JIM Duffy reckons Morton’s second goal came at the perfect time for his men because it played a big part in the positive mood in the dressing room at the break.

The 19-year-old netted his first senior goal for the Cappielow club on the stroke of half-time to make sure his side went in at the whistle in front. 

Isaac Layne had equalised against the run of play for Brechin after Gary Oliver had given his side an early lead.

The Morton boss was delighted that his side were able to get themselves 2-1 up after the shock to the system that was City’s leveller — setting them up for a comfortable romp in the second half that saw them run out 4-1 winners in the end.

He said: “We took the lead and I think it was deserved but Brechin got back into it.

“It could then have been us coming in at half-time at 1-1 and there would maybe be a different atmosphere but for young Tiff to score with a composed finish was good.”

Duffy was particularly pleased with his side’s attacking threat all afternoon and is sure they could have scored even more than they did had Graeme Smith not put in a strong individual performance  – despite picking the ball out the net four times.

He said: “We started the match really well and throughout the game we were the team on the front foot, basically from the first minute to the last. 

“We scored a good number of goals and Graeme Smith had two or three unbelievable saves as well.

“We had that wee bit of extra quality in the key moments and it was a good performance. 

“It looks healthier when you get the numbers on the scoresheet and I said to the players that it’s good when there’s a spread of the goals because they want confidence.

“There was a lot of good play from us against a team who are notoriously difficult to beat. 

“They’re very difficult to break down so I was really pleased with the way we were able to knock the ball about.”