GUTTED Talbot boss Tommy Sloan admitted his side weren’t “quite good enough” to win the league, after the draw at Cumnock.

A solitary point from their final two games allowed Beith to leapfrog the Beechwood Park outfit and steal the title in a dramatic finale.

Auchinleck had led 2-0 after an hour at Townhead Park but two quick-fire goals saw Cumnock earn a point and shatter Talbot’s treble dreams.

After the match, Sloan said: “That’s football for you. I can’t complain much about how we played.

“I thought, especially going to 10 men, we took the game to them, we got through them but couldn’t quite get the last bit in the net at the end.

“I’ve got no complaints. You can think back in the league to things that have went wrong and last minute goals and all that kinda stuff.

“That’s always the case. We’ve not quite been good enough this year and all the best to Beith.”

Despite having the third best defence in the West, Sloan felt mistakes at the back cost his side.

He added: “A couple of individual errors have cost us a wee bit. There was a lot of effort went in there but at the end, a couple of mistakes and Cumnock were there to do their damnedest to stop us winning the league and rightly so.

“I still thought my team actually played some decent stuff and when we got it wide we looked really threatening.

“Shankland and Stephen Wilson on the other side caused problems all day.

“It was just the wee last bit at times that didn’t quite happen for us.”