Scottish League One
Forfar3Morton2

Forfar Athletic 3-2 Greenock Morton

Forfar Athletic survived a late comeback from Greenock Morton to record a home win.

Gavin Swankie swept the hosts ahead, but Declan McManus levelled for Morton.

Danny Denholm made it 2-1 to the Loons, then Forfar looked to have the game wrapped up when Swankie fired in with an expert finish.

However, Morton set up a nervy last few minutes when substitute Reece Hands pulled one back from close range, but the hosts held on.

Line-ups

Forfar

  • 1Douglas
  • 2Dunlop
  • 3Baxter
  • 6HusbandSubstituted forDaleat 75'minutes
  • 4Malcolm
  • 5Dods
  • 7KaderSubstituted forSmithat 83'minutes
  • 8Young
  • 10Swankie
  • 9Hilson
  • 11DenholmSubstituted forFotheringhamat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Malin
  • 14Dale
  • 15Fotheringham
  • 16Steeves
  • 17Keiller
  • 18Smith
  • 21Salmon

Morton

  • 1Gaston
  • 2Kilday
  • 3Lamie
  • 4MillerSubstituted forRussellat 68'minutes
  • 5Crighton
  • 6Milojevic Bjekovic
  • 7McKee
  • 8Pepper
  • 10O'WareSubstituted forHandsat 78'minutes
  • 9McManusBooked at 25mins
  • 11McCluskeySubstituted forMcNeilat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12McNeil
  • 14Allan
  • 15Scullion
  • 16Hands
  • 17Russell
  • 20Caraux
Referee:
Crawford Allan
Attendance:
704

Match Stats

Home TeamForfarAway TeamMorton
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Forfar Athletic 3, Morton 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forfar Athletic 3, Morton 2.

Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David McNeil (Morton).

Foul by James Dale (Forfar Athletic).

Reece Hands (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Mark Russell (Morton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Ricki Lamie.

Goal!

Goal! Forfar Athletic 3, Morton 2. Reece Hands (Morton) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Craig Smith replaces Omar Kader.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Martyn Fotheringham replaces Danny Denholm.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. David McNeil replaces Stefan McCluskey.

Attempt saved. Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Darren Dods.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Reece Hands replaces Thomas O'Ware.

Foul by Stuart Malcolm (Forfar Athletic).

Stefan McCluskey (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

James Dale (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe McKee (Morton).

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. James Dale replaces Stephen Husband.

Attempt missed. Michael Dunlop (Forfar Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Sean Crighton.

Goal!

Goal! Forfar Athletic 3, Morton 1. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Mark Russell replaces Michael Miller.

Foul by Stephen Husband (Forfar Athletic).

Stefan McCluskey (Morton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Stephen Husband (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Foul by Danny Denholm (Forfar Athletic).

Lee Kilday (Morton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sean Crighton (Morton).

Attempt missed. Joe McKee (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Danny Denholm (Forfar Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Forfar Athletic 2, Morton 1. Danny Denholm (Forfar Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gavin Swankie.

Attempt missed. Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic) header from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Ricki Lamie.

Second Half

Second Half begins Forfar Athletic 1, Morton 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Forfar Athletic 1, Morton 1.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Sean Crighton.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ayr431072510
2Dunfermline42115327
3Forfar42116517
4Morton42028536
5Brechin41304316
6Peterhead41215415
7Stirling412178-15
8Stenhousemuir411267-14
9Stranraer402249-52
10Airdrieonians401306-61
View full Scottish League One table

Top Stories

Get Inspired Activity Finder

Run by the BBC and partners

Find ways to get active near you: