Dundee 2 - 0 Morton

Dundee 2 - Zemlik (47), Swankie (52)
Morton 0

Att - 2942

The less said about this match the better.

Morton exited the CIS Insurance cup after a timid performance against Dundee at Dens Park.

The first half was a non-event that ended nil nil.

Dundee took the lead early in the second half when giant Czech striker Jan Zemlik instinctively shot out a long leg to intentionally deflect the ball past the helpless Lee Robinson in goal.

Dundee's second came from a Morton attack. The ball fell to Templeman at the back post, he attempted to twist and turn but was easily dispossessed. Dundee burst forward down the left and Swankie eventually cut in to drive a low shot into the far corner.

Morton's only real chance of the night fell to young substitute Brian Graham. He ghosted in at the back post, knocked the ball past a defender and struck a fierce close range effort but Roy reacted well and forced the ball over the bar.

Morton were exposed at the back while the midfield and attack were non existent. A friend used the word toothless to describe our performance tonight and I agree wholeheartedly. We need a striker and a strong midfielder and to a lesser extent a centre back. Hopefully tonight will give Jim McInally food for thought.

Morton Team

1. Robinson - 8
2. Weatherson - 5
3. Walker - 7
4. Harding - 5
5. Greacen - 5
6. Finlayson - 4 (12. Shields - 46 mins)
7. Millar - 5 (14. Keenan - 54 mins)
8. Stevenson - 5 (15. Graham - 74 mins)
9. Templeman - 5
10. McAnespie - 6
11. McAlister - 6

Unused Subs
16. Coakley
20. McGurn

Dundee Team : Roy, Worrell, Griffin, Palenik, Dixon, Daquin (O'Brien 62), McDonald, Robertson, Swankie, Zemlik (Lyle 76), Sturm.
Subs Not Used: McHale, Davidson, Samson.

Matchday Programme (click to enlarge)

BBC Match Report : http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/scot_cups/6933818.stm

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