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Greenock Morton 1-1 Dunfermline Athletic: Late mistake gifts hosts point

Jonatan Johansson
Jonatan Johansson says his side need to improve

A late mistake from Dunfermline Athletic keeper Lee Robinson helped gift Morton a late point at Cappielow.

Scott Tiffoney's shot from outside the box on 82 minutes seemed to be under control until the ball slipped through Robinson's grasp and into the net.

The error wiped out Dunfermline's opener from Andy Ryan with 23 minutes to play after he kept his cool when one-on-one with Ryan Scully.

The point means the East End Park club sit eighth with Morton fifth.

Apart from the two goals, it was a game of few clear-cut chances played in front of just over 2000 fans.

In what was Jonatan Johansson's first game as Morton manager, the Finn will now look towards next week's game against Ayr United for his first home win.

'I'm not pleased with certain aspects' - reaction

Morton manager Jonatan Johansson said: "There is a lot of work to be done but I am pleased we never gave up.

"I am not pleased in certain aspects, especially the shape of the team and we were also a little bit negative in our passing.

"I don't like that but it's something we'll work on."

Dunfermline manager Allan Johnstone said: "They got a wee bit of luck with their goal.

"There were definitely a lot more positive than negatives - some of the football was a different class.

"We definitely didn't deserve that today - we were by far the better team.

"I'm frustrated to not come away with the 3 points."

Line-ups

Morton

  • 23Scully
  • 14Tumilty
  • 2Kilday
  • 4Buchanan
  • 25McKeownBooked at 74mins
  • 19MacLeanBooked at 43minsSubstituted forTelferat 61'minutes
  • 8McAlister
  • 12TidserBooked at 65mins
  • 3IredaleSubstituted forTiffoneyat 45'minutes
  • 9JohnstoneBooked at 90mins
  • 11McHughSubstituted forOliverat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Gaston
  • 5Waddell
  • 6Telfer
  • 17Tiffoney
  • 18Oliver
  • 21Langan
  • 22Armour

Dunfermline

  • 16RobinsonBooked at 27mins
  • 28Craigen
  • 6Ashcroft
  • 5Durnan
  • 3LongridgeBooked at 42mins
  • 10Longridge
  • 19Vincent
  • 12Martin
  • 11Connolly
  • 18El Bakhtaoui
  • 9RyanSubstituted forHippolyteat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Beadling
  • 15Hippolyte
  • 17Thomson
  • 20Gill
  • 22Morrison
  • 27McCann
  • 36Muirhead
Referee:
Euan Anderson
Attendance:
2,084

Match Stats

Home TeamMortonAway TeamDunfermline
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home6
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Morton 1, Dunfermline Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morton 1, Dunfermline Athletic 1.

Booking

Denny Johnstone (Morton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Denny Johnstone (Morton).

Aidan Connolly (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jim McAlister (Morton).

Myles Hippolyte (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Denny Johnstone (Morton) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Louis Longridge (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Gary Oliver (Morton).

Lee Ashcroft (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Scott Tiffoney.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Myles Hippolyte replaces Andy Ryan.

Goal!

Goal! Morton 1, Dunfermline Athletic 1. Scott Tiffoney (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Michael Tidser.

Scott Tiffoney (Morton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by James Craigen (Dunfermline Athletic).

Booking

Rory McKeown (Morton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Rory McKeown (Morton).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Gary Oliver replaces Bob McHugh.

Foul by Charlie Telfer (Morton).

Aidan Connolly (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Andy Ryan (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Gregor Buchanan (Morton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Andy Ryan (Dunfermline Athletic).

Goal!

Goal! Morton 0, Dunfermline Athletic 1. Andy Ryan (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Louis Longridge.

Attempt missed. Andy Ryan (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Booking

Michael Tidser (Morton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Michael Tidser (Morton).

Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Charlie Telfer replaces Ross MacLean.

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

Foul by Malaury Martin (Dunfermline Athletic).

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

Foul by James Vincent (Dunfermline Athletic).

Foul by Scott Tiffoney (Morton).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Scott Tiffoney replaces Jack Iredale.

Second Half

Second Half begins Morton 0, Dunfermline Athletic 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Morton 0, Dunfermline Athletic 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ayr6411118313
2Inverness CT633094512
3Dundee Utd6321117411
4Ross County632173411
5Morton62318629
6Partick Thistle6303911-29
7Queen of Sth622213768
8Dunfermline6123613-75
9Alloa603338-53
10Falkirk6006313-100
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