By Ben Banks and David Buick
Kyle Jacobs can’t remember the last time he scored in a match- so to get two in the one game was quite the pleasant surprise for the Morton man.
Jacobs was at the double as the Ton beat Dunfermline 3-2. His two headers plus a Jim McAlister effort secured a vital three points for David Hopkin’s side.
Just a couple of weeks ago, a relegation bout was staring Morton in the face. Now they are beginning to look up the way, sitting four points outside the promotion play-off spots.
The Ton’s weekend hero is delighted with the turnaround in recent times as his side recorded their third win in four games.
“I don’t think I have ever scored more than one goal in a game in my whole career,” said Jacobs. “To score two was a good feeling and I’m delighted with it. I think the defenders thought he was going to get the second, and he probably should’ve.
“The last three or four games we have had good results, apart from the Partick game when we were off it. But it was a bit of a learning curve for us and it might have helped us.
“We go into this cup game with St Johnstone with no pressure. We are just taking it game by game which is what we’ve been doing for the last few weeks. If we can keep winning games we will be up there.
“We have nine points from 12 which is good. It is building momentum and building confidence also. At half-time we talked about making them come out and we managed to get a good goal from Jim and kicked on from there.
“We knew it would be tough because it was so windy and rainy but that suits my game so I didn’t mind it. Dunfermline are a passing team so it worked out more in our favour.”