Scottish Championship
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Greenock Morton 2-0 Livingston

Morton staved off relegation for another week thanks to goals from Dougie Imrie and Barrie McKay.

The Cappielow side, who are 11 points adrift at the foot of the table, started well and edged ahead through skipper Imrie.

McKay doubled the home side's lead before half-time, finishing after a fabulous Rowan Vine pass.

Livingston pushed hard to get back into it but could not find a way past Morton goalkeeper Derek Gaston.

Line-ups

Morton

  • 1Gaston
  • 22O'Ware
  • 3FitzpatrickSubstituted forRussellat 61'minutes
  • 21Bachirou
  • 40Cole
  • 6Findlay
  • 25RobertsonSubstituted forMcKeeat 89'minutes
  • 2Taggart
  • 18Vine
  • 19McKaySubstituted forCampbellat 83'minutes
  • 8Imrie

Substitutes

  • 7McKee
  • 10Campbell
  • 15O'Connor
  • 17Smith
  • 23Caraux
  • 28Russell
  • 44McCormack

Livingston

  • 1Jamieson
  • 19Sives
  • 23MevljaBooked at 77mins
  • 21Jacobs
  • 4MensingBooked at 51mins
  • 5Fordyce
  • 7JacobsSubstituted forScottat 45'minutes
  • 8O'Brien
  • 9McNulty
  • 48MullenSubstituted forBurchillat 65'minutes
  • 11DenholmSubstituted forWilkieat 45'minutesBooked at 86mins

Substitutes

  • 2Mampuya
  • 6Scott
  • 16Beaumont
  • 17Walker
  • 18Wilkie
  • 27Burchill
  • 49Lander
Referee:
Craig Charleston
Attendance:
1,009

Match Stats

Home TeamMortonAway TeamLivingston
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away11
Fouls
Home6
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Morton 2, Livingston 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morton 2, Livingston 0.

Attempt saved. Martin Scott (Livingston) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Darren Cole (Morton).

Marc McNulty (Livingston) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Joe McKee replaces David Robertson.

Booking

Kyle Wilkie (Livingston) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Stuart Findlay.

Attempt blocked. Martin Scott (Livingston) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Archie Campbell replaces Barrie McKay.

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

Thomas O'Ware (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kyle Wilkie (Livingston).

Attempt saved. Mark Burchill (Livingston) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Dougie Imrie (Morton).

Nejc Mevlja (Livingston) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Nejc Mevlja (Livingston) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Nejc Mevlja (Livingston).

Foul by Darren Cole (Morton).

Marc McNulty (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Marc McNulty (Livingston) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

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

Foul by Kyle Jacobs (Livingston).

Attempt saved. Kyle Jacobs (Livingston) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Barrie McKay.

Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Barrie McKay.

Substitution

Substitution, Livingston. Mark Burchill replaces Daniel Mullen.

Attempt missed. Thomas O'Ware (Morton) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Callum Fordyce.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Mark Russell replaces Marc Fitzpatrick because of an injury.

Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Thomas O'Ware.

Attempt missed. Daniel Mullen (Livingston) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Derek Gaston.

Attempt saved. Marc McNulty (Livingston) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Dougie Imrie (Morton).

Simon Mensing (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Dougie Imrie (Morton) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Simon Mensing (Livingston) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Hamilton3217962160
2Dundee3218682160
3Falkirk3216882256
4Queen of Sth31146111148
5Dumbarton3213613045
6Livingston3212614-142
7Raith Rovers3110912-839
8Alloa3210715-1337
9Cowdenbeath329617-2333
10Morton325720-3022
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