Weatherson Sinks The Queens

Last updated : 17 October 2010 By QUEENS MAD

Weatherson sank his former employers with a brace in an untidy encounter at Cappielow.

The bright spot of an appallingly turgid opening half was a splendid flying save from Doonhamers' keeper David Hutton to keep out a guided glancing header from former Palmerston striker Stewart Kean.

This aside there was absolutely nothing positive about 45 minutes notable only for an inordinate amount of stoppages.

Mercifully, the second half started a whole lot brighter, if somewhat controversially. Weatherson fired home from the spot five minutes after the restart for his 100th Morton goal after referee Calum Murray contentiously ruled Bob Harris to have fouled Kean. Jolted into action, Queens were denied parity only by the palms of home keeper Colin Stewart, who threw himself full-length to somehow keep out Willie McLaren's measured volley.

Morton, though, weren't to be denied and sealed the points with little over a quarter of an hour remaining. Weatherson turned Ryan McGuffie, and, having spotted Hutton in no man's land, lofted an inch perfect volley from fully 40 yards over the scrambling keeper into the top corner.

Queens tried hard to salvage something from the game put were sadly out of touch and missed the influence of the injured Holmes and the absent Burns.