Kilwinning Rangers manager Chris Strain says he was pleased with his side’s commanding performance as they beat Irvine Meadow 4-2 to lift the Eglinton Cup.

The two local rivals met at Medda Park at the weekend to contest the now annual pre season cup for the first time.

Goals from Thomas Collins, Ally McColm , David Syme and Gavin Millar helped the buffs to their first piece of silverware of the season.

Speaking to the Herald, Strain said: “It was a bit of silverware in name only it was still a friendly, but we were pleased to get the result.

“It was a good test, competitive game, played in the right manner and a worthwhile exercise for us.

“I did not feel we were under any threat during the match, we were the dominant side throughout the 90 minutes.

“We had a spell ten minutes before half time where they were slightly the better team, but I do not think we were ever holding on.”

Next up for Kilwinning Rangers is their first game of the 2021/22 West of Scotland Football League (WoSFL) Premier Division at home to Troon.

Kilwinning have already faced Troon this pre season beating them 4-0 at Buffs Park last month.

Despite the comprehensive result the last time the two sides met, Strain insists the league opener will be far from a formality.

He added: “It will be a tough game, they will be better prepared. They were slightly behind when they started pre season.”