MORTON striker Ben Armour admits it was strange playing two competitive games in as many days for his side after helping Ton’s youngsters to a comfortable 3-0 win over Turriff United in the Scottish Youth Cup.

Ton’s under-20s defeated the Highlanders at Cappielow on Sunday afternoon to seal their place in the draw for the fourth round, but the victory was all the more impressive for Ton’s teens as they were without several key players.

Scott Tiffoney — fresh off the back of a man of the match performance against Queen of the South for the first team on Saturday — was rested, while Lewis Strapp also missed out after playing for Elgin City the day before in League Two.

Ton can be excited about their future with several young stars making the grade for both their development outfit as well as the first team.

Darren Barr shuffled his pack but still had the forward prowess of Armour to lean on as the striker started after coming off the bench on Saturday against Queens.

The 19-year-old said: “Obviously I played a wee bit on Saturday and it was a bit strange to play two competitive games one day after the other.

“But I’m glad I was involved with both squads in both games because I want to be playing as much as I possibly can right now. I feel great and I’m enjoying my football.”

Development squad skipper Ruaridh Langan also came on against the Doonhamers and started against Turriff whilst Darren Hynes, who was alongside him on the first team subs list at the weekend, played from kick-off.

It was Hynes who opened the scoring for the hosts after just 10 minutes when he slammed a decent strike into the top corner of the Turriff net.

Nathan Durham doubled Morton’s lead just six minutes from time after plenty of chances went abegging for the Greenock kids before Armour wrapped up the victory with an instinctive poacher’s goal in injury time.