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Partick Thistle 2-1 Greenock Morton: Hosts record first home win of season

Shea Gordon scores
Shea Gordon slides in Partick Thistle's winner less than 10 minutes after coming on to the pitch

Substitute Shea Gordon scored twice for 10-man Partick Thistle as they beat Morton to record their first home Scottish Championship win since April.

The midfielder had only been on the pitch 30 seconds when he struck low into the corner.

The lead lasted two minutes as Jack Baird levelled, but Gordon slid in the winner five minutes later.

Thistle, who had Stuart Bannigan sent off at 0-0, are still bottom but are now just two points behind Morton.

Ian McCall's side played a 3-5-2 and were unlucky not to be leading at half-time, with Kenny Miller blasting over from a few yards out and Sean McGinty's header hitting the crossbar.

Morton have lost all seven of their away league games this season.

'I'm embarrassed' - reaction

Partick Thistle manager Ian McCall: "It was great to hear Firhill rocking, it really was. I was pleased in the first half and we should've been 2-0 up at half-time. Shea Gordon was really unlucky not to start and he certainly doesn't want the super-sub tag, but he's come on twice now and changed the game."

Morton manager David Hopkin: "I'm embarrassed. Two mistakes again against 10 men. We don't deal with balls into the box which is criminal. I can't defend the players today. It's schoolboy stuff and it's time some people at this club - some of the players - took responsibility."

Line-ups

Partick Thistle

  • 22Fox
  • 5HallBooked at 35mins
  • 4O'Ware
  • 6McGinty
  • 24Kakay
  • 12ColeSubstituted forSlaterat 72'minutes
  • 8BanniganBooked at 53mins
  • 16Palmer
  • 3Penrice
  • 19ZanattaSubstituted forGordonat 58'minutes
  • 9MillerSubstituted forMansellat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Sneddon
  • 7Cardle
  • 11Harkins
  • 14Gordon
  • 17Slater
  • 18Mansell
  • 43Saunders

Morton

  • 1Ramsbottom
  • 3Welsh
  • 30Baird
  • 5Grant
  • 16Strapp
  • 6JacobsSubstituted forSuttonat 77'minutes
  • 8McAlister
  • 7MillarSubstituted forNesbittat 71'minutes
  • 17Lyon
  • 11McHugh
  • 14SalkeldSubstituted forKingat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4McLean
  • 10Nesbitt
  • 18Blues
  • 20Rogers
  • 21Sutton
  • 28Livingstone
  • 32King
Referee:
Bobby Madden
Attendance:
2,751

Match Stats

Home TeamPartick ThistleAway TeamMorton
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home8
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away8
Fouls
Home11
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Partick Thistle 2, Morton 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Partick Thistle 2, Morton 1.

Attempt missed. Aidan Nesbitt (Morton) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Billy King (Morton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Osman Kakay (Partick Thistle).

Attempt missed. Jack Baird (Morton) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by James Penrice.

Billy King (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Slater (Partick Thistle).

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Craig Slater.

Attempt missed. John Sutton (Morton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Partick Thistle. Lewis Mansell replaces Kenny Miller.

Attempt missed. Reece Lyon (Morton) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt blocked. Lewis Strapp (Morton) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. John Sutton replaces Kyle Jacobs.

Attempt missed. Kyle Jacobs (Morton) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Kyle Jacobs (Morton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Lewis Strapp (Morton) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Partick Thistle. Craig Slater replaces Reece Cole.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Billy King replaces Cameron Salkeld.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Aidan Nesbitt replaces Chris Millar.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Sean McGinty.

Goal!

Goal! Partick Thistle 2, Morton 1. Shea Gordon (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Cameron Palmer.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Lewis Strapp.

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

Goal!

Goal! Partick Thistle 1, Morton 1. Jack Baird (Morton) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chris Millar following a corner.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by James Penrice.

Goal!

Goal! Partick Thistle 1, Morton 0. Shea Gordon (Partick Thistle) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Thomas O'Ware following a set piece situation.

Substitution

Substitution, Partick Thistle. Shea Gordon replaces Dario Zanatta.

Foul by Reece Lyon (Morton).

Cameron Palmer (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Lewis Strapp (Morton) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Scott Fox.

Cameron Salkeld (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Dismissal

Stuart Bannigan (Partick Thistle) is shown the red card.

Foul by Stuart Bannigan (Partick Thistle).

Foul by Chris Millar (Morton).

Cameron Palmer (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Chris Millar (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Ben Hall.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dundee Utd13100330121830
2Ayr138052819924
3Dundee136341818021
4Inverness CT136251918120
5Arbroath136251414020
6Dunfermline134451615116
7Queen of Sth134451313016
8Alloa133461423-913
9Morton134181729-1213
10Partick Thistle133281725-811
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