Glenafton Athletic manager Mick McCann praised his team’s character as they fought back from 3-1 down to draw 3-3 with Kilwinning Rangers at the weekend.

The Glens went 1-0 up in the first half at Buffs Park, Mark Gilmour grabbing the opener, before Buffs Kieran Wood headed in to level before the break.

Immediately after the restart the hosts took the lead through another header, this time through the head of Jordan Stuart, before Ally McColm. doubled their advantage.

Glens then grabbed a goal back, with David Blyth’s cross-cum-shot deceiving Kilwinning keeper Jamie Barclay and ending up in the back of the net. Glens then scored a dramatic equaliser late on via the penalty spot, Leon Murphy sending Barclay the wrong way to secure a point.

Speaking to the Chronicle, McCann said: “We have been trying to build a bit of character and resilience in the players over the recent games.

“I have said to them we are not far away, we have played some decent stuff so far, but we have had a tough schedule and we are playing all the top teams.

“I think going down 3-1 maybe a few weeks back, the heads would have gone down, but at the weekend there was a big difference and we kept going.

“We could have even nicked the three points at the end of the game, as we had a couple of clear chances.”

Ahead of their next game the Glens have announced another addition to their new look squad for their first ever season of senior football.

Former Ayr United midfielder Aaron Miller arrives at the Glens with the club stating they fought with several other Premier Division clubs to get his signature.

It is a tough potential debut for the new signing as the glens face Clydebank midweek, with McCann saying he is expecting a tough game at Loch Park against another top side.

He said: “It is another game where we are playing an established side and Gordon Moffat has them playing well at the moment.

“But we will look to put our stamp on the game and see where it takes us.”