Morton 0 - 2 Dundee

Saturday 17th March 2012
0
2
HT 0-1
R Conroy (pen 15, 55)

Conroy at the double for Dundee

Ryan Conroy bagged a brace as Dundee climbed to second with a 2-0 win over 10-man Morton at Cappielow Park.

Striker Conroy opened the scoring after a quarter of an hour when Andy Graham fouled Kevin McBride in the area and Conroy calmly stepped up to stroke the ball into the bottom corner.

The home side almost got back on level terms four minutes later when Peter MacDonald's drilled effort was blocked behind for a corner and the same player headed the resulting set-piece narrowly over.

Morton goalkeeper Alan Combe then tipped Carl Finnigan's header over on the half-hour mark before Conroy found space in the area to fire past Combe for his seventh goal of the season 10 minutes after the interval.

Things got worse for the home side when striker Peter Weatherson was shown a straight red card for a foul on Jamie McCluskey after 64 minutes.

OfficialStephen Finnie
Attendance1,610
VenueCappielow Park
Kick Off
Morton 0 - 0 Dundee
1:56
Foul on David O'Brien
1:59
Free Kick taken by Michael Tidser from the right wing
2:20
Cross from Michael Tidser
2:27
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
3:45
Foul on Marc Smyth
3:52
Free Kick taken by Alan Combe
5:22
Foul on Derek Young
6:41
Free Kick taken by Marc Smyth
7:38
Cross from Michael Tidser
7:40
Clearance by Craig McKeown
8:25
Cross from Ryan Conroy
8:27
Block taken by Andrew Graham
8:30
Corner taken by Stephen O'Donnell with his right foot from the left byline
9:02
Foul on Alan Combe
9:13
Free Kick taken by Alan Combe
9:51
Foul on Carl Finnigan
9:54
Free Kick taken by Ryan Conroy from the right byline
10:12
Cross from Ryan Conroy
10:20
Clearance by Derek Young
10:25
Corner taken by Stephen O'Donnell with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
10:42
Save made by Alan Combe
10:59
Cross from Ryan Conroy
11:02
Clearance by Michael Tidser
12:12
Shot taken by Peter MacDonald with his right foot
12:21
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
13:12
Shot taken by James McCluskey with his right foot from the right penalty area
13:20
Save made by Alan Combe
13:30
Cross from Ryan Conroy
13:32
Clearance by Peter Weatherson
13:54
Foul on Kevin McBride
14:57
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Ryan Conroy and scored using his left foot to the bottom right
14:57
Morton 0 - 1 Dundee
GOAL scored by Ryan Conroy using his left foot from the penalty spot to the bottom right of the goal.
15:39
Foul on David O'Brien
15:48
Free Kick taken by Michael Tidser from the left wing
15:51
Cross from Michael Tidser
16:00
Clearance by Neil McGregor
16:51
Offside flag raised against Carl Finnigan
16:54
Free Kick taken by Alan Combe
18:02
Shot taken by Peter MacDonald using his left foot from the left penalty area
18:13
Block taken by Neil McGregor
18:14
Corner taken by Michael Tidser using his left foot from the left byline to the far post
19:15
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
20:44
Foul on Stephen O'Donnell
20:49
Free Kick taken by Neil McGregor
21:54
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
22:41
Cross from Ross Forsyth
23:20
Offside flag raised against Fouad Bachirou
23:21
Free Kick taken by Rab Douglas
24:29
Foul on Michael Tidser
24:35
BOOKING: Kevin McBride of Dundee given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
25:13
Free Kick taken by Marc Smyth
25:40
Cross from Derek Young
25:43
Clearance by Craig McKeown
26:47
Foul on Graham Bayne
26:49
Free Kick taken by Craig McKeown
28:26
Offside flag raised against James McCluskey
28:28
Free Kick taken by Peter Weatherson
29:31
Goal Kick taken by Alan Combe
30:36
Cross from Ryan Conroy
30:38
Shot taken by Carl Finnigan from the centre penalty area
30:47
Save made by Alan Combe
30:58
Corner taken by Stephen O'Donnell with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
31:09
Clearance by Michael Tidser
31:57
Goal Kick taken by Alan Combe
34:36
Cross from Matthew Lockwood
34:39
Clearance by Ross Forsyth
34:41
Corner taken by Ryan Conroy using his left foot from the right byline
35:08
Corner taken by Ryan Conroy using his left foot from the right byline
35:24
Save made by Alan Combe
35:34
Foul on Fouad Bachirou
35:44
BOOKING: Matthew Lockwood of Dundee given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
36:03
Free Kick taken by Michael Tidser
37:45
Shot taken by Michael Tidser using his left foot
37:50
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
38:03
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
38:54
Cross from Michael Tidser
38:57
Clearance by Gary Irvine
39:07
Cross from Derek Young
39:12
Shot taken by Andrew Jackson from the centre penalty area
39:21
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
40:12
Shot taken by Fouad Bachirou with his right foot from the right penalty area
40:19
Save made by Rab Douglas
40:23
Corner taken by Michael Tidser using his left foot from the right byline
40:45
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
42:05
Cross from James McCluskey
42:22
Cross from Ryan Conroy
42:24
Block taken by Andrew Graham
42:45
Cross from Michael Tidser
42:46
Save made by Rab Douglas
43:03
Foul on Peter Weatherson
43:06
Free Kick taken by Peter Weatherson
43:36
Cross from Andrew Jackson
44:59
Shot taken by James McCluskey with his right foot from the left penalty area
45:00+0:12
Goal Kick taken by Alan Combe
45:00+1:57
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
Half Time
Morton 0 - 1 Dundee
Second Half Started
Morton 0 - 1 Dundee
46:03
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
49:27
Cross from David O'Brien
49:30
Block taken by Craig McKeown
49:41
Corner taken by Michael Tidser using his left foot from the left byline to the far post
49:47
Clearance by Craig McKeown
49:55
Cross from David O'Brien
50:02
Shot taken by Derek Young from the centre penalty area
50:10
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
50:41
Foul on Andrew Graham
50:45
Free Kick taken by David O'Brien from the right wing
51:08
Cross from David O'Brien
51:10
Clearance by Neil McGregor
51:25
Foul on Michael Tidser
51:32
Free Kick taken by Peter Weatherson
51:47
Hand Ball taken by David O'Brien
51:50
Free Kick taken by Rab Douglas
52:31
Cross from Peter MacDonald
52:34
Clearance by Matthew Lockwood
52:36
Corner taken by Michael Tidser using his left foot from the right byline
52:54
Save made by Rab Douglas
53:17
Cross from Ryan Conroy
53:21
Shot taken by James McCluskey with his right foot from the right penalty area
53:33
Save made by Alan Combe
53:46
Cross from Andrew Jackson
53:49
Clearance by Craig McKeown
54:47
Shot taken by Ryan Conroy with his right foot from the right penalty area
54:47
Morton 0 - 2 Dundee
GOAL scored by Ryan Conroy with his right foot from the right penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
56:04
Foul on Peter Weatherson
56:11
BOOKING: Stephen O'Donnell of Dundee given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
56:29
Free Kick taken by Peter Weatherson
56:42
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
57:31
Cross from Michael Tidser
57:34
Clearance by Gary Irvine
57:42
Shot taken by Peter MacDonald using his left foot from the left penalty area
57:50
Save made by Rab Douglas
59:12
Foul on Fouad Bachirou
59:18
Substitution for Morton: Archibald Campbell on for Andrew Jackson
59:22
Free Kick taken by Peter Weatherson
60:06
Shot taken by Ryan Conroy using his left foot from the right penalty area
60:12
Save made by Alan Combe
60:16
Cross from Carl Finnigan
60:23
Clearance by Marc Smyth
60:47
Cross from David O'Brien
60:49
Clearance by Gary Irvine
61:00
Foul on Marc Smyth
61:19
Free Kick taken by Peter Weatherson
62:02
Corner taken by Derek Young with his right foot from the right byline
62:20
Clearance by Craig McKeown
62:23
Cross from Derek Young
62:40
Cross from Fouad Bachirou
62:47
Block taken by Gary Irvine
63:19
Cross from Fouad Bachirou
63:21
Clearance by Craig McKeown
63:24
Foul on James McCluskey
63:44
DISMISSAL: Peter Weatherson of Morton sent off for violent conduct
64:45
Free Kick taken by Craig McKeown
65:44
Foul on James McCluskey
65:52
Free Kick taken by Craig McKeown from the right wing
66:48
Cross from Ryan Conroy
66:49
Clearance by Andrew Graham
67:40
Foul on Marc Smyth
67:43
Free Kick taken by Fouad Bachirou
68:10
Cross from Andrew Graham
68:19
Offside flag raised against Peter MacDonald
68:20
Free Kick taken by Rab Douglas
69:51
Cross from Archibald Campbell
70:31
Cross from Ryan Conroy
70:34
Goal Kick taken by Alan Combe
71:57
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
73:51
Cross from Matthew Lockwood
73:53
Clearance by Andrew Graham
74:13
Shot taken by Ryan Conroy using his left foot
74:19
Block taken by Andrew Graham
75:21
Foul on Fouad Bachirou
75:26
Substitution for Morton: Darren McGeouch on for Michael Tidser
76:48
Free Kick taken by Marc Smyth
80:23
Cross from James McCluskey
80:27
Save made by Alan Combe
81:12
Offside flag raised against Jake Hyde
81:15
Free Kick taken by Alan Combe
81:47
Shot taken by Grant Evans using his left foot
81:56
Save made by Rab Douglas
82:14
Foul on Marc Smyth
82:17
Free Kick taken by Marc Smyth
82:27
Offside flag raised against Peter MacDonald
83:36
Substitution for Dundee: Mark Fotheringham on for Ryan Conroy
84:59
Cross from Grant Evans
85:03
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
85:30
Foul on Archibald Campbell
85:34
Free Kick taken by Darren McGeouch from the right wing
86:12
Cross from Mark Fotheringham
86:16
Clearance by Marc Smyth
87:22
Foul on Marc Smyth
87:27
Free Kick taken by Ross Forsyth
87:47
Foul on James McCluskey
87:50
Free Kick taken by Rab Douglas
90:00+0:04
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
90:00+1:26
Foul on Carl Finnigan
90:00+1:38
BOOKING: Marc Smyth of Morton given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
90:00+1:51
Free Kick taken by Craig McKeown
Full Time
Morton 0 - 2 Dundee

Morton

vs

Dundee

0
Goals
2
0
Assists
1
8
Shots
7
4
On Target
6
4
Off Target
1
22
Crosses
15
5
Corners
5
19
Throw Ins
19
7
Saves
5
9
Clearances
12
4
Goal Kicks
15
3
Blocks
3
21
Free Kicks
10
3
Offside
3
1
Hand Balls
0
0
Penalties
1
1
Yellow Cards
3
1
Red Cards
0

Morton

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Alan Combe
02.Andrew Graham
03.Marc Smyth (90+2: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Ross Forsyth
05.Derek Young
06.Fouad Bachirou
07.Michael Tidser 76+0' Tactical
08.David O'Brien
09.Peter Weatherson (64+0: Violent Conduct)
10.Peter MacDonald
11.Andrew Jackson 60+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Matthew McGinley
13.Grant Evans
14.Thomas O'Ware
15.Darren McGeouch 76+0' Tactical
16.Archibald Campbell 60+0' Tactical

Dundee

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Rab Douglas
02.Gary Irvine
03.Neil McGregor
04.Craig McKeown
05.Matthew Lockwood (36+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.James McCluskey
07.Stephen O'Donnell (57+0: Unsporting behaviour)
08.Kevin McBride (25+0: Unsporting behaviour)
09.Ryan Conroy 84+0' Injury
10.Carl Finnigan
11.Graham Bayne

Substitutes

12.John Gibson
13.Kyle Benedictus
14.Ross Chisholm
15.Mark Fotheringham 84+0' Injury
16.Jake Hyde

Home bow for Combe

Morton will hand new signing Alan Combe his home debut against Dundee as regular goalkeeper Colin Stewart is struggling with a broken toe.

Veteran Combe made his first appearance in Tuesday night's fighting 2-2 draw at leaders Ross County.

The Greenock club will be without Stuart McCaffrey due to a heel injury.

Paul Di Giacomo is a doubt with a back problem and Derek Young is likely to be missing with a foot injury.

Former Partick Thistle midfielder Iain Flannigan in line to play for a second time as a trialist.

Manager Allan Moore said: "We showed a great spirit in midweek to come from two down at Dingwall. I really want us to show that spirit at home as we need to play better there."

Dundee striker Jake Hyde will make his delayed comeback from injury.

Hyde was due back on Tuesday but the Dark Blues' match with Ayr was postponed due to floodlight failure.

Nicky Riley is out with a back injury and Steven Milne is still struggling with a knock picked up at Livingston a fortnight ago.

Manager Barry Smith said: "We had a good result down at Cappielow earlier in the season when we won 2-1. A repeat of that scoreline and performance would be a good days work.

"We have not written anything off in the league but if we do not win our games it does not matter what happens elsewhere."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Ross County 28 26 59
2 Up Dundee 27 13 44
3 Down Falkirk 28 9 44
4 Partick Thistle 28 9 38
5 Up Hamilton Accies 28 0 36
6 Down Livingston 28 -5 35
7 Morton 28 -15 32
8 Ayr United 27 -15 31
9 Raith Rovers 28 -6 29
10 Queen of South 28 -16 26

Updated 17/03/2012 at 16:59

 

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