JUBILANT Ardrossan Winton Rovers boss Stevie Wilson lavished praise on his team as they came out on top in a thrilling Friday night football clash.

Winton defeated Lesmahagow in a penalty shootout following an enthralling 2-2 draw in a West of Scotland Cup First Round tie.

Their reward is a home tie with Premiership strugglers Troon in January next year. The win was sweet revenge for Winton’s defeat at home to the Lanarkshire team earlier in the season.

Wilson said: “The lights are not the greatest but we are working on them. I’m over the moon with the result and the boys’ performance

Apart from a 10 to 15 minute spell we were the better team. Peter Haggarty scored a good goal and has been excellent since he came in.

I don’t think the referee knew Stuart Hannah had been booked or he wouldn’t have given him a second yellow. We looked dangerous and exciting to watch. Fraser Smith scored the penalty winner and has done well to come back from an ankle injury.” Looking ahead he said: “It’s a big league game at home to Lanark and we must look to win. The Troon game will be a test, we will give it a go.”

Beith boss Johnny Millar was impressed with his team’s showing as they beat Darvel 3-2 away.

He said: “We dominated the match and I feel 3-2 flattered them. It should be a good game against Pollok, we’re on a good run.” Beith on Monday night defeated Cambuslang Rangers 7-2 in a friendly at Meadowside Park. Kenny McLean netted four goals and Ross McKenzie a hat-trick.