Match ends, Ayr United 0, Morton 0.
Leaders Ayr United held on for a draw against Morton despite playing the last half-hour with 10 men.
United striker Craig Moore was given a straight red card for kicking out at Gregor Buchanan after being fouled by the Ton defender.
The visitors went on to hit the post through Gary Oliver before Buchanan's late header was cleared off the line by Michael Moffat.
Ayr's lead at the top of the Championship increased to five points.
But Ross County and Dundee United, who are chasing them, still have a game in hand over the Somerset Park side.
Ayr United manager Ian McCall: "We're content with a point given the way the second half panned out. The first half was pretty even and we were really poor.
"We started the second half well and then Craig Moore was daft and let his team-mates down. But his team-mates rallied round and made sure it wasn't too costly."
Morton manager Jonatan Johansson: "I'm very happy with the performance all game and we created enough both ion the first half and the second half to score that winning goal. A point and a clean sheet here is very good.
"Jim McAlister's very important to the team as a captain and a player. His passing was good and he was getting into the box as well which is what I want him to do."
- 6GegganSubstituted forHarvieat 79'minutes
- 5RoseBooked at 13mins
- 11McDaidSubstituted forForrestat 90+1'minutes
- 4KerrBooked at 85mins
- 17ShanklandSubstituted forMoffatat 81'minutes
- 9MooreBooked at 62mins
- 4BuchananBooked at 61mins
- 6TelferSubstituted forMacLeanat 70'minutes
- William Collum
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Ayr United 0, Morton 0.
Attempt saved. Gregor Buchanan (Morton) header from very close range is saved in the bottom left corner.
Corner, Morton. Conceded by Liam Smith.
Substitution, Ayr United. Alan Forrest replaces Declan McDaid.
Declan McDaid (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jack Iredale (Morton).
Mark Kerr (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Mark Kerr (Ayr United).
Bob McHugh (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Ross MacLean (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Foul by Robbie Crawford (Ayr United).
Gary Oliver (Morton) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Substitution, Ayr United. Michael Moffat replaces Lawrence Shankland.
Substitution, Ayr United. Daniel Harvie replaces Andrew Geggan.
(Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Gary Oliver (Morton).
Corner, Morton. Conceded by Steven Bell.
Attempt blocked. Michael Tidser (Morton) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt blocked. Declan McDaid (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.