ROSS Forbes has been officially credited with Morton’s second goal in Saturday’s 4-1 win over Alloa Athletic.

However, striker Declan McManus has been denied a double after referee Euan Anderson recorded the opener as a Jason Marr own goal in his report.

An SPFL spokesperson told the Tele: “From the referee’s report, the Morton scorers versus Alloa were confirmed as follows: Marr O.G. (15), Forbes (17), McManus (78), Johnstone (81).”

Midfielder Forbes admitted he wasn’t sure if his name would go down in the history books but was happy to be credited with his fifth goal of the campaign.

He told the Tele: “Initially I didn’t even think anything about claiming it but after the game I got loads of texts saying ‘Well done’ on scoring and that it had come up my goal.

“I was trying to put it across and it has hit off somebody and ended up in the back of the net, but I’ll take it if everybody is giving me it. Why not!?”

McManus was unfussed by the whistler’s verdict and was simply pleased that the ball ended up in the net.

He said: “I did touch it and it took a few ricochets after that. 

“I didn’t know what the ref would put down, but I’m not bothered. It was a goal so it doesn’t really matter either way.”