Ayr United interim manager Jim Duffy applauded his side’s disciplined performance as they beat Hamilton 2-0.

The Honest Men went into the Championship match at New Douglas Park off the back of a 3-0 midweek over Rangers B in the Challenge Cup.

It was a much changed side for the Hamilton clash as Duffy looked to make it three wins from three since he took over the reigns on an interim basis from David Hopkin a fortnight ago.

It took until the second half for the first goal of the game, Andy Murdoch sliding the ball across the goal for new signing Steven Bradley, who scored the opener from close range.

Bradley turned from scorer to provider for the second as he split the hosts defence with a clinical pass and picked out Tomi Adeloye who stormed forward and directed a low finish into the back of the net.

Speaking to the Advertiser, Duffy said: “I thought it was a really disciplined performance at the weekend.

“In the first half we had to contain Hamilton to a certain extent.

“In the second half we grew into the game and we were very strong in the latter stages of the match and getting the two goals was terrific.”

As well as praising the teams performance Duffy was quick to commend Hibernian loanee Bradley.

“Bradley is a young player who has came into the club to get experience as part of his development.

“But from our point of view he is a talented player, so the more skilful players you can have on the pitch expressing themselves the better.”

Next up for the Honest Men is the hosting of Greenock Morton on Saturday, with Duffy saying he should still be in the dugout for the fixture.

He added: “I have had no update from last week, there is no change to the plans at the moment but it is down to the chairman and the board as they make the choices in terms of who is in charge.

“At this moment in time until I am told differently then I will continue to enjoy it and we will prepare for the Morton match.”