Aidan Nesbitt is adamant that he should be credited with Saturday’s opening goal and jokingly threatened to cancel his Sky Sports subscription unless they changed the names on the scoresheet.
The Celtic loan winger fizzed in the low cross that Dumbarton central defender Gregor Buchanan turned past his own goalkeeper to break the deadlock.
Nesbitt was insistent that his initial effort would have crept in at the back post despite the intervention and made his case that the assembled media should have credited him with his second goal of the season.
He told gmfc.net: “I’m claiming that. It was rifled across the goal. If the boy didn’t touch it, it was going in at the back post. Ooft, it was on target. Too right it was on target. I’m claiming it – 100 per cent it was my goal.
“I don’t care if it doesn’t come up as my goal on the television. I’ll phone them myself and say: ‘Listen boys, if you don’t give me that goal I’ll cancel my subscription!’ So they’ll be giving me that goal!”
Nesbitt was also the man who won Morton a penalty when he went down under a Darren Barr challenge, and he was also in no doubt that referee John Beaton got that call correct.
The sponsors’ man of the match explained: “It was definitely a penalty. The boy hits me. I don’t think he sees me as I’m making the run and he checks back and just catches my leg and it hits into my other one.
“I think most of their players were complaining about the fact that I couldn’t have got the through ball, that if he didn’t clip me I still wouldn’t have got there. But he brings me down in the box, so that’s definitely a penalty.”
The 19-year-old is a wideman to trade but was asked to operate just behind Kudus Oyenuga initially before then leading the line after the Englishman was forced off with a hamstring strain.
And he added: “Obviously I’m not used to playing that role up front. I started as a No.10 but after 10 minutes I got pushed into the No.9 with Kudus getting injured.
“I just worked hard – I was done in at the end – and it was nice to get a standing ovation from the crowd and receive man of the match.
“And obviously we got the three points. We stuck together as a team under the circumstances, having strikers injured and changing it up top a bit. But we scored two goals and won the game.”
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