KYLE JACOBS could hardly be described as prolific. The Morton full-back had scored just one league goal prior to Saturday’s heroics at Cappielow where he bagged a double to add to Dunfermline’s misery.

The East End Park side have now gone five games without a win to leave them level with Morton on points. But where Dunfermline are on the slide, Morton’s recent form has elevated them away from danger.

Partick Thistle’s defeat on Saturday means they are now three points better off than Ian McCall’s side, and Morton’s unlikely goal-scoring hero is optimistic about sustaining their run.

“I don’t think I have ever scored more than one goal in a game in my whole career! To score two was a good feeling and I am delighted,” said Jacobs, whose two headers were either side of a Jim McAlister aerial effort after Euan Murray had opened the scoring for the visitors. Kevin Nisbet then whipped in a sumptuous free-kick with the last kick of the ball.

Jacobs continued: “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. They are a passing team so it worked more in our favour.

“We have nine points from 12 which is good. It is building momentum and building confidence.”

Morton now prepare for cup action against St Johnstone on Saturday.

“In the last two games we have managed to get wins and they have been big wins so it is about going into the cup game with no pressure and seeing what happens,” Jacobs said.

Dunfermline have now slipped down to fifth.

Manager Stevie Crawford said: “People say that winning becomes a habit but losing can be hard to break out of as well.”