MORTON blew a golden chance to climb out of the relegation play-off place today as they drew at home to already-relegated Alloa.

The match had been billed as must-win in Ton's survival fight but in the end they had to come from behind just to get a share of the spoils.

It leaves them having to travel to Arbroath and get a result next Friday night to save themselves.

Gus MacPherson started with two up front as he set his side out to get on the front foot, and they had most of the play in the first half.

But yet again they found it difficult to fashion clear-cut chances - and when they did come along they were passed up.

The best one fell to Aidan Nesbitt, whose left foot shot was turned round the post by Neil Parry.

Robbie Muirhead sent a header flashing wide after Kalvin Orsi fired in a cross from the bye-line and it was goalless at the interval.

The Wasps had barely featured as an attacking force, but they came out after the break and took the lead in the 49th minute when Innes Cameron was somehow allowed a free header from just a couple of yards out off a Steve Hetherington corner.

Markus Fjortoft showed good technique to volley home a 55th minute equaliser after Aidan Nesbitt's corner was flicked on by Brian McLean.

The stage seemed set for a siege on the visitors' goal but it never materialised as Morton's costly lack of attacking edge was exposed yet again.

They go into next week's Gayfield decider one point adrift of their hosts and level on points with Ayr, but with an inferior goal difference.

United will meanwhile make the trip to Inverness - who saw their promotion hopes ended today.