Scottish Championship
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Ayr United 1-4 Greenock Morton

Morton's Gary Oliver
Morton's Gary Oliver scored twice for the visitors

Greenock Morton closed the gap on second-placed Dundee United after an emphatic away win over Ayr United.

The Championship promotion chasers raced into a 3-0 lead from a Ross Forbes' double and a Gary Oliver strike.

Jamie Adams gave Ayr hope before half-time with a left-footed shot into the bottom corner.

However, Gary Oliver scored again to restore the three-goal lead and move Morton three points of second.

Line-ups

Ayr

  • 1Fleming
  • 2Devlin
  • 22Balatoni
  • 26McKenna
  • 18MeggattBooked at 75mins
  • 8CrawfordSubstituted forForrestat 67'minutes
  • 5RoseSubstituted forMcGuffieat 45'minutes
  • 16Adams
  • 14CairneySubstituted forWardropeat 75'minutes
  • 12HarkinsBooked at 90mins
  • 9Moore

Substitutes

  • 3Boyle
  • 4Gilmour
  • 6Murphy
  • 10Forrest
  • 19Hart
  • 20Wardrope
  • 21McGuffie

Morton

  • 1Gaston
  • 6Doyle
  • 2Kilday
  • 4O'Ware
  • 3LamieSubstituted forRussellat 51'minutes
  • 8ForbesSubstituted forScullionat 89'minutes
  • 21Murdoch
  • 12Tidser
  • 11Nesbitt
  • 7Oliver
  • 16ShanklandSubstituted forMcDonaghat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Scullion
  • 17Russell
  • 18McDonagh
  • 30McGowan
  • 37Tiffoney
  • 39Strapp
Referee:
Don Robertson
Attendance:
1,576

Match Stats

Home TeamAyrAway TeamMorton
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home19
Away15
Shots on Target
Home8
Away8
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Ayr United 1, Morton 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ayr United 1, Morton 4.

Booking

Gary Harkins (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Michael Doyle (Morton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Gary Harkins (Ayr United).

Attempt blocked. Nicky Devlin (Ayr United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Jon Scullion replaces Ross Forbes.

Michael Tidser (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Wardrope (Ayr United).

Attempt saved. Craig McGuffie (Ayr United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Mark Russell.

Attempt blocked. Craig McGuffie (Ayr United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Jamie McDonagh replaces Lawrence Shankland.

Attempt missed. Craig McGuffie (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Lawrence Shankland (Morton).

Jamie Adams (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Craig McGuffie (Ayr United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Craig Moore (Ayr United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Michael Wardrope (Ayr United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Mark Russell.

Attempt missed. Thomas O'Ware (Morton) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Michael Wardrope replaces Paul Cairney.

Booking

Daryll Meggatt (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ross Forbes (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Daryll Meggatt (Ayr United).

Attempt missed. Ross Forbes (Morton) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Attempt missed. Craig Moore (Ayr United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Attempt saved. Scott McKenna (Ayr United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Michael Doyle.

Foul by Ross Forbes (Morton).

Gary Harkins (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Alan Forrest replaces Robbie Crawford.

Goal!

Goal! Ayr United 1, Morton 4. Gary Oliver (Morton) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Michael Doyle.

Attempt missed. Conrad Balatoni (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Aidan Nesbitt (Morton) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Conrad Balatoni.

Attempt blocked. Gary Oliver (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Daryll Meggatt.

Foul by Lee Kilday (Morton).

Gary Harkins (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hibernian22146237112648
2Dundee Utd22117431211040
3Morton21107433211237
4Falkirk229763326734
5Queen of Sth237793034-428
6Dunfermline226882831-326
7Raith Rovers216782227-525
8Dumbarton2366112634-824
9Ayr2248102035-1520
10St Mirren2227132040-2013
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