DOUBLE hero Carlo Monti has praised his Kilwinning Rangers side's "character" for helping dig out a result in a testing match.

They drew 2-2 at home to champions Beith in a Premiership match at Abbey Park.

Monti said: "Beith are the champions for a reason but to go 2-0 down so early on is sloppy on our part. But we showed a bit of character and dug in and got the goals back. We were unlucky as we pressed on to try and get a win. A draw was a fair result. We have to match teams and have a will to win. We have ability in the dressing room. The boss was on my case to get higher up the park and we got the goal from that."

They now face Auchinleck Talbot away on Saturday and Monti said: "It's a must-win game if you want to be at the top of the league. It's not an easy place to go. Hopefully we get on the right side of the result."

Boss Chris Strain said: "Because we have had a couple of defeats there is a bit of a lack of confidence there. We just need to get a killer touch and we can start turning these draws into wins. We knocked the ball about really well."

Of Monti he said: "Carlo is class, his two goals are class, great finishes with his left foot."