Morrison puts troubles behind him
By Steve Luckings
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Birmingham City star made up for an earlier miss to net the winner against The SocceRoos and says the goal helped him put his problems behind him after he was stopped in a car by the police last week which, unbeknown to him, had drugs in.
The ex-Crystal Palace forward, who scored his fifth goal in 11 international games said: "Last week was a bad week, today is a happy day.
"I am pleased I have been able to come and get the winner.
"As a striker you have just got to keep going and I managed to put another chance away."
Boss Brian Kerr admitted the second half was a big improvement on the previous 45 minutes.
"We were very disappointing in the first half, we lacked rhythm. They (Australia) seemed to have more desire than we had," he told Sky Sports.
"We did well to pinch the game. It was a very vibrant last half hour.
"I am satisfied in the end that we won but we needed a game - it was hard luck on Australia but Colgan played well for us.
Robbie Keane picked up an ankle injury just before half time and now looks a major doubt for next month's Euro 2004 qualifier against Russia.
"It is too early to say. He has twisted his ankle. We hope that he is going to be okay," added Kerr.