MORTON are now without a win in seven games and have lost three of their last four matches after slipping to a dismal defeat at Cappielow today against Raith Rovers.

Iain Davidson got the only goal of the game when he exploited poor marking at a free kick to head home the winner with 12 minutes on the clock.

Ton had been looking to bounce back from last Saturday's poor performance against Arbroath but they failed to lay a glove on the visitors all afternoon.

The Greenock men were unable to create any scoring chances as they huffed and puffed to very little effect.

New loan signing from Spurs Kaz Sterling was one of the substitutes introduced in the second half as they tried to find a way back into the game.

But Rovers were never troubled and could have extended their lead during what was a dour spectacle.

Results elsewhere also went against Morton, with both Alloa and Arbroath beneath them winning.

Alarm bells will now be ringing at Cappielow as the gap closes at the bottom of the table and Anton McElhone's head into a series of tough fixtures, away to Inverness and Hearts before welcoming Dundee.

See Monday's Tele for full match report, analysis, reaction and ratings.