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

By Kenny CrawfordBBC Sport Scotland
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

Formation 3-5-2

  • 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

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Partick Thistle 1, Morton 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Partick Thistle 1, Morton 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Andrew McCarthy (Partick Thistle).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Reghan Tumilty.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Morton. Jack Iredale replaces Scott Tiffoney.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Jim McAlister.

  13. 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.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Lee Kilday.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Partick Thistle. Aidan Fitzpatrick replaces Miles Storey.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Scott Tiffoney.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Jim McAlister.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Morton. Robert Thomson replaces Reece Lyon.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Christie Elliott (Partick Thistle).

  20. Post update

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

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