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Partick Thistle 1-2 Greenock Morton: Charlie Telfer's winner takes Ton up to fifth

Greenock Morton's Charlie Telfer celebrates with Robert Thomson
Charlie Telfer (left) scored the winner at Firhill

Charlie Telfer's fine finish ensured Greenock Morton beat Partick Thistle to move up to fifth in the Championship.

The former Rangers and Dundee United midfielder latched on to a perfect through ball by Reghan Tumilty and found the bottom corner.

Morton led early when Scott Tiffoney chipped Jamie Sneddon wonderfully from 25 yards after a defensive mix up.

Thistle's equaliser was from the same range - Craig Slater's exquisite strike in off a post.

Partick Thistle manager Gary Caldwell: "Look, it sounds like a broken record. Every week's the same. That's not good enough, it has to change and I'm sure it will.

"The first-half angered and disappointed me. We wasted a half of football - people not wanting to take responsibility, people not wanting to run and conceding a ridiculous goal."

Greenock Morton manager Jonatan Johansson: "A great way to finish the year, to get back on the winning trail and a really hard-fought win.

"The counter attack was something we talked about because at times Thistle play expansive and leave themselves open at the back - that's why Tiffoney started."

Line-ups

Partick Thistle

  • 23Sneddon
  • 5KeownSubstituted forErskineat 46'minutes
  • 37Scobbie
  • 6McGinty
  • 2Elliott
  • 7SpittalBooked at 41mins
  • 17Slater
  • 16McCarthy
  • 3Penrice
  • 9Doolan
  • 19StoreySubstituted forFitzpatrickat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Erskine
  • 12Lennox
  • 20Wilson
  • 21Fitzpatrick
  • 30Jefferies
  • 33Quitongo
  • 39Ntambwe

Morton

  • 1Gaston
  • 14Tumilty
  • 2Kilday
  • 4BuchananBooked at 62mins
  • 25McKeown
  • 7Millar
  • 8McAlister
  • 32LyonSubstituted forThomsonat 68'minutes
  • 6Telfer
  • 17TiffoneySubstituted forIredaleat 85'minutes
  • 11McHugh

Substitutes

  • 3Iredale
  • 10Thomson
  • 20Bell
  • 22Armour
  • 23Scully
  • 28Purdue
  • 38Eardley
Referee:
Euan Anderson
Attendance:
3,074

Match Stats

Home TeamPartick ThistleAway TeamMorton
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home13
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Partick Thistle 1, Morton 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Partick Thistle 1, Morton 2.

Foul by Andrew McCarthy (Partick Thistle).

Chris Millar (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Sean McGinty (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Reghan Tumilty.

Attempt saved. Jack Iredale (Morton) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Sean McGinty (Partick Thistle) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Christie Elliott (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Jack Iredale replaces Scott Tiffoney.

Attempt saved. Tam Scobbie (Partick Thistle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Jim McAlister.

Goal!

Goal! Partick Thistle 1, Morton 2. Charlie Telfer (Morton) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Reghan Tumilty.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Lee Kilday.

Substitution

Substitution, Partick Thistle. Aidan Fitzpatrick replaces Miles Storey.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Scott Tiffoney.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Jim McAlister.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Robert Thomson replaces Reece Lyon.

Foul by Christie Elliott (Partick Thistle).

Scott Tiffoney (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Tam Scobbie.

Booking

Gregor Buchanan (Morton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kris Doolan (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gregor Buchanan (Morton).

Goal!

Goal! Partick Thistle 1, Morton 1. Craig Slater (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Christie Elliott.

Delay in match Lee Kilday (Morton) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Craig Slater (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Blair Spittal (Partick Thistle).

Chris Millar (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by James Penrice.

Attempt blocked. Reghan Tumilty (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Lee Kilday (Morton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Christie Elliott.

Substitution

Substitution, Partick Thistle. Chris Erskine replaces Niall Keown.

Second Half

Second Half begins Partick Thistle 0, Morton 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Partick Thistle 0, Morton 1.

Attempt missed. Miles Storey (Partick Thistle) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Niall Keown (Partick Thistle) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Rory McKeown.

Attempt blocked. Miles Storey (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ross County19116235152039
2Ayr18106234161836
3Dundee Utd199552928132
4Inverness CT1851122520526
5Morton196762228-625
6Queen of Sth195952722524
7Dunfermline196582025-523
8Alloa194781927-819
9Partick Thistle1942131732-1514
10Falkirk1934121631-1513
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