February 9, 2013
O'Brien opens the floodgates
Morton extended their lead at the top of the Scottish First Division as they beat basement club Airdrie 4-0.
The visitors took the lead in the 24th minute when David O'Brien found the bottom corner of the net from the middle of the penalty area after good work from Peter MacDonald in the box.
Allan Moore's men then doubled their lead when Colin McMenamin stroked home from 10 yards out on the brink of half time.
Morton flew out of the blocks in the second half and it wasn't long before they found themselves 3-0 up. Peter MacDonald found the bottom left of the goal from 12 yards out in the 52nd minute.
Kyle Wilkie made it 4-0 eight minutes later when he got on the end of Scott Taggart's pass to fire in from the middle of the area.
|Airdrie United||Greenock Morton|
|1 Kenny Arthur||1 Derek Gaston|
|3 Marc Warren||5 Kevin Rutkiewicz|
|5 Ricki Lamie||3 Lillie Dyer|
|4 Gregor Buchanan||6 Thomas O'Ware|
|2 Chris O'Neil||11 David O'Brian|
|6 Sean Lynch||7 Kyle Wilkie|
|8 Nathan Blockley||8 Michael Tidser|
|11 Steven Hetherington||2 Scot Taggart|
|9 John Boyle||4 Fouad Bachirou|
|7 Jordan Kirkpatrick||9 Peter MacDonald|
|10 Ryan Donnelly||10 Colin McMenamin|
|17 Andrew Duncan||David Hutton 20|
|12 David William Lilley||Jordan Halsman 16|
|16 Jamie Bain||David Graham 15|
|14 Jack Boyle||Martin Hardie 14|
|15 Paul Di Giacomo||Peter Weatherson 12|
|Jamie Bain for Ryan Donnelly (46)||Peter Weatherson for Peter MacDonald (70)|
|Jack Boyle for Steven Hetherington (61)||Jordan Halsman for David O'Brian (73)|
|Paul Di Giacomo for Jordan Kirkpatrick (67)||David Graham for Fouad Bachirou (79)|
|Gregor Buchanan (38)|
|Marc Warren (45)|
|Marc Warren (83)|
|Ricki Lamie (89)|
|· Squads: Airdrie United | Greenock Morton|