Morton 1 - 1 Falkirk

Saturday 26th April 2014
R Vine (60)C McGrandles (41)
OfficialCraig Thomson
Attendance1,921
WeatherClear
VenueCappielow Park
Kick Off
Morton 0 - 0 Falkirk
1:09
Shot by Mark Millar (Falkirk)
2:12
Shot by Blair Alston (Falkirk)
5:50
Free Kick by Darren Cole (Morton)
8:11
Free Kick by Barrie McKay (Morton)
9:31
Shot by Rory Loy (Falkirk)
11:19
Free Kick by Stephen Kingsley (Falkirk)
16:28
Free Kick by Stephen Kingsley (Falkirk)
16:29
Free Kick by Stephen Kingsley (Falkirk)
19:07
Corner by Dougie Imrie (Morton)
19:13
Shot by Thomas O'Ware (Morton)
20:35
Corner by Dougie Imrie (Morton)
22:42
Free Kick by Darren Cole (Morton)
24:49
Corner by Mark Millar (Falkirk)
25:42
Shot by Dougie Imrie (Morton)
27:22
Free Kick by Mark Millar (Falkirk)
27:43
Shot by Conor McGrandles (Falkirk)
30:03
Corner by Mark Millar (Falkirk)
32:26
Free Kick by Kieran Duffie (Falkirk)
33:55
Shot by Blair Alston (Falkirk)
35:15
Free Kick by Joseph Chalmers (Falkirk)
36:59
Free Kick by Barrie McKay (Morton)
38:48
Shot by Barrie McKay (Morton)
38:55
Save by Michael McGovern (Falkirk)
39:39
Free Kick by Mark Millar (Falkirk)
40:40
Morton 0 - 1 Falkirk
GOAL scored by Conor McGrandles
42:41
Corner by Mark Millar (Falkirk)
43:13
Corner by Mark Millar (Falkirk)
43:59
Free Kick by Darren Cole (Morton)
44:43
BOOKING: Thomas O'Ware of Morton given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
45:00+0:19
Free Kick by Mark Millar (Falkirk)
Half Time
Morton 0 - 1 Falkirk
Second Half Started
Morton 0 - 1 Falkirk
46:21
Free Kick by Michael McGovern (Falkirk)
50:53
Free Kick by Scott Taggart (Morton)
53:55
Corner by Mark Millar (Falkirk)
56:20
Shot by Joseph Chalmers (Falkirk)
56:24
Save by Nicolas Caraux (Morton)
56:39
Free Kick by Mark Russell (Morton)
57:16
Free Kick by David McCracken (Falkirk)
57:44
Shot by Rory Loy (Falkirk)
57:48
Save by Nicolas Caraux (Morton)
59:17
Morton 1 - 1 Falkirk
GOAL scored by Rowan Vine
62:11
BOOKING: Darren Cole of Morton given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
62:37
Free Kick by Mark Millar (Falkirk)
64:06
Corner by Mark Millar (Falkirk)
64:46
Free Kick by Dougie Imrie (Morton)
68:31
BOOKING: Mark Millar of Falkirk given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
69:47
Free Kick by Scott Taggart (Morton)
71:24
Free Kick by Joseph Chalmers (Falkirk)
71:51
Shot by Dougie Imrie (Morton)
73:00
Shot by Kieran Duffie (Falkirk)
74:11
Free Kick by Nicolas Caraux (Morton)
75:20
Free Kick by Stuart Findlay (Morton)
77:14
Shot by Rowan Vine (Morton)
78:30
Free Kick by Dougie Imrie (Morton)
79:47
Free Kick by Barrie McKay (Morton)
80:21
Corner by Barrie McKay (Morton)
80:49
Shot by Dougie Imrie (Morton)
81:23
Substitution for Falkirk: Scott Olumide Durojaiye on for Mark Millar
81:50
Shot by Craig Sibbald (Falkirk)
82:20
Corner by Rory Loy (Falkirk)
82:28
Shot by Mark Beck (Falkirk)
83:31
Substitution for Falkirk: Scott Shepherd on for Blair Alston
83:50
Free Kick by Darren Cole (Morton)
85:49
Free Kick by Dougie Imrie (Morton)
87:12
Shot by Dougie Imrie (Morton)
87:16
Save by Michael McGovern (Falkirk)
87:25
Shot by Mark Russell (Morton)
89:10
Free Kick by Joseph Chalmers (Falkirk)
90:00+0:18
Shot by Scott Shepherd (Falkirk)
90:00+0:25
Save by Nicolas Caraux (Morton)
Full Time
Morton 1 - 1 Falkirk

Morton

vs

Falkirk

1
Goals
1
8
Shots
11
6
On Target
8
2
Off Target
3
3
Corners
7
3
Saves
2
15
Free Kicks
13
2
Yellow Cards
1

Morton

Formation: 4-2-3-1

23.Nicolas Caraux
06.Stuart Findlay
22.Thomas O'Ware (45: unsporting behaviour)
28.Mark Russell
40.Darren Cole (63: unsporting behaviour)
02.Scott Taggart
08.Dougie Imrie
19.Barrie McKay
21.Fouad Bachirou
25.David Robertson
18.Rowan Vine

Substitutes

10.Archie Campbell
15.Garry O'Connor
20.Lewis McIntyre
24.Craig Knight
27.David McNeil
36.Jordan Cairnie
44.Jamie McCormack

Falkirk

Formation: 4-4-1-1

01.Michael McGovern
02.Kieran Duffie
03.Stephen Kingsley
34.David McCracken
36.Joseph Chalmers
08.Blair Alston 84' tactical
10.Craig Sibbald
11.Conor McGrandles
35.Mark Millar (69: unsporting behaviour) 82' tactical
07.Mark Beck
33.Rory Loy

Substitutes

04.Scott Olumide Durojaiye 82' tactical
12.Graham Bowman
15.Liam Dick
19.Luke Leahy
21.Liam Rowan
30.Botti Bia Bi
31.Scott Shepherd 84' tactical

Goalkeeper Derek Gaston is a major doubt for relegated Morton against third placed Falkirk with Ben Sampayo, Marc Fitzpatrick, David O’Brien, Reece Hands, and Joe McKee all ruled out. Garry O’Connor is included again after an achilles injury as the Greenock side look to complete a title chasing double after defeating Dundee 1-0 last Saturday.

Manager Kenny Shiels said: “There is now doubt that Morton let their fans down this season but we are trying our very best to give them a good end to a difficult time. Beating Dundee last week was a great way to salvage some pride and give everyone a boost for next season.”

“We now face a very similar game against a Falkirk side that need a win to keep in touch with the leaders. It would be good to have the same performance and result as last weekend.”

The Bairns who have sneaked into the title race, 2 points behind Hamilton on the back of five wins add youngster Liam Rowan as both Will Vaulks and defensive team-mate Jonny Flynn are both suspended.

Technical Director Alex Smith said: “We have gone about our business largely unnoticed but if we win this game and the other top two sides don’t they we will be noticed. Morton will take a huge lift from winning last week and they drew at our place in their last meeting so they will be up for this game.”

“We have won 5 games in a row but we cannot stop. We simply have to win and see where we are afterwards.”

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Up Dundee 35 27 66
2 Down Hamilton Accies 35 19 64
3 Falkirk 35 24 63
4 Queen of South 35 14 54
5 Dumbarton 35 2 51
6 Livingston 35 -7 43
7 Raith Rovers 35 -11 42
8 Alloa Athletic 35 -15 40
9 Cowdenbeath 35 -22 39
10 Morton 35 -31 26

Updated 26/04/2014 at 16:54