Scottish Championship
Morton5Partick Thistle1

Greenock Morton 5-1 Partick Thistle

Morton's Michael Tidser celebrates his goal
Morton's Michael Tidser celebrates his goal

Bob McHugh scored twice as Morton came back from behind to ensure Gary Caldwell suffered his third defeat in three games as Partick Thistle boss.

Brice Ntambwe's headed Thistle in front but Gary Oliver equalised.

Morton took the lead when McHugh headed in Jack Iredale's cross, before Iredale himself squeezed in the third.

McHugh slotted a fine individual goal to make it four, then Michael Tidser's speculative strike from 30 yards found the bottom right-hand corner.

Morton have now won three of their last four matches under Jonatan Johansson, while Partick Thistle slip to six successive defeats.

Greenock Morton Jonatan Johansson: "Bob McHugh's been fantastic and it's a shame he didn't get his hat-trick. He works so hard and he's intelligent. His first goal was excellent.

"He helps the midfield defensively and in the box, if you can get the ball to him, he's dangerous."

Partick Thistle manager Gary Caldwell: "I'll fix it. I just said to the players I will fix it. But right now every week that goes by, another player gets ticked off the list that I don't think will be part of it.

"The three teams we've played wanted it more than we did, and that has to change."

Line-ups

Morton

  • 1Gaston
  • 2Kilday
  • 4Buchanan
  • 5Waddell
  • 14Tumilty
  • 6TelferSubstituted forMcGrattanat 87'minutes
  • 8McAlister
  • 12Tidser
  • 3Iredale
  • 11McHugh
  • 18OliverSubstituted forThomsonat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Thomson
  • 15Thomson
  • 17Tiffoney
  • 19MacLean
  • 23Scully
  • 25McKeown
  • 37McGrattan

Partick Thistle

  • 1Bell
  • 2Elliott
  • 5Keown
  • 6McGintySubstituted forMcCarthyat 45'minutesBooked at 58mins
  • 3Penrice
  • 39NtambweSubstituted forFitzpatrickat 60'minutes
  • 7Spittal
  • 17Slater
  • 8Bannigan
  • 19Storey
  • 33QuitongoSubstituted forStorerat 75'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 10Erskine
  • 11Storer
  • 16McCarthy
  • 20Wilson
  • 21Fitzpatrick
  • 23Sneddon
  • 37Scobbie
Referee:
Steven McLean
Attendance:
2,197

Match Stats

Home TeamMortonAway TeamPartick Thistle
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home15
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away9
Fouls
Home11
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Morton 5, Partick Thistle 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morton 5, Partick Thistle 1.

Christie Elliott (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lee Kilday (Morton).

Foul by Stuart Bannigan (Partick Thistle).

Reghan Tumilty (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Reghan Tumilty (Morton) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Bob McHugh (Morton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Gregor Buchanan (Morton) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Jack Storer (Partick Thistle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jack Storer (Partick Thistle).

Bob McHugh (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Kerr Waddell.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Lewis McGrattan replaces Charlie Telfer.

Stuart Bannigan (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Charlie Telfer (Morton).

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Charlie Telfer.

Andrew McCarthy (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jack Iredale (Morton).

Foul by Jack Storer (Partick Thistle).

Lee Kilday (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Robert Thomson replaces Gary Oliver.

Attempt blocked. Jack Storer (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Partick Thistle. Jack Storer replaces Jai Quitongo.

Goal!

Goal! Morton 5, Partick Thistle 1. Michael Tidser (Morton) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

Foul by Jai Quitongo (Partick Thistle).

Lee Kilday (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Michael Tidser (Morton) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Michael Tidser (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Stuart Bannigan (Partick Thistle).

Attempt missed. Aidan Fitzpatrick (Partick Thistle) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Morton 4, Partick Thistle 1. Bob McHugh (Morton) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Charlie Telfer (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Miles Storey (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jack Iredale (Morton).

Attempt missed. Miles Storey (Partick Thistle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Partick Thistle. Aidan Fitzpatrick replaces Brice Ntambwe.

Brice Ntambwe (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jim McAlister (Morton).

Booking

Andrew McCarthy (Partick Thistle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ayr1291224111328
2Ross County127412481625
3Dundee Utd126331916321
4Morton125431819-119
5Inverness CT123901510518
6Queen of Sth124442014616
7Dunfermline124351218-615
8Partick Thistle123091123-129
9Alloa12156717-108
10Falkirk121110620-144
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