Scottish Championship
Inverness CTInverness Caledonian Thistle2MortonGreenock Morton0

Inverness CT 2-0 Morton: Goals from McKay & Gardyne move hosts five points clear at summit

Gardyne celebrates v Morton
Michael Gardyne's finish doubled the hosts' lead early in the second half

Inverness Caledonian Thistle extended their lead at the top of the Scottish Championship to five points with victory at home to Greenock Morton.

Billy Mckay slotted a 20th-minute opener before Michael Gardyne fired in a second shortly after the interval.

Kilmarnock's draw away to Dunfermline Athletic means Billy Dodds' side move further clear at the summit.

Gus MacPherson's Morton remain ninth and are now without a league victory in seven games.

Line-ups

Inverness CT

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Ridgers
  • 18AllardiceBooked at 36mins
  • 15Broadfoot
  • 6Devine
  • 5Deas
  • 23McAlearSubstituted forDoranat 61'minutes
  • 4Welsh
  • 12MacGregorBooked at 76mins
  • 7Gardyne
  • 11SutherlandSubstituted forDukuat 58'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 9MckaySubstituted forJamiesonat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Duffy
  • 10Doran
  • 14Walsh
  • 16Jamieson
  • 17McDonald
  • 19Duku
  • 21MacKay

Morton

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1Hamilton
  • 5McEntee
  • 47Lithgow
  • 3Strapp
  • 8Blues
  • 6Jacobs
  • 21Oksanen
  • 22AllanSubstituted forRussellat 45'minutes
  • 7Oliver
  • 12KnowlesSubstituted forMuirheadat 62'minutes
  • 14ReillySubstituted forLyonat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Ledger
  • 4McLean
  • 9Muirhead
  • 10Lyon
  • 15Russell
  • 17McGrattan
  • 25King
Referee:
Mike Roncone
Attendance:
1,900

Match Stats

Home TeamInverness CTAway TeamMorton
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home11
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Inverness CT 2, Morton 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Inverness CT 2, Morton 0.

  3. Booking

    Manny Duku (Inverness CT) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Manny Duku (Inverness CT).

  5. Post update

    Lewis Strapp (Morton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Doran (Inverness CT).

  7. Post update

    Jaakko Oksanen (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lewis Jamieson (Inverness CT) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sean Welsh (Inverness CT) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Doran (Inverness CT).

  11. Post update

    Jaakko Oksanen (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Inverness CT. Lewis Jamieson replaces Billy Mckay.

  13. Booking

    Roddy MacGregor (Inverness CT) is shown the yellow card.

  14. Post update

    Jaakko Oksanen (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Roddy MacGregor (Inverness CT).

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gary Oliver (Morton) header from very close range misses to the left.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Reece Lyon (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Roddy MacGregor (Inverness CT).

  19. Post update

    Kyle Jacobs (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Aaron Doran (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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