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2016/17 Scottish Championship, 2016/2017 Scottish Championship
  • Nathaniel Wedderburn (16')

Dunfermline inflict first home league defeat on Morton in 12 months

Dunfermline ended Morton's long unbeaten home run in the Ladbrokes Championship with a 1-0 success.
The only goal came in the 16th minute when Kallum Higginbotham's corner caused problems for home keeper Derek Gaston, Nicky Clark stabbed the ball across goal and Nat Wedderburn provided the finish.
Visiting keeper Sean Murdoch kept out namesake Andy's half-volley and denied Mark Russell one on one, before saving again from Gary Oliver after a well-worked free-kick.
Paul McMullan wasted a good Dunfermline chance and Callum Morris had a goal disallowed for a foul on Thomas O'Ware, while Gaston brilliantly thwarted Michael Moffat.
That almost allowed Ross Forbes to sneak a late equaliser but his inswinging free-kick went just wide and Morton tasted defeat at Cappielow Park, almost a year to the day after their last such result against Raith Rovers.