Muirkirk manager Kevin Muirhead says he was thrilled with his side’s attitude to bounce back after falling behind as they beat Ardrossan Winton Rovers 2-1 at the weekend.

The Kirk went into the Scottish Junior Cup third round tie looking for a break from their league form in Conference A, which saw them winless in three matches.

It was not the best start for the hosts at Burnside Park, as the Winton took the lead in the second half through Jamie McKenna.

However, Muirkirk quickly equalised minutes later via Callum Bryan.

Veteran striker Christian Nadé then scored the winner, with an acrobatic finish, as the Kirk progressed into the fourth round.

Speaking to the Chronicle, Muirhead said: “I felt in the last few games that our attitude, body language and our team spirit when we lose a goal has been poor.

“So, I said to the players when we concede it is about upping the levels, putting pressure on and trying to get back into the game.

“It was a minute and a half later we equalised which shows you our fight and desire.

“I hope it can be a catalyst for our league form.”