OVERJOYED Kilbirnie Ladeside boss Budgie McGhie saluted his "gutsy" side as they stunned derby rivals Beith to shatter their dream start to the season.

He hailed the 3-2 triumph as his "most satisfying" since taking charge in the summer.

Beith had gone into the game with five straight wins.

Former Clydebank manager Budgie, who has totally revamped the side believes his team were worthy winners against a Beith team who have been installed as one of the title favourites after easily defeating Auchinleck Talbot earlier in the season.

The boss was delighted with his team's performance against their Garnock Valley foes and said: "I would say we were spirited and gutsy in the match and we defended really well. "Beith are a very good side and I would say anyone who finishes above them will win the league. We defended well and our goalie Ciaran Hughes made some saves but I feel we played some good football.

"We have won at Pollok and beaten Clydebank but this is probably the most satisfying win because Beith have been going so well."

Ladeside on Saturday head to Hamilton Park to face Girvan, who chalked up their first victory on Saturday, defeating Hurlford United 1-0.

But Budgie is taking nothing for granted and said: "Peter Leonard's teams are always very well organised so we expect a difficult game."

Beith will have to re-group after what was their first real slip as they head to Townhead Park to face Cumnock.

Ardrossan Winton Rovers manager Bryan Slavin admitted he was happy to take a point at home to Dalry Thistle, after they played around 50 minutes with 10 men.

He said: "In the circumstances we did well to battle back and get a point after Andy Irvine was sent off. To be honest he was on a yellow card and it was a silly challenge to make. I have warned the players we have to keep our discipline and they know that."

Winton on Saturday head to New Pebble Park to face Annbank United and Slavin added: "They are a bit up and down, they have had some good results but we have to go there and win."

Thistle manager Gavin Friels said his team were denied a clear cut penalty in the game at Winton Park.

He said: "Adam Lawrie was brought down in the box with 10 minutes to go when we were 1-0 up. It was a stonewall penalty. But we have made a good start to the season. We aim to beat Lugar at home on Saturday."

Dalry will hold a minute's silence before the game in memory of former Dalry Rovers player Cameron Russell, who died in a tragic accident in August.