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Dunfermline Athletic 0-0 Greenock Morton

By Charlie MannBBC Scotland at East End Park
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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 0, Morton 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dunfermline Athletic 0, Morton 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Tom Beadling (Dunfermline Athletic).

  6. Post update

    Foul by Kallum Higginbotham (Dunfermline Athletic).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Michael Doyle.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Fraser Aird replaces James Craigen.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Daniel Armstrong replaces Nicky Clark.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Scott Tiffoney.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Morton. Gary Fraser replaces Frank Ross.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Callum Morris (Dunfermline Athletic).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Andy Murdoch.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

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

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