Scottish Championship
Morton2Dumbarton0

Greenock Morton 2-0 Dumbarton

Mark McLaughlin's first league goal of the season helped bottom club Morton overcome Dumbarton.

Ex-Rangers striker Nacho Novo hit the post when through one-on-one with Jamie Ewings and also had a goal disallowed for offside in the Championship clash.

Morton took a deserved lead after an hour when McLaughlin headed home from a free kick by Dougie Imrie.

Novo hit the post again after 67 minutes before Tomas Peciar headed in another Imrie cross late on.

Line-ups

Morton

  • 1Gaston
  • 12Reid
  • 4Peciar
  • 7McKeeSubstituted forStirlingat 87'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 5Page
  • 6McLaughlin
  • 9Wallace
  • 21BachirouBooked at 65mins
  • 20Gómez Novo
  • 10CampbellSubstituted forChamat 70'minutes
  • 8ImrieSubstituted forRussellat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 16Stirling
  • 22O'Ware
  • 23Caraux
  • 27McNeil
  • 28Russell
  • 29Verlaque
  • 48Cham

Dumbarton

  • 19Ewings
  • 2McGinnBooked at 63mins
  • 16LintonSubstituted forSmithat 80'minutes
  • 26MurraySubstituted forAgnewat 75'minutesBooked at 77mins
  • 4Graham
  • 5Barry
  • 7Gilhaney
  • 6Turner
  • 17Nish
  • 9Megginson
  • 15KirkpatrickBooked at 58minsSubstituted forPruntyat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Grindlay
  • 8Agnew
  • 10Smith
  • 11McDougall
  • 12Prunty
  • 24McKerracher
  • 25Phinn
Referee:
Stevie O'Reilly
Attendance:
1,687

Match Stats

Home TeamMortonAway TeamDumbarton
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Morton 2, Dumbarton 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morton 2, Dumbarton 0.

Attempt saved. Colin Nish (Dumbarton) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Tony Wallace (Morton).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Mark Russell replaces Dougie Imrie.

Booking

Stephen Stirling (Morton) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Stephen Stirling (Morton).

Chris Turner (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Morton 2, Dumbarton 0. Tomas Peciar (Morton) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dougie Imrie with a cross.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Aaron Barry.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Andy Graham.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Stephen Stirling replaces Joe McKee because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Scott Agnew (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Kevin Smith replaces Scott Linton.

Attempt missed. Joe McKee (Morton) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Booking

Scott Agnew (Dumbarton) is shown the yellow card.

Kabba-Modou Cham (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Agnew (Dumbarton).

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Scott Agnew replaces Hugh Murray.

Colin Nish (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jonathan Page (Morton).

Foul by Tony Wallace (Morton).

Scott Linton (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Tomas Peciar.

Attempt missed. Chris Turner (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Kabba-Modou Cham replaces Archie Campbell.

Nacho Novo (Morton) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Attempt saved. Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Bryan Prunty replaces Jordan Kirkpatrick.

Booking

Fouad Bachirou (Morton) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Fouad Bachirou (Morton).

Hugh Murray (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Jordan Kirkpatrick (Dumbarton) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Paul McGinn (Dumbarton) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Paul McGinn (Dumbarton).

Goal!

Goal! Morton 1, Dumbarton 0. Mark McLaughlin (Morton) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dougie Imrie.

Nacho Novo (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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