Morton's tough test against Killie

Published: 18 Sep 2013 12:00

A MORTON team including Derek Gaston, Tomas Peciar, Stephen Stirling, Archie Campbell and David O’Brien lost 3-0 to Kilmarnock in a bounce match yesterday afternoon.

RUN-OUT: Derek Gaston.

With Ton’s scheduled reserve league fixture against Queen’s Park on Monday cancelled, manager Allan Moore arranged a closed-doors friendly against Allan Johnston’s men at Clyde’s Broadwood Stadium.

A Rugby Park side featuring the likes of Manuel Pascali and William Gros ran out fairly comfortable winners but Moore felt the result was insignificant as the game was a fitness exercise for his squad.

He told the Tele: “Kilmarnock had a really experienced team out, a lot of their first-team boys, so we’re not reading much into the scoreline.

“I took the match because we didn’t have the reserve game against Queen’s Park and I wanted to keep the boys ticking over.

“Stephen played, Archie played, big Tomas played, Obri played and Gats played. They all got roughly 60 or 70 minutes each.

“A lot of our young boys played too and it was a learning curve for them. It showed them the levels they have to try and get to and will have stood them in good stead.”

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