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Dunfermline 1-3 Morton

Scottish Football League

Dunfermline slipped six points behind Division One leaders Raith Rovers after losing at home to Morton.

David Lyle scored from close range to put Morton ahead inside the opening 35 seconds of the match.

David O'Brien converted from six yards to extend the visitors' lead at the start of the second half.

Liam Buchanan pulled one back for the Pars but Morton sealed their victory two minutes from the end when Peter Weatherston netted from 12 yards.

Dunfermline: Chris Smith, Woods, Keddie, Higgins (Thomson 76), McCann, McDougall (Cardle 54), Mason, Hardie, David Graham, Buchanan, Clarke (Kirk 54).
Subs Not Used: Allison, Burke.

Booked: Mason.

Goals: Buchanan 77.

Morton: Cuthbert, Evans, Smyth, McCaffrey, McKinlay, Fitzharris (Kean 81), Tidser, Jenkins, Bachirou, Lyle (Weatherson 76), O'Brien.
Subs Not Used: Stewart, Graham, Monti.

Booked: Smyth, McKinlay.

Goals: Lyle 1, O'Brien 48, Weatherson 88.

Att: 2,867

Ref: Calum Murray

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