Morton 2 - 2 Queen of South

Saturday 7th April 2012
F Bachirou (32)
P MacDonald (62)
S Parkin (60)
D Carmichael (79)

Carmichael hands Doonhamers lifeline

Daniel Carmichael's late goal helped Queen of the South grab a 2-2 draw at Morton and give them hope of surviving the drop.

The home side went agonisingly close to taking the lead after eight minutes, but Darren McGeouch's rasping drive struck the post.

Morton took the lead after 32 minutes, Fouad Bachirou connecting with a Peter MacDonald cross to clinically volley home inside the box.

The away side equalised 15 minutes after the restart, when Kevin Smith's cross was converted by a thumping Sam Parkin's header, but Morton went back in front minutes later when MacDonald made no mistake with his close range header.

Parkin turned provider for the equaliser 11 minutes from time, setting up Carmichael who lashed in from six yards.

OfficialCrawford Allan
Attendance1,622
VenueCappielow Park
Kick Off
Morton 0 - 0 Queen of South
0:19
Shot taken by Thomas O'Ware with his right foot
0:32
Goal Kick taken by Lee Robinson
2:55
Cross from Archibald Campbell
2:57
Block taken by Christopher Higgins
3:00
Corner taken by Michael Tidser using his left foot from the right byline short of the target
3:24
Cross from Derek Young
3:25
Clearance by John Potter
4:01
Offside flag raised against Allan Johnston
4:03
Free Kick taken by Alan Combe
4:32
Cross from Michael Tidser
5:31
Offside flag raised against Sam Parkin
5:32
Free Kick taken by Peter Weatherson
6:20
Cross from Michael Tidser
6:22
Clearance by Craig Reid
6:52
Cross from Archibald Campbell
6:54
Block taken by John Potter
6:57
Corner taken by Iain Flannigan with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
7:23
Shot taken by Darren McGeouch with his right foot
7:33
Block taken by Kevin Holt
7:54
Shot taken by Darren McGeouch with his right foot
8:35
Cross from Peter Weatherson
8:37
Clearance by Craig Reid
10:32
Foul on Scott McLaughlin
10:35
Free Kick taken by Stephen Simmons from the left wing
10:49
Cross from Stephen Simmons
11:01
Foul on Archibald Campbell
11:05
Free Kick taken by Thomas O'Ware
12:42
Cross from Michael Tidser
12:43
Clearance by Craig Reid
13:04
Foul on Sam Parkin
13:09
Free Kick taken by Christopher Higgins
13:47
Offside flag raised against Daniel Carmichael
13:48
Free Kick taken by Alan Combe
14:28
Cross from Stephen McKenna
14:38
Goal Kick taken by Alan Combe
15:21
Offside flag raised against Derek Young
15:25
Free Kick taken by Lee Robinson
15:53
Foul on Peter MacDonald
15:57
Free Kick taken by Peter Weatherson
19:32
Foul on Kevin Holt
19:37
Free Kick taken by Christopher Higgins
21:26
Goal Kick taken by Alan Combe
22:36
Foul on Craig Reid
22:38
Free Kick taken by Craig Reid
23:42
Foul on Derek Young
23:46
Free Kick taken by Alan Combe
26:14
Cross from Michael Tidser
26:15
Clearance by Craig Reid
26:48
Goal Kick taken by Alan Combe
27:34
Cross from Darren McGeouch
27:36
Save made by Lee Robinson
28:03
Cross from Daniel Carmichael
28:05
Clearance by Andrew Graham
28:26
Cross from Allan Johnston
28:30
Shot taken by Kevin Holt using his left foot from the left penalty area
28:42
Goal Kick taken by Alan Combe
29:15
Cross from Iain Flannigan
29:55
Cross from Peter Weatherson
29:58
Clearance by Christopher Higgins
30:11
Cross from Derek Young
30:12
Clearance by John Potter
30:17
Shot taken by Darren McGeouch with his right foot from the centre penalty area
30:28
Goal Kick taken by Lee Robinson
30:46
Foul on Michael Tidser
30:50
Free Kick taken by Peter Weatherson
31:29
Shot taken by Fouad Bachirou using his left foot from the centre penalty area
31:29
Morton 1 - 0 Queen of South
GOAL scored by Fouad Bachirou using his left foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
33:21
Foul on Daniel Carmichael
33:26
Free Kick taken by Lee Robinson
34:25
Goal Kick taken by Alan Combe
35:01
Foul on Peter Weatherson
35:06
Free Kick taken by Peter Weatherson
35:47
Foul on Sam Parkin
35:50
Free Kick taken by Stephen Simmons
36:28
Shot taken by Stephen Simmons with his right foot
36:35
Goal Kick taken by Alan Combe
36:58
Foul on Michael Tidser
37:01
Free Kick taken by Michael Tidser
37:25
Cross from Scott McLaughlin
37:31
Block taken by Thomas O'Ware
37:34
Goal Kick taken by Alan Combe
38:28
Shot taken by Michael Tidser using his left foot
38:38
Goal Kick taken by Lee Robinson
39:58
Foul on Fouad Bachirou
40:02
Free Kick taken by Andrew Graham
41:32
Foul on Stephen McKenna
41:37
Free Kick taken by John Potter
41:44
BOOKING: Michael Tidser of Morton given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
43:34
Shot taken by Archibald Campbell with his right foot
43:47
Goal Kick taken by Lee Robinson
44:58
Foul on Derek Young
45:00+0:04
Free Kick taken by Derek Young
Half Time
Morton 1 - 0 Queen of South
Second Half Started
Morton 1 - 0 Queen of South
46:01
Cross from Fouad Bachirou
46:03
Shot taken by Archibald Campbell with his right foot from the right penalty area
46:13
Save made by Lee Robinson
46:21
Goal Kick taken by Lee Robinson
47:10
Goal Kick taken by Alan Combe
47:55
Foul on Iain Flannigan
48:00
Free Kick taken by Alan Combe
48:27
Shot taken by Archibald Campbell with his right foot
48:41
Goal Kick taken by Lee Robinson
48:56
Cross from Allan Johnston
48:58
Clearance by Andrew Graham
51:01
Substitution for Queen of South: Kevin Smith on for Stephen McKenna
52:10
Goal Kick taken by Alan Combe
52:53
Foul on Derek Young
52:57
Free Kick taken by Iain Flannigan from the right wing
53:18
Cross from Iain Flannigan
53:20
Clearance by John Potter
54:30
Cross from Michael Tidser
54:31
Clearance by John Potter
54:46
Foul on Christopher Higgins
54:53
Free Kick taken by Lee Robinson
55:19
Foul on Peter Weatherson
55:23
Free Kick taken by Peter Weatherson
56:22
Cross from Iain Flannigan
56:28
Shot taken by Michael Tidser with his right foot
56:38
Block taken by Scott McLaughlin
56:45
Offside flag raised against Sam Parkin
56:47
Free Kick taken by Alan Combe
59:14
Goal Kick taken by Lee Robinson
59:43
Cross from Kevin Smith
59:49
Shot taken by Sam Parkin from the left six yard line
59:49
Morton 1 - 1 Queen of South
GOAL scored by Sam Parkin from the left six yard line to the bottom right of the goal.
60:49
Foul on Michael Tidser
60:55
Free Kick taken by Iain Flannigan from the right wing
61:22
Cross from Allan Johnston
61:50
Shot taken by Peter MacDonald from the left six yard line
61:50
Morton 2 - 1 Queen of South
GOAL scored by Peter MacDonald from the left six yard line to the bottom left of the goal.
64:10
Cross from Craig Reid
64:12
Clearance by Peter Weatherson
64:42
Foul on Kevin Smith
64:50
Free Kick taken by Stephen Simmons from the left wing
66:14
Shot taken by Archibald Campbell using his left foot from the left penalty area
66:27
Goal Kick taken by Lee Robinson
66:57
Cross from Allan Johnston
67:02
Shot taken by Sam Parkin with his right foot from the centre penalty area
67:16
Block taken by Peter Weatherson
67:22
Cross from Daniel Carmichael
67:28
Save made by Alan Combe
68:04
Shot taken by Peter MacDonald using his left foot
68:13
Save made by Lee Robinson
68:35
Offside flag raised against Kevin Smith
68:38
Free Kick taken by Andrew Graham
70:00
Cross from Archibald Campbell
70:02
Block taken by Craig Reid
70:05
Corner taken by Iain Flannigan with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
70:33
Clearance by Stephen Simmons
70:43
Cross from Darren McGeouch
70:45
Clearance by Christopher Higgins
71:33
Shot taken by Archibald Campbell using his left foot
71:42
Save made by Lee Robinson
73:07
Cross from Christopher Higgins
73:10
Clearance by Thomas O'Ware
73:20
Cross from Ryan McGuffie
73:24
Clearance by Andrew Graham
73:28
Foul on Andrew Graham
73:32
Free Kick taken by Alan Combe
73:38
Substitution for Queen of South: Nicholas Clark on for Allan Johnston
75:25
Foul on Kevin Smith
75:29
Free Kick taken by Nicholas Clark from the left wing
75:47
Cross from Nicholas Clark
75:49
Clearance by Derek Young
76:09
Cross from Iain Flannigan
76:12
Shot taken by Fouad Bachirou with his right foot from the centre penalty area
76:39
Substitution for Morton: Andrew Jackson on for Darren McGeouch
77:07
Goal Kick taken by Lee Robinson
78:37
Cross from Ryan McGuffie
78:47
Shot taken by Daniel Carmichael with his right foot from the right six yard line
78:47
Morton 2 - 2 Queen of South
GOAL scored by Daniel Carmichael with his right foot from the right six yard line to the bottom left of the goal.
82:45
Foul on Andrew Graham
82:51
Free Kick taken by Alan Combe
83:08
Foul on Ryan McGuffie
83:13
Free Kick taken by Lee Robinson
84:51
Corner taken by Nicholas Clark with his right foot from the left byline
85:21
Goal Kick taken by Alan Combe
87:16
BOOKING: Stephen Simmons of Queen of South given yellow card for dissent
88:17
Cross from Peter MacDonald
88:21
Clearance by Christopher Higgins
89:32
Shot taken by Ryan McGuffie with his right foot
89:41
Block taken by Andrew Jackson
90:00+0:04
Corner taken by Iain Flannigan with his right foot from the left byline
90:00+0:47
Shot taken by Andrew Jackson from the centre penalty area
90:00+0:54
Save made by Lee Robinson
90:00+0:59
Offside flag raised against Kevin Smith
90:00+1:01
Free Kick taken by Peter Weatherson
90:00+1:51
Offside flag raised against Kevin Smith
90:00+1:53
Free Kick taken by Andrew Graham
90:00+2:26
Shot taken by Kevin Smith using his left foot
90:00+2:40
Goal Kick taken by Alan Combe
Full Time
Morton 2 - 2 Queen of South
Result
Morton 2 - 2 Queen of South

Morton

vs

Queen of South

2
Goals
2
2
Assists
2
16
Shots
7
8
On Target
4
8
Off Target
3
20
Crosses
15
4
Corners
1
42
Throw Ins
24
1
Saves
5
6
Clearances
12
11
Goal Kicks
9
3
Blocks
5
21
Free Kicks
12
1
Offside
7
1
Yellow Cards
1

Morton

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Alan Combe
02.Andrew Graham
03.Thomas O'Ware
04.Derek Young
05.Iain Flannigan
06.Fouad Bachirou
07.Michael Tidser (42+0: Unsporting behaviour)
08.Darren McGeouch 77+0' Tactical
09.Peter Weatherson
10.Peter MacDonald
11.Archibald Campbell

Substitutes

12.Matthew McGinley
13.Joel Kasubandi
14.Aidan Fulton
15.Conor Ramsay
16.Andrew Jackson 77+0' Tactical

Queen of South

Formation: 3-4-3

01.Lee Robinson
02.Craig Reid
03.John Potter
04.Christopher Higgins
05.Stephen McKenna 52+0' Tactical
06.Stephen Simmons (88+0: Dissent)
07.Scott McLaughlin
08.Kevin Holt
09.Allan Johnston 74+0' Tactical
10.Daniel Carmichael
11.Sam Parkin

Substitutes

12.James Atkinson
13.Ryan McGuffie
14.Nicholas Clark 74+0' Tactical
15.Gavin Reilly
16.Kevin Smith 52+0' Tactical

Defensive problems for Morton

Morton will be without an entire defence through injury and suspension as they look to all but secure their First Division survival by beating Queen of the South.

Captain Stuart McCaffrey remains sidelined with a heel problem and he is joined this week by the suspended trio of Marc Smyth, Ross Forsyth and Grant Evans.

Peter Weatherson is available after a ban and he will play at the back, with manager Allan Moore saying: "It is an unfortunate way to go into this game after keeping two clean sheets.

"Queen of the South have been a bit of a bogey team to us this season so getting a win will put that right and have us looking upwards in the table again."

Queen of the South manager Gus McPherson has named the same squad that defeated Ayr last weekend for the trip, with only long-term absentees Marc McCusker and Kevin Smith missing out.

The rock-bottom Doonhamers closed the gap on the sides above them with last Saturday's success and McPherson is determined that they do not stop now, regardless of the task they face in Greenock.

The Palmerston Park boss said: "Last week was a must win but we were at home against a team close to us and we came through it.

"This is an even tougher task as Morton have had two good consecutive results, but if we can hit the form we showed last week, particularly in the first half, we can do well."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Ross County 31 29 66
2 Dundee 31 16 51
3 Falkirk 31 2 44
4 Hamilton 31 4 42
5 Up Partick Thistle 31 9 41
6 Down Livingston 31 -3 41
7 Morton 31 -13 37
8 Up Raith Rovers 31 -5 34
9 Down Ayr United 31 -21 32
10 Queen of South 31 -18 30

Updated 7/04/2012 at 17:00

 

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