Morton 2-0 QOS: Johnstone puts Queens to the sword

By Derek Clark at Cappielow

A Denny Johnstone double saw the Greenock side leapfrog the Doonhamers and move into a playoff spot.

After an entertaining but goalless first half, Morton came flying out the traps and opened the scoring on 52 minutes.

The goal was a thing of beauty, Michael Tidser squared the ball to Johnstone and from around 20 yards out he managed to curl a right-footed effort into the corner of the net giving Robbie Thomson no chance in the Queens goal.

The big striker made it 2-0 10 minutes later when he nodded home from close range from a corner after Thomson had initially tipped over an acrobatic Stefan McCluskey strike.

Queens never turned up in the second half, their best opportunities came in the first 45 with Ryan Conroy and Paul Heffernan forcing good saves out of Grant Adam.

Its now four league wins on the trot for Jim Duffy’s men and he said they were fully deserving of the three points.

“I thought we deserved to win, it was an even first half but we dominated the second half.”

Queen of the South manager James Fowler said afterwards.

“It was a disappointing afternoon, we could’ve done better with one or two chances, we didn’t get near them enough in the second half.”

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