For the second successive week, three of Motherwell’s four loan players were in weekend action.
Ross MacLean’s Morton travelled to Firhill to take on Shea Gordon’s Partick Thistle in the Ladbrokes Championship.
Although MacLean was named amongst the starters for ‘Ton, who lost their manager Ray McKinnon to Falkirk less than 24 hours before the match, Gordon missed out again through injury.
Thistle won the match by 1-0, Chris Erskine’s goal inflicting the Greenock side’s first defeat of the league campaign, but a freak ‘ghost goal’ will no doubt overshadow the game.
Thistle striker Kris Doolan’s fired a firm shot into the net, so much so, the ball came looping back out and into play.
None of the match officials were able to spot the ball had clearly crossed the line, even hitting the side-netting, and a throw-in was the outcome.
MacLean played the full 90 and was almost the architect of a late leveller, his fizzed cross almost putting the home defence in a spin, but ultimately the Jags held on for all three points.
Jake Hastie was again named in Jim Goodwin’s starting team for Alloa’s home match against Dundee United.
United took a 71st minute lead through Paul Watson, his third goal in two games, heading in Fraser Aird’s corner kick.
However, Iain Flannigan’s perfect free kick ensured the Wasps took a point from the game. After previously hitting the crossbar, set-piece specialist Flannigan curled his next opportunity into the top-left corner from 25 yards.
Finally, Neil McLaughin was again introduced from the bench as Stirling Albion won their first game of the season at Borough Briggs against Elgin.
Cammy Thomson, Peter MacDonald and Jordan Allan had the Binos in a commanding first-half lead.
McLaughlin was introduced on the 76th minute and almost opening his account for the season with a close-range header, only to be denied by a wonderful reaction save from Elgin stopper Kyle Gourlay.