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Greenock Morton 0-3 Partick Thistle: Doolan double helps Jags to win

Kris Doolan scores
Kris Doolan took his season's tally to six

Kris Doolan scored twice as Partick Thistle won convincingly at Greenock Morton to move out of the Scottish Championship relegation zone.

The striker trundled in the opener and turned Scott McDonald's cross after Steven Anderson had scrambled Thistle second - all before the break.

Blair Spittal had a goal disallowed but Thistle move above Falkirk into eighth.

They are now just two points behind Morton, who have a game in hand away to Ayr United on Tuesday.

Morton manager Jonatan Johansson: "We should've scored first but the manner we lost the first goal is really poor. It doesn't help when you lose two centre-halves to injury in Kilday and Kerr Waddell.

"With the teams at the bottom winning, it's getting to the time when you have to stand up and be counted."

Partick Thistle manager Gary Caldwell: "Right from the first minute I thought we had a good intent about us.

"Doolan and McDonald were excellent all day. They showed their experience and their class and were the difference. Kris Doolan is a legend for this club and today he looked like his old self."

Line-ups

Morton

  • 23McCrorie
  • 5WaddellSubstituted forO'Connellat 45'minutes
  • 8McAlisterBooked at 42mins
  • 4Buchanan
  • 14Tumilty
  • 32LyonSubstituted forDallasat 73'minutes
  • 6TelferSubstituted forDykesat 84'minutes
  • 7MillarBooked at 78mins
  • 3IredaleBooked at 33mins
  • 20Kiltie
  • 10Thomson

Substitutes

  • 1Gaston
  • 15Dykes
  • 17O'Connell
  • 18Oliver
  • 36Hynes
  • 39Watt
  • 44Dallas

Partick Thistle

  • 15Hazard
  • 31McMillan
  • 5Anderson
  • 43Saunders
  • 2Elliott
  • 14Gordon
  • 8BanniganBooked at 51minsSubstituted forSlaterat 83'minutes
  • 3Penrice
  • 7SpittalSubstituted forFitzpatrickat 88'minutes
  • 10McDonald
  • 9DoolanSubstituted forMansellat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6McGinty
  • 17Slater
  • 19Storey
  • 21Fitzpatrick
  • 23Sneddon
  • 30Mansell
  • 32Cardle
Referee:
Graham Beaton
Attendance:
2,329

Match Stats

Home TeamMortonAway TeamPartick Thistle
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Morton 0, Partick Thistle 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morton 0, Partick Thistle 3.

Chris Millar (Morton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Scott McDonald (Partick Thistle).

Substitution

Substitution, Partick Thistle. Lewis Mansell replaces Kris Doolan.

Foul by Jack Iredale (Morton).

Christie Elliott (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Partick Thistle. Aidan Fitzpatrick replaces Blair Spittal.

Attempt saved. Andrew Dallas (Morton) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Dylan Dykes replaces Charlie Telfer.

Substitution

Substitution, Partick Thistle. Craig Slater replaces Stuart Bannigan.

Attempt missed. Charlie Telfer (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Robby McCrorie.

Attempt saved. Scott McDonald (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Chris Millar (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Booking

Chris Millar (Morton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Chris Millar (Morton).

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

Attempt missed. Steven Anderson (Partick Thistle) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Jim McAlister.

Foul by Gregor Buchanan (Morton).

Blair Spittal (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Andrew Dallas replaces Reece Lyon.

Attempt blocked. Steven Saunders (Partick Thistle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Jack Iredale (Morton).

Christie Elliott (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Robby McCrorie.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Gregor Buchanan.

Attempt blocked. Kris Doolan (Partick Thistle) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Steven Saunders.

Attempt missed. Reghan Tumilty (Morton) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Shea Gordon.

Jack Iredale (Morton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Christie Elliott (Partick Thistle).

Booking

Stuart Bannigan (Partick Thistle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Charlie Telfer (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stuart Bannigan (Partick Thistle).

Attempt blocked. Reece Lyon (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Keelan O'Connell replaces Kerr Waddell.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ross County29176650282257
2Dundee Utd3116784237555
3Ayr28137843281546
4Inverness CT30111364133846
5Dunfermline30117123032-240
6Morton29810112739-1234
7Queen of Sth2989123736133
8Partick Thistle3095163447-1332
9Falkirk30710133140-931
10Alloa3078153146-1529
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