DETERMINED goal hero Craig Moore and skipper Ross Docherty hope Ayr United’s night’s 1-0 home win against Dundee United on Friday night will prove a major turning point in their fortunes. The Honest Men had been winless in six games, including the shock William Hill Scottish Cup loss against Auchinleck Talbot six days earlier. But they turned on the style in front of 2,232 fans in testing conditions. Striker Moore said: “Getting back to winning ways was most important, and from a personal point of view it was nice to get a goal. Hopefully we have now got over that mid-season blip. “When things go against us we just have to work hard. I have not played as many minutes as I would have wanted, but the boys have been brilliant, so you need to wait and bide your time. “I have played the last couple of games, probably not been at it the way I wanted to but again, when you are not playing you well you need the game time as well. “We’ve not been winning so teams around us could have opened a gap. Hopefully that’s the luck turning our way again.” Docherty was in no doubt of the importance of victory. He said: “That was a huge win for us as we needed a reaction off the back of some poor results. It’s massive. The conditions suited the way we play and the early goal helped, then you’re in control. “It was massive having Lawrence Shankland coming back off the bench. “If anyone had said to us last January we would be up at the top of the league we would have laughed. Now we’ve got there and done the hard work me must stay there. We have a game in hand to Inverness, who beat us earlier in the season. “Anyone who goes on a we run of games is going to do well.” Boss Ian McCall said: “We deserved to win, it was a horrible night for football. When we were into the wind we looked more threatening than Dundee United and I feel we fully deserved to win. “Declan McDaid did well but Ross Docherty was terrific - he was head and shoulders above everyone else. There was a great team and that’s what won us the game. “We have half a team injured but the aim is to stay close until we have allthe players back. Lawrence Shankland (who returned on Friday night) should be ok for Tuesday, we have another four or five and hopefully they will be back fairly quickly