Glenafton Athletic manager Mick McCann praised the reaction of his side to get back into the game after being pegged back, as they beat Cumnock 4-1 at the weekend.

Both sides went into the derby match looking for a win to kick-start a consistent run of form and push up the West of Scotland Football League Premier Division table.

It was the away side who struck first however at Townhead Park, taking the lead midway through the first half.

The hosts did grab an equaliser after the break, with Kyle McAusland volleying in off the post to bring them level.

However, the Glens rallied and, in the end, ran out comfortable winners at Townhead, with three second period goals.

Speaking to the Chronicle, McCann said: “We have taken the lead in quite a lot of games this season and then went onto lose goals and then ultimately the match.

“But I felt the reaction to losing the goal was excellent from the players.

“We dominated the first half I would say and limited Cumnock to a few chances.

“In the second half, McAusland scored a wonder goal which was a bit of a blow.

“But as I say the reaction was great, the players kept at it, stuck to the game plan and ultimately we got the goals we needed.”

McCann is well versed in clashes with the Nock as a former Glens and Auchinleck Talbot striker during his playing days.

But now as a gaffer he was delighted to mastermind his own big win at Townhead and improve his side’s league position before the winter break.

McCann said: “It felt great to get the win and it is always good to going to Townhead for these derby matches.

“But it is always better when you get a victory and turn them over.

“However, I think in the situation we are at the moment from the league point of view there was extra onus on the game for us.

“The uncertainty about the league maybe stopping after phase one means we have to make sure we get points on the board before the first phase ends against Beith.”