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Sons 2 Morton 0


Bryan Prunty slots his penalty home on the stroke of half time. 1-0. Photo BBC Sport

Ian Murray said after yesterday’s game that the team had played better at Dundee last week despite having been defeated 3-0. One has to worry for Kenny Shiels and his team if yesterday’s performance was Morton benefiting from a new manager ‘bounce’. They looked lacklustre to say the least and apart from a 10-15 minute spell in the second half looked unlikely to score.

The Sons penalty was rather a soft handball just before half time. The ref in fact was pretty poor with only one of his five yellow cards being justified IMHO.

The introduction of Kane for Prunty (most Sons fans would I think have been happy to see Nish depart the action instead) proved decisive. Nish made a hash of a great chance in front of goal but managed to prod the rebound across goal for the inrushing Kane to head Sons into an unassailable lead.

Ian Murray was right in that Sons can play better. However with the first choice goalkeeper injured, the most bustling forward out ill and having lost our on -loan centre back Aaron Barry to Sheffield Utd during the week, the replacement spine of the team did pretty well – including former Morton defender Mark McLaughlin. Mind you he looked pretty slow and I’d guess that more efficient attacking play will trouble him somewhat.

An interesting footnote here is that BLFP correspondent Ferncake had the duty of choosing yesterday’s man of the match. In the supporters bar before the action he declared with tongue in cheek and glint in eye that right back Paul McGinn, Dumbarton born brother of St Mirren’s John and grandson of former Celtic chairman Jack, would be man of the match.

It came as no surprise when the man of the match award went to……….Paul McGinn. This was no simple favouritism from Ferncake for a local lad, he really has been Sons top performer this season and was Sons best player yesterday by some way.

The watching A McCoist would have been impressed.


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