Morton 2-0 Cowdenbeath

Reece Hands scored on his debut as Morton opened their Scottish Championship campaign with a comfortable win over Cowdenbeath.

The midfielder's swerving 25-yard effort gave the hosts the lead midway through the first half.

Archie Campbell doubled Morton's lead in the second half when he collected Dougie Imrie's cross and unleashed a left-footed strike into the top corner.

Cowden went down to 10 men when Thomas O'Brien received a second booking.

Morton: Gaston, Taggart, Michal Habai, Mark McLaughlin, Fitzpatrick, Imrie (Fulton 90), Hands, Bachirou, McKee (Wallace 83), Campbell, Cham (McNeil 57). Subs Not Used: Page, Caraux.

Booked: McKee.

Goals: Hands 27, Campbell 66.

Cowdenbeath: Adam, Brett, Wedderburn (Milne 73), Armstrong, Adamson, Russell (Stevenson 69), O'Brien, Miller, McKenzie (Stewart 69), Morton, Hemmings. Subs Not Used: Flynn, Dunn.

Sent Off: O'Brien (88). Booked: O'Brien, Adamson.

Att: 1,817

Ref: Euan Norris

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