December 15, 2012
Hardie secures the points
Martin Hardie scored the decisive second as Morton beat Airdrie 2-0 at Cappielow Park.
After a scrappy opening period, the hosts took the lead on the brink of half time when David O'Brien's fine cross found the head of David Graham, who beat Airdrie stopper Grant Adam from six yards out to give his side the advantage.
Morton extended their lead in the 83rd minute thanks to Hardie, who beat Adam from close range after getting on the end of Michael Tidser's cross to secure the points for the Ton.
Morton came close to adding a third in the closing stages when Anthony Wallace drilled a shot goalwards in the 90th minute, but his effort was blocked by Adam.
|Greenock Morton||Airdrie United|
|1 Derek Gaston||1 Grant Adam|
|5 Kevin Rutkiewicz||5 David William Lilley|
|6 Mark McLaughlin||3 Marc Warren|
|2 Scot Taggart||2 Grant Evans|
|3 Lillie Dyer||4 Gregor Buchanan|
|10 Martin Hardie||6 Jamie Barclay|
|8 Michael Tidser||11 Jamie Bain|
|4 Fouad Bachirou||8 Nathan Blockley|
|7 David Graham||7 Joshua Watt|
|9 Peter Weatherson||9 Paul Di Giacomo|
|11 David O'Brian||10 Liam Buchanan|
|20 David Hutton||Andrew Duncan 17|
|12 Thomas O'Ware||Chris O'Neil 16|
|16 Peter MacDonald||Sean Lynch 12|
|14 Tony Wallace||William McLaren 15|
|15 Archie Campbell||Ryan Donnelly 14|
|Thomas O'Ware for Kevin Rutkiewicz (23)||Sean Lynch for Jamie Bain (61)|
|Tony Wallace for Peter Weatherson (65)||William McLaren for Joshua Watt (61)|
|Peter MacDonald for David Graham (76)||Chris O'Neil for Grant Evans (66)|
|Mark McLaughlin (27)||Joshua Watt (17)|
|David O'Brian (45)||Grant Evans (52)|
|· Squads: Greenock Morton | Airdrie United|