Match ends, Morton 5, Elgin City 0.
Denny Johnstone scored on his debut to help Morton record what was eventually a comfortable win over Elgin City in the Scottish League Cup first round.
The on-loan Birmingham striker back-heeled the hosts' second after some nice trickery from Jon Scullion.
Earlier, Stefan McCluskey had tapped in to put Morton ahead.
The impressive Scullion later scored twice into the bottom right corner, either side of Ross Forbes' penalty kick.
With good hold-up play and an ability to bring others into the play, former Celtic forward Johnstone showed with more than just his goal that he could be the man to fill the boots of Declan McManus, who was a hit on loan last season from Aberdeen, at Cappielow.
Winger Bobby Barr looked lively on both flanks and got the ball rolling, quite literally across the box, for McCluskey's opener.
Scullion is one of the smallest footballers you will see but used his low centre of gravity to skilfully create in-roads into the Elgin defence.
On paper, this was a Morton mauling of Elgin, but the Greenock side's first-half display was laboured and they are unlikely to get away with that in their first three Championship games versus Falkirk, Hibernian and St Mirren.
Elgin will look at Morton goalkeeper Derek Gaston's fantastic one-handed save from Brian Cameron's strike as a turning point, as that denied the visitors an equaliser.
- 16BarrSubstituted forMcKeownat 82'minutes
- 6MillerBooked at 24minsSubstituted forStevensonat 75'minutes
- 9JohnstoneSubstituted forOrrat 80'minutes
- 2CooperBooked at 74mins
- 7McKenzieBooked at 23minsSubstituted forMacPheeat 63'minutes
- 6McLeanBooked at 61minsSubstituted forHunterat 64'minutes
- 11MooreSubstituted forHalsmanat 76'minutes
- 9GunnBooked at 89mins
- Barry Cook
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Morton 5, Elgin City 0.
Corner, Morton. Conceded by Liam Gordon.
Attempt missed. Craig Gunn (Elgin City) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.
Foul by Lee Kilday (Morton).
Jordan Halsman (Elgin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Craig Gunn (Elgin City) is shown the yellow card.
Attempt saved. Ross Forbes (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by Thomas Orr (Morton).
Jamie Duff (Elgin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Goal! Morton 5, Elgin City 0. Jon Scullion (Morton) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Stefan McCluskey.
Substitution, Morton. Frank McKeown replaces Bobby Barr.
Ross Forbes (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jordan Halsman (Elgin City).
Corner, Elgin City. Conceded by Ricki Lamie.
Substitution, Morton. Thomas Orr replaces Denny Johnstone.
Foul by Dylan Stevenson (Morton).
Brian Cameron (Elgin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Morton. Conceded by Darryl McHardy.
Foul by Bobby Barr (Morton).