Denied by late equaliser
A late Morton equaliser denied East Kilbride U20s another SPFL West Development League win last week.
On a night which saw the Kilby youngsters extend their unbeaten league run to five matches they came so close to a memorable victory.
Despite falling behind in the first half, EK hit back to lead 2-1 before a leveller five minutes from time ensured Morton took a point back to Greenock.
The visitors took the lead in 20 minutes when Nathan Durham headed home a free-kick from the left.
But the home side levelled five minutes before the break. Scott Brodie’s header from a Scullion corner was blocked and Gary Graham pounced to smash home from 12-yards.
Kilby nearly took a lead into the half-time break but Mati Zata’s blistering drive from 16 yards was brilliantly tipped over the bar.
The second half saw EK continue the good form and take the lead on the hour.
An excellent move on the right saw Lewis Doherty whip in a perfect cross, which was slammed home by trialist Geoff Mitchell at the back post.
Injuries and fatigue forced EK into some late changes as Morton fought back into the game. And Morton were rewarded five minutes from time when Langan struck a low shot into the corner from 18 yards.
EK almost won it in stoppage time but Liam Craig’s cross evaded everyone. Despite a late flurry of Kilby corners, full-time arrived with the spoils shared on a cold night at K-Park.
Kilby face second place Queen’s Park at Lesser Hampden tonight, kick-off 7.45pm.