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Greenock Morton 3-2 Dumbarton

Morton's Jack Iredale celebrates
Jack Iredale also scored against Dumbarton in the Scottish Cup in February

Jack Iredale's stoppage-time winner keeps Greenock Morton in the promotion hunt after a five-goal thriller with relegation-threatened Dumbarton.

Danny Handling fired the Sons into the lead from Grant Gallagher's pass after the break, but Scott Tiffoney set up Gary Fraser to equalise.

John Baird found the top corner to put Ton ahead, but Thomas O'Ware's own goal looked to have secured the Sons' point.

However, Iredale slotted home the winner from six yards.

The win keeps Morton two points behind fourth-top Dundee United, who beat leaders St Mirren, in the race for promotion play-off places.

Dumbarton remain eight points adrift of Falkirk in second bottom with only four games to play and appear destined for a relegation play-off.

Line-ups

Morton

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1GastonSubstituted forBrennanat 45'minutes
  • 6Doyle
  • 4O'Ware
  • 5Lamie
  • 26IredaleBooked at 85mins
  • 23Fraser
  • 12TidserSubstituted forTiffoneyat 55'minutes
  • 14Harkins
  • 25Ross
  • 18Baird
  • 10ThomsonSubstituted forMcHughat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Murdoch
  • 11McHugh
  • 15Tiffoney
  • 17Russell
  • 20Brennan
  • 21Langan
  • 28Purdue

Dumbarton

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Gallacher
  • 22DickSubstituted forGallagherat 51'minutes
  • 55Barr
  • 4Dowie
  • 3McLaughlin
  • 10WalshBooked at 44minsSubstituted forStewartat 78'minutes
  • 8Wilson
  • 14Hutton
  • 25StirlingBooked at 90mins
  • 21HandlingBooked at 65minsSubstituted forBurtat 71'minutes
  • 7Gallagher

Substitutes

  • 5Gallagher
  • 9Stewart
  • 15Hill
  • 19Ewings
  • 20Froxylias
  • 24Nisbet
  • 31Burt
Referee:
Craig Charleston
Attendance:
1,134

Match Stats

Home TeamMortonAway TeamDumbarton
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home14
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home12
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Morton 3, Dumbarton 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Morton 3, Dumbarton 2.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Morton 3, Dumbarton 2. Jack Iredale (Morton) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

  4. Booking

    Andy Stirling (Dumbarton) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. John Baird (Morton) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  6. Post update

    Calum Gallagher (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Gary Fraser (Morton).

  8. Goal!

    Own Goal by Thomas O'Ware, Morton. Morton 2, Dumbarton 2.

  9. Booking

    Jack Iredale (Morton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Jack Iredale (Morton).

  11. Post update

    Liam Burt (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. John Baird (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Calum Gallagher (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Liam Burt (Dumbarton) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Ricki Lamie.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Frank Ross (Morton).

  17. Post update

    Andy Stirling (Dumbarton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Dumbarton. Mark Stewart replaces Tom Walsh.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bob McHugh (Morton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Thomas O'Ware.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1St Mirren32224660322870
2Livingston321610653341958
3Dunfermline331410950331752
4Dundee Utd32157104439552
5Morton331311946341250
6Inverness CT31128114134744
7Queen of Sth331110125052-243
8Falkirk32911123745-838
9Dumbarton3279162448-2430
10Brechin3204281973-544
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