MORTON kicked off 2019 in ideal fashion by beating Championship leaders Ross County 1-0 at Cappielow.

Kerr Waddell struck his first goal in the league for the hosts and moved the Ton up into the play-off positions with the win.

The Staggies pushed late on as they tried to find an equaliser, but after Marcus Fraser was sent off after picking up two yellow cards there was little doubt about the result.

Morton are now in fourth place after Inverness Caley Thistle lost on Saturday, while County remain top of the table despite defeat.