JIM Duffy insists his side can feel hard done by after Saturday’s 1-0 loss to Falkirk and he believes they were worthy of at least a point against the Bairns.

Ton had the ball cleared off the Falkirk line three times and created enough chances to trouble the visitors for most of the afternoon. 

But manager Duffy admits he was frustrated to see his players struggle to take their chances when they came around.

The home side looked dangerous during the match but Duffy praised the Falkirk defence for putting in a shift and keeping the goalmouth action against goalkeeper Robbie Thomson to a minimum with their strong defending.

He said: “I think with the goal we make a mistake high up the pitch and from the corner it just lands at Sibbald and he scores through a ruck of players. 

“But we had at least three cleared off the line and in the second half we’ve had a wave of pressure but second balls didn’t land for us.

“When they did the keeper has made a great save and then it would fall slightly behind someone or just out of range. 

“Although we put an enormous amount of pressure on we just couldn’t capitalise on it and that’s been a failing we’ve had a number of times this season so it’s not by bad luck.

“We have to do better in these situations. But Falkirk defended really well, their attitude and work ethic was there. 

“Ours was terrific as well but you need some composure and calmness in key situations. But we felt we were on our heels and their defenders reacted better than we did.”

The bench for Morton was missing any registered front men but Duffy admits his side had enough attackers on the pitch to make the difference already.

Robert Thomson, Bob McHugh and Gary Oliver were the main strikers while Scott Tiffoney and Gary Harkins both played higher up as Ton made their attacking intent known to the visitors.

But while Morton’s forward players were unlucky not to beat keeper Thomson, the manager was unsure how his team line could have been any more attack-minded and says he was annoyed at his team’s lack of cutting-edge.

He added: “We had enough front players on the pitch. You need to link the play up and balance it. Most top teams play with one striker but I had four on the pitch.

“It was just that we didn’t take the opportunities that came our way. We didn’t capitalise on those opportunities at the same time as Falkirk defended well to keep us out.”