Match ends, Queen of the South 2, Morton 1.
Queen of the South pulled further clear of their relegation rivals at the foot of the Scottish Championship by beating Greenock Morton at Palmerston.
Ayo Obileye and Aiden Fitzpatrick had the Dumfries side - who started the day in eighth - in control at the break.
And, although Kalvin Orsi pulled one back for Morton in the second half, it was not enough to avert defeat.
The win lifts Queens up to seventh, while Morton slip out of the promotion play-off places.
Queen of Sth
- 7FitzpatrickSubstituted forAwokoya-Mebudeat 76'minutes
- 22Camara Sylla
- 2LedgerBooked at 81mins
- 16StrappBooked at 60minsSubstituted forOliverat 78'minutes
- 14SalkeldSubstituted forOmarat 54'minutes
- 17LyonSubstituted forMcGuffieat 54'minutes
- Alan Newlands
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Queen of the South 2, Morton 1.
Attempt missed. Sean McGinty (Morton) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Markus Fjørtoft (Morton) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high following a corner.
Corner, Morton. Conceded by William Gibson.
Dan Pybus (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Rabin Omar (Morton).
Rhys McCabe (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Kalvin Orsi (Morton).
Foul by Connor Shields (Queen of the South).
Sean McGinty (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Aidan Nesbitt (Morton) left footed shot from very close range is too high.
Michael Ledger (Morton) is shown the yellow card.
Attempt saved. Connor Shields (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Substitution, Morton. Gary Oliver replaces Lewis Strapp.
Foul by Ayo Obileye (Queen of the South).
Markus Fjørtoft (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Substitution, Queen of the South. Dapo Mebude replaces Aidan Fitzpatrick.
Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Markus Fjørtoft.
Attempt missed. Aidan Nesbitt (Morton) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.