David Hopkin reckons his Morton side should have taken three points from their encounter with Dundee at the weekend.

A Jonathan Afolabi goal inside four minutes won the game for James McPake’s side. The Ton finished with ten men after Robbie Muirhead was sent off after picking up two yellow cards inside a minute during the second half.

Hopkin’s men lost. (Photo by Ian Horrocks/Sunderland AFC via Getty Images)

Whilst Hopkin thought the red card itself was a disappointing one from his player, he wasn’t happy with other elements in the build-up to Muirhead’s dismissal.

“It was poor,” Hopkin said. “It was a throw-in to us with the linesman two yards away but Robbie shouldn’t react.


“You’ve got players and coaching staff from Dundee shouting for a second yellow which I thought was really poor. It’s a situation where I wouldn’t do that to any other club so I don’t see why they did it to our player.

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The former MK Dons man was sent off (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

“It makes the referee take the decision to send Robbie off.”

Hopkin was also left gutted by the final result. Morton put plenty into this match and could have grabbed an equaliser through Markus Fjørtoft late on, but his header sailed narrowly past the post.

“We switched off four minutes into the game, let the ball come into the box and it was a great finish,” said Hopkin of the match.

His side huffed and puffed. (Photo by Ben Banks)

“After that, I thought we controlled the whole game. You saw a team that was organised, wanted to play football and the back five were different class from set-plays. We dealt with everything they had.

“When we went down to 10 men, you couldn’t tell which team had 10 men. We should have scored, Gary Oliver and Nesbitt when they came on and Markus Fjørtoft has a free header and should score.

“I thought we looked the better team, we looked fitter, we looked organised and caused Dundee problems. I’m devastated we got beat because I don’t think we even deserved a draw, I think we deserved three points.

Hopkin’s men lost narrowly. (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

“Dundee looked out on their feet at the end and if we had got one I think we’d have gone on to win the game.”

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