GOALSCORER Andy Geggan berated his side for "ridiculous" defending as Ayr United drew 3-3 at home to title rivals Ross County.

But he could still take positives from the result as the Honest Men stayed a point clear of the Highlanders with a game in hand.

They now have two away games in succession, taking on Dunfermline Athletic on Saturday and Queen of the South seven days later.

The midfielder, in his second spell at Somerset Park, said afterwards: "The first half was better for us as the weather was not as bad and the weather just changed in the second half. The defending for the last two goals was just ridiculous. But it least we took a point and we are still top."

Asked about his goal which put United 3-1 ahead before the break he said: "I don't know what happened. I remember heading it and the goalie dropped it. I just hit it first time. The referee was going to blow for a penalty before I put it in. Possibly with the weather it was a good point."

He denied that three straight draws could prove costly for the team in their title bid and added: "We are a bunch of really confident boys and the spirit is brilliant in there. That does not really bother us or phase us. We are still top of the league."

Now he is relishing a trip to East End Park to face former side Dunfermline Athletic on Saturday and said: "I'm looking forward to that one and am quietly confident. We then play Queen of the South away and we owe them one after the last time down there. If we can get through this with good results then you never know what can happen."

Boss Ian McCall said: "The first half was a real game of football but we played really well. To e fair to Ross County they went long ball in the second half and there's nothing wrong with that and they thoroughly deserved a draw - albeit the best chance in the whole second half was Liam Smith's from two yards.

"We dug in a wee bit, we changed the formation a bit because the long balls were causing us a problem but the change in the weather was tough. We are still top although the boys are disappointed in there."