Beith Juniors have praised their fans after the club won the ‘Donate a Ticket’ Scottish Cup.

The online tournament sees fans of clubs compete against each other to see who can sell the most tickets.

The idea behind ‘Donate a Ticket’ was to help lower league clubs who have suffered financially as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The tournament allowed fans to buy a £5 ticket which they might have paid anyway had the matches gone ahead.

Beith saw off challenges from Sauchie Juniors, Cambuslang Rangers, Newtongrange Star and SPFL side Raith Rovers on their route to the final where they beat Tranent Juniors 969-865 with the Mighty raising £4,845 to claim Scottish Cup success.

Club secretary, Chris Irving, said: “We are surprised to win it given some of the big clubs that were competing.

“We are delighted to win it and we are totally overwhelmed with the money raised and it has shown how much our fans are behind us during these difficult times so we must thank them.

“The money means a lot as we have not had a source of income since March with no matches.”

The club hopes to use the money for renovation work at Bellsdale.