Scottish Championship
DumbartonDumbarton0MortonGreenock Morton0

Dumbarton 0-0 Greenock Morton

Ross Forbes in action for Morton
Ross Forbes had several chances to break the deadlock for Morton

Greenock Morton came close to snatching a late winner but had to settle for a point after a hard-fought opening-day Championship clash at Dumbarton.

Scott Gallacher made a double save from Bob McHugh and Ross Forbes with a minute left before the Sons keeper denied Forbes again in injury time.

An even first half saw Dumbarton's Ally Roy and Christian Nade both go close, but Morton created more chances.

Forbes brought another save as Andy Murdoch and Connor McManus fired wide.

David Wilson and Roy had further efforts for the hosts after the interval, while Jai Quitongo, Robert Thomson and Forbes were denied again by Gallacher and Michael Doyle poked the ball over as neither side could fashion a breakthrough.

Line-ups

Dumbarton

  • 1Gallacher
  • 15Hill
  • 55BarrBooked at 42mins
  • 4Dowie
  • 12Wardrop
  • 17RoyBooked at 78mins
  • 8WilsonSubstituted forGallagherat 77'minutes
  • 10WalshSubstituted forSmithat 86'minutes
  • 3McLaughlinBooked at 58mins
  • 27Nade
  • 9Stewart

Substitutes

  • 2Smith
  • 7Gallagher
  • 11Johnston
  • 18Prior
  • 19Ewings

Morton

  • 1Gaston
  • 6Doyle
  • 18McManus
  • 5LamieBooked at 62mins
  • 17Russell
  • 3Murdoch
  • 8ForbesBooked at 53mins
  • 12Tidser
  • 9QuitongoBooked at 79minsSubstituted forTiffoneyat 86'minutes
  • 11McHughBooked at 51mins
  • 10Thomson

Substitutes

  • 15Tiffoney
  • 16Strapp
  • 21Langan
  • 22Armour
  • 26Iredale
  • 30McGowan
Referee:
Steven Kirkland
Attendance:
1,161

Match Stats

Home TeamDumbartonAway TeamMorton
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home12
Away19
Shots on Target
Home4
Away9
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home18
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dumbarton 0, Morton 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dumbarton 0, Morton 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Morton. Conceded by Scott Gallacher.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ross Forbes (Morton) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Scott Tiffoney (Morton) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ross Forbes (Morton) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Robert McHugh (Morton) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Morton. Conceded by Christopher McLaughlin.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Morton. Scott Tiffoney replaces Jai Quitongo.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Dumbarton. David Smith replaces Tom Walsh.

  11. Post update

    Hand ball by Jai Quitongo (Morton).

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Calum Gallagher (Dumbarton) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Michael Doyle.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Christian Nade (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Doyle (Morton) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  17. Booking

    Jai Quitongo (Morton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Jai Quitongo (Morton).

  20. Booking

    Ally Roy (Dumbarton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.