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Spartans army on the march

NECN Contributor1 30th November 2014 Local News, sport Comments Off on Spartans army on the march

Spartans wrote another glorious chapter in their Scottish Cup history with a stunning 2-1 win over Morton. 

Watched by Scotland manager Gordon Strachan, the patron of their youth academy , the Lowland League side produced a thrilling comeback to dump Jim Duffy’s side.

Jack Beesley scores the winner (Pic: Carson Ralton)

Jack Beesley scores the winner (Pic: Carson Ralton)

Andy Barrowman gave Morton a half time lead after mark Russell’s shot was parried by Kevin Swain and the Cappielow side dominated the first half.

But Spartans proved a different side after the break, with captain Keith McLeod almost levelling with a close range header just before the hour.

The Ainslie Park side pressure intensified and it was no surprise when Willie Bremner fired home from close range with just twenty minutes remaining on the clock.

Morton were reduced to ten men when Stefan McCluskey received a second yellow card and a day to forget for the Greenock side was sealed when Jack Beesley slotted home the winner in the final minute.

Spartans boss Dougie Samuel said “When we scored, we were going for a win, we certainly weren’t going for a replay.

“Morton gave us an education in the first half, but my players were superb after that. They can spend the rest of the weekend dreaming of who they will get in the next round.”

The draw will be made tomorrow afternoon.

 

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