Glenafton Athletic have finally had their Premier League status confirmed for next season.

The news comes after the West of Scotland Football League's management committee came to the decision to award them a victory following the abandonment of their game verus Blantye Victoria earlier this month.

Ryan Stevenson's men were 2-0 up in the Loch Park when the referee was left with no choice but to halt proceedings after the visitors - who started the match with only seven men, the minimum required to play a fixture, - were reduced to six when one player went off injured.

With the referee left with no choice but to abandon the match, it left the Glens in limbo about whether league officials woulf award them the victory, or order that the match be replayed.

The club confirmed on Friday night, May 27, that the match result would stand as it was at the time that proceedings were called to a halt, 2-0 to Glenafton.

This saw the New Cumnock side gain three points, and means they have now completed all of their league fixtures.

The result lifts Glenafton to 12th position in the 20-team league, nine places from bottom.

The three points were more than welcome, especially after Saturday's Lowland League playoff defeat for Darvel resulted in the league's bottom seven sides being relegated.

Darvel's defeat at the hands of Tranent saw Benburb as the unfortunate victims of the drop into the new WoSFL Division One.

Glenafton confirmed the decision with a statement on social media.

It said: "Following a West of Scotland Management Committee meeting this evening, we have been awarded the three points from the abandoned match against Blantyre Victoria. The result will stand as a 2-0 victory.

"This outcome and result elevates us above Benburb and Troon and puts us into 12th position in the league, and secures our status as a West of Scotland Premier Division Team for next season.

"This 38 league game season has been one of the most gruelling and challenging in the clubs history, and we would like to thank all our supporters for their continued backing.

"The transformation in the team since the appointments of the management team of Ryan Stevenson, Mark Roberts and Alan Kerr has been remarkable, and we would like to thank all our players and management staff for their efforts throughout the course of season."

This new management team were appointed with only 13 games remaining in the season, and the Glens in a seemingly perilous position.

However, Glenafton picked up 26 points from the 39 available, completing a remarkable "great escape" from the mass relegation from this season's Premier League.

The players will now take a well earned rest until the 2022/23 season begins on July 30.