Alloa Athletic 2 - 0 Morton

Saturday 12th April 2014
K Cawley (15)
R McCord (53)
OfficialJohn McKendrick
Attendance615
WeatherClear
VenueRecreation Park
Kick Off
Alloa Athletic 0 - 0 Morton
2:41
Shot by Dougie Imrie (Morton)
5:50
Free Kick by Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic)
11:55
Free Kick by Dougie Imrie (Morton)
12:19
Free Kick by Daryll Meggatt (Alloa Athletic)
13:26
Corner by Barrie McKay (Morton)
14:38
Alloa Athletic 1 - 0 Morton
GOAL scored by Kevin Cawley
17:02
Corner by Dougie Imrie (Morton)
17:30
Corner by Barrie McKay (Morton)
18:15
Free Kick by Scott Taggart (Morton)
19:35
Shot by Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic)
26:13
Free Kick by Darren Cole (Morton)
27:38
Free Kick by Jonathan Tiffoney (Alloa Athletic)
31:04
Free Kick by Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic)
32:28
Corner by Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic)
33:30
Substitution for Morton: Joseph McKee on for David Robertson
35:21
Free Kick by Derek Gaston (Morton)
36:46
Shot by Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic)
37:30
Free Kick by Daryll Meggatt (Alloa Athletic)
42:25
Shot by Joseph McKee (Morton)
42:32
Save by Scott Bain (Alloa Athletic)
43:27
Free Kick by Scott Bain (Alloa Athletic)
43:56
Corner by Dougie Imrie (Morton)
Half Time
Alloa Athletic 1 - 0 Morton
Second Half Started
Alloa Athletic 1 - 0 Morton
46:35
Free Kick by Barrie McKay (Morton)
50:08
Corner by Dougie Imrie (Morton)
52:01
Free Kick by Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic)
52:28
Alloa Athletic 2 - 0 Morton
GOAL scored by Ryan McCord
54:54
Free Kick by Darren Young (Alloa Athletic)
56:18
Free Kick by Liam Caddis (Alloa Athletic)
58:20
Substitution for Morton: Archie Campbell on for Joseph McKee
60:00
BOOKING: Jonathan Tiffoney of Alloa Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
60:20
Free Kick by Darren Cole (Morton)
62:18
Free Kick by Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic)
62:48
Corner by Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic)
64:41
Free Kick by Scott Bain (Alloa Athletic)
66:33
Free Kick by Darren Cole (Morton)
66:58
Free Kick by Scott Bain (Alloa Athletic)
67:25
Free Kick by Daryll Meggatt (Alloa Athletic)
69:14
Corner by Barrie McKay (Morton)
70:38
Shot by Archie Campbell (Morton)
72:01
Substitution for Morton: Aidan Fulton on for Scott Taggart
72:16
Corner by Aidan Fulton (Morton)
72:52
Substitution for Alloa Athletic: Ross Caldwell on for Andrew Kirk
73:39
Free Kick by Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic)
74:54
Shot by Ross Caldwell (Alloa Athletic)
83:18
Shot by Liam Caddis (Alloa Athletic)
83:29
BOOKING: Daryll Meggatt of Alloa Athletic given yellow card for dissent
84:20
Shot by Rowan Vine (Morton)
85:14
Shot by Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic)
85:22
Save by Derek Gaston (Morton)
85:49
Corner by Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic)
86:40
Corner by Dougie Imrie (Morton)
87:34
Free Kick by Barrie McKay (Morton)
88:24
Substitution for Alloa Athletic: Iain Flannigan on for Liam Caddis
89:53
Shot by Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic)
Full Time
Alloa Athletic 2 - 0 Morton

Alloa Athletic

vs

Morton

2
Goals
0
6
Shots
4
5
On Target
3
1
Off Target
1
3
Corners
8
1
Saves
1
14
Free Kicks
8
2
Yellow Cards
0

Alloa Athletic

Formation: 4-1-4-1

01.Scott Bain
02.James Michael Doyle
03.Daryll Meggatt (84: dissent)
04.Ben Gordon
05.Jonathan Tiffoney (60: unsporting behaviour)
06.Darren Young
07.Kevin Cawley
08.Ryan McCord
10.Graeme Holmes
11.Liam Caddis 89' tactical
09.Andrew Kirk 73' tactical

Substitutes

12.Iain Flannigan 89' tactical
14.William Robertson
15.Ross Caldwell 73' tactical
16.Derek Riordan
17.Lewis Wilson
18.Ryan Gemmell
21.Craig McDowall

Morton

Formation: 4-2-3-1

01.Derek Gaston
06.Stuart Findlay
22.Thomas O'Ware
28.Mark Russell
40.Darren Cole
02.Scott Taggart 73' tactical
08.Dougie Imrie
19.Barrie McKay
21.Fouad Bachirou
25.David Robertson 34' injury
18.Rowan Vine

Substitutes

07.Joseph McKee 34' injury 59' tactical
10.Archie Campbell 59' tactical
23.Nicolas Caraux
26.Aidan Fulton 73' tactical
27.David McNeil
36.Jordan Cairnie
44.Jamie McCormack

Alloa will look to consign Morton to League 1 football next season and take a massive step to securing their own future by seeing off the Greenock side at Recreation Park for a second time this season.

The Wasps include former Hibs, Celtic and Scotland striker Derek Riordan for the first time in two months after an ankle problem ironically picked up against Morton.

Alloa boss Barry Smith said: “Morton are playing some good football just now and that is maybe because they have some freedom about them. However what happens in this game will be determined by what the Alloa players go out and do.”

“I do not want us to be reliant on other teams winning I want Alloa to go out and gain the points needed to end our season on a high.”

Jason Marr drops out after aggravating a thigh injury and Stephen Simmons will be given a lunchtime fitness test to determine if he can play.

Morton, who have won their last two games and need to win their remaining four and hope Cowdenbeath fail to pick another win to avoid automatic relegation, miss six players through injury. Marc Fitzpatrick, Garry O’Connor and Jack Smith have picked up knocks to join Ben Sampayo, Reece Hands and David O’Brien on the side-lines.

Manager Kenny Shiels said: “We are just taking things game by game at the moment and are not thinking about what might be. We will go out and try to win at Alloa and if we do that will a great hat-trick of wins for the boys.”

“We were terrific in the first half against Livingston last weekend and if we can repeat that form for 90 minutes we can win at Recreation Park.”

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Up Dundee 33 25 63
2 Down Hamilton Accies 33 21 61
3 Falkirk 33 23 59
4 Queen of South 32 10 48
5 Dumbarton 33 2 48
6 Livingston 33 -1 43
7 Up Alloa Athletic 33 -11 40
8 Down Raith Rovers 32 -10 39
9 Cowdenbeath 33 -27 33
10 Morton 33 -32 22

Updated 12/04/2014 at 18:13