Auchinleck Talbot manager Tommy Sloan says he was gutted his side missed out on all three points against Pollok in their 3-3 draw at the weekend.

The game was billed to be the match of the weekend in the West of Scotland Football League Premier Division as table topping Talbot took on their nearest challengers at Newlandsfield.

It was a match that certainly lived up to the hype, as Bot found themselves 2-0 down early on in the first half.

Adam Forde punished Andy Leishman’s failed punch to put the hosts ahead before Ryan McGregor scored the rebound of his missed penalty. Pollok then went down to 10 men as Evan Horne was shown a second yellow and Bot made the advantage count to level before the break via a Jamie Glasgow double.

Lok then took the lead again after the break via another McGregor penalty, but again they lost another player when David Brownlie was shown a straight red for bad language.

Not long after they were down to eight players, Forde seeing red for an elbow on Craig McCracken.

It looked as if Bot would be walking away from the encounter pointless as the clock ticked down but a last gasp equaliser from Graham Wilson gave them a point.

Speaking to the Chronicle this week, Sloan said: “They have finished the game with eight players on the pitch, so obviously we are disappointed not to pick up the three points.

“We lost a freak goal for the first one, it was a mistake from Leishman, which only happens once in a blue moon.

“Their second goal was a penalty, which everyone was astonished over.

“There were three penalties in the game and I do not think any of them were really penalties, they were really poor decisions.

“So I do not feel like we really gave away any goals to be honest with the nature of all the ones we conceded.

The manager added: “It was a strange game but we managed to get a point out of it, so it is not the worst result and if we look at the the league table it keeps us up the top of it.”