Scottish League One
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Greenock Morton 2-0 Stranraer

Morton scored a goal in each half to extend their unbeaten run and cut the gap on League One leaders Stranraer to a point.

Chris Aitken and Grant Gallagher went close to firing the visitors in front before Declan McManus converted Ross Caldwell's cross to send Ton ahead.

Gallagher and Aitken passed up chances after the break and Mark Russell's goal ensured Ton are unbeaten in six games.

The result leaves second-placed Morton on 45 points.

Line-ups

Morton

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Gaston
  • 2Kilday
  • 5Crighton
  • 6Lamie
  • 3Russell
  • 7Pepper
  • 4O'Ware
  • 8ForbesSubstituted forMcKeeat 82'minutes
  • 11McCluskeySubstituted forMcCluskeyat 69'minutes
  • 9Caldwell
  • 10McManus

Substitutes

  • 12McCluskey
  • 14Tennant
  • 15Milojevic Bjekovic
  • 16Scullion
  • 17McKee
  • 20Caraux

Stranraer

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Mitchell
  • 2Pettigrew
  • 4Robertson
  • 5McKeown
  • 3LongridgeBooked at 29mins
  • 7Gallagher
  • 6Aitken
  • 8Bell
  • 11GibsonSubstituted forStirlingat 79'minutes
  • 9McShaneSubstituted forMalcolmat 63'minutes
  • 10Longworth

Substitutes

  • 12Malcolm
  • 14Stirling
  • 15Winter
  • 16Russell
  • 18Tobin
Referee:
John McKendrick
Attendance:
1,921

Match Stats

Home TeamMortonAway TeamStranraer
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home11
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Morton 2, Stranraer 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Morton 2, Stranraer 0.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Morton 2, Stranraer 0. Mark Russell (Morton) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Joe McKee.

  4. Post update

    Conor Pepper (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Chris Aitken (Stranraer).

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Stephen Stirling (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Morton. Joe McKee replaces Ross Forbes.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ross Caldwell (Morton) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Stranraer. Stephen Stirling replaces William Gibson.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Ricki Lamie.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Aitken (Stranraer) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Derek Gaston.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Chris Aitken (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Morton. Stefan McCluskey replaces Jamie McCluskey.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sean Crighton (Morton) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Morton. Conceded by Jackson Longridge.

  17. Post update

    Declan McManus (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Scott Robertson (Stranraer).

  19. Post update

    Corner, Morton. Conceded by Craig Pettigrew.

  20. Post update

    Ross Forbes (Morton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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