Match ends, Hibernian 1, Morton 0.
Jason Cummings was the hero for Hibernian as the Easter Road side began life without Scott Allan.
The striker came off the bench to give the hosts their first Championship win of the season, converting a cross from David Gray on 58 minutes.
Liam Fontaine nodded over a good early chance for the hosts and Gray had a header well saved by Derek Gaston.
Morton's best chance fell to Stefan McCluskey but he could not beat home keeper Mark Oxley when one-on-one.
With midfielder Allan joining Celtic on Friday, Liam Henderson was among the home substitutes after arriving on loan as part of the deal.
And the teenager did well to set up a shooting chance for Lewis Stevenson late in the game, although the full-back could not hit the target.
Stevenson had done better earlier on, crossing for Cummings to head straight at Gaston shortly after scoring.
The hosts were in command for long spells and would not regret those missed opportunities as they picked up three points.
- 5FontaineBooked at 24mins
- 6BartleySubstituted forCummingsat 58'minutes
- 17BoyleBooked at 36minsSubstituted forStantonat 85'minutes
- 21CarmichaelSubstituted forHendersonat 69'minutes
- 3LamieBooked at 51mins
- 17RussellSubstituted forStevensonat 79'minutes
- 8ForbesBooked at 37minsSubstituted forBarrat 75'minutes
- 11McCluskeySubstituted forSabajoat 83'minutes
- Craig Charleston
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Hibernian 1, Morton 0.
Attempt saved. Samuel Stanton (Hibernian) left footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Lee Kilday.
Attempt missed. Dylan Stevenson (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Jason Cummings (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Dylan Stevenson (Morton).
Attempt missed. Lewis Stevenson (Hibernian) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Substitution, Hibernian. Samuel Stanton replaces Martin Boyle.
Delay in match Ricki Lamie (Morton) because of an injury.
Liam Fontaine (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Peter MacDonald (Morton).
Substitution, Morton. Romario Sabajo replaces Stefan McCluskey.
Foul by Liam Henderson (Hibernian).
Michael Miller (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Substitution, Morton. Dylan Stevenson replaces Mark Russell.
Attempt saved. Paul Hanlon (Hibernian) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Liam Henderson (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Michael Miller (Morton).
Substitution, Morton. Bobby Barr replaces Ross Forbes.