The Scottish Mail on Sunday
MORTON DIG DEEP TO RESCUE A POINT IN CAPPIELOW STORM
MORTON twice battled back from behind to earn a share of the spoils with Queen of the South at Cappielow.
Queens took the lead in 18 minutes when Deimantas Petravicius strode forward unchallenged and drilled a low 20-yard effort past Morton goalkeeper Danny Rogers.
Controversy raged four minutes into the second half when Aidan Nesbitt’s driven cross from the right deflected up off the knee of Queens defender David Devine, onto his arm, but Willie Collum waved away furious penalty claims.
Bob McHugh levelled from the penalty spot on the hour mark for Morton after he was fouled by Devine.
McHugh missed from the spot six minutes later and the hosts were punished when Jack Hamilton netted from close range to restore Queens’ lead.
But Morton fought manfully and equalised in 77 minutes when Nesbitt’s close-range flick just crossed the line.
Morton boss David Hopkin said: ‘It was horrendous conditions but the fans saw a decent game of football.’