MORTON boss Anton McElhone believes that his side were well worthy of a point following last night’s thrilling draw against Ayr United.

Aidan Nesbitt’s penalty midway through the first half saw Ton go 1-0 up. But the visitors were pegged back before the break, with Luke McCowan netting after a defensive mishap between Aidan McAdams and Sean McGinty.

McElhone insists that there are plenty of positives to take and believes that the run they are currently on is down to their disciplined performances.

He told the Tele: “It was a really tough game for us, you know that Ayr United have some great quality players all over the park and in particular the final third.

“We’re a bit disappointed to have conceded from a set play but the guys reacted the right way.

“We were disciplined in our shape and we were able to see the game out comfortably.

“We were maybe a bit too deep at times but the aim is to try and be on the front foot more in games and I think that we showed that tonight.

“That was a damn good team that we played against, they’ve given everything as expected - as did we - but it was a welldeserved point for us. “It’s three games unbeaten – but it’s not my run, it’s the team’s run.

“We’ve got the belief that we could go and get a winner, but not only that we looked strong and didn’t look like conceding either.

“It’s a tough place to come, but even though they had the tough game against Hearts, we didn’t have a game to keep that bit of added sharpness there that you wouldn’t get on a training pitch." 

McElhone called for his players to build on their fine form going into the New Year.

He added: “It was a really good point for us in the grand scheme of things.

“It allows us to build on a bit of momentum going into the New Year as well but at the end of the day, we’ve conceded from two set plays in three games.

“That’s a penalty up at Dunfermline and a freekick here tonight.

“We can go and play which is positive but we need to tighten up from those scenarios, there are encouraging signs there.”