MATCH-WINNER Reece Lyon hopes that his goal against Arbroath can kickstart Morton’s revival as he looks to nail down a place in David Hopkin’s first team.

Lyon’s third-minute strike proved to be the difference between the sides in the Ton’s 1-0 win at Cappielow.

Ton earned their first win in four games and the teenager believes the result could be crucial come the end of the season.

He told the Tele: “It felt good to get the winning goal and have a lasting impact on the game. After being in and out of the team, I’ve managed to cement my place over the last two games.

“It has been good for me and it’s given me a bit of confidence and to score the winner in the first five minutes was brilliant.

“Overall it was a good team performance and we’ve managed to hold out for a big result too.

“I could’ve had a couple, the free-kick in the first half and then with Midge’s [Chris Millar, pictured] quick free-kick in the second half.

“The free-kick was close to be fair and then with the second I just ran out of steam and their centre-halves aren’t slow.

“I feel as if we’ve played better football over the last few weeks and we’ve been beaten, but these are the results that can make all the difference come the end of the season.”

The Ton starlet hopes that his goal can provide a platform to kick on and become a force in Hopkin’s midfield following his bright start to the season.

But he insisted that he is putting the team’s progression before his own as he looks to build on Saturday’s result.

He added: “Hopefully this can be a turning point for me, and I can kick on and keep my place in the team.

“Obviously I scored the winning goal so hopefully I can perform well in training and just continue to build on the result against Arbroath.

“To be honest it’s not about me just now, it’s about the team doing well.

“We’re not in the best of positions just now in the league and it’s not where we wanted to be at this stage of the season.

“To be fair the gaffer has played me in the middle over the last few weeks but at the start he was playing me out wide.

“I’m happy to do a job anywhere because at the end of the day I’m getting minutes.”