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Dunfermline Ath 3-0 Greenock Morton: Second home win of season for Pars

Dunfermline Athletic picked up just their second home league victory of the season, with a 3-0 win over Morton.

The hosts went ahead early through Aidan Keena's close-range effort, then Faisal El Bakhtaoui converted a penalty after being fouled by Gregor Buchanan.

James Craigen sealed the win with five minutes left, picking up a rebound and firing in from inside the box.

Morton dominated the second half, but drop to sixth in the Championship, while Dunfermline stay seventh.

Dunfermline manager Allan Johnston: "I thought the first half was outstanding - a bit scrappy, but that's understandable with some of the results we've had.

"The boys showed character and how much it meant to them to put in a really good performance and get three points. We created some good chances and could have scored more."

Morton manager Jonatan Johansson: "In the first half we were poor defensively - they had more desire and wanted it more than us.

"At half time we had a frank team talk and, looking back, it was not the right decision to stay with same team and formation as that against Peterhead. Mentality was the problem today."

Line-ups

Dunfermline

  • 16Robinson
  • 2Williamson
  • 6Ashcroft
  • 14Devine
  • 3Longridge
  • 28Craigen
  • 19Vincent
  • 17Thomson
  • 36MuirheadSubstituted forMcCannat 90'minutes
  • 35KeenaSubstituted forBeadlingat 84'minutes
  • 18El BakhtaouiBooked at 30minsSubstituted forHippolyteat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Martin
  • 8Beadling
  • 12Martin
  • 15Hippolyte
  • 20Gill
  • 22Morrison
  • 27McCann

Morton

  • 1Gaston
  • 2Kilday
  • 4Buchanan
  • 5WaddellSubstituted forTelferat 56'minutes
  • 14Tumilty
  • 7MillarSubstituted forLyonat 84'minutes
  • 8McAlister
  • 12TidserSubstituted forTiffoneyat 73'minutes
  • 3Iredale
  • 10Thomson
  • 11McHugh

Substitutes

  • 6Telfer
  • 17Tiffoney
  • 19MacLean
  • 22Armour
  • 23Scully
  • 25McKeown
  • 32Lyon
Referee:
John Beaton
Attendance:
4,370

Match Stats

Home TeamDunfermlineAway TeamMorton
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home12
Away1
Shots on Target
Home8
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 3, Morton 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dunfermline Athletic 3, Morton 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Lewis McCann replaces Robbie Muirhead.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Myles Hippolyte replaces Faissal El Bakhtaoui.

Foul by Tom Beadling (Dunfermline Athletic).

Reece Lyon (Morton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Jackson Longridge (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Tiffoney (Morton).

Goal!

Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 3, Morton 0. James Craigen (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Robbie Muirhead (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Reece Lyon replaces Chris Millar.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Tom Beadling replaces Aidan Keena.

Attempt saved. Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Jack Iredale.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Gregor Buchanan.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by James Craigen.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Scott Tiffoney replaces Michael Tidser.

Robbie Muirhead (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Millar (Morton).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Ryan Williamson (Dunfermline Athletic) because of an injury.

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

Foul by Jack Iredale (Morton).

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Faissal El Bakhtaoui.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Danny Devine.

Foul by Joseph Thomson (Dunfermline Athletic).

Charlie Telfer (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Charlie Telfer replaces Kerr Waddell.

Joseph Thomson (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jack Iredale (Morton).

Foul by Joseph Thomson (Dunfermline Athletic).

Chris Millar (Morton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Aidan Keena (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Second Half

Second Half begins Dunfermline Athletic 2, Morton 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Dunfermline Athletic 2, Morton 0.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Joseph Thomson.

Goal!

Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 2, Morton 0. Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty Dunfermline Athletic. Faissal El Bakhtaoui draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Gregor Buchanan (Morton) after a foul in the penalty area.

Foul by Danny Devine (Dunfermline Athletic).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ayr15103230121833
2Ross County1594227101731
3Dundee Utd158342423127
4Inverness CT1541012116522
5Queen of Sth155642518721
6Morton155551824-620
7Dunfermline155371621-518
8Alloa152581122-1111
9Falkirk1532101123-1211
10Partick Thistle1531111226-1410
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