CUMNOCK kept their discipline to hand Kilbirnie Ladeside a West of Scotland Cup drubbing.

The Townhead Park side ran out 6-0 winners thanks to goals from Paul Burns, Ray Montgomery and braces from Scott Anson and Keiren Wood.

Nock gaffer John McKeown was delighted and says his side earned the handsome victory.

Speaking to the Chronicle, McKeown said: "We were excellent. We started the game the right way and that really set the tone.

"Kilbirnie got a player sent off for a really bad tackle and then one of their players head butted one of our and he got sent off as well. They lost the plot a wee bit and their discipline went completely.

"We kept our discipline and we showed real professionalism.

"It was great to scorer six, but it was equally to pleasing to keep a clean sheet.

"We've scored six and the forwards will take all the credit, but we defensively we were excellent.

"We could have scored a few more, we passed a few really good opportunities. But at the end of the day it was just good to get through to the next round."

The Nock boss is now looking forward to a free weekend for his side.

He said: "We've been playing really well recently but the boys have played a lot of games. It will be good to give them a bit of a rest on Saturday and a wee bit of down time, the first they've had since Christmas."

McKeown will go and scout some of his upcoming opposition on Saturday whilst his team have a free week.