Scottish Championship
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Alloa Athletic 2-0 Greenock Morton

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.

Line-ups

Alloa

  • 1Bain
  • 2Doyle
  • 3Meggat
  • 6SimmonsBooked at 77mins
  • 4GordonBooked at 59mins
  • 5MarrBooked at 28mins
  • 8McCordSubstituted forGemmellat 88'minutes
  • 10RobertsonSubstituted forFernsat 73'minutes
  • 7Cawley
  • 9KirkSubstituted forMcManusat 83'minutes
  • 11Tiffoney

Substitutes

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

Morton

  • 23Caraux
  • 2Taggart
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 18HabaiSubstituted forMcNeilat 70'minutes
  • 4PeciarBooked at 39mins
  • 12Reid
  • 17NicholsonBooked at 59minsSubstituted forMcKeeat 78'minutes
  • 21BachirouBooked at 35mins
  • 20Gómez NovoSubstituted forCampbellat 69'minutes
  • 16Stirling
  • 8Imrie

Substitutes

  • 1Gaston
  • 6McLaughlin
  • 7McKee
  • 10Campbell
  • 14Hands
  • 27McNeil
  • 28Russell
Referee:
Des Roache
Attendance:
546

Match Stats

Home TeamAlloaAway TeamMorton
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home11
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Alloa Athletic 2, Morton 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Alloa Athletic 2, Morton 0.
Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Tomas Peciar.
Jonathan Tiffoney (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Dougie Imrie (Morton).
Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Fouad Bachirou.
Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Stephen Stirling.
Attempt blocked. Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Ryan Gemmell replaces Ryan McCord.
Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Dougie Imrie (Morton).
Foul by Dougie Imrie (Morton).
Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Declan McManus replaces Andy Kirk.
Corner, Morton. Conceded by Scott Bain.
Attempt saved. Scott Taggart (Morton) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the bottom right corner.
Corner, Morton. Conceded by Michael Doyle.
Attempt saved. Andy Kirk (Alloa Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by Dougie Imrie (Morton).
Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt blocked. Dougie Imrie (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Joe McKee replaces Jake Nicholson.

Booking

Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.
Stephen Stirling (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic).
Attempt missed. Edward Ferns (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Craig Reid.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Edward Ferns replaces Willie Robertson.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. David McNeil replaces Michal Habai.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Archie Campbell replaces Nacho Novo.
Attempt missed. Michal Habai (Morton) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Dougie Imrie (Morton) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Jonathan Tiffoney (Alloa Athletic).
Attempt missed. Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left.
Attempt missed. Fouad Bachirou (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.
Attempt blocked. Nacho Novo (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Jake Nicholson (Morton) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.
Dougie Imrie (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic).
Foul by Daryll Meggat (Alloa Athletic).
Jake Nicholson (Morton) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Corner, Morton. Conceded by Michael Doyle.
Foul by Andy Kirk (Alloa Athletic).
Marc Fitzpatrick (Morton) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Stephen Stirling (Morton).
Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Alloa Athletic 1, Morton 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Alloa Athletic 1, Morton 0.
Nacho Novo (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jason Marr (Alloa Athletic).

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.
Attempt saved. Willie Robertson (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Jason Marr (Alloa Athletic) header from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Tomas Peciar (Morton) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Tomas Peciar (Morton).
Andy Kirk (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Fouad Bachirou (Morton).
Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Hamilton169431031
2Dundee169341330
3Raith Rovers16844428
4Alloa16835427
5Falkirk157441225
6Livingston16637-321
7Queen of Sth15537118
8Dumbarton16538-718
9Cowdenbeath164210-1414
10Morton162311-209
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