Match Report

Ayo Obileye?s wonder strike wasn?t enough for Queens to take any points in Greenock as Aiden Nesbitt and Gary Oliver struck either side of half-time to win the game for the hosts.
With Allan Johnston suspended for Queens? third visit of the season to Greenock, Sandy Clark was the man in the dugout. The only change to the Queens line-up saw Calvin McGrory come back into the side at the expense of Aidan Fitzpatrick, who dropped to the bench. Joining Fitzpatrick on the bench was Stephen Dobbie, who missed last weeks loss to Alloa.
Former South manager Gus MacPherson was taking charge of his first home game at Cappielow and there was a start for Oliver, who was at Palmerston last season.
The hosts got the game underway the better of the two sides with a couple of early corners, although none troubled Rohan Ferguson in goal.
Nesbitt was looking the lively for the home side, and he almost put his team ahead after 11 minutes but his shot was well blocked by Gregor Buchanan.
Eight minutes later though the hosts did take the lead in bizarre circumstances.
A corner on the right hand side was swung in by Aidan Nesbitt and somehow found it?s way over the line. There was little separating the sides by that point but a bit of a freak goal was all it took for the hosts to go in front.
Morton open the scoring
Queens began to offer more going forward after the goal, with Markus Fjortoft seeing yellow for bringing James Maxwell down on the left hand side.
Wullie Gibson soon joined Fjortoft in the book for dissent, before Michael Ledger was brought on for the Norwegian who was very much walking a tightrope after his early booking.
The goalmouth action was limited and Morton?s back three were knocking away everything that came their way.
But they had no answer for a sublime strike from Ayo Obileye after 44 minutes. The defender turned midfielder struck a powerful shot past McAdams from 25 yards out, leaving the keeper with absolutely no chance.
Obileye slams home the equaliser
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HT: Morton 1-1 Queens
It was a lacklustre opening period for both sides with neither team able to play much football on a dry, bobbly pitch.
The second half got underway with the Ton pressing to go ahead. They almost did too as Nesbitt saw his shot blocked off the line superbly by Gregor Buchanan.
But it only took a matter of minutes for the hosts to take the lead on 61 minutes.
Nice play down the left hand side allowed Lewis Strapp to find Gary Oliver in the box, the ex-South man made no mistake in nodding home from close range to put his team ahead.
Oliver nets
Queens acted quickly, bringing on Dobbie for Dapo Mebude and switching the a 3-4-1-2 formation with Obileye dropping deep, although it was to no avail.
Neither side was at their best and, as in the first half, neither was able to keep the ball on the deck for long periods of time.
Niyah Joseph and Fitzpatrick came on to try and chase the game for Queens but sloppy play meant McAdams went untroubled in the Morton goal.
FT: Morton 2-1 Queens
A rare lacklustre performance from the Doonhamers saw them leave Port Glasgow empty handed.
Queens remain just three points outside the top four though, but also only five above Arbroath in the relegation play-offs as we reach the business end of the season.
Next up it?s a trip to table-toppers Hearts as Queens will look to gain revenge on December hammering in Edinburgh.

Finlay Jack 

  • Ferguson

  • Gibson

  • Buchanan

  • Breen

  • Maxwell

  • Obileye

  • East


  • McCabe

  • McGrory


  • Mebude


  • Shields


  • Leighfield

  • Fitzpatrick


  • Goss

  • Dobbie


  • Joseph


  • McKechnie

  • Dickson

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Pre-match Good afternoon and welcome to Cappielow as Queens travel to Greenock for the third time this season. Team news to follow.
Pre-match 2️⃣0️⃣ Ferguson 3️⃣ Maxwell 4️⃣ Buchanan 5️⃣ Obileye 1️⃣0️⃣ Shields 1️⃣2️⃣ McCabe 1️⃣5️⃣ McGrory 1️⃣6️⃣ East 1️⃣9️⃣ Breen 2️⃣9️⃣ Mebude 3️⃣3️⃣ Gibson
Pre-match Queens subs: 0️⃣1️⃣ Leighfield 0️⃣7️⃣ Fitzpatrick 0️⃣9️⃣ Goss 1️⃣1️⃣ Dobbie 1️⃣7️⃣ Joseph 1️⃣8️⃣ McKechnie 2️⃣6️⃣ Dickson
Pre-match Morton: 20.McAdams 3.Fjortoft 4.McLean 5.McGinty 8.McGinn 10.Nesbitt 11.Oliver 12.Orsi 16.Strapp 19.Colville 27.Hynes
Pre-match Morton subs: 2.Ledger 9.Muirhead 14.Salkeld 15.McGuffie 17.Lyon 18.Blues 23.Sterling
Pre-match So just one change for Queens as McGrory comes in for Fitzpatrick. McCabe and Obileye start after having their red cards rescinded during the week.
Pre-match Not long until kick-off now Doonhamers - can Queens get back to winning ways?!
First half begins
5%27 Queens see off a couple of early corners from the hosts as McCabe lines up a long throw. (0-0)
7%27 Hynes volleys narrowly over the bar from range. (0-0)
11%27 Nesbitt fires a dangerous shot in the box but it’s blocked well. (0-0)
19%27 Goal Morton. Nesbitt the scorer
20%27 Nesbitt seemingly scored straight from a corner to put the hosts infront. (1-0)
21%27 Chance for Queens from a long through but Shields can’t get a convincing header on the ball. (1-0)
23%27 Fjortoft (Morton) is booked
26%27 Gibson (QOS) is booked
26%27 SUBSTITUTION Morton: Fjortoft OFF REPLACED BY Ledger
36%27 Queens growing into the game after a tricky start. Very little goalmouth action other than the goal. (1-0)
44%27 GOAL QUEENS! Obileye the scorer
45%27 AYOOO!!! The big man scores from 25 yards before raising his fist in the air in what was a powerful celebration. (1-1)
First half ends
Half Time A late Queens equaliser sees the teams go in level at the break. (1-1)
Second half begins
53%27 Buchanan clears Nesbitt’s shot off the line. (1-1)
61%27 Goal Morton. Oliver the scorer
61%27 Oliver puts the hosts back infront. (2-1)
69%27 Queens switch to a 3-4-1-2 formation with Obileye slotting in at the back. (2-1)
84%27 SUBSTITUTION Morton: Oliver OFF REPLACED BY Sterling
The game ends
Full Time A lacklustre performance as Queens leave Greenock empty handed.