New Greenock Morton manager Jim Duffy secured a narrow Scottish Challenge Cup win over Spartans in his first match in charge.

Cameron O'Neil's first-half strike proved to be the difference.

O'Neil exchange passes with David McNeil before firing home past goalkeeper Kevin Swain.

Spartans were unable to find a goal to take the game into extra-time despite golden chances for Michael Herd and Keith McLeod.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Greenock Morton

  • 01 Gaston
  • 06 Milojevic Bjekovic
  • 03 Lamie
  • 05 O'Ware
  • 02 Kilday
  • 07 McKee Booked
  • 11 Russell
  • 04 Miller Booked
  • 08 O'Neil (Stevenson - 83' )
  • 10 McNeil (Scullion - 78' )
  • 09 Barrowman (Allan - 29' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Hands
  • 14 Allan
  • 15 Stevenson
  • 16 Knight
  • 17 Scullion
  • 20 Caraux

Spartans FC

  • 19 Swain
  • 04 Sivewright
  • 03 Cennerazzo
  • 05 Bruce
  • 02 O'Donnell (MacKinnon - 80' )
  • 07 Beesley
  • 09 Henretty
  • 08 Muhsin (McLeod - 66' Booked )
  • 06 Stevenson
  • 11 Bremner
  • 10 Herd Booked

Substitutes

  • 01 Trialist
  • 12 MacKinnon
  • 14 McLeod
  • 15 McWhirter
  • 16 Atkinson
  • 17 Hunter
Ref: Gavin Ross
Att: 928

Match Stats

Shots

14 3

On target

12 1

Corners

7 2

Fouls

16 14