By David Buick

A relatively dull game at Cappielow on Friday evening resulted in a goalless draw as Morton and Dunfermline both played for the first time in 2021.

The game had very few chances with both defences on top and it earned the Ton a point that they will be more than happy with considering their recent off the pitch struggles. However, the story of the night had little to do with the events on the Cappielow park and more to do with developments off the pitch.

Greenock Morton v Dunfermline - Scottish Championship

Dull affair. (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Not long after full time, news broke that the SFA had written to all Championship clubs asking if they would like the Championship season to stop. This came after a club from the league had made their desire for a halt to proceedings known to the SFA. 

Morton caretaker Anton McElhone was asked for his thoughts on the news after the game: “It’s the first I’ve heard about it. I would like to hope we can continue the season. I think all the clubs are trying to do the right thing with the Covid-19 testing and taking all the precautionary measures.

“We’re trying to do everything we can to be safe because this is our livelihoods, and we want the games to continue. Hopefully, we can continue but it is out of our hands, we just have to take care of what we do at the club.”

Greenock Morton v Dunfermline - Scottish Championship

Hoping to soldier on. (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

When asked if he was confident of the Morton board sharing his desire to see the season continue, McElhone was convinced that would be the case: “Absolutely, for the people of Inverclyde, the players and the fans this means so much that the football is going on.

“We need some light at the end of the tunnel, so I would be more than happy for the board to back the continuation of the football.”

McElhone was also confident that other managers and teams in the league would love for the season to continue: “I think everybody would want to continue because at the end of the day everyone is trying to do the right things, and everybody has a good enough sized squad. 

“We were down five or six players tonight but they’re back in as of next week. If it’s every week that games are getting cancelled, then that’s a bit different but I think at the moment we’ve got to give it some time and hopefully keep going as long as we can.”

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