Morton 1 - 0 Ayr United

Morton 1 - Masterton (79)
Ayr United 0

Att: 1,289

Super Sub: Substitute Stevie Masterton scored the winning goal within five minutes of coming on to hand Morton a win in a crucial relegation 'six-pointer' versus Ayr United.

James Grady made four chances to the team that lost 3-0 at Airdrie at the weekend, three of which were forced and one was through choice. Kevin Cuthbert was suspended after his red card at the Excelsior Stadium, so Colin Stewart started in goal. Allan Jenkins and Dominic Shimmin both missed out through injury and their places were taken by Michale Tidser and Stewart Greacen. Peter Weatherson replaced Donovan Simmonds up front.

Much like the game at Somerset Park last month, Morton absolutely dominated the first period, creating chance after chance. But we failed to convert any of the numerous chances we created.

Full match report to follow...

Morton (4-4-2):

1. Colin Stewart - 8
2. Ryan McGuffie - 7
3. Kevin McKinlay - 6 (16. Stevie Masterton - 74 mins)
4. David MacGregor - 7
5. Stewart Greacen (c) - 7
6. Neil MacFarlane - 7
7. Kevin Finlayson - 5
8. Michael Tidser - 8 (15. Erik Paartalu - 83 mins)
9. Peter Weatherson - 6 (12. Donovan Simmonds - 67 mins)
10. David Witteveen - 7
11. Jim McAlister - 7

Unused Subs:

14. Brian Graham
20. Ryan McWilliams

Booked: Tidser, McAlister.

McGuffie MacGregor Greacen McKinlay
Finlayson MacFarlane Tidser McAlister
Witteveen Weatherson

Ayr United: Craig Samson; Chris Mitchell, Martyn Campbell (Kevin James, 48), Andrew Aitken, Daniel Lafferty; Kenneth Connolly (Junior Mendes, 81), Ryan McGowan, Steve Bowey, Ryan Borris (Alistair Woodburn, 37); Tam McManus, Mark Roberts.

Unused Subs: Billy Gibson, Stephen Grindlay.

Booked: Woodburn.

My man of the match: Michael Tidser

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