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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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Morton 1, Partick Thistle 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morton 1, Partick Thistle 2.

Booking

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

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

Foul by Robbie Muirhead (Morton).

Substitution

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

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

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

Foul by Thomas O'Ware (Partick Thistle).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Partick Thistle. Gary Harkins replaces Alexander Jones.

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

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Stuart Bannigan.

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

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

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Steven Saunders.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Luca Colville replaces John Sutton.

Hand ball by Dario Zanatta (Partick Thistle).

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

Foul by Alexander Jones (Partick Thistle).

Stephen Welsh (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Partick Thistle. Dario Zanatta replaces Joe Cardle.

Attempt missed. Nicky Cadden (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Robbie Muirhead (Morton) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.

Alexander Jones (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stephen Welsh (Morton).

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Robbie Muirhead replaces Peter Grant.

Attempt saved. Reece Cole (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Reece Lyon (Morton).

Foul by Steven Saunders (Partick Thistle).

Kyle Jacobs (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Peter Grant.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Lewis Strapp replaces Adam Livingstone.

Goal!

Goal! Morton 1, Partick Thistle 2. Thomas O'Ware (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Reece Cole with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Danny Rogers.

Attempt saved. Thomas O'Ware (Partick Thistle) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

James Penrice (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kyle Jacobs (Morton).

Attempt missed. Nicky Cadden (Morton) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner from a direct free kick.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dundee Utd19151343152846
2Inverness CT1910272722532
3Dundee198562626029
4Ayr199193230228
5Dunfermline197482926325
6Queen of Sth187472020025
7Arbroath197481720-325
8Partick Thistle1963102635-921
9Morton1861112336-1319
10Alloa1945102033-1317
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