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Published: 5 Dec 2013 12:00

MORTON moved to the top of the reserve league with a 2-0 win over Cowdenbeath at Central Park on Tuesday night.

David Hopkin handed a first start to David O’Brien following his dislocated shoulder, while centre-half Tomas Peciar also figured from the beginning after recovering from a hip injury.

There was further good news from the treatment table in that midfielder Reece Hands was deemed fit enough for a place on the bench.

In a match played in torrential conditions, Ton took a first half lead through Archie Campbell before Aidan Fulton wrapped up a fourth consecutive victory with a second after the break.

Hopkin, pictured, said: “The boys did really well at Cowdenbeath and won to go top of the league. I think all in all it’s been two defeats in 11 games.

“A lot of that has come with boys who are more or less 17 and 18.

“They are doing great and we’re bringing them on well.

“Reece got about 30 minutes and Tomas played 90 minutes without any adverse effects and it was good to see them both back too.”

Morton (4-1-3-2): Gaston; Knight, Page, Peciar, Fulton; Verlaque (Hands); O’Neil, McKee, O’Brien (Russell); Campbell, Cairnie (McNeil).

Subs not used: Lamont, Irvine.

Ton’s second string have three league fixtures left to play: against Ayr United at Cappielow next Tuesday, away to Queen’s Park, and home to Airdrieonians.

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