (Riley - 83' )
  • 23 Boyle Booked
  • 20 McAlister

Substitutes

  • 03 Lockwood
  • 06 Davidson
  • 07 Riley
  • 24 Twardzik
  • 28 Bonnett-Johnson
  • 30 Kerr
  • 33 Wighton

Greenock Morton

  • 01 Gaston
  • 44 McCormack (Fulton - 83' )
  • 03 Fitzpatrick Booked
  • 19 McKay
  • 40 Cole
  • 06 Findlay
  • 02 Taggart
  • 18 Vine (Campbell - 70' )
  • 15 O'Connor
  • 21 Bachirou Booked
  • 11 O'Brien

Substitutes

  • 10 Campbell
  • 17 Smith
  • 20 McIntyre
  • 22 O'Ware
  • 26 Fulton
  • 28 Russell
  • 33 O'Neil
Ref: George Salmond
Att: 4,488

Match Stats

Shots

23 7

On target

11 3

Corners

7 2

Fouls

8 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Dundee 2, Morton 0.

90:00 +2:39 Full time

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

90:00 +2:15

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Stuart Findlay.

90:00 +0:56 Booking

Booking Martin Boyle (Dundee) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +0:50

Foul by Martin Boyle (Dundee).

90:00 +0:50

Stuart Findlay (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

87:30

Kevin McBride (Dundee) wins a free kick on the right wing.

87:30

Foul by Darren Cole (Morton).

85:46 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dundee 2, Morton 0. Peter MacDonald (Dundee) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

85:37

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

84:59

Attempt saved. Nicholas Riley (Dundee) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

83:35

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

83:16

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Willie Dyer.

82:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dundee. Nicholas Riley replaces Christian Nade.

82:03 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morton. Aidan Fulton replaces Jamie McCormack.

81:31 Booking

Booking Marc Fitzpatrick (Morton) is shown the yellow card.

80:17

Martin Boyle (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:17

Foul by Stuart Findlay (Morton).

78:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dundee. Iain Davidson replaces Gavin Rae.

77:39

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by David O'Brien.

74:01 Booking

Booking Declan Gallagher (Dundee) is shown the yellow card.

74:00

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

73:47

Foul by Declan Gallagher (Dundee).

71:28

Attempt missed. Martin Boyle (Dundee) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

69:34 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morton. Archie Campbell replaces Rowan Vine.

69:09

Foul by Christian Nade (Dundee).

69:09

Stuart Findlay (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:29

Foul by Peter MacDonald (Dundee).

68:29

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

68:05

Attempt saved. Gavin Rae (Dundee) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

67:36

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

66:01 Booking

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

66:00

Christian Nade (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:54

Foul by Fouad Bachirou (Morton).

65:00

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

64:53

Foul by Fouad Bachirou (Morton).

64:20

Attempt missed. Christian Nade (Dundee) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

61:46

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Scott Taggart.

58:58

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

57:39 Booking

Booking Christian Nade (Dundee) is shown the yellow card.

56:10 Booking

Booking Willie Dyer (Dundee) is shown the yellow card.

56:04

Foul by Willie Dyer (Dundee).

56:04

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

53:51

Foul by Gary Irvine (Dundee).

53:51

David O'Brien (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52:54

Attempt saved. Christian Nade (Dundee) header from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

51:52

Attempt saved. Peter MacDonald (Dundee) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

49:01

Gavin Rae (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

49:01

Foul by David O'Brien (Morton).

48:35

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

48:19

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

47:03

Foul by Peter MacDonald (Dundee).

47:03

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

46:29

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Derek Gaston.

46:16

Attempt saved. Martin Boyle (Dundee) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

45:00

Second Half begins Dundee 1, Morton 0.

45:00 +1:00 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Dundee 1, Morton 0.

45:00 +0:53

Attempt missed. Martin Boyle (Dundee) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

45:00 +0:25

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Stuart Findlay.

39:50

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

30:51

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Marc Fitzpatrick.

29:59

Attempt blocked. Martin Boyle (Dundee) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

28:29

Attempt missed. David O'Brien (Morton) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

27:51

Attempt missed. Christian Nade (Dundee) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

27:10

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

27:10

Foul by David O'Brien (Morton).

23:52

Gavin Rae (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:52

Foul by Fouad Bachirou (Morton).

23:04

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Willie Dyer.

22:52

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

22:20

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Scott Taggart.

21:32

Christian Nade (Dundee) wins a free kick on the left wing.

21:32

Foul by Stuart Findlay (Morton).

19:44

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

18:58

Attempt missed. Kyle Benedictus (Dundee) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

18:07

Martin Boyle (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:07

Foul by Scott Taggart (Morton).

17:42

Christian Nade (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17:42

Foul by Darren Cole (Morton).

16:56

Attempt blocked. Peter MacDonald (Dundee) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

15:21

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

13:58

Attempt missed. Christian Nade (Dundee) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

12:15 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dundee 1, Morton 0. Christian Nade (Dundee) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Martin Boyle.

11:03

Attempt saved. Peter MacDonald (Dundee) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

9:57

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

8:28

Attempt blocked. Christian Nade (Dundee) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

7:49

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

7:49

Foul by Jim McAlister (Dundee).

6:05

Attempt missed. Jim McAlister (Dundee) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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