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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Alloa Athletic 2, Morton 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Alloa Athletic 2, Morton 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Tomas Peciar.

  4. Post update

    Jonathan Tiffoney (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Dougie Imrie (Morton).

  6. Post update

    Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Fouad Bachirou.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Stephen Stirling.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Ryan Gemmell replaces Ryan McCord.

  10. Post update

    Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Dougie Imrie (Morton).

  12. Post update

    Foul by Dougie Imrie (Morton).

  13. Post update

    Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. 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.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Declan McManus replaces Andy Kirk.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Morton. Conceded by Scott Bain.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Scott Taggart (Morton) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the bottom right corner.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Morton. Conceded by Michael Doyle.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Andy Kirk (Alloa Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Dougie Imrie (Morton).

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