Saints 2-4 Morton

Our run of cup successes had to end some time, it's just a shame it came at home to give Morton their first win at Greenhill Road. As far as I'm concerned it's only a friendly and not worth getting worked up about - besides, the last time we lost was at the start of the 2005/06 season and that turned out OK.

Despite that, today's game seems to have raised a number of concerns and confirmed things we already knew. For starters, the squad is lacking in quality and quantity. Youngster Sean Kelly started at leftback and seemed to struggle, while new goalie David Cornell didn't exactly cover himself in glory. If nothing else, hopefully the performance and the result will make certain people at the club realise our current team is nowhere near good enough.

It all started so well, John McGinn setting up Paul McGowan to open the scoring early doors. Then things started going wrong - David van Zanten whacking the ball off either Dougie Imrie or David O'Brien and seeing it fly into the net before Kabba-Modou Cham put them in front thanks to some shocking defending at the corner.

Gary Teale's equaliser just before the break should have been the catalyst to go on and win the game, but moments after the break Reece hands restored Morton's lead with a stunning lob. Cham bagged a fourth later in the half to complete the scoring and a sorry day for Saints.

Two weeks until the season starts and plenty of work still to be done in the transfer market.

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