MORTON’S promotion play-off hopes suffered a set-back on Saturday after a first-half goal blitz blew them away at Falkirk Stadium.

Aaron Muirhead scored from the penalty spot after just four minutes, before Andrew Nelson extended Falkirk’s lead after 19 minutes.

And Alex Jakubiak effectively wrapped up all three points for the Bairns with a well-taken finish just past the half hour mark.

Gary Harkins completed the scoreline when he nodded home a consolation for the visitors seconds before the final whistle.

See today's Tele for full report and match reaction.

Pictures by David Johnston.