Scottish Championship
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Greenock Morton 1-0 Queen of the South: Gregor Buchanan's goal lifts Ton to sixth

Morton scorer Gregor Buchanan
Gregor Buchanan scored the only goal of the game in Greenock

Gregor Buchanan's emphatic late header lifted Greenock Morton above visitors Queen of the South into sixth place in the Scottish Championship.

The centre-back towered above the visiting defence to score his second of the season from Michael Tidser's excellent corner-kick delivery.

Reghan Tumilty had earlier been denied twice by Queens goalkeeper Alan Martin.

The Doonhamers' best chances fell to top scorer Stephen Dobbie, who tested Ton goalkeeper with a poked effort.

Greenock Morton manager Jonathan Johansson: "It was much needed. Both teams were nervous in the opening 15 minutes, but we were a bit braver and more confident with the ball in the first half.

"I'm really happy for Gregor because he led the defence really well. I've told them to be positive and brave and I've seen a lot of good signs."

Queen of the South manager Gary Naysmith: "We've just switched off from a set play and it's cost us. I thought it was quite an even game.

"We've got a couple of knocks; we had to take Scott Mercer off. I don't think Josh Todd or Nicky Low will be back for Saturday.

"Part of me wants another game to get a result and part of me wants a break to get bodies back."

Line-ups

Morton

  • 23McCrorie
  • 2Kilday
  • 4Buchanan
  • 5WaddellBooked at 65mins
  • 14Tumilty
  • 32Lyon
  • 8McAlisterSubstituted forMillarat 61'minutes
  • 12Tidser
  • 3Iredale
  • 44DallasSubstituted forThomsonat 61'minutes
  • 11McHughSubstituted forKiltieat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Gaston
  • 6Telfer
  • 7Millar
  • 10Thomson
  • 15Dykes
  • 17O'Connell
  • 20Kiltie

Queen of Sth

  • 1Martin
  • 5Brownlie
  • 4FordyceBooked at 66mins
  • 30Maguire
  • 2MercerBooked at 67minsSubstituted forStirlingat 80'minutes
  • 6Doyle
  • 21WilsonSubstituted forAirdat 89'minutes
  • 8Jacobs
  • 3Marshall
  • 25Dykes
  • 11Dobbie

Substitutes

  • 7Stirling
  • 9Aird
  • 12McGrath
  • 20Leighfield
Referee:
David Lowe
Attendance:
1,324

Match Stats

Home TeamMortonAway TeamQueen of Sth
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home15
Away13
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Morton 1, Queen of the South 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morton 1, Queen of the South 0.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Jordan Marshall.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Jordan Marshall.

Attempt saved. Greg Kiltie (Morton) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Fraser Aird replaces Iain Wilson.

Attempt missed. Kyle Jacobs (Queen of the South) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Kyle Jacobs (Queen of the South) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Lee Kilday.

Attempt blocked. Robert Thomson (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Morton 1, Queen of the South 0. Gregor Buchanan (Morton) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Michael Tidser with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Alan Martin.

Attempt saved. Robert Thomson (Morton) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt saved. Reece Lyon (Morton) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Michael Tidser (Morton) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

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

Foul by Darren Brownlie (Queen of the South).

Attempt missed. Chris Millar (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Andy Stirling replaces Scott Mercer.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Robby McCrorie.

Attempt saved. Stephen Dobbie (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Kyle Jacobs.

Foul by Greg Kiltie (Morton).

Jordan Marshall (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Gregor Buchanan.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Greg Kiltie replaces Bob McHugh because of an injury.

Kerr Waddell (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Darren Brownlie (Queen of the South).

Foul by Jack Iredale (Morton).

Michael Doyle (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Iain Wilson (Queen of the South).

Attempt blocked. Reghan Tumilty (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Reghan Tumilty (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Scott Mercer (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Bob McHugh (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Mercer (Queen of the South).

Booking

Callum Fordyce (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Callum Fordyce (Queen of the South).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ross County25156446252151
2Dundee Utd2613763632446
3Ayr26127742261643
4Inverness CT2681263430436
5Dunfermline2697102830-234
6Morton268992633-733
7Queen of Sth2679103532330
8Alloa2668122740-1326
9Falkirk2567122636-1025
10Partick Thistle2674152743-1625
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