By Adam Gibbons
Greenock Morton and Queen of the South played out an entertaining 2-2 Cappielow draw in Championship action.
In a game where both teams were desperate for the three points, ultimately, they cancelled each other out. The Palmerston side were twice in front through Deimantas Petravicius and Jack Hamilton goals but Bob McHugh and Aidan Nesbitt strikes pegged them back.
Both teams were playing against the heavens. It progressed from a sunny lunch time to an evening that wouldn’t be out of place in a bad disaster movie.
Storm Ciara had her part to play with both teams having a worse half with the storm pushing from behind their backs.
David Hopkin felt his team’s first half performance left plenty to be desired, a feeling he was no doubt able to convey at his halftime team talk. He also thought in hindsight that someone else should have taken the second penalty.
He said: “We were really poor first half, we conceded a really poor goal. I had a few harsh words at half time.”
“Second half we got back in the game with a penalty. Looking back now I don’t think the penalty taker should take the second penalty, I think you should change it.”
Queen of the South manager Allan Johnston thought the elements eventually played their part: “We score a really good goal with the first real bit of quality. In really difficult conditions, Demi comes inside and gets his shot away, really good finish.
“I think both teams struggled when they had the wind. I think you can see that with the second half.”