MORTON manager Jonatan Johansson says the Ton’s quality in the final third was lacking and cost them against East Fife.

The Ton took an early lead via striker Bob McHugh but goals from Anton Dowds and Craig Watson sealed the victory for the League One outfit.

The Morton boss went with two strikers and says they tried to go with a counter-attacking game plan, but his side weren’t able to execute it.

He told the Tele: “We knew with the team I have available that this was the best way to set up, and we put ourselves in control with the early goal and I knew the wing-backs were going to get on the ball and get crosses into the box, and I wanted two strikers in the box to finish them off.

“Unfortunately some of our crossing wasn’t good enough on Saturday. We had some chances to get the ball into the strikers better.

“But to lose two goals from individual mistakes from corners was what cost us, as I don’t think they had many shots on target apart from that.

“It’s a cup game and we knew it was going to be frantic, and the way we set up we wanted to get chances on the counter attack.

“But maybe we don’t have the pace in the team and lack that quality and creativity in the final third to finish them off, and that’s something I’ll be trying to do in the transfer window to try and change that.”