By Ben McNicol

David Hopkin was left frustrated as individual errors seen his Morton side lose 2-1 in what was an important fixture against fellow relegation rivals Partick Thistle.

After losing an early goal, Morton fought back and equalised from the penalty spot via Kyle Jacobs on the half-hour mark. Hopkin was left enraged when former Morton man, Tom O’Ware, was left unmarked from a corner and headed home the winner.

Former Morton man O’Ware netted. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty images)

The win seen Thistle leapfrog The Ton, who are now in the relegation play-off position, two points above bottom side Alloa

Speaking after the game, Hopkin said: “I’m disappointed as we conceded two sloppy goals. We seem to keep shooting ourselves in the foot every week. The first one is schoolboy stuff and the second one is unbelievable as we spoke about it, we know they were going to be a threat at set-pieces.


“We created numerous chances, but its one of these games where I would have taken a point. Its so poor as no one is cutting us open, its all down to individual errors.

Dejected after another Morton defeat. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

“If you look at Partick’s team, they have a full team of Premiership players. We huffed and puffed, I think it was a battle for both teams and we lost it because we didn’t mark at a set play.”

When Hopkin was asked about his January transfer plans, he said: “Of course we have, we need to strengthen in certain areas of the pitch. These things will take time, but we will bring in players who are going to make us better and not bring in players for the sake of making numbers up.”

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