AN ERROR-STREWN Morton Reserves performance saw them comfortably beaten 5-1 by their Ross County counterparts yesterday at Cappielow.

James Wallace, Ross MacIver and Russell Dingwall put the visitors 3-0 up within 21 minutes after a number of mistakes from the Ton, and it got worse just after the half-hour mark when Wallace added another.

Jack Purdue scored a late consolation goal for the hosts before MacIver made it five with five minutes to go.

A number of first-team players were playing for both sides, with Ryan Scully in goal and Rory McKeown playing as a centre-back for the home side while youngsters Reece Lyon and Ben Armour also started.

County opened the scoring on 11 minutes when Wallace’s low shot took a horrible deflection, diverting the ball past Scully.

Five minutes later they doubled their lead when the Ton defence looked like they had dealt with MacIver’s initial effort which came off the bar.

But right-back Ben Eardley dribbled the ball from within his own box, with MacIver pinching the ball off him and slotting it into the bottom corner.

Morton went 3-0 down after Dingwall weaved his way through the defence to fire in from close range.

Davis Keillor Dunn’s free-kick before the half-hour mark went just over, but they made it 4-0 when Wallace had plenty of time and space to score his second on 34 minutes.

Jack Purdue scored a consolation on 79 minutes, dribbling through the defence to slide the ball past Ross County goalkeeper Ross Munro, before MacIver got his second with five minutes to go.