Kilbirnie Ladeside co-manager Thomas Molloy lamented his side’s spurned chances in front of goal as they lost 2-0 to Hurlford United at the weekend.

Goals from Jack Whittaker and Mickey Wilson saw the Blasties bow out of the West of Scotland Football League Cup at the first round stage.

Speaking to the Herald, Molloy said: “We had chances to go ahead, hit the woodwork and had a couple of other chances across the face of goal.

“But I just felt that in both boxes there was nothing in the game.

“However, they took their chances and we did not, that is why they are in the hat for the next round and we are not.”

Next up for Kilbirnie is a return to league action at the weekend as they take on Clydebank in the Premier Division.

Despite the Bankies’ high standing in the table Molloy insists this is not a ‘free hit’ for his side at Holm Park.

He said: “You are not going to get a much tougher game at our level, but it is a game we need to take something from.

“There is none of this ‘free hit’ stuff just because we are playing a top team.

“The players will be told that as well. It is important as any game, and we are looking forward to it on Saturday.”