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Greenock Morton 0-0 Dunfermline Athletic: Debutant keepers keep clean sheets

Dunfermline Athletic goalkeeper Ryan Scully
Ryan Scully was back at Cappielow in goal for Dunfermline

Greenock Morton and Dunfermline Athletic ground out a goalless draw at Cappielow that did little to enhance either side's promotion hopes.

Ryan Scully dealt with everything that came his way as the Pars goalkeeper made his debut after leaving the hosts for East End Park in midweek.

Opposite number Robby McCrorie, making his debut on loan from Rangers, enjoyed a fairly trouble-free afternoon.

On-loan Rangers striker Andrew Dallas also looked lively for the Ton.

Veteran home midfielder Chris Millar threatened on a number of occasions after the break, but Dunfermline held firm.

However, while Dunfermline move four points clear of third-bottom Alloa Athletic, Stevie Crawford is left still seeking a first goal under his management.

The Pars also stay four points adrift of Morton, who remain sixth, a point behind fourth-top Queen of the South.

Line-ups

Morton

  • 23McCrorie
  • 14Tumilty
  • 2Kilday
  • 4BuchananBooked at 36mins
  • 3Iredale
  • 7Millar
  • 15DykesBooked at 67mins
  • 8McAlister
  • 6TelferSubstituted forTidserat 76'minutes
  • 11McHugh
  • 44DallasSubstituted forOliverat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Gaston
  • 5Waddell
  • 10Thomson
  • 12Tidser
  • 18Oliver
  • 32Lyon
  • 36Hynes

Dunfermline

  • 40Scully
  • 28Craigen
  • 14Devine
  • 6Ashcroft
  • 3Longridge
  • 8Beadling
  • 19Vincent
  • 17Thomson
  • 7Higginbotham
  • 23SmithSubstituted forMuirheadat 88'minutes
  • 18El BakhtaouiSubstituted forHippolyteat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Williamson
  • 11Connolly
  • 15Hippolyte
  • 20Gill
  • 22Morrison
  • 26Todd
  • 36Muirhead
Referee:
Alan Newlands
Attendance:
1,907

Match Stats

Home TeamMortonAway TeamDunfermline
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home9
Away14
Shots on Target
Home0
Away2
Corners
Home1
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Morton 0, Dunfermline Athletic 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Morton 0, Dunfermline Athletic 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Chris Millar (Morton).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Myles Hippolyte (Dunfermline Athletic).

  6. Post update

    Jack Iredale (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Robbie Muirhead replaces Callum Smith.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kallum Higginbotham (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Michael Tidser (Morton).

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Myles Hippolyte (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Millar (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jackson Longridge (Dunfermline Athletic).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Morton. Gary Oliver replaces Andrew Dallas.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Morton. Michael Tidser replaces Charlie Telfer.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Beadling (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Chris Millar (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Dylan Dykes (Morton) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ross County22126437201742
2Ayr21116435181739
3Dundee Utd2210663130136
4Queen of Sth227963425930
5Inverness CT2161232924530
6Morton227872430-629
7Dunfermline226792228-625
8Alloa225892332-923
9Partick Thistle2254132135-1419
10Falkirk2246122034-1418
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