By Calum McCrindle and Ben Banks
Mark Kerr was left less than impressed with how Ayr United lost to Morton 2-1 at Somerset Park.
It started well for the Honest Men and they took the lead through Connor Malley 22 minutes in. Kalvin Orisi leveled things for Morton just seven minutes later though and eventually David Hopkin’s side would punish Kerr’s.
A long ball had the beating of the Ayr defence as Nicky Cadden nipped in to score the eventual winner. It’s a win that moves Morton into sixth, three points off Ayr in fourth.
Kerr has lamented how the second goal was conceded. The player-manager believes that his side simply handed the game to Morton with shoddy defensive work.
“We had a good start and the boys looked as though they were right at it,” said Kerr. “It’s just not good enough defending, it’s one punt up the park. If you don’t win it, don’t lose it.
“We couldn’t pass it through when there was 11 men behind the ball. That’s what they are feeding off and when they are going to counter-attack you, you need to defend the box.
“But we didn’t defend our box. We shouldn’t lose the game. We’ve gave the game to Morton by poor defending.”