Scottish Championship bottom side Greenock Morton slipped 16 points behind Cowdenbeath with defeat at Central Park.

Kyle Miller nodded Cowden ahead early in the match.

Morton were reduced to 10 men when Rowan Vine was sent off for violent conduct.

And strikes by Greg Stewart and Miller compounded the visitors' misery as the home side moved to within four points of safety.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Cowdenbeath

  • 17 Usai
  • 14 Brett
  • 02 McKeown
  • 04 O'Brien (Morton - 83' )
  • 05 Armstrong
  • 06 Wedderburn
  • 26 Kane (Gold - 74' )
  • 16 Fowler
  • 09 Stewart
  • 07 Stewart
  • 20 Miller

Substitutes

  • 01 Flynn
  • 08 Stevenson
  • 11 Morton
  • 12 Gold
  • 18 Milne
  • 21 Hemmings
  • 22 Robertson

Greenock Morton

  • 01 Gaston
  • 24 Knight (Fulton - 64' )
  • 03 Fitzpatrick Booked
  • 21 Bachirou Booked
  • 40 Cole (Campbell - 47' )
  • 06 Findlay
  • 22 O'Ware
  • 18 Vine Dismissed
  • 15 O'Connor (McKay - 45' )
  • 09 Wallace
  • 02 Taggart

Substitutes

  • 08 Imrie
  • 10 Campbell
  • 19 McKay
  • 23 Caraux
  • 25 Robertson
  • 26 Fulton
  • 44 McCormack
Ref: John Beaton
Att: 318

Match Stats

Shots

9 7

On target

5 3

Corners

5 7

Fouls

7 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Cowdenbeath 3, Morton 0.

90:00 +2:12 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Cowdenbeath 3, Morton 0.

88:27

Foul by Kyle Miller (Cowdenbeath).

88:27

Tony Wallace (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:49

Attempt missed. Sammy Stewart (Cowdenbeath) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

85:14

Dean Brett (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85:14

Foul by Thomas O'Ware (Morton).

84:28

Attempt saved. Tony Wallace (Morton) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

83:32

Foul by Dean Brett (Cowdenbeath).

83:32

Aidan Fulton (Morton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

82:42 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Jordan Morton replaces Thomas O'Brien.

80:24

Foul by Fouad Bachirou (Morton).

80:24

James Fowler (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick on the left wing.

79:26

Attempt saved. Greg Stewart (Cowdenbeath) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

78:39

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Nathaniel Wedderburn.

77:49

Foul by Kyle Miller (Cowdenbeath).

77:49

Tony Wallace (Morton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

77:23

Foul by Fouad Bachirou (Morton).

77:23

David Gold (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:53

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

73:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cowdenbeath. David Gold replaces Chris Kane because of an injury.

70:30

Foul by James Fowler (Cowdenbeath).

70:30

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

69:42 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Cowdenbeath 3, Morton 0. Kyle Miller (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Greg Stewart.

68:49 Booking

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

68:37

Foul by Marc Fitzpatrick (Morton).

68:37

Chris Kane (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:43

Attempt missed. Chris Kane (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

66:39

Hand ball by Greg Stewart (Cowdenbeath).

64:04

Foul by Tony Wallace (Morton).

64:04

Dean Brett (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63:43 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morton. Aidan Fulton replaces Craig Knight.

62:49 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Cowdenbeath 2, Morton 0. Greg Stewart (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Fowler.

60:59

Attempt missed. Greg Stewart (Cowdenbeath) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

59:49

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Stuart Findlay.

59:07

Foul by Scott Taggart (Morton).

59:07

Rory McKeown (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:10 Booking

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

54:45

Tony Wallace (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:45

Foul by Dean Brett (Cowdenbeath).

53:13 Dismissal

Dismissal Rowan Vine (Morton) is shown the red card for fighting.

50:22

James Fowler (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50:22

Foul by Rowan Vine (Morton).

49:40

Foul by Fouad Bachirou (Morton).

49:40

Chris Kane (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

46:56

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Craig Knight.

46:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morton. Archie Campbell replaces Darren Cole.

45:00

Second Half begins Cowdenbeath 1, Morton 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morton. Barrie McKay replaces Garry O'Connor.

45:00 +0:03 Half time

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

42:20

Sammy Stewart (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

42:20

Foul by Tony Wallace (Morton).

37:51

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

37:28

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Sebastian Usai.

36:48

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

35:54

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

35:32

Kyle Miller (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:32

Foul by Darren Cole (Morton).

34:55

Attempt missed. Tony Wallace (Morton) header from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

28:27

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Chris Kane.

27:51

Corner, Morton. Conceded by John Armstrong.

25:24

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

24:05

Attempt missed. Greg Stewart (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

21:17

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Scott Taggart.

20:37

Greg Stewart (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

20:37

Foul by Darren Cole (Morton).

19:33

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Sebastian Usai.

19:00

Corner, Morton. Conceded by James Fowler.

12:35

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Darren Cole.

10:21

Attempt missed. Thomas O'Ware (Morton) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

9:47

Corner, Morton. Conceded by John Armstrong.

5:40 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Cowdenbeath 1, Morton 0. Kyle Miller (Cowdenbeath) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Rory McKeown.

4:00

Rory McKeown (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick on the left wing.

3:57

Foul by Tony Wallace (Morton).

3:24

Foul by Sammy Stewart (Cowdenbeath).

3:24

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

1:46

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Stuart Findlay.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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