HUGELY experienced defender Craig Pettigrew has been re-united with Kilwinning Rangers boss Chris Strain more than a decade after playing alongside him at Ayr United.

He was snapped up the Abbey Park side from Auchinleck Talbot last week and made his debut in the 1-0 home win against Kirkintilloch Rob Roy.

Pettigrew (30), who was in his second spell at Talbot after leaving Stranraer, is relishing the challenge and said: "Chris approached me about signing and it was a great opportunity as Kilwinning are a club going places. I remember Chris when we were at Somerset Park and he was an experienced player.

"I won the league, the Scottish Cup and West of Scotland Cup with Auchinleck Talbot and hopefully can challenge for honours with Kilwinning Rangers.

Strain is delighted to have Pettigrew on board and said: "Craig has a wealth of experience. He did well as did our other signing James Latta, but I think there's more to come from them. It wasn't a great performance on Saturday but we got the win.

Looking ahead to the weekend he said: "We look forward to the Arthurlie game and must look to take something from it."

Irvine Victoria boss Stevie Wilson was encouraged with his team's display as they defeated Maybole 3-0 away in a Scottish Junior Cup First Round replay.

He said: "We started strongly, got an early goal but took our foot off the pedal before finishing it off. We have also beaten top teams in the league including Whitletts, Craigmark and Maybole.

Saturday sees them play managerless Muirkirk, who picked up their first win on Saturday at Saltcoats Victoria.

The boss cautioned: "We can't just turn up thinking we are going to win, we must do a professional job and hopefully get the victory."