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Partick Thistle 2-1 Greenock Morton: Hosts record first home win of season

By Kenny CrawfordBBC Sport Scotland at Firhill
Shea Gordon scores
Shea Gordon slides in Partick Thistle's winner less than 10 minutes after coming on to the pitch

Substitute Shea Gordon scored twice for 10-man Partick Thistle as they beat Morton to record their first home Scottish Championship win since April.

The midfielder had only been on the pitch 30 seconds when he struck low into the corner.

The lead lasted two minutes as Jack Baird levelled, but Gordon slid in the winner five minutes later.

Thistle, who had Stuart Bannigan sent off at 0-0, are still bottom but are now just two points behind Morton.

Ian McCall's side played a 3-5-2 and were unlucky not to be leading at half-time, with Kenny Miller blasting over from a few yards out and Sean McGinty's header hitting the crossbar.

Morton have lost all seven of their away league games this season.

'I'm embarrassed' - reaction

Partick Thistle manager Ian McCall: "It was great to hear Firhill rocking, it really was. I was pleased in the first half and we should've been 2-0 up at half-time. Shea Gordon was really unlucky not to start and he certainly doesn't want the super-sub tag, but he's come on twice now and changed the game."

Morton manager David Hopkin: "I'm embarrassed. Two mistakes again against 10 men. We don't deal with balls into the box which is criminal. I can't defend the players today. It's schoolboy stuff and it's time some people at this club - some of the players - took responsibility."

Line-ups

Partick Thistle

  • 22Fox
  • 5HallBooked at 35mins
  • 4O'Ware
  • 6McGinty
  • 24Kakay
  • 12ColeSubstituted forSlaterat 72'minutes
  • 8BanniganBooked at 53mins
  • 16Palmer
  • 3Penrice
  • 19ZanattaSubstituted forGordonat 58'minutes
  • 9MillerSubstituted forMansellat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Sneddon
  • 7Cardle
  • 11Harkins
  • 14Gordon
  • 17Slater
  • 18Mansell
  • 43Saunders

Morton

  • 1Ramsbottom
  • 3Welsh
  • 30Baird
  • 5Grant
  • 16Strapp
  • 6JacobsSubstituted forSuttonat 77'minutes
  • 8McAlister
  • 7MillarSubstituted forNesbittat 71'minutes
  • 17Lyon
  • 11McHugh
  • 14SalkeldSubstituted forKingat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4McLean
  • 10Nesbitt
  • 18Blues
  • 20Rogers
  • 21Sutton
  • 28Livingstone
  • 32King
Referee:
Bobby Madden
Attendance:
2,751

Match Stats

Home TeamPartick ThistleAway TeamMorton
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home8
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away8
Fouls
Home11
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Partick Thistle 2, Morton 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Partick Thistle 2, Morton 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Aidan Nesbitt (Morton) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right.

  4. Post update

    Billy King (Morton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Osman Kakay (Partick Thistle).

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jack Baird (Morton) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Morton. Conceded by James Penrice.

  8. Post update

    Billy King (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Craig Slater (Partick Thistle).

  10. Post update

    Corner, Morton. Conceded by Craig Slater.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. John Sutton (Morton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Partick Thistle. Lewis Mansell replaces Kenny Miller.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Reece Lyon (Morton) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Lewis Strapp (Morton) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Morton. John Sutton replaces Kyle Jacobs.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kyle Jacobs (Morton) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kyle Jacobs (Morton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lewis Strapp (Morton) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Partick Thistle. Craig Slater replaces Reece Cole.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Morton. Billy King replaces Cameron Salkeld.

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