Chris Strain said it was a “good end to an indifferent week” as Kilwinning Rangers got their first league win of the season away at Darvel.

The Buffs went into the match on the back of two consecutive defeats having lost their league opener to Blantyre Victoria before crashing out of the SoccerShop Challenge Cup midweek to Sauchie Juniors. However, Alex McWaters’ first-half strike which deflected off Jamie Whyte ensured that the Buffs would finish the week on a high with a 1-0 win away at Darvel in the Premier Division of the West of Scotland Football League.

Buffs boss Chris Strain told the Herald: “It was a good team performance and we thoroughly deserved the three-points.

“We played well in most aspects so we were delighted to get the win. It was a good end to an indifferent week.

“It’s very early in the season but it’s important to get the three-points. You don’t want to fall nine points behind anyone at any stage of the season.

“I did not think we played badly in the cup but people look at the result and think we should have won that game and there is no doubt about that as we had big chances and dominated the match.

“The players were under pressure on Saturday and they could have sunk into their shell but they rose to the challenge and won the game.”

Elsewhere, Beith beat Beburb 5-0 to continue their unbeaten start.