CUMNOCK picked up their first points of the season with a late 1-0 win against Pollok, much to the delight of manager John McKeown.

The Cumnock gaffer watched on as Adam Forsyth scored the only goal with 10 minutes to go at Townhead Park.

Nock moved up to seventh place in the Super League Premier Division, level with both Auchinleck Talbot and Glenafton Athletic.

After a disappointing opening defeat the previous weekend, the Cumnock boss was pleased his side came out on top in the end-to-end match.

McKeown told the Chronicle: “It was a big improvement from the Kilwinning game last Saturday. We looked a lot more organised against a good Pollok side and we took our chance when we got it.”

Cumnock have a free weekend this week as their game against Girvan has been postponed due to the Seasiders’ participation in the Scottish Cup.

McKeown is looking forward to the break. He added: “We’ve got nothing official planned for this weekend. We’ll play a bounce game within ourselves, probably with the under 17s, on Thursday night to keep everyone ticking over.

“It gives us a chance to go and watch some games on Saturday. Well take in some of the teams we’re coming up against soon like Rob Roy and Hurlford so we can do our homework.”

On September 9, Nock face a Rob Roy side that evoked a furious reaction from Auchinleck Talbot boss Tommy Sloan however, McKeown distanced himself from that match.

He said: “I’ve not come across the play-acting and I’m not going to be drawn into it. All I know is that they are a good team. We beat them in the West last season and they beat us in the league.

“Rob Roy are a really good side. They were one of the better teams in the league last season and were fighting for the title right up to the end.

“They are very hard to beat and their strikers are dangerous.”