Forfar Athletic gaffer Dick Campbell said clinical finishing was the difference as his side fell to a 2-1 defeat at home to Greenock Morton.
Morton converted two of just a few clear-cut chances while the Loons saw several opportunities wasted due to poor efforts.
And Dick said the ruthless instinct of Ton striker Peter McDonald won the visitors the points.
Campbell said: “If we’d been 4-0 up at half time it would have been fair. Four times we’ve got the goalie to beat just in front of us, Foxy, Danny, Swankie. Then they score a goal and it’s a silly goal. My players said it’s offside. It doesn’t matter.
“Second half we have a lot of possession and a lot of the ball in their box. But credit to Morton, the boy McDonald has made a living out of scoring goals from half chances and he just buries it.
“We’ve had more than enough chances to win the game, there’s no doubt about that. Unfortunately Morton did take their chances, I think they’ve had three good chances in the game and they’ve scored two.
“That was the difference. We got beat by quality players.”
Jim Duffy was delighted to see the visitors take all three points, admitting he felt they’d struggle to take even a point before McDonald’s superb winner.
Duffy said: “At 1-1 Forfar’s got the wind and the momentum, at that stage we thought it would be difficult to get the point against one of the best sides in the division. So overall, I’m delighted.”