MORTON boss David Hopkin admits his players have to get their act together after ‘three mistakes’ cost his side against Ayr United.

Ton’s unbeaten run at home came to an end after the Honest Men secured a 3-2 win at Cappielow on Tuesday night.

The Ton boss believes some refereeing decisions went against his side but refused to point the finger at the officials.

He told the Tele: “I thought it was a great game of football.

“In the first half it was two evenly matched teams going at each other.

“Some of the decisions made by the referee I was left baffled by.

“I even think when Cameron Salkeld scored in the first half, he was onside – when the ball came back to him the centre half was playing him onside.

“We can’t kid ourselves, we gave three poor goals away.

“We played against a good side and we limited them to very little except three mistakes and that’s what cost us the game.

“The longer it stayed at 2-2 the more both teams will have settled for a point and then we give a really sloppy goal away and then we have to try and change things again.

“We had to try and change things and we brought Aidan Nesbitt, Billy King and John Sutton on.

“I thought we might have got something from the game, and we had a couple of half chances.

“We could’ve had a penalty at the end because when you grab somebody in the box and they go down, that’s generally what’s given.

“But I need to be careful what I say.

“The decisions made were poor, but the referee didn’t cost us the game — we cost ourselves.”

Despite the mistakes, Hopkin was proud of the effort shown by his troops as they played their second of three games in the space of six days.

But the Ton manager was dismayed that his side’s unbeaten home record came to an end as they prepare for a tough test away to Dundee at Dens Park tonight.

He added: “My players gave me everything, but it was three really poor goals from our point of view.

“We had a fantastic home record until Tuesday night and I feel as if Ayr have come here and stole three points in a way.

“The first one was a straight ball through my defence, the second one was when Luke McCowan was allowed to take three touches of the ball 25 yards out and he gets a free shot and for the third they get a bit of luck when it ricochets off of their player into the net.

“I am proud of the players.

“We’ll be back in to prepare for a tough game against Dundee tomorrow.”