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Morton 0-2 Dunfermline Athletic


Substitute Joe Cardle's goal dashed Morton's comeback hopes as the Pars secured victory at Cappielow.

The Ton suffered a pre-match blow when goalkeeper Bryn Halliwell was injured and youngster Ryan McWilliams came in.

Dunfermline took the lead in 19 minutes when Callum Woods and Willie Gibson combined well on the right wing and Andy Kirk headed home.

Brian Graham spurned a great chance to equalise before Cardle's stunning 20-yard strike sealed the points.

Morton: McWilliams, MacGregor, Greacen, McManus, McGuffie, MacFarlane, Masterton, McAlister, Monti (Jenkins 59), Weatherson, Grady (Graham 59). Subs Not Used: Wake, Russell, Halliwell.

Booked: Greacen.

Dunfermline: Fleming, Woods, McGregor, Higgins, McCann, Bell, Gibson (Cardle 59), Burke, David Graham (McDougall 65), Bayne, Kirk (Phinn 77). Subs Not Used: Dowie, Paterson.

Booked: Higgins.

Goals: Kirk 19, Cardle 79.

Att: 2,661

Ref: W Collum

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