AUCHINLECK Talbot manager Tommy Sloan has slammed Saturday’s opponents Kirkintilloch Rob Roy after their antics led to Graham Wilson being sent off.

Sloan was furious after several Rabs players feigned injury when up against the striker, resulting in Wilson picking up a second yellow card.

Talbot were 2-0 up and cruising to victory at the time but eventually lost out 4-3 in added on time after Willie Lyle was also sent off.

Ex-Talbot defender Danny Boyle — who went down in the challenge that preceded Wilson’s red card — denied he feigned injury in the incident.

Sloan, however, was unimpressed and told the Chronicle: “Their players were feigning injury and they went down holding their face every time they challenged Graham.

“The one that got him sent off shouldn’t even have been a card. They have a lot of that type at Rob Roy. We were 2-0 up at the time and playing well.

“They handled it that way, by feigning injury, rather than trying to compete.”

The defeat leaves Talbot down in eighth place in the Super League Premier Division and Talbot now face a Hurlford United side that also lost their first league match at Beechwood Park this weekend.

The Ford were beaten 1-0 by Beith at Blair Park and Sloan expects a difficult encounter for his men.

“Hurlford also lost their first league game so they will be like us and not wanting to start with two defeats. It’s always a tough game against Hurlford.

“They have been one of the top sides in the last few years but they had a bit of a blip last season.

“They are a strong, physical side and good from set pieces. It’s always hard against Hurlford but we’ll be up for it but we need to focus on the Girvan match first and try and get a win there,” he added.