Cumnock manager Brian McGinty praised his side’s character as they fought back to beat Kilbirnie Ladeside 2-1 on Saturday.

The Nock went into the match looking to end their winless run but they faced an uphill struggle when a first half own goal gave the Blasties the advantage at the interval.

But the hosts rallied and second half strikes from Jordan Moore and Callan Veitch secured their first home league win since early October.

McGinty told the Chronicle: “In the second half, I thought the players were excellent. They were brave to get on the ball and go and play, which is very difficult in the situation we’re in and getting beaten again.

“I think it showed a lot of character to keep playing through from the back.

“That second half performance I was really pleased with and I thought we were well deserving of the win over the 90 minutes.

“We just want to put that sort of performance in for the majority of the game, and if we can do that we’ll win more games than we lose.

“But I think the most important thing was the result – we’ll worry about performances once we get a few results under our belt.”