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Greenock Morton 1-2 Partick Thistle: Jags move out of relegation zone

Thomas O'Ware scores
Thomas O'Ware (far left) scored Partick Thistle's winner

Manager Ian McCall dedicated Partick Thistle's win at Morton to late club owner Colin Weir after the Jags moved out of the relegation zone.

It was announced on Friday that Weir had died at 71 after a short illness.

Alexander Jones struck to give Thistle the advantage but Kyle Jacobs levelled from the penalty spot following Reece Cole's challenge on Reece Lyon.

Thomas O'Ware's shot gave Partick the lead again after the break as Morton replaced Thistle in ninth place.

David Hopkins' side, who have a game in hand, are two points above Alloa Athletic in the Scottish Championship and two below McCall's men.

Partick Thistle manager Ian McCall: "It is, undoubtedly, from all at Partick Thistle dedicated to Colin Weir. The three points, is it really that big a thing? I think with the way Colin supported Partick Thistle it is a big thing so we're delighted to do that.

"We've only lost two in nine games. They're doing well, they're working ever so hard and we're finishing games strong. It should've been far more comfortable today. We were the better team for 80% of the game. It's a great three points."

Line-ups

Morton

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 20Rogers
  • 3Welsh
  • 30Baird
  • 5GrantSubstituted forMuirheadat 67'minutes
  • 28LivingstoneSubstituted forStrappat 62'minutes
  • 6Jacobs
  • 10Nesbitt
  • 17Lyon
  • 8McAlister
  • 19Cadden
  • 21SuttonSubstituted forColvilleat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Ramsbottom
  • 7Millar
  • 9Muirhead
  • 12Orsi
  • 16Strapp
  • 18Blues
  • 29Colville

Partick Thistle

Formation 4-4-2

  • 22FoxBooked at 90mins
  • 2Williamson
  • 4O'Ware
  • 43Saunders
  • 3Penrice
  • 24Kakay
  • 12ColeBooked at 29minsSubstituted forPalmerat 88'minutes
  • 8Bannigan
  • 7CardleBooked at 30minsSubstituted forZanattaat 72'minutes
  • 9Miller
  • 10JonesSubstituted forHarkinsat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Sneddon
  • 6McGinty
  • 11Harkins
  • 15Robson
  • 16Palmer
  • 17Slater
  • 19Zanatta
Referee:
Craig Napier
Attendance:
2,742

Match Stats

Home TeamMortonAway TeamPartick Thistle
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home14
Away17
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home6
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Morton 1, Partick Thistle 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Morton 1, Partick Thistle 2.

  3. Booking

    Scott Fox (Partick Thistle) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

    Cameron Palmer (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Robbie Muirhead (Morton).

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Partick Thistle. Cameron Palmer replaces Reece Cole because of an injury.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luca Colville (Morton) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

  8. Post update

    Nicky Cadden (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Thomas O'Ware (Partick Thistle).

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Dario Zanatta (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Partick Thistle. Gary Harkins replaces Alexander Jones.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Corner, Morton. Conceded by Stuart Bannigan.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Nicky Cadden (Morton) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Robbie Muirhead (Morton) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Morton. Conceded by Steven Saunders.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Morton. Luca Colville replaces John Sutton.

  18. Post update

    Hand ball by Dario Zanatta (Partick Thistle).

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Robbie Muirhead (Morton) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Alexander Jones (Partick Thistle).

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