Cumnock Juniors boss Tony McInally says he was thrilled his cobbled together nock side managed to overcome St Cadoc’s 3-2 in a pre-season friendly at Townhead Park.

Greg Ferry opened the scoring for the Nock in the first half before they were pegged back after the break.

A double from Callan Veitch gave the hosts a comfortable lead before a late consolation from St Cadoc’s, with the result meaning Nock’s unbeaten preseason continues.

McInally said: “It is early in preseason but I am delighted with the result because we had six players injured going into the game.

“I had to patch together a team by promoting a couple of the Under 20’s into the match day squad.

“We deservedly went ahead and I thought we were the better team in the first half.

“They started well in the second half and equalised early, but we took the game away from them, Veitch scored two very good goals.

“Overall, we could have been better in our play at times but that will come when we get more players back from injury and we get fitter as a unit. “

Two new signings made an appearance during the win at the weekend after being announced by the club last week.

Nathan Baird returns to Cumnock on a permanent deal having previously been on loan from Ayr United.

Nock also secured the signature of another defender from the Scottish Championship, with Liam Douglas arriving from Queen of the South.

McInally says he was impressed with the two defender’s versatility as they both played in midfield during the St Cadoc’s win.

He said: “Baird played on the right-hand side and Douglas played in the centre. They were both excellent,.

“Douglas was very assured in the middle of the park and Baird got an assist for one of the goals.”

The game was the first-time fans were back at Townhead for over a year.

McInally said; “It was fantastic to have them back in, they have been really supportive of us and our aim is to give them a team that they can be proud of. “