Scottish Championship
Arbroath1Morton0

Arbroath 1-0 Greenock Morton: Bobby Linn free-kick ends hosts' losing run

Dick Campbell's Arbroath are up to sixth after first win in four games
Dick Campbell's Arbroath are up to sixth after first win in four games

Bobby Linn's stunning free-kick edged out Greenock Morton at Gayfield Park and ended Arbroath's three-game losing run in the Scottish Championship.

Peter Grant and Kyle Jacobs missed clear first-half chances for Morton, who had a 90th-minute goal disallowed for offside.

But Linn's second-half strike moved his side up a place to sixth.

Morton, who have won just one of their last six league games, drop from fifth to eighth.

Line-ups

Arbroath

  • 21Gaston
  • 2Thomson
  • 5O'BrienBooked at 13mins
  • 4Little
  • 3Hamilton
  • 16StewartSubstituted forMcKennaat 63'minutes
  • 6Whatley
  • 22Virtanen
  • 7GoldSubstituted forCampbellat 63'minutes
  • 11Linn
  • 15DonnellySubstituted forDorisat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Jamieson
  • 8McKenna
  • 9Doris
  • 12Kader
  • 14Spence
  • 19Stirling
  • 20Campbell

Morton

  • 1Ramsbottom
  • 3Welsh
  • 5Grant
  • 30Baird
  • 16Strapp
  • 10NesbittSubstituted forLyonat 73'minutes
  • 18BluesBooked at 72minsSubstituted forMcHughat 76'minutes
  • 6Jacobs
  • 8McAlister
  • 19CaddenSubstituted forKingat 50'minutes
  • 21Sutton

Substitutes

  • 4McLean
  • 7Millar
  • 11McHugh
  • 17Lyon
  • 20Rogers
  • 29Colville
  • 32King
Referee:
William Collum
Attendance:
1,009

Match Stats

Home TeamArbroathAway TeamMorton
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home10
Away3
Shots on Target
Home3
Away0
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Arbroath 1, Morton 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Arbroath 1, Morton 0.

Attempt missed. Josh Campbell (Arbroath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Ricky Little (Arbroath).

John Sutton (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Steven Doris replaces Luke Donnelly.

Thomas O'Brien (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by John Sutton (Morton).

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Sam Ramsbottom.

Attempt saved. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Bob McHugh replaces Cameron Blues.

Goal!

Goal! Arbroath 1, Morton 0. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Reece Lyon replaces Aidan Nesbitt.

Booking

Cameron Blues (Morton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Thomas O'Brien (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jim McAlister (Morton).

Jason Thomson (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kyle Jacobs (Morton).

Attempt missed. Billy King (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Jason Thomson.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Michael McKenna replaces Scott Stewart.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Josh Campbell replaces David Gold.

David Gold (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jim McAlister (Morton).

Foul by Ricky Little (Arbroath).

John Sutton (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Thomas O'Brien (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by John Sutton (Morton).

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Billy King replaces Nicky Cadden because of an injury.

Second Half

Second Half begins Arbroath 0, Morton 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Arbroath 0, Morton 0.

David Gold (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kyle Jacobs (Morton).

Attempt blocked. Mark Whatley (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Mark Whatley (Arbroath).

Cameron Blues (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Miko Virtanen (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Ricky Little (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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