Scottish Championship
Queen of SthQueen of the South2MortonGreenock Morton1

Queen of the South 2-1 Greenock Morton: Dumfries side ease relegation fears

Ayo Obileye headed Queen of the South in front
Ayo Obileye headed Queen of the South in front

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.

Line-ups

Queen of Sth

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 20Ferguson
  • 33Gibson
  • 19Breen
  • 5Obileye
  • 3Maxwell
  • 15McGrory
  • 12McCabe
  • 16East
  • 8Pybus
  • 7FitzpatrickSubstituted forAwokoya-Mebudeat 76'minutes
  • 10Shields

Substitutes

  • 9Goss
  • 17Joseph
  • 18McKechnie
  • 21McMahon
  • 22Camara Sylla
  • 29Awokoya-Mebude
  • 31Maley

Morton

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 20McAdams
  • 2LedgerBooked at 81mins
  • 3Fjørtoft
  • 5McGinty
  • 16StrappBooked at 60minsSubstituted forOliverat 78'minutes
  • 14SalkeldSubstituted forOmarat 54'minutes
  • 17LyonSubstituted forMcGuffieat 54'minutes
  • 8McAlister
  • 19Colville
  • 10Nesbitt
  • 12Orsi

Substitutes

  • 4McLean
  • 9Muirhead
  • 11Oliver
  • 15McGuffie
  • 18Blues
  • 21Omar
  • 24Wallace
Referee:
Alan Newlands

Match Stats

Home TeamQueen of SthAway TeamMorton
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home5
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home7
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Queen of the South 2, Morton 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Queen of the South 2, Morton 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sean McGinty (Morton) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Markus Fjørtoft (Morton) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high following a corner.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Morton. Conceded by William Gibson.

  6. Post update

    Dan Pybus (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Rabin Omar (Morton).

  8. Post update

    Rhys McCabe (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Kalvin Orsi (Morton).

  10. Post update

    Foul by Connor Shields (Queen of the South).

  11. Post update

    Sean McGinty (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Aidan Nesbitt (Morton) left footed shot from very close range is too high.

  13. Booking

    Michael Ledger (Morton) is shown the yellow card.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Connor Shields (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Morton. Gary Oliver replaces Lewis Strapp.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Ayo Obileye (Queen of the South).

  17. Post update

    Markus Fjørtoft (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Queen of the South. Dapo Mebude replaces Aidan Fitzpatrick.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Markus Fjørtoft.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Aidan Nesbitt (Morton) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hearts1290335171827
2Dunfermline125612013721
3Dundee125522321220
4Raith Rovers1053224131118
5Morton124441115-416
6Ayr123541616014
7Queen of Sth134271930-1114
8Inverness CT93331512312
9Alloa122281228-168
10Arbroath12147818-107
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