Morton 1 - 2 Dundee

Saturday 12th November 2011
1
2
HT 1-1
A Jackson (5)G Rae (42)
R Conroy (56)

Dark Blues battle back

Dundee came from behind to claim a 2-1 victory away to Morton.

Goals from Gavin Rae and Ryan Conroy either side of half-time cancelled out an early strike by Andrew Jackson.

The home side stormed into a fifth-minute lead when Jackson slotted in from close range after good work from Paul Di Giacomo.

But just as Morton looked to be heading into the break in the lead, Dundee equalised through midfielder Rae who finished confidently after being set up in the box by Ryan Conroy.

After the restart the away side looked to take the initiative and were duly rewarded when the dangerous Conroy found the net with a sweet left-footed finish from close range with 56 minutes gone.

OfficialStevie O'Reilly
Attendance2,201
VenueCappielow Park
Kick Off
Morton 0 - 0 Dundee
0:31
Cross from Paul Di Giacomo
0:55
Foul on Derek Young
1:03
Free Kick taken by Derek Young
1:23
Goal Kick taken by Dominic Cervi
2:59
Cross from Stephen O'Donnell
3:06
Shot taken by Ryan Conroy from the centre penalty area
3:15
Goal Kick taken by Dominic Cervi
4:05
Cross from Fouad Bachirou
4:24
Shot taken by Andrew Jackson using his left foot from the right six yard line
4:24
Morton 1 - 0 Dundee
GOAL scored by Andrew Jackson using his left foot from the right six yard line to the bottom right of the goal.
5:47
Goal Kick taken by Dominic Cervi
6:30
Foul on Andrew Jackson
6:36
Free Kick taken by Ross Forsyth from the left wing
7:19
Offside flag raised against Peter MacDonald
7:20
Free Kick taken by Matthew Lockwood
9:11
Foul on Dominic Cervi
9:18
Free Kick taken by Dominic Cervi
10:55
Cross from Kevin McCann
10:58
Clearance by Gavin Rae
11:36
Shot taken by Paul Di Giacomo using his left foot
11:48
Block taken by Neil McGregor
12:22
Shot taken by Paul Di Giacomo with his right foot
12:32
Save made by Rab Douglas
12:36
Corner taken by Fouad Bachirou with his right foot from the left byline
13:10
Goal Kick taken by Dominic Cervi
14:06
Shot taken by Andrew Jackson using his left foot from the left penalty area
14:28
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
14:44
Cross from David O'Brien
14:47
Clearance by Rhys Weston
15:53
Offside flag raised against Peter MacDonald
15:53
Free Kick taken by Neil McGregor
17:05
Foul on Nicky Riley
17:11
Free Kick taken by Ryan Conroy from the right wing
17:37
Cross from Ryan Conroy
17:40
Clearance by Derek Young
17:45
Corner taken by Stephen O'Donnell with his right foot from the right byline
18:09
Shot taken by Nicky Riley using his left foot
18:23
Goal Kick taken by Dominic Cervi
19:08
Hand Ball taken by Andrew Jackson
19:16
Free Kick taken by Rhys Weston
20:40
Shot taken by Steven Milne with his right foot
20:53
Goal Kick taken by Dominic Cervi
22:16
Shot taken by Matthew Lockwood using his left foot
22:33
Goal Kick taken by Dominic Cervi
22:48
Foul on Rhys Weston
22:55
Free Kick taken by Matthew Lockwood
25:01
Foul on Andrew Jackson
25:06
Free Kick taken by Grant Evans
26:04
Cross from Nicky Riley
26:06
Clearance by Andrew Graham
26:28
Shot taken by Gavin Rae with his right foot
26:37
Goal Kick taken by Dominic Cervi
26:59
Foul on Paul Di Giacomo
27:04
Free Kick taken by Kevin McCann from the right wing
27:33
Cross from Kevin McCann
27:35
Clearance by Rhys Weston
27:54
Substitution for Morton: Peter Weatherson on for Ross Forsyth
30:44
Hand Ball taken by Stephen O'Donnell
30:48
Free Kick taken by Dominic Cervi
31:37
Cross from Peter Weatherson
31:43
Clearance by Neil McGregor
33:39
Cross from Peter Weatherson
33:45
Shot taken by Peter MacDonald from the centre penalty area
34:06
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
35:03
Cross from Peter Weatherson
35:05
Clearance by Matthew Lockwood
35:16
Foul on Matthew Lockwood
35:20
Free Kick taken by Rab Douglas
36:01
Cross from Ryan Conroy
36:07
Clearance by Andrew Graham
37:46
Cross from Nicky Riley
37:48
Clearance by Andrew Graham
39:11
Cross from Matthew Lockwood
39:13
Clearance by Andrew Graham
40:53
Cross from Kevin McCann
40:56
Save made by Rab Douglas
41:30
Cross from Ryan Conroy
41:36
Shot taken by Gavin Rae with his right foot from the centre penalty area
41:36
Morton 1 - 1 Dundee
GOAL scored by Gavin Rae with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
43:07
Offside flag raised against Derek Young
43:09
Free Kick taken by Rab Douglas
44:28
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
45:00+0:03
Cross from Ryan Conroy
45:00+0:11
Cross from Gary Irvine
45:00+0:14
Clearance by Andrew Graham
45:00+1:09
Cross from Nicky Riley
45:00+1:10
Clearance by Grant Evans
45:00+1:23
Corner taken by Stephen O'Donnell with his right foot from the left byline
45:00+1:42
Clearance by Peter Weatherson
Half Time
Morton 1 - 1 Dundee
Second Half Started
Morton 1 - 1 Dundee
46:13
Cross from Peter Weatherson
46:15
Clearance by Gavin Rae
46:44
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
47:42
Cross from David O'Brien
47:45
Block taken by Gary Irvine
50:45
Cross from Nicky Riley
50:47
Shot taken by Leighton McIntosh with his right foot from the centre penalty area
51:04
Goal Kick taken by Dominic Cervi
51:29
Foul on Andrew Jackson
51:34
Free Kick taken by Derek Young
52:07
Shot taken by Peter MacDonald using his left foot
52:21
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
52:30
Substitution for Dundee: Jake Hyde on for Leighton McIntosh
53:31
Shot taken by Peter Weatherson using his left foot
53:39
Block taken by Stephen O'Donnell
53:42
Corner taken by Fouad Bachirou with his right foot from the right byline
54:02
Save made by Rab Douglas
54:56
Cross from Jake Hyde
55:11
Shot taken by Ryan Conroy using his left foot from the centre penalty area
55:11
Morton 1 - 2 Dundee
GOAL scored by Ryan Conroy using his left foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
56:31
Foul on Steven Milne
56:34
Free Kick taken by Rhys Weston
58:12
Cross from Nicky Riley
58:23
Corner taken by Ryan Conroy using his left foot from the right byline
58:42
Save made by Dominic Cervi
62:04
Cross from Fouad Bachirou
62:06
Clearance by Matthew Lockwood
62:19
Cross from Peter Weatherson
63:19
Substitution for Morton: Sean Fitzharris on for Paul Di Giacomo
65:20
Cross from Sean Fitzharris
65:25
Save made by Rab Douglas
66:55
Shot taken by Peter Weatherson with his right foot
67:07
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
67:56
Shot taken by Ryan Conroy using his left foot
68:17
Goal Kick taken by Dominic Cervi
68:37
Foul on Grant Evans
68:42
Free Kick taken by Grant Evans
69:14
Cross from David O'Brien
69:20
Cross from Sean Fitzharris
69:22
Clearance by Rhys Weston
69:47
Cross from Sean Fitzharris
69:50
Save made by Rab Douglas
70:45
Foul on Andrew Jackson
70:51
Free Kick taken by Sean Fitzharris from the left wing
71:26
Cross from Sean Fitzharris
71:28
Clearance by Steven Milne
71:30
Shot taken by Derek Young with his right foot
71:42
Block taken by Steven Milne
72:37
Foul on Kevin McCann
72:42
Free Kick taken by Dominic Cervi
74:34
Offside flag raised against Jake Hyde
74:37
Free Kick taken by Dominic Cervi
76:54
Foul on Neil McGregor
76:59
Free Kick taken by Neil McGregor
78:23
Shot taken by Nicky Riley with his right foot
78:31
Save made by Dominic Cervi
80:03
Cross from Stephen O'Donnell
80:06
Save made by Dominic Cervi
82:22
Substitution for Morton: Archibald Campbell on for Kevin McCann
83:17
Foul on Peter MacDonald
83:30
Free Kick taken by Grant Evans
84:30
Shot taken by Peter MacDonald with his right foot
85:24
Foul on Nicky Riley
85:30
Free Kick taken by Ryan Conroy from the right wing
85:51
BOOKING: Grant Evans of Morton given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
86:31
Cross from Ryan Conroy
86:54
Cross from Sean Fitzharris
86:58
Block taken by Matthew Lockwood
87:01
Corner taken by Sean Fitzharris with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
87:17
Shot taken by Grant Evans with his right foot from the centre penalty area
87:33
Save made by Rab Douglas
90:00+0:18
Substitution for Dundee: Ross Chisholm on for Jake Hyde
90:00+1:03
Goal Kick taken by Dominic Cervi
90:00+2:36
Corner taken by Sean Fitzharris with his right foot from the right byline
90:00+2:50
Clearance by Rhys Weston
90:00+2:54
Cross from Sean Fitzharris
90:00+2:58
Block taken by Ross Chisholm
90:00+3:17
Shot taken by Derek Young with his right foot
90:00+3:31
Corner taken by Sean Fitzharris with his right foot from the right byline
90:00+3:40
Clearance by Rhys Weston
Full Time
Morton 1 - 2 Dundee

Morton

vs

Dundee

1
Goals
2
1
Assists
2
12
Shots
10
8
On Target
3
4
Off Target
7
20
Crosses
15
5
Corners
3
36
Throw Ins
29
3
Saves
6
8
Clearances
11
11
Goal Kicks
6
0
Blocks
6
12
Free Kicks
10
3
Offside
1
1
Hand Balls
1
1
Yellow Cards
0

Morton

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Dominic Cervi
02.Kevin McCann 83+0' Tactical
03.Andrew Graham
04.Grant Evans (86+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Ross Forsyth 28+0' Injury
06.Derek Young
07.Fouad Bachirou
08.David O'Brien
09.Paul Di Giacomo 64+0' Tactical
10.Peter MacDonald
11.Andrew Jackson

Substitutes

12.Alistair Deans
13.Darren McGeouch
14.Peter Weatherson 28+0' Injury
15.Sean Fitzharris 64+0' Tactical
16.Archibald Campbell 83+0' Tactical

Dundee

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Rab Douglas
02.Gary Irvine
03.Neil McGregor
04.Rhys Weston
05.Matthew Lockwood
06.Stephen O'Donnell
07.Gavin Rae
08.Nicky Riley
09.Ryan Conroy
10.Leighton McIntosh 53+0' Tactical
11.Steven Milne

Substitutes

12.John Gibson
13.Craig McKeown
14.James McCluskey
15.Ross Chisholm 90+1' Injury
16.Jake Hyde 53+0' Tactical 90+1' Injury

Injuries problems for both sides

Morton defender Marc Smyth will be missing for the visit of Dundee.

Smyth has failed in his attempt to be passed fit for the encounter and, subsequently, joins Stuart McCaffrey and Michael Tidser on the sidelines.

Goalkeeper Colin Stewart, who was expected to be on the bench after the arrival of on-loan Celtic stopper Dominic Cervi, is struggling with a hamstring injury.

That leaves manager Allan Moore looking to bring in a trialist as Michael McGinlay is also out with a hand injury.

Moore said: "We need to build on the clean sheet and the win we had at Ayr last weekend.

"Our defending last week was of a high standard and we will need that again against a Dundee side that have been playing well in recent games."

Dundee look set to be without striker Callum Elliot for the trip.

Elliot, on loan from Clydesdale Bank Premier League side Hearts, picked up a knee injury in the opening seconds of his debut game against Raith Rovers last weekend.

He, therefore, will be sidelined alongside fellow frontman Graham Bayne, while defender Rhys Weston faces a late fitness test.

Dens Park boss Barry Smith is looking for revenge against his former club following a 1-0 defeat earlier in the season.

He said: "We created a few chances that day but they scored the only goal and that was that. It would be great to take our chances and win the game this time.

"Both sides will be confident after winning last week so it should be an open game."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Ross County 13 10 28
2 Falkirk 13 3 22
3 Up Livingston 13 4 19
4 Down Hamilton Accies 13 5 18
5 Down Morton 13 -6 18
6 Up Dundee 13 -1 17
7 Down Partick Thistle 13 5 16
8 Up Ayr United 13 -11 15
9 Down Raith Rovers 13 -4 12
10 Queen of South 13 -5 12

Updated 12/11/2011 at 16:57

 

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