Dundee United would have rather gone into the play-offs on the back of a four-game winning run but this was an insignificant 1-0 defeat in the grand scheme of things.
Manager Robbie Neilson made six changes to the starting line-up, which told you everything about the relative importance of the result at Cappielow.
Ross Laidlaw made his debut in goal, while there was a first league start for teenager Logan Chalmers.
Morton, who had to cope with management duo Jonatan Johansson and Peter Houston walking out a couple of hours before kick-off, were the hungrier team in the first half and went ahead through a Michael Tidser free-kick on 19 minutes.
Osman Sow missed a great chance to level for the visitors and Cammy Smith struck the crossbar with a long-range shot but United couldn’t find a way past Robby McCrorie.
* There was a bit of club history when Christopher Mochrie came on as a substitute.
At just 16 years and 27 days, the academy player became the United’s youngest ever debutant, taking the record from John Souttar who was 16 years and 99 days old on his debut.