Cumnock manager Brian McGinty says his side must put a stop to losing ‘poor goals’ as they were beaten 4-1 by Glenafton Athletic at the weekend.

The Nock went into the match looking to get back to winning ways after two successive defeats, with Cumnock shipping a total of six goals between their defeat to Maryhill and their loss to Pollok.

However, it did not get much better in the derby match at Townhead Park as goals from Olly Rowe, Jamie McKernon, Sam McKee and Craig Pettigrew sent them to their third defeat in a row.

Speaking to the Chronicle, McGinty said: “I think what went wrong was the same as the past few weeks, and that is really poor goals that we have lost.

“I do not think there is any excuses about personnel or what, as I think Glenafton were missing a few as well.

“We need the Winter break now to work on a few things because the mistakes we are making – whether it is individual errors or as a collective – are just not good enough for this level. We need to stop making them.

“I need to come up with a system that will make us harder to beat because at the moment we are far too easy to beat.”