Cumnock manager Brian McGinty bemoaned his side’s slackness after a dominant first half display as they lost 2-1 to Kirkintilloch Rob Roy at the weekend.

The Nock were looking to build on their 3-1 win over Rossvale a fortnight ago and pick up back to back wins to push up the West of Scotland Football League Premier Division table.

And they made the perfect start at Townhead, taking the lead early on in the first half via Jordan Moore’s tidy finish.

However, despite their early dominance, a wonder goal from Craig Truesdale saw Rob Roy level before the break.

In the second half, the away side then went onto grab a late winner through Robbie Leighton to move within two points of 12th placed Cumnock in the table.

Speaking to the Chronicle, McGinty said: “I thought it was a game of two halves.

“We dominated the first half, we were in real control and Rob Roy did not cause us any problems at all.

“But then we had a moment of slackness, which saw us give the ball away in the middle of the park, and Truesdale scores a wonder strike from 40 yards.

“We came out in the second half and had a really poor start in the opening ten minutes.

“That gave Rob Roy the impetus to go get a a foothold in the game and from there we did not get much better after that.

“So, it was a really good first half performance and a poor second half showing.

“But the slackness killed us in the first half because I think if we went in one up it would have been a different game in the second half.”

Next up for the Nock is a trip to take on a Troon side only a few points above them in the table.

McGinty is keen to close the gap on the Seasiders this weekend with a win.

He said: “Troon are only a few points above us so we need to close the gap on them.

“We need to drag them a bit further into the battle that we are all in at the bottom.

“It is big game, as they are every week, the players need to understand that for every game now.”