DETERMINED Cumnock manager Paul Burns hopes Saturday's welcome win helps end a poor run of form, writes Stewart McConnell.

'Nock defeated Benburb 5-3 to snap a five-game losing streak.

Now they will be hoping to string together some results.

Burns said: "It was a good win for us and the first half is about the best we have played this season. 

"Of course it was pleasing scoring five goals although we had other chances.

"But we must stop conceding silly goals, that's been the problem in recent weeks. I'm hoping we can build on this victory and can push up the league. We had been on a poor run."

Saturday sees 'Nock host a Rossvale side they defeated in the opening Premiership match but this time on Macron Scottish Junior Cup second round business.

The boss said: "Hopefully we can win the tie and get through, it's important to do well in the Scottish Cup. 

"But they will be thinking the same thing as they recently appointed a new manager. We look forward to the game and it's a welcome break from the league."