Kilbirnie Ladeside co-manager Thomas Molloy says his side should not have blown their lead, as they lost 4-3 to Caledonian Braves.

The Blasties went into the break level at Valefield Park at 1-1 thanks to Daniel Bamford’s header.

However, in the second half, they pushed on to go 3-1 up in the third round South Challenge Cup tie, thanks a second from Bamford and a goal from Paul Murphy.

But the away side rallied and took the game to extra time, via goals from Marc Kelly and Scott Forrester before grabbing a winner in the additional period to progress.

Speaking to the Herald, Molloy said: “At 3-1 up, we were comfortable and if anyone was going to go on and get another goal it was ourselves.

“We can moan about refereeing decision all day but firstly, we should not be conceding four goals at home.

“Secondly, we should not be blowing a lead like that in any game.

“So, we are out of the cup against a team that I will be honest and say there was not much between us if anything.

“But I am still not happy about it to be honest, it has been eating away at me all weekend about the style and manner we went out the competition.”