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  • Date:24 Sep 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Cappielow Park
  • Attendance:2,621
  • MacDonald (5) MacDonald - pen (53) Jackson (57)
  • Weatherston (16)
    Alston (23) Alston (23)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93mins

Archie Campbell challenges Stewart Murdoch unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Stewart Murdoch.

92mins

Mark Millar takes the inswinging corner, save by Colin Stewart.

91mins

The referee blows for offside against Peter MacDonald. Mark Millar takes the free kick.

90mins

Craig Sibbald gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ross Forsyth. Colin Stewart takes the free kick.

89mins

Corner from left by-line taken by Peter MacDonald.

86mins

Kallum Higginbotham delivers the ball, save by Colin Stewart.

84mins

Sean Fitzharris goes off and Darren McGeouch comes on.

83mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Stewart Murdoch. Colin Stewart restarts play with the free kick.

81mins

Inswinging corner taken by Sean Fitzharris, Thomas Scobbie manages to make a clearance.

81mins

Archie Campbell replaces Andy Graham.

81mins

The ball is crossed by Sean Fitzharris, clearance by Rhys Bennett.

80mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Sean Fitzharris from the right by-line, clearance made by Darren Dods.

79mins

Thomas Scobbie crosses the ball, clearance made by Ross Forsyth.

79mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Farid El Alagui. Colin Stewart takes the free kick.

78mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Millar.

77mins

Shot from 20 yards by Rhys Bennett. Colin Stewart makes a save.

76mins

(Falkirk) makes a substitution, with Jay Fulton coming on for Blair Alston.

75mins

The ball is sent over by Blair Alston, clearance made by Andy Graham.

74mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Millar, save by Colin Stewart.

74mins

Shot from 35+ yards by Mark Millar. Colin Stewart makes a save.

72mins

Effort from the edge of the area by Andrew Jackson goes wide of the right-hand post.

72mins

Kevin McCann challenges Rhys Bennett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Thomas Scobbie takes the direct free kick.

71mins

Farid El Alagui takes a shot. Michael McGovern makes a save.

71mins

Marc Smyth challenges Stewart Murdoch unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Thomas Scobbie.

70mins

Andrew Jackson sends in a cross, Kieran Duffie manages to make a clearance.

68mins

Unfair challenge on Grant Evans by Farid El Alagui results in a free kick. Andy Graham takes the free kick.

64mins

The official flags Stewart Murdoch offside. Free kick taken by Colin Stewart.

62mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Farid El Alagui on Stuart McCaffrey. Direct free kick taken by Ross Forsyth. Kevin McCann comes on in place of Stuart McCaffrey.

61mins

Shot from 20 yards by Stewart Murdoch. Grant Evans gets a block in.

59mins

Craig Sibbald is brought on as a substitute for David Weatherston.

58mins

Unfair challenge on David O'Brien by Kieran Duffie results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sean Fitzharris from left wing, Andrew Jackson scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Morton 3-2 Falkirk.The assist for the goal came from Sean Fitzharris.

56mins

Shot by Peter MacDonald from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.

54mins

Farid El Alagui takes a shot. Save by Colin Stewart.

53mins

Rhys Bennett gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Andrew Jackson. The referee shows Rhys Bennett a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Penalty taken right-footed by Peter MacDonald and scored. Morton 2-2 Falkirk.

52mins

The ball is swung over by Sean Fitzharris, clearance made by Kieran Duffie.

51mins

Effort on goal by Kieran Duffie from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.

49mins

Foul by Ross Forsyth on Kallum Higginbotham, free kick awarded. Kieran Duffie takes the free kick. Ross Forsyth is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

48mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sean Fitzharris, clearance made by Rhys Bennett.

48mins

Corner taken right-footed by Sean Fitzharris.

48mins

The ball is crossed by Andrew Jackson, Darren Dods gets a block in.

47mins

Farid El Alagui is ruled offside. Colin Stewart restarts play with the free kick.

47mins

Kieran Duffie sends in a cross.

47mins

Kallum Higginbotham crosses the ball, clearance made by David O'Brien.

47mins

Corner taken by Mark Millar from the right by-line, Grant Evans makes a clearance.

47mins

Marc Smyth receives a yellow card.

46mins

Effort from long distance by Peter MacDonald goes wide right of the goal.

46mins

The referee blows for offside. Michael McGovern takes the direct free kick.

45mins

The offside flag is raised against Farid El Alagui. Colin Stewart takes the free kick.

45mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stuart McCaffrey by Darren Dods. Free kick taken by Colin Stewart.

44mins

Foul by Grant Evans on Farid El Alagui, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Mark Millar from left channel.

43mins

Marc Smyth delivers the ball, save by Michael McGovern.

42mins

Mark Millar challenges Fouad Bachirou unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andy Graham takes the free kick.

40mins

Peter MacDonald concedes a free kick for a foul on David Weatherston. Michael McGovern restarts play with the free kick. The referee shows Peter MacDonald a yellow card.

39mins

A cross is delivered by Peter MacDonald.

38mins

Andrew Jackson fouled by Rhys Bennett, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Sean Fitzharris, save by Michael McGovern.

37mins

David O'Brien takes a shot. Save made by Michael McGovern.

36mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter MacDonald by Darren Dods. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sean Fitzharris.

34mins

A cross is delivered by Kallum Higginbotham.

34mins

A cross is delivered by Peter MacDonald.

32mins

Foul by Darren Dods on Peter MacDonald, free kick awarded. Fouad Bachirou takes the direct free kick.

31mins

Sean Fitzharris crosses the ball, Stewart Murdoch makes a clearance.

31mins

Outswinging corner taken by Sean Fitzharris from the right by-line, clearance by Thomas Scobbie.

31mins

The ball is crossed by Andrew Jackson, save by Michael McGovern.

30mins

Farid El Alagui fouled by Ross Forsyth, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kieran Duffie.

29mins

(Falkirk) makes a substitution, with Rhys Bennett coming on for Murray Wallace.

29mins

The ball is crossed by Peter MacDonald, clearance made by Darren Dods.

27mins

Corner taken by Sean Fitzharris from the right by-line, clearance by Blair Alston.

26mins

The ball is delivered by Grant Evans, blocked by Stewart Murdoch.

24mins

Blair Alston scores a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Morton 1-2 Falkirk.Assist on the goal came from Kallum Higginbotham.

24mins

Ross Forsyth sends in a cross, Michael McGovern makes a save.

22mins

Shot from just outside the penalty area by Kallum Higginbotham misses to the left of the target.

22mins

Mark Millar takes the inswinging corner, Marc Smyth manages to make a clearance.

21mins

Thomas Scobbie takes a shot. Save made by Colin Stewart.

21mins

Kallum Higginbotham delivers the ball.

20mins

A cross is delivered by Colin Stewart.

19mins

Kallum Higginbotham fouled by Sean Fitzharris, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Thomas Scobbie, Ross Forsyth produces a cross.

18mins

Outswinging corner taken by Mark Millar from the right by-line played to the near post, Grant Evans makes a clearance.

17mins

David Weatherston finds the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Morton 1-1 Falkirk.Assist by Kallum Higginbotham.

16mins

Fouad Bachirou crosses the ball.

13mins

The ball is crossed by Mark Millar.

10mins

Farid El Alagui is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Colin Stewart takes the free kick.

10mins

The ball is delivered by Kieran Duffie.

8mins

Grant Evans delivers the ball, save made by Michael McGovern.

7mins

Andrew Jackson crosses the ball, save made by Michael McGovern.

6mins

Sean Fitzharris takes the outswinging corner, Peter MacDonald finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the area. Morton 1-0 Falkirk.Assist on the goal came from Sean Fitzharris.

5mins

Inswinging corner taken by Sean Fitzharris.

5mins

Corner taken by Sean Fitzharris from the right by-line.

4mins

Andy Graham takes a shot. Save by Michael McGovern.

4mins

The ball is crossed by David Weatherston, Colin Stewart makes a save.

2mins

Mark Millar challenges Fouad Bachirou unfairly and gives away a free kick. Marc Smyth takes the free kick.

2mins

Close range header by Farid El Alagui misses to the right of the goal.

1mins

Corner taken by Mark Millar.

Match Preview

Morton boss needs Moore time for injuries Morton manager Allan Moore is waiting on news of the fitness of defender Andy Graham and midfielder Michael Tidser before finalising his side for the match against high-flying Falkirk. Graham has a poisoned toe and Tidser is suffering from a knee problem, and both will be assessed closer to kick-off. However, Moore does welcome back full-back Kevin McCann to his squad. Moore's men were beaten 4-1 at Queen of the South last Saturday and the Cappielow boss is looking for a much better performance this time out, saying: "I have been fair to the boys as it was the first time this season that they have not played. "We went back to the drawing board and went over a few things and I am sure they will put on a much improved showing against Falkirk." Falkirk add Stewart Murdoch and Kallum Higginbotham to the squad that defeated Rangers 3-2 in midweek. Stephen Kingsley remains out, but Blair Alston is available to start after shaking off an injury that restricted him to a substitute role against the Ibrox men. The Bairns have been told to take the momentum from their recent success over the Scottish giants into the weekend fixture, with manager Steven Pressley saying: "We need to put the League Cup on a back-burner and concentrate on Morton, however we should take confidence from the result and performance against Rangers into this game. "I have a nice selection problem as Stewart and Kallum were doing well before they were suspended and it is great to have them available again."

Formation:442Manager: David Irons

Morton

Formation: 4411Manager: Steven Pressley

Falkirk

  • Colin Stewart
  • Grant Evans
  • Andy Graham
  • Stuart McCaffrey
  • Ross Forsyth
  • Sean Fitzharris
  • Marc Smyth
  • Fouad Bachirou
  • David O'Brien
  • Peter MacDonald
  • Andrew Jackson
  • SUBS
  • Matthew McGinley
  • Archie Campbell
  • Peter Weatherson
  • Darren McGeouch
  • Kevin McCann

Home

Away

Match Report

MacDonald at the double Peter MacDonald's double was the difference as Morton prevailed 3-2 in an end-to-end encounter against Falkirk. MacDonald gave the hosts an early lead with a header from Sean Fitzharris' cross, but Falkirk equalised soon after as David Weatherston volleyed home. The visitors then shocked the league leaders again as Blair Alston slotted in winger Kallum Higginbotham's through-ball. Morton responded after half-time when Rhys Bennett was adjudged to have fouled Andrew Jackson in the box, MacDonald powering home the penalty to double his tally and pull his side level. The hosts then reclaimed the lead moments later as Fitzharris crossed again to find Jackson, who headed high into the net. Morton then saw out the rest of the match with relative ease to remain top of the table.

Form Guide

    DWDWW
  • Morton
  • VS
  • Falkirk
  • LWDDD

Last Meetings

  • Morton
  • 2 - 2
  • Falkirk
  • 02/04/2011
  • Morton
  • 0 - 0
  • Falkirk
  • 01/03/2011
  • Falkirk
  • 1 - 0
  • Morton
  • 12/02/2011
  • Falkirk
  • 2 - 1
  • Morton
  • 18/09/2010
  • Morton
  • 2 - 1
  • Falkirk
  • 28/04/2001
  • Falkirk
  • 1 - 3
  • Morton
  • 27/03/2001

Top Scorers

Morton

  • P MacDonald 3
  • P Di Giacomo 1
  • A Jackson 1
  • M Tidser 1

Falkirk

  • F El Alagui 3
  • K Higginbotham 2

Goals

Morton

    • Total goals 11
    • Goals per game 8
  • 3 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Falkirk

    • Total goals 9
    • Goals per game 6
  • 2 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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