By Ewan Boyle
St. Mirren Reserves 0 – 2 Morton Reserves
Easdale (34), Garrity (82)
Morton’s youth pulled off a fantastic victory today in a 2-0 win over St. Mirren’s reserves in Paisley with goals from Alexander Easdale and Michael Garrity being the difference.
The game, as expected between two rival clubs, was met with hard tackles and sheer passion but the Ton boys were the ones to edge it out.
Three trialists were on show and were under the watchful eye of Morton manager David Hopkin who is hoping for new recruits in his ever-growing team.
Morton got their goal just before half-time as Alexander Easdale collected the ball around 18 yards out and side-stepped the defender to send it into the goal and give the Ton the lead.
Easdale could have easily had a second with a clear-cut chance just after half-time but it was not to be as the ball just sailed past the post.
However, the Ton’s perseverance for a second goal finally shone through as Michael Garrity found a pass from Alexander Easdale and cut inside of the Saints defender to get Morton’s second.
The second half remained comfortable for the Ton reserves as substitutions were made to allow the manager to have a good look at all players ahead of the commencement of the 2019/20 season.
St. Mirren had minimal chances throughout the game other than an opportunity where they found some space in the Morton box and shot at goal however it was not to be as the ball went wide of the post.
Full-time came in what would be considered dominant from Morton as the boys may feel they should have had two or three more goals in the game.
An all-round impressive performance for the team and a great chance for the gaffer to have a look at what is on offer for him from the young lads and trialists.