Dundee 0 - 1 Morton

Monday 26th December 2011
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HT 0-1
A Jackson (22)

Jackson strike seals Morton win

Andrew Jackson's strike was the difference as Morton claimed their first win in five league matches with a 1-0 victory over Dundee.

Allan Moore's men claimed an identical result the last time these two sides met at Dens Park in August, although their Boxing Day triumph was largely helped by goalkeeper Dominic Cervi's penalty save from Matthew Lockwood.

After Cervi kept out long-range efforts from both Jake Hyde and Gavin Rae, Jackson gave the Ton a 22nd-minute lead after tapping in from Archie Campbell's cross.

Morton's defence were largely doing a superb job of repelling Dundee's attacks although the pressure eventually told as Thomas O'Ware fouled Gary Irvine in the area six minutes after the interval.

Lockwood's placed penalty, however, was comfortably caught by Cervi and although Dundee continued to push forward, they failed to create any meaningful opportunities.

OfficialJohn Beaton
Attendance5,862
VenueDens Park Stadium
Kick Off
Dundee 0 - 0 Morton
2:44
Goal Kick taken by Dominic Cervi
6:32
Shot taken by Jake Hyde with his right foot
6:58
Save made by Dominic Cervi
7:33
Foul on Nicky Riley
7:38
Free Kick taken by Gary Irvine
8:18
Corner taken by Ryan Conroy with his right foot from the left byline
9:01
Clearance by Andrew Graham
9:29
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
10:28
Foul on Nicky Riley
10:33
Free Kick taken by Gary Irvine
13:28
Corner taken by Darren McGeouch using his left foot from the right byline
14:35
Corner taken by Ryan Conroy using his left foot from the left byline
15:05
Shot taken by Gavin Rae using his left foot from the left six yard line
15:29
Save made by Dominic Cervi
21:04
Cross from Archibald Campbell
21:25
Shot taken by Andrew Jackson with his right foot from the centre penalty area
21:25
Dundee 0 - 1 Morton
GOAL scored by Andrew Jackson with his right foot from the centre penalty area going centre low of the goal.
22:55
Shot taken by Darren McGeouch with his right foot
25:28
Foul on Ryan Conroy
25:32
Free Kick taken by Matthew Lockwood
29:55
Foul on Nicky Riley
30:01
Free Kick taken by Gary Irvine
33:09
Shot taken by Nicky Riley with his right foot
33:27
Save made by Dominic Cervi
34:42
Corner taken by Ryan Conroy using his left foot from the left byline
35:11
Clearance by Michael Tidser
36:18
Corner taken by Ryan Conroy using his left foot from the right byline
36:47
Save made by Dominic Cervi
42:01
Corner taken by Michael Tidser using his left foot from the right byline
42:29
Clearance by Gavin Rae
44:38
Corner taken by Michael Tidser using his left foot from the left byline to the far post
45:00+0:12
Clearance by Gavin Rae
Half Time
Dundee 0 - 1 Morton
Second Half Started
Dundee 0 - 1 Morton
45:12
Foul on Andrew Jackson
45:20
Free Kick taken by Marc Smyth
46:57
Foul on Michael Tidser
47:02
Free Kick taken by Marc Smyth
47:53
Cross from Ryan Conroy
47:57
Clearance by Marc Smyth
49:35
Foul on Gary Irvine
49:41
BOOKING: Thomas O'Ware of Morton given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
50:35
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Matthew Lockwood and saved using his left foot to the bottom left
50:35
Save made by Dominic Cervi
50:44
Corner taken by Ryan Conroy using his left foot from the left byline
51:13
Save made by Dominic Cervi
56:37
Shot taken by Matthew Lockwood using his left foot
57:13
Goal Kick taken by Dominic Cervi
57:19
Shot taken by Jake Hyde with his right foot
58:56
Substitution for Morton: Peter Weatherson on for Archibald Campbell
59:41
Substitution for Dundee: Calum Elliot on for Steven Milne
60:27
BOOKING: Ross Chisholm of Dundee given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
60:37
Foul on Fouad Bachirou
60:42
Free Kick taken by Marc Smyth
65:11
Corner taken by Ryan Conroy using his left foot from the left byline
66:08
BOOKING: Nicky Riley of Dundee given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
66:15
Save made by Dominic Cervi
68:11
BOOKING: Rhys Weston of Dundee given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
68:43
Substitution for Morton: Peter MacDonald on for Andrew Jackson
70:41
Foul on Fouad Bachirou
70:58
Free Kick taken by Darren McGeouch from the left wing
74:35
Corner taken by Michael Tidser using his left foot from the right byline
75:03
Clearance by Rhys Weston
77:04
Foul on Rhys Weston
77:17
Free Kick taken by Ryan Conroy
77:45
BOOKING: Peter MacDonald of Morton given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
78:22
Shot taken by Ryan Conroy using his left foot
82:51
Goal Kick taken by Dominic Cervi
83:07
Substitution for Dundee: Craig McKeown on for Rhys Weston
83:50
BOOKING: Calum Elliot of Dundee given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
84:43
Offside flag raised against Peter MacDonald
84:45
Free Kick taken by Craig McKeown
86:09
Shot taken by Ross Chisholm using his left foot
86:20
Substitution for Dundee: Graham Bayne on for Ross Chisholm
87:17
Save made by Rab Douglas
87:24
Corner taken by Ryan Conroy using his left foot from the right byline
87:42
Clearance by David O'Brien
88:07
Substitution for Morton: Derek Young on for Michael Tidser
Full Time
Dundee 0 - 1 Morton

Dundee

vs

Morton

0
Goals
1
0
Assists
1
7
Shots
2
4
On Target
1
3
Off Target
1
1
Crosses
1
7
Corners
4
20
Throw Ins
16
1
Saves
7
3
Clearances
4
1
Goal Kicks
3
6
Free Kicks
4
0
Offside
1
1
Penalties
0
4
Yellow Cards
2

Dundee

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Rab Douglas
02.Gary Irvine
03.Matthew Lockwood
04.Neil McGregor
05.Rhys Weston (69+0: Unsporting behaviour) 84+0' Tactical
06.Nicky Riley (67+0: Unsporting behaviour)
07.Ross Chisholm (61+0: Unsporting behaviour) 87+0' Tactical
08.Ryan Conroy
09.Gavin Rae
10.Jake Hyde
11.Steven Milne 60+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.John Gibson
13.Craig McKeown 84+0' Tactical
14.Jamie McCluskey
15.Calum Elliot (84+0: Unsporting behaviour) 60+0' Tactical
16.Graham Bayne 87+0' Tactical

Morton

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Dominic Cervi
02.Grant Evans
03.Thomas O'Ware (50+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Andrew Graham
05.Marc Smyth
06.Darren McGeouch
07.Michael Tidser 89+0' Tactical
08.Fouad Bachirou
09.David O'Brien
10.Andrew Jackson 69+0' Tactical
11.Archibald Campbell 59+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Colin Stewart
13.Derek Young 89+0' Tactical
14.Paul Di Giacomo
15.Peter Weatherson 59+0' Tactical
16.Peter MacDonald (78+0: Unsporting behaviour) 69+0' Tactical

O'Donnell blow for Dundee

Dundee will be without midfielder Stephen O'Donnell for their home clash with Morton.

The SFA have confirmed his ban for getting sent off at Ross County was to remain, despite a Dens Park appeal.

Winger Nicky Riley returns to manager Barry Smith's squad after a suspension with everyone else fit and available for selection.

Smith said: "It is obviously disappointing to be without Stephen but we will just need to get on with things.

"It is always a difficult game against Morton and they won here the last time they visited and took the lead down at Cappielow the last time we played them.

"There should be a big crowd backing us and it would be great if the players put on a grand performance for them."

Morton will again be without defenders Stuart McCaffrey and Ross Forsyth as they travel looking for only their second league win in 10 games.

Manager Allan Moore will return fit-again Michael Tidser and Fouad Bachirou to his starting XI while Darren McGeough has shaken off a knock to play.

Moore said: "We are on a disappointing run of results and this would do be a great game to end that.

"We won up at Dundee earlier in the season and we have big players back in Michael and Fouad so we are getting back to the side that did so well in the first quarter of the season.

"I am convinced we are just a break of the ball away from getting a win."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Ross County 17 15 36
2 Falkirk 18 6 30
3 Dundee 18 6 27
4 Partick Thistle 18 7 26
5 Livingston 17 2 25
6 Up Morton 17 -7 22
7 Down Hamilton Accies 17 -2 19
8 Raith Rovers 18 -5 19
9 Up Ayr United 16 -14 17
10 Down Queen of South 18 -8 16

Updated 26/12/2011 at 17:00

 

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