ANTON McElhone says he hopes Morton can turn positive performances into victories again after seeing his side hit by a late sucker punch against Alloa.

The Ton manager believes they deserved to come away from Recreation Park with all three points after Markus Fjortoft’s first professional goal was cancelled out by the Wasps' late equaliser.

McElhone says that his players can build on the performance as they look to get back to winning ways in the Scottish Cup when they welcome Dunfermline to Cappielow on Saturday.

He told the Tele: “It’s disappointing to have only come away with a draw from the game. The players were gutted.

“We didn’t train as much as we’d have wanted last week with various things going on but to get a point and get a result keeps the wheels in motion as we continue to get results.

“We’ve kept our momentum going, despite only drawing.

“It’s four games unbeaten which is good and at the end of the day we’ve had two away games on the bounce.

“I thought we were remarkable on Saturday because we were the dominant team.

"That is something you maybe don’t expect when you come and play Alloa, who you could say have sometimes dominated us.

“We’ve got a young team here who are still gelling together.

“We keep being positive as we’ve got a lot of games coming up in a short space of time.

“We’ve had players come in on Saturday who maybe haven’t been in the fold for a while who’ve performed well, so a big well done to them.”

McElhone praised goalscorer Fjortoft for his second-half header and believes that he can kick on from another solid performance in the heart of defence in the absence of Brian McLean.

He did, however, urge his side to take their chances after Aidan Nesbitt and Kalvin Orsi should have put his side out of sight.

He said: “Markus deserved his goal, it was a great header from him.

“When the gaffer was here previously he could’ve had a handful with the chances he had from set-pieces and we’ve brought him back in at the weekend and told him to go and get his goal.

“He’s done what he does best - attacking the ball in the air - and hopefully he can kick on from here.

“Aidan has had two great chances at the back post and Kalvin had three or four great chances to put some daylight between us.

"But on another day they go in.

“We’ve had possession, we were comfortable and, on top of not being able to train as much with the weather like everyone else, it’s a positive point."