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Unfair challenge on Allan Jenkins by Mark Corcoran results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert.
Richard Brittain decides to take the corner short.
Michael Gardyne leaves the field to be replaced by Mark Corcoran.
A goal is scored by Steven Milne from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Ross County 2-0 Morton.Assist on the goal came from Richard Brittain.
Booking for Grant Evans for unsporting behaviour. Michael Gardyne fouled by Grant Evans, the ref awards a free kick. Richard Brittain takes the direct free kick.
Foul by Jonathan Flynn on Peter Weatherson, free kick awarded. Marc Smyth takes the free kick.
Richard Brittain takes a shot. Kevin Cuthbert makes a save.
Michael Gardyne takes a shot. Kevin Cuthbert makes a brilliant save.
Unfair challenge on Fouad Bachirou by Scott Boyd results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Marc Smyth.
Stuart Kettlewell is brought on as a substitute for Iain Vigurs. Michael McGovern fouled by Allan Jenkins, the ref awards a free kick. Michael McGovern takes the direct free kick.
Header from close in by Iain Vigurs misses to the left of the target.
Peter Weatherson takes a shot. Save made by Michael McGovern.
The referee penalises Allan Jenkins for handball. Direct free kick taken by Michael McGovern.
Grant Evans gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Milne. Marc Fitzpatrick restarts play with the free kick.
Stewart Kean on for Derek Lyle. Allan Jenkins fouled by Steven Milne, the ref awards a free kick. Marc Smyth takes the direct free kick.
Gary Miller comes on in place of Jason Marr.
Iain Vigurs has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Andrew Barrowman has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide right of the goal.
(Morton) makes a substitution, with Peter Weatherson coming on for Brian Graham. Brian Graham is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Jonathan Flynn.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Andrew Barrowman. Direct free kick taken by Stuart McCaffrey.
Michael Tidser takes a shot. Save made by Michael McGovern.
(Morton) makes a substitution, with David O'Brien coming on for Graeme Holmes. Unfair challenge on Fouad Bachirou by Steven Milne results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Marc Smyth.
Iain Vigurs takes a shot. Save by Kevin Cuthbert.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Grant Evans on Steven Milne. Scott Boyd takes the free kick.
Stuart McCaffrey is booked. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Iain Vigurs by Stuart McCaffrey. Richard Brittain has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
Paul Lawson takes a shot. Save by Kevin Cuthbert.
Andrew Barrowman takes a shot. Save by Kevin Cuthbert.
A goal is scored by Michael Gardyne from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Ross County 1-0 Morton.Assist on the goal came from Jason Marr.
Foul by Steven Milne on Graeme Holmes, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Derek Lyle, Scott Boyd manages to make a clearance.
Foul by Steven Milne on Graeme Holmes, free kick awarded. Michael Tidser crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, blocked by Richard Brittain.
Corner taken right-footed by Derek Lyle, Brian Graham produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
Iain Vigurs is ruled offside. Kevin Cuthbert takes the free kick.
Brian Graham booked for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for a foul by Brian Graham on Scott Boyd. Scott Boyd takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Graeme Holmes from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Richard Brittain.
Michael Gardyne challenges Stuart McCaffrey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Stuart McCaffrey.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Michael Tidser from the left by-line, Marc Fitzpatrick manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken by Michael Tidser from the right by-line played to the near post, Scott Boyd makes a clearance.
Brian Graham takes a shot. Save by Michael McGovern.
Unfair challenge on Michael Tidser by Michael Gardyne results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Carlo Monti.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Iain Vigurs on Michael Tidser. Fouad Bachirou takes the direct free kick.
Andrew Barrowman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Grant Evans. Kevin Cuthbert takes the direct free kick.
Derek Lyle has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.
The referee gives a free kick against Allan Jenkins for handball. Direct free kick taken by Michael McGovern.
Andrew Barrowman is penalised for a handball. Direct free kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Andrew Barrowman. Direct free kick taken by Stuart McCaffrey.
Foul by Marc Smyth on Michael Gardyne, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Scott Boyd.
Steven Milne takes a shot. Save by Kevin Cuthbert.
Kettlewell back for County
Ross County welcome back midfielder Stuart Kettlewell from suspension for the visit of Morton.
However injured defender Darren McCormack continues to be unavailable to manager Jimmy Calderwood.
The recently appointed manager has admitted that his eighth-placed side are under pressure, however he is pleased with how they are handling things.
Calderwood said: "We slipped down a place last weekend and that brought more pressure but the players responded to that by travelling to Raith Rovers and getting a draw and moving out of the relegation play-off places.
"I was really low after losing to Queen of the South last weekend and I do not want to feel that way again after this home game.
"With the quality of player that we have here we should not be in this position and the sooner we are out of it the better."
Morton include fit-again Kevin McKinlay in the squad that travels north.
However manager Allan Moore is still without David MacGregor, Darren Young and Kevin Kelbie.
Moore wants his men to retain fourth spot in the table by winning in the Highlands.
He explained: "We have played all the sides above us recently and have not been beaten so we are making progress as a team.
"We should have won up in Dingwall the last time we were up there but lost a goal really late in injury time.
"I would normally settle for a point in a game up there but that result annoyed me and as made me all the more determined to win this time out."
Second-half double enough for County
Michael Gardyne and Steven Milne struck at either end of the second half to secure Ross County a 2-0 victory against Morton.
Gardyne struck 29 seconds after the interval, with Milne adding a second in the last four minutes. It gave Ross County only their third home win this season and eased their relegation fears.
In a first-half of few chances, Morton looked most threatening. Derek Lyle and Brian Graham both put close-range headers over the crossbar.
Gardyne broke the deadlock at the start of the second half when he slotted home from 12 yards from Jason Marr's right-wing cross.
Morton, who started the day fourth in the league, were reduced to long-range efforts to get back in the game.
But it was the home side who looked the more likely. Andrew Barrowman shot wide from six yards after 67 minutes, but Milne settled nerves at the end when he directed Richard Brittain's cross into the bottom-right corner.
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