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Greenock Morton 1-0 Alloa Athletic: Salkeld gives hosts winning start

An early Cameron Salkeld goal launched Greenock Morton's Scottish Championship campaign with a win over Alloa Athletic as both sides finished with 10 men.

Midfielder Salkeld latched on to a Josh McPake pass to round goalkeeper Reece Willison and fire home 10 minutes in.

It came after Alloa had a strong penalty claim rejected when Lee Connolly appeared to be fouled.

Alloa's Steven Hetherington and McPake of Morton were dismissed within 10 second-half minutes for second yellows.

Morton manager David Hopkin: "We scored a fantastic goal and could have been 2-0 or 3-0 up by half-time. We started sitting deeper but managed the game brilliantly and defended well."

Alloa manager Peter Grant: "It was a stonewall penalty we should have been given and that summed up the officials' performance. It put us on the back foot but second half we were magnificent."

Line-ups

Morton

  • 20McAdams
  • 3Fjørtoft
  • 4McLean
  • 5McGinty
  • 14SalkeldSubstituted forBluesat 79'minutes
  • 6Jacobs
  • 8McAlister
  • 9Muirhead
  • 25McPakeBooked at 74mins
  • 12OrsiSubstituted forMacIverat 71'minutes
  • 10NesbittSubstituted forMcGuffieat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Ledger
  • 11Oliver
  • 15McGuffie
  • 18Blues
  • 19Colville
  • 23MacIver
  • 24Wallace

Alloa

  • 31Willison
  • 8RobertsonBooked at 65mins
  • 2TaggartBooked at 51mins
  • 25Lynch
  • 3Dick
  • 22Grant
  • 6HetheringtonBooked at 60mins
  • 7Cawley
  • 10TroutenBooked at 45mins
  • 17ConnellySubstituted forScougallat 67'minutes
  • 19ThomsonSubstituted forBuchananat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Graham
  • 9Buchanan
  • 12Scougall
  • 18Malcolm
  • 20O'Donnell
  • 21Wilson
  • 23Murray
Referee:
Alan Newlands

Match Stats

Home TeamMortonAway TeamAlloa
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home14
Away9
Shots on Target
Home1
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home19
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Morton 1, Alloa Athletic 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Morton 1, Alloa Athletic 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Liam Buchanan (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

  4. Post update

    Edin Lynch (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Kyle Jacobs (Morton).

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alan Trouten (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

  7. Post update

    Alan Trouten (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Sean McGinty (Morton).

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top right corner.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Morton. Craig McGuffie replaces Aidan Nesbitt.

  11. Post update

    Scott Taggart (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Ross MacIver (Morton).

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Liam Buchanan (Alloa Athletic) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

  14. Post update

    Stefan Scougall (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Kyle Jacobs (Morton).

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jon Robertson (Alloa Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Robbie Muirhead.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Morton. Cameron Blues replaces Cameron Salkeld.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Robbie Muirhead.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alan Trouten (Alloa Athletic) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

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