FRUSTRATED Kilwinning Rangers striker Mark Curragh hit out after his "goal" was disallowed in the 2-1 defeat away to former club Troon.

The decision was made in 75 minutes with the score deadlocked at 1-1.

He said: "I don't think we deserved to win the game, my goal was never offside, no chance. That can ruin games but in saying that we still deserved to lose the game as we conceded two goals 20 minutes into the second half by not switching on. We had been hoping to keep the momentum going."

Buffs boss Chris Strain was very unhappy that his side switched off midway through the second half and is demanding better. But he also felt Curragh's striker should have stood.

He said: "For 20 minutes of the second half we didn't turn up and Troon were 2-0 up. I'm bitterly disappointed. Apart from that it was quite an even game We can't afford to take 20 minutes off the game.

"Another refereeing decision cost us, it was a clear goal from Mark Curragh. The ball hit their defender and went forward, it was bamboozling.

"It will be difficult at Renfrew next week, they are fighting for their lives. Hopefully we approach it in a better manner."