Dec 16 2012 By Colin Paterson
IRN-BRU FIRST DIVISION:
MORTON 2 AIRDRIE 0
Goals from David Graham and Martin Hardie earned title-chasing Morton a comfortable victory over Airdrie at Cappielow on Saturday.
The opening goal arrived in the 43rd minute when Graham nodded home his second goal of the season from a David O'Brien lob.
And all three points were wrapped up seven minutes from time with Hardie tapping home after Diamonds keeper Grant Adam came and missed a Michael Tidser free-kick.
Ton remain three points adrift leaders Partick Thistle but are now just a point behind second-placed Dunfermline Athletic. As for Airdrie, their winless run has now been stretched to six games.
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Morton: Gaston; Taggart, Rutkiewicz (O’Ware 23), McLaughlin, Dyer; Hardie; Bachirou, Tidser; Graham (MacDonald 76), Weatherson (Campbell 66), O’Brien.
Subs not used: Wallace, Hutton(gk).
Booked: McLaughlin, O’Brien.
Airdrie: Adam; Evans (O’Neil 66), Lilley, G Buchanan, Warren; Bain (Lynch 61), Barclay, Blockley, Watt (McLaren 61); Di Giacomo, L Buchanan.
Subs not used: Donnelly, Duncan(gk).
Booked: Evans, Bain.
Referee: Brian Colvin.