First-half goals from Billy Mckay and Sean McAllister saw Caley Thistle earn all three points at Cappielow Park, beating Greenock Morton 2-0.

Mckay opened the scoring with just 2 minutes on the clock with a clinical strike into the top left corner while McAllister doubled Caley Thistle’s lead with a free-kick after 34 minutes.

Duncan Ferguson was forced into one change to the side which drew with Dunfermline Athletic on Tuesday night as, returning from his two match suspension for his red card against Partick Thistle, Max Anderson replaced the injured Nathan Shaw (hamstring) in the starting eleven.

It couldn’t have been a better start for the Caley Jags, with Billy Mckay giving the visitors the lead after just two minutes on the clock. The striker’s left foot strike found the top left corner emphatically after he met Cameron Harper’s ball in the box.

The Caley Jags were tested with a couple of long throws from Lewis Strapp causing issues in the box but the defense stood up to it.

Caley Thistle doubled their lead through Sean McAllister’s first goal for the club. Alex Samuel was fouled on the edge of the box by Darragh O’Connor and McAliister stepped up and his free-kick couldn’t be kept out by Morton keeper Jamie MacDonald.

Morton could’ve pulled one back after just 37 minutes on the clock, another long throw from Lewis Strapp fell to Robbie Crawford in the box and the midfielder’s shot was inches wide.

There was a flare up between the two sets of players just before the half-time whistle as James Carragher and Wallace Duffy found themselves in the book for Caley Thistle while Tyler French was booked for the home side.

In the second-half, Caley Thistle went close to a third as Billy Mckay met Cammy Kerr’s free-kick into the box but his header was kept out by Jamie MacDonald.

After 73 minutes, substitute Aribim Pepple saw his effort held by Morton keeper Jamie MacDonald.

Robbie Crawford went close again to pulling one back for the home side as his glancing header went just wide after 81 minutes.

In added time, Morton had the ball in the net but it was disallowed for handball.

The win keeps Caley Thistle in 9th place in the cinch Championship but they now sit just two points behind Dunfermline, who sit in 5th place.