Both teams failed to make use of the ball early on and there was a lack of intensity, urgency and very little desire for either team to make some sort of a difference. Declan McDaid made Morton keeper Aidan McAdams work five minutes before half-time, McAdams dealing well with the effort, Dee striker Danny Mullen also heading wide.
Morton continued to weather the storm as the game approached the hour-mark, Paul McMullan sending another good delivery in and finding Mullen, who played in Jason Cummings for his shot to be blocked. Max Anderson then failed to make the Morton backline work shortly after.
Gus MacPherson’s side took the lead on 78 minutes after the barrage of attacks Dundee imposed on Morton at the beginning of the second half. Lewis Strapp found a bit of space before hitting a 25-yard strike which Dundee stopper Adam Legzdins parried, Aidan Nesbitt hitting the rebound home.
Dundee had more intent about them after the goal with McAdams turning away efforts from Charlie Adam, who was trying to find the top corner from 20 yards. McAdams also turned a Jonathan Afolabi header ball over the bar.
Dundee got that elusive equaliser with time running out, Osman Sow finding Lee Ashcroft on 88 minutes who hit the ball into the roof of the net to make sure Dundee got a point. With the game springing into light late in the game, here are things we learned as this result allows Hearts to become league champions.
Point a piece
It wasn’t a game to excite anyone and both sides will feel aggrieved not to come away with the win. For Dundee, it’s a missed opportunity to put pressure on Raith Rovers in second and for Morton, to concede a goal so late on is disappointing as they had the chance to earn a big result in the battle against relegation.
McAdams’ great game
Ton goalkeeper McAdams was unlucky not to come out with a win after some good saves, especially in the latter stages of the match with Morton dealing with various threats from Dundee, who weren’t clinical in front of goal. McAdams certainly played his part and was unfortunate not to earn a clean sheet.
Not a great spectacle
It wasn’t a game for the purists with very little quality or urgency from either side, especially in the first half, with Declan McDaid’s 40th minute effort the first shot on target. The game sprung into light before the end with the game having a goalless feel to it before Nesbitt opened the scoring.
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