AFTER the disappointment of Dumfries last week, it was imperative on Saturday that Morton put up a performance which included an awful lot more effort and commitment than was on show against Queen of the South.

Thankfully once again this team under Dougie Imrie rose to the occasion against Partick Thistle and went a long way to eradicate the performance against the Doonhamers, which saw our boys go down with a whimper.

Losing an early goal against a strong Jags team could have seen the heads go down, but to their immense credit the players rolled their sleeves up and ground out a victory which for long periods of the game didn’t seem possible.

A special mention to Oisin McEntee for his celebration at the winning goal, but more importantly his match-winning tackle in the box in the final minutes of the match.

The winning goal brought so much joy to the players and supporters and once again went a long way towards creating the togetherness that was sadly missing earlier in the season.

Some of our supporters perhaps got a little bit overexcited by racing onto the pitch to celebrate the winning goal and perhaps the club might be in trouble for this.

But I certainly wouldn’t criticise them as only a football supporter can explain the excitement and elation you feel when your team wins against the odds.