It is not often that a group of fans put their allegiances aside to pay tribute to one member of the opposition team.
But the Greenock Morton supporters were gracious in defeat on Saturday after Robby McCrorie produced an outstanding performance between the sticks for Queen of the South.
The on-loan Rangers goalkeeper made five fine saves as the Doonhamers secured a 1-0 win that they barely deserved, almost singlehandedly securing a three-point haul for the Championship outfit.
The Scotland U21 international is very highly rated at Ibrox and, after more displays like this, it will soon be impossible for Steven Gerrard to ignore a home-grown goalkeeper who, whisper it, might just be Allan McGregor’s long-term replacement on the blue half of Glasgow.
McCrorie kept six clean sheets during a loan spell at Morton last season and he came back to haunt his former club at Palmerston Park, producing a Man of the Match display as Queen of the South moved up to seventh in the Championship table.
And even the Morton fans agree that one man made the difference.
Very relieved to watch Queens get their first league win of the season today. Second half was a slog but our keeper Robby McCrorie was outstanding and denied Morton what would have been a deserved point. We’re off and running! ⚽️— Colin Paterson (@Colin_Paterson_) September 14, 2019
MAN OF THE MATCH— Queens Loyal (@queensloyal_) September 14, 2019
Today’s man of the match is Robby McCrorie. The Queens number 1 had a phenomenal game making some top class saves including a late free kick heading for the top corner.
In close second was grafter Dan Pybus. pic.twitter.com/c3lUDtLGmd
MATCH REACTION ️— TheMortonForum.com (@TheMortonForum) September 15, 2019
Former @Morton_FC goalkeeper Robbie McCrorie pulled off a wonderful save as @OfficialQosFC took all three points yesterday the fans are having their say and it's not pretty click below for the full story #WeAreMorton ⚽️https://t.co/TqUD2EocV3 pic.twitter.com/yYTLr4AEy3
McCrorie excelling for Queen of the South https://t.co/xzDRMYi1vs— Billy Austin (@Bryce9A) September 14, 2019
Thought McCrorie won that for you. Made several excellent saves. We look far better in defence. A work in progress. Prob both be mid table.— Dumfries Morton (@DumfriesMorton) September 14, 2019
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