Morton 0-1 Dundee

Morton 0 -
Dundee 1 - Lockwood (62 pen)

This was a match Morton really should have won, never mind lost.

In-form striker Brian Graham appeared to have left his shooting boots at home for this one, as he passed up two glorious chances after Rab Douglas had parried two long-range efforts into his path.

Ton were punished for their profligacy when Dark Blues player/assistant manager Matt Lockwood slotted home a cool 62nd minute penalty - his second of the season against Allan Moore's men - after Kevin McKinlay had fouled Stephen O'Donnell in the box.

The home side thought they'd grabbed a well deserved equaliser in the 80th minute when Stewart Kean bulleted a diving header past Douglas, but the Cowshed linesman had (wrongly, in my opinion - watch the YouTube video, below, and make up your own mind) raised his flag for offside.

It was substitute Sean Fitzharris, playing in the last game of his emergency loan from Celtic, who whipped over the cross for Kean's 'goal', and he provided another teasing centre in injury-time. This time Dundee defender Rhys Weston swiped at the ball in an attempt to clear and only succeeded in sending the ball looping up behind him towards his own goal. It just wasn't to be Ton's day, though, as the ball crashed off the top of the crossbar and behind for a goalkick.

You can read my full Greenock Telegraph match report here: Ton Paying The Penalty.

And match reaction from Stewart Kean and manager Allan Moore here: Goal Should Have Stood.

Morton (4-4-2):

1. Colin Stewart - 6
2. David MacGregor - 6
3. Kevin McKinlay - 5
4. Marc Smyth - 7
5. Stuart McCaffrey - 5
6. Michael Tidser - 7
7. Allan Jenkins - 7 (14. Sean Fitzharris, 73 - 7)
8. Darren Young - 7
9. Brian Graham - 5
10. Stewart Kean - 6 (12. Kevin Kelbie, 82 - 1)
11. David O'Brien - 5 (16. Carlo Monti, 78 - 4)

Subs not used:

15. Fouad Bachirou
20. Kevin Cuthbert

MacGregor Smyth McCaffrey McKinlay
Jenkins Young Tidser O'Brien
Graham Kean

Dundee (4-4-2): Douglas (7); Irvine (6), McKeown (6), Weston (7), Lockwood (7); Riley (5), O’Donnell (6), Harkins (6), Forsyth (6); Higgins (5) (McIntosh 84, 1), Griffiths (5).

Subs not used: Benedictus, Stewart, Tulleth, Cervi (gk).

Morton bookings: McCaffrey (81),
MacGregor (85),

Dundee bookings: Riley (43), McKeown (44), Griffiths (88)

Eddie Smith


My man of the match:
Darren Young

View from the other side:

dundeefc.co.uk - match report

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