Match Report

It was another disappointing away defeat for the Doonhamers as a brace from Kalvin Orsi was enough to see off Queens 2-0. Despite the scoreline the visitors had chances, striking the woodwork twice, forcing Morton?s goalkeeper into a couple brilliant saves and even having a goal rules out for offside.

The big team news from the Queens dressing room was that Tommy Goss made his full debut for the Doonhamers after signing from South of Scotland side Abbey Vale in the summer. Euan East also returned to the starting XI, while Rohan Ferguson regained the goalkeeping berth from Jack Leighfield. Aidan Fitzpatrick and Dan Pybus dropped to the bench from last weeks side, while Joe McKee and Harry Robinson returned to the squad. It was Robinson?s first appearance in a matchday squad since Halloween following a spell on the sidelines. It was a 4-2-3-1 shape for the away side, with East and Connor Shields playing either side of Stephen Dobbie, while Goss led the line.
The visitors, who were without Kyle Jacobs, started with ex-Doonhamer Michael Ledger, while Sean McGinty, who scored against Queens in October, started at centre-half.
It was a poor start to the game from both sides, with the opening 15 minutes void of any quality. Disaster struck for Queens a minute later though, with Dobbie pulling up with what seemed like a hamstring issue off the ball. The captain was unable to carry on and was replaced by Fitzpatrick after 16 minutes. Queens remained in their 4-2-3-1 formation with Fitzpatrick slotting in behind Goss.
Johnston and Clark show concern as Dobbie leaves the game
James Maxwell had the games first half-chance, forcing Aidan McAdams into a save from the edge of the area.
The visitors were perhaps unlucky not to take the lead after 33 minutes courtesy of the offside flag. A powerful run from Fitzpatrick allowed him to have a shot from just outside the box. McAdams spilled the effort, before Goss placed the rebound neatly in the bottom corner, although the flag was immediately raised.
Rhys McCabe was the first man in referee Colin Steven?s book for a high foul on the edge of Queens? box. Robbie Muirhead hit the resulting free-kick but Rohan Ferguson made good ground across his goal and caught the effort.
Neither side was looking like breaking the deadlock in the opening period, although the home side took the lead despite Maxwell seemingly being fouled in the build-up after 41 minutes. Cammy Salkeld pushed the left-back off the ball, before laying-off to James McPake to fire a shot at Ferguson. An impressive save from the returning ?keeper, followed by an even better stop on the rebound from Salkeld wasn?t enough though as Kalvin Orsi put the ball in the net at the third attempt. Despite loud protests from various players and staff for the foul, the goal stood.
Orsie nets despite a double save by Ferguson and a claim for a foul earlier in the move
HT: Morton 1-0 Queens
The Doonhamers could count themselves unlucky to go in the break a goal down, albeit there was still 45 minutes to rectify the opening period.
Queens began the second-half with a higher intensity than the first, taking a more direct route once Goss was replaced by Dan Pybus, switching to a 4-4-2.
The visitors were unlucky not to draw level after 73 minutes when McCabe struck a venomous free-kick off the underside of the bar.
McCabe smashes a free kick off the underside of the bar
Just a few moments later Queens missed another golden opportunity to draw level as Fitzpatrick forced McAdams into a magnificent save low to his left from a header in the area.
McAdams makes a great save from Fitzpatrick`s header
Queens were made to pay for their missed chances just a minute later though as Morton doubled their lead. A set-piece wasn?t fully cleared by the Queens back-line, allowing another cross into the area for Kalvin Orsi to get on the end of to double the Ton?s lead.
Orsi heads the second
It was a tough one to take for the Doonhamers, who created more chances than the hosts in the second period. The visitors kept pushing though and were denied yet again by the woodwork. A McCabe corner was nodded clear only as far as East 12-yards from goal, his first-time volley clipping the outside of the post on its way wide.
Fitzpatrick saw his volley from the penalty spot fly over the bar, before the referee blew for full-time.
FT: Morton 2-0 Queens
Another difficult result to take for Queens, who were unlucky to hit the woodwork twice at Cappielow. The result means Queens move to the foot of the table following Arbroath?s win against Ayr.

  • Ferguson

  • Gibson

  • Buchanan

  • Obileye

  • Maxwell

  • McCabe

  • Nortey

  • East

  • Dobbie


  • Shields

  • Goss



  • Leighfield

  • Pybus


  • Fitzpatrick


  • McKee

  • Robinson

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Pre-match Good afternoon and welcome to a wet and windy Cappielow as Queens travel to Greenock Morton in league action. We’ll bring you team news as soon as we get it.
Pre-match 3️⃣ changes for Queens today, including a full debut for a certain number 9...
Pre-match 2️⃣0️⃣ Ferguson 0️⃣2️⃣ Nortey 0️⃣3️⃣ Maxwell 0️⃣4️⃣ Buchanan 0️⃣5️⃣ Obileye 0️⃣9️⃣ Goss 1️⃣0️⃣ Shields 1️⃣1️⃣ Dobbie 1️⃣2️⃣ McCabe 1️⃣6️⃣ East 3️⃣3️⃣ Gibson
Pre-match Morton: 20.McAdams 2.Ledger 4.McLean 5.McGinty 8.McAlister 9.Muirhead 12.Orsi 14.Salkeld 16.Strapp 17.Lyon 25.McPake
Pre-match Queens Subs: 0️⃣1️⃣ Leighfield 0️⃣6️⃣ McKee 0️⃣7️⃣ Fitzpatrick 0️⃣8️⃣ Pybus 1️⃣4️⃣ Robinson 1️⃣7️⃣ Joseph 1️⃣8️⃣ McKechnie
Pre-match Morton subs: 3.Fjørtoft 10.Nesbitt 11.Oliver 15.McGuffie 19.Colville 21.Omar 23.Maciver
Pre-match Ferguson, Goss and East are the changes from last week, replacing Leighfield, Fitzpatrick and Pybus. There’s also a return to the matchday squad for Joe McKee and Harry Robinson!
First half begins
2%27 Queens set up in a 4-2-3-1. Goss leads the line with Dobbie in behind.
9%27 Neither side has been able to gain control of the game so far, a pair of McCabe long-throws the only action in either box this far
15%27 Dobbie has went down injured off the ball. It doesn’t look good for the Queens skipper.
17%27 Buchanan has taken the armband from Dobbie, with Fitzpatrick replacing the skipper.
19%27 Maxwell tests McAdams from the edge of the area but the ‘keeper tips over. (0-0)
27%27 The game still lacking an real quality with the majority of it being played in the middle third. (0-0)
33%27 CLOSE! Goss has it in the net after McAdams bundles Fitzpatrick’s shot out to him, only for the linesman to raise his flag. (0-0)
36%27 McCabe (QOS) is booked
36%27 McCabe goes in the book for a high challenge on Lyon at the edge of the area. (0-0)
37%27 Ferguson does well to get across and catch Muirhead’s curling effort. (0-0)
41%27 Goal Morton. Orsi the scorer
42%27 Despite a superb double save from Ferguson, Orsi puts the hosts ahead.
First half ends
Half Time Queens go in at the break a goal down.
Second half begins
51%27 East tests McAdams from the edge of the box after a neat lay-off from Goss. (1-0)
56%27 Shields delivers a superb ball across the six-yard box but no one gets on the end of it. (1-0)
61%27 A change in formation for Queens as they go 4-4-2. Nortey goes to RB, Gibson to RM, while East and Shields are the strikers.
64%27 Allan Johnston is booked.
65%27 SUBSTITUTION Morton: Salkeld OFF REPLACED BY Nesbitt
73%27 Queens with a free-kick on the edge of the area...McCabe and Gibson over it
74%27 BAR! McCabe strikes the underside of the bar
76%27 CHANCE! McAdams makes a phenomenal save from a Fitzpatrick header. (1-0)
77%27 Goal Morton. Orsi the scorer
77%27 Orsi doubles the hosts lead. (2-0)
79%27 Fitzpatrick (QOS) is booked
83%27 POST! East is the next man to come close, hitting to post from 12-yards. (2-0)
85%27 Fitzpatrick fires a volley over from 12-yards. (2-0)
The game ends
Full Time Queens lose in Cappielow. (2-0).