The latest in a long line of non-performances. This season cannot end quickly enough - there is nothing left to expect from this group of players and it is only through other results going our way yesterday that prevented next week's final game, at Inverness, becoming a relegation decider.
This type of football will drive people away - it is not worth the time or money. We can only hope that Stevie Crawford has different tactics in mind for next season, and even with a new group of players never reverts back to this eye-gouging approach to the game, trying to grind out results, and largely failing.
Line-up and formation
With a point required (if results in other games were not favourable) to avoid finishing in ninth or tenth place, the team lined up with 3 central defenders and James Vincent restored to midfield. Myles Hippolyte replaced Faissal El Bakhtaoui up front.
Starting 11, in a 3-5-2 formation:
Myles Hippolyte had a couple of first half chances, crated mainly through his own efforts, but his final shot on both occasions were wayward, one ending up at the corner flag. Morton, meanwhile, were offering no threat, with nothing to fear in attack, and struggling to put 3 passes together.
The first half ended goalless, as has been the case far too often at East End Park this season.
The second half was no better in terms of quality. Both teams, plus the officials, were awful. A point seemed to be enough for both sides, and although the half time scores would have seen both Alloa and Partick move to within a point (in Alloa's case) and go above (Partick Thistle) both Dunfermline and Morton, the second half saw both those teams go onto lose their games, and secure Dunfermline's place in the division. Morton would also have remained 2 points ahead ahead of Alloa and Queen of the South, and 5 clear of Falkirk, even if they had lost. In a rare attack, they were awarded a penalty in the 84th minute after Hippolyte pushed Greg Kiltie in the back. Kiltie scored from the spot to lift his team into fifth place and safety.
Ten minutes before the game's only goal, Jackson Longridge received a second yellow card to end the season ingloriously with an early walk back to the dressing room.
There was no hint of Dunfermline getting an equaliser, despite the importance of the players doing their bit and getting the result that they needed, not being aware that other teams were doing them a favour.
The team trudged off at the end - this was the final home game of the season but there was no traditional trading of applause to and from the fans. No one was in the mood and it would have been farcical.
We have no right to expect success but we have every right to expect better that this.