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Greenock Morton 1-1 Falkirk: Dixon sent off in hard-fought battle

Falkirk's Paul Dixon is sent off after bringing down Greg Kiltie
Falkirk's Paul Dixon was sent off after bringing down Greg Kiltie

Falkirk survived Paul Dixon's red card to take a point from Greenock Morton at Cappielow.

Greg Kiltie waltzed past four Falkirk defenders as he ghosted in from the left before putting Morton ahead.

But Bairns defender Dixon floated in a cross from the left hand side and Zak Rudden sent a header into the roof of the net.

Dixon was sent off by referee Andrew Dallas after he received his second yellow card of the game.

Although both sides battled hard chances were few and far between with neither team able to snatch a winner.

Line-ups

Morton

  • 23McCrorie
  • 5Waddell
  • 4BuchananBooked at 13mins
  • 2Kilday
  • 14TumiltySubstituted forO'Connellat 84'minutes
  • 32Lyon
  • 7Millar
  • 12Tidser
  • 3Iredale
  • 10ThomsonSubstituted forDallasat 88'minutes
  • 20Kiltie

Substitutes

  • 1Gaston
  • 6Telfer
  • 8McAlister
  • 15Dykes
  • 17O'Connell
  • 18Oliver
  • 44Dallas

Falkirk

  • 43BurgoyneBooked at 90mins
  • 3McGhee
  • 28McKenna
  • 5Edjenguele
  • 23DixonBooked at 60mins
  • 21Osman
  • 16McShaneBooked at 12minsSubstituted forMacLeanat 74'minutes
  • 6Paton
  • 10Keillor-DunnSubstituted forRobsonat 62'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 7Petravicius
  • 19RuddenSubstituted forJarvisat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Kidd
  • 8Todorov
  • 9Jarvis
  • 11MacLean
  • 12Mitchell
  • 14Robson
  • 27Waddington
Referee:
Andrew Dallas
Attendance:
1,838

Match Stats

Home TeamMortonAway TeamFalkirk
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home9
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Morton 1, Falkirk 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morton 1, Falkirk 1.

Attempt blocked. Ross MacLean (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Harry Burgoyne (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card.

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

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Ciaran McKenna.

Foul by Paul Paton (Falkirk).

Reece Lyon (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Andrew Dallas replaces Robert Thomson.

Foul by Thomas Robson (Falkirk).

Keelan O'Connell (Morton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Keelan O'Connell replaces Reghan Tumilty.

Booking

Thomas Robson (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Reghan Tumilty (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Thomas Robson (Falkirk).

Thomas Robson (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Reghan Tumilty (Morton).

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Aaron Jarvis replaces Zak Rudden.

Ciaran McKenna (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Robert Thomson (Morton).

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Ciaran McKenna.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Ross MacLean replaces Ian McShane.

Thomas Robson (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Reghan Tumilty (Morton).

Paul Paton (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Greg Kiltie (Morton).

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

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Paul Paton.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Jordan McGhee.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Thomas Robson replaces Davis Keillor-Dunn.

Attempt missed. Reghan Tumilty (Morton) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Paul Dixon (Falkirk) for a bad foul.

Foul by Paul Dixon (Falkirk).

Greg Kiltie (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Jordan McGhee.

Foul by William Edjenguele (Falkirk).

Robert Thomson (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Ciaran McKenna.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ross County25156446252151
2Dundee Utd2613763632446
3Ayr26127742261643
4Inverness CT2681263430436
5Dunfermline2697102830-234
6Morton2781092734-734
7Queen of Sth2679103532330
8Falkirk2668122737-1026
9Alloa2668122740-1326
10Partick Thistle2674152743-1625
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