Ayr manager Ian McCall was surprised Falkirk lined up so defensively against his side.
But the boss admitted he understood exactly why Ray McKinnon had done what he did - because he has to gather as many points as he can before January.
MATCH REPORT: Falkirk 0 Ayr United 1
McCall reckons the Bairns have improved, but their pitch hasn't.
HOW IT HAPPENED: Falkirk v Ayr Live Blog
Ray McKinnon just rued his side's misfortune at playing so well against the league leaders twice in a week and only having one point to show for it.