AN AUCHINLECK Talbot legend has left Beechwood Park - after 13 years at the club.

Goalkeeper Andy Leishman's capture by Premier Division rivals Darvel was announced on Tuesday.

The 34-year-old is the first signing by the Recreation Park club's new manager, Tony McInally.

Leishman has put pen to paper on a deal that will keep him at Talbot's East Ayrshire rivals until June 2025.

It was tough news for Talbot fans, but they wished the club stalwart all the best in his future endeavours.

Many also paid tribute to Leishman for his contribution at a club where he very much felt like part of the furniture.

One supporter said: "I'm not sad, am delighted that Andy Leishman for 13 fantastic years has played with the Talbot.

"What a servant he has been, and it’s been a pleasure to witness some of the unforgettable moments that Big Andra has produced.

"All the best big man and good luck in the future."

To say Leishman has given the fans some unforgettable moments would be a bit of an undestatement.

In his 13 years at Talbot since joining from Lugar Boswell Thistle, he has rarely missed a game.

He produced many memorable, and outstanding, performances - none more so than has imperious performance in Auchinleck's 1-0 loss to Hearts in the Scottish Cup at Tynecastle 11 years ago.

Leishman was the star of the show in that 2012 tie, saving a Fraser Mullen penalty and producing numerous world class saves - only for a single 84th-minute goal to give the victory to a Hearts side who would go on to win the trophy.

He won 27 trophies in his time in Auchinleck, and was rewarded for his services to the club with a testimonial match last year.

And it seems likely that despite his move to an East Ayrshire rival, the former club will forever remain in Talbot folklore.