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Dunfermline 0-1 Greenock Morton: Visitors safe after beating 10-man Pars

Greg Kiltie's late penalty secured Greenock Morton's place in the Scottish Championship and a win over 10-man Dunfermline Athletic.

Kiltie converted from 12 yards on 84 minutes after he had been fouled by Myles Hippolyte.

By that stage, the Fifers were down to 10 men after Jackson Longridge had been dismissed following a second booking.

Steve Crawford's side need one point to guarantee their safety and travel to Inverness next Saturday.

Morton manager Jonatan Johansson: "I am so proud of how we dug in. We were well-beaten here last time and knew it would be difficult but we were good, really good.

"It means so much because the way this league has been it's been difficult to plan anything. Money comes into it, too. It's been a hard few months but we've turned it around."

Dunfermline head coach Stevie Crawford: "We did everything first-half other than score but there were a lot of nerves out there.

"The red card gave them momentum and I'm disappointed with the penalty - there was no push - because it means we lost a game we've put a lot in to."

Line-ups

Dunfermline

  • 40Scully
  • 5Durnan
  • 14DevineSubstituted forHigginbothamat 85'minutes
  • 6Ashcroft
  • 10LongridgeSubstituted forMartinat 75'minutes
  • 28Craigen
  • 19Vincent
  • 35Blair
  • 3LongridgeBooked at 73mins
  • 12AndersonSubstituted forEl Bakhtaouiat 63'minutes
  • 15Hippolyte

Substitutes

  • 4Martin
  • 7Higginbotham
  • 18El Bakhtaoui
  • 20Gill
  • 22Morrison
  • 23Smith
  • 27Todd

Morton

  • 23McCrorie
  • 2Kilday
  • 4Buchanan
  • 8McAlisterBooked at 63mins
  • 14TumiltyBooked at 61mins
  • 6Telfer
  • 12TidserBooked at 72mins
  • 32LyonSubstituted forMillarat 62'minutes
  • 3Iredale
  • 20KiltieBooked at 90mins
  • 44DallasSubstituted forMcHughat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Gaston
  • 7Millar
  • 11McHugh
  • 15Dykes
  • 17O'Connell
  • 36Hynes
  • 37McGrattan
Referee:
David Munro
Attendance:
4,883

Match Stats

Home TeamDunfermlineAway TeamMorton
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home13
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home19
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 0, Morton 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dunfermline Athletic 0, Morton 1.

Foul by Mark Durnan (Dunfermline Athletic).

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

Booking

Greg Kiltie (Morton) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic).

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

Foul by Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic).

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

Foul by Myles Hippolyte (Dunfermline Athletic).

Reghan Tumilty (Morton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Chris Millar (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Kallum Higginbotham replaces Danny Devine.

Goal!

Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 0, Morton 1. Greg Kiltie (Morton) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty conceded by Myles Hippolyte (Dunfermline Athletic) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Morton. Greg Kiltie draws a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Mark Durnan.

James Craigen (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jack Iredale (Morton).

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

Foul by Chris Millar (Morton).

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Lewis Martin replaces Louis Longridge.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) because of an injury.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Jackson Longridge (Dunfermline Athletic) for a bad foul.

Foul by Jackson Longridge (Dunfermline Athletic).

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

Attempt blocked. James Craigen (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

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

Louis Longridge (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Tidser (Morton).

Attempt blocked. Louis Longridge (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Charlie Telfer (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by James Vincent (Dunfermline Athletic).

Chris Millar (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Lee Kilday (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Faissal El Bakhtaoui replaces Bruce Anderson.

Booking

Jim McAlister (Morton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Jim McAlister (Morton).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ross County35218661313071
2Dundee Utd35198849391065
3Ayr351581249371253
4Inverness CT35131484740753
5Morton351013123545-1043
6Dunfermline35118163339-641
7Partick Thistle35117174052-1240
8Queen of Sth35911154145-438
9Alloa35108173852-1438
10Falkirk35811163447-1335
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