Scottish Championship
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Dunfermline Athletic 0-0 Greenock Morton

Morton goalkeeper Derek Gaston
Morton goalkeeper Derek Gaston was in defiant mood

Dunfermline Athletic and Greenock Morton struggled against the wind and driving snow in a goalless draw that did little for their promotion hopes.

Morton goalkeeper Derek Gaston did well to save a first-minute effort from Nicky Clark and Morton's Jack Iredale had a good effort before the break.

The Pars' Declan McManus went close and Gaston did well to save Kallum Higginbotham's 20-yard drive.

Tom Beadling was denied by the Morton bar and Daniel Armstrong by a post.

But the Pars could not make the breakthrough and have now not beaten Morton in five meetings this season.

It leaves Dunfermline four points behind the fourth-top visitors with a game in hand, while the Ton are a point behind Dundee United having played three more games than the Tannadice side.

Line-ups

Dunfermline

  • 25Robinson
  • 2Williamson
  • 5Morris
  • 6Ashcroft
  • 3Martin
  • 7Higginbotham
  • 31Beadling
  • 26Vincent
  • 28CraigenSubstituted forAirdat 76'minutes
  • 9McManus
  • 10ClarkSubstituted forArmstrongat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Mvoto
  • 8Wedderburn
  • 12Armstrong
  • 14Talbot
  • 17Aird
  • 20Gill
  • 27Shiels

Morton

  • 1Gaston
  • 3Murdoch
  • 4O'WareBooked at 11mins
  • 5Lamie
  • 26Iredale
  • 25RossSubstituted forFraserat 74'minutes
  • 14Harkins
  • 12Tidser
  • 6Doyle
  • 7Oliver
  • 15Tiffoney

Substitutes

  • 11McHugh
  • 16Strapp
  • 17Russell
  • 18Baird
  • 19Gasparotto
  • 20Brennan
  • 23Fraser
Referee:
Andrew Dallas
Attendance:
4,613

Match Stats

Home TeamDunfermlineAway TeamMorton
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home10
Away3
Shots on Target
Home2
Away0
Corners
Home5
Away1
Fouls
Home9
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 0, Morton 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dunfermline Athletic 0, Morton 0.

Attempt missed. Kallum Higginbotham (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

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

Foul by Tom Beadling (Dunfermline Athletic).

Foul by Kallum Higginbotham (Dunfermline Athletic).

Ricki Lamie (Morton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Daniel Armstrong (Dunfermline Athletic) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the left side of the box.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Michael Doyle.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Fraser Aird replaces James Craigen.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Daniel Armstrong replaces Nicky Clark.

Tom Beadling (Dunfermline Athletic) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Scott Tiffoney.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Gary Fraser replaces Frank Ross.

Attempt saved. Kallum Higginbotham (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Callum Morris (Dunfermline Athletic).

Jack Iredale (Morton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Andy Murdoch.

Attempt blocked. Declan McManus (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Tom Beadling (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Hand ball by Gary Oliver (Morton).

James Vincent (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Thomas O'Ware (Morton).

Foul by Tom Beadling (Dunfermline Athletic).

Andy Murdoch (Morton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Tom Beadling (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gary Oliver (Morton).

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Jack Iredale.

Kallum Higginbotham (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Gary Oliver (Morton).

James Vincent (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Michael Tidser (Morton).

Attempt missed. Declan McManus (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Second Half

Second Half begins Dunfermline Athletic 0, Morton 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Dunfermline Athletic 0, Morton 0.

Callum Morris (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gary Oliver (Morton).

Attempt missed. Declan McManus (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by James Vincent (Dunfermline Athletic).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1St Mirren28203552292363
2Livingston28149544281651
3Dundee Utd2513573530544
4Morton291110838281043
5Dunfermline28109940301039
6Queen of Sth28108104140138
7Falkirk28810103140-934
8Inverness CT2687113132-131
9Dumbarton2769121933-1427
10Brechin2704231960-414
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