IT WAS a busy weekend of football action in Ayrshire, as sides from the county competed across a number of competitions.

Many sides once again returned to being 'juniors' for the day, with Scottish Junior Cup matches taking place across the country.

While for others, it was a case of business as usual across the West of Scotland Football League (WoSFL) divisions.

Scottish Junior Cup

Due to a number of postponements in the previous rounds, Ayrshire sides were competing across both the second and third round of the historic Scottish Junior Cup.

In a re-arranged second round tie, Largs Thistle faced a stern test on the road as they took on WoSFL First Division side Ashfield.

The match was closely fought and the sides were locked at 1-1 until the final stages when a William Sewell double ensured Largs would face fellow Premier Division side Gartcairn in the third round next week as they ran out 3-1 winners.

Looking at the third round ties that took place over the weekend, serial winners of the competition Auchinleck Talbot ensured that they will continue on in this year's competition.

A tricky tie in Aberdeen away to Bridge of Don Thistle ended 1-1 after 90 minutes which also saw the Ayrshire side reduced to 10 men when Neil Slooves saw red.

Though Talbot remained resilient and took the match all the way to spot kicks where they overcame their opponents 4-2. 

There was an all Ayrshire tie over in New Cumnock as Glenafton Athletic hosted fellow East Ayrshire outfit Darvel FC.

In an incredibly tight affair, a screamer from David Syme was the difference as Darvel ran out 2-1 winners to earn a spot in the next round.

While remaining in East Ayrshire, Hurflord United were playing a re-arranged match against Tayport.

Darren Henderson's men made their way into the third round with ease as they dispatched of their opponents winning 6-0 at Blair Park. They will now travel to face Hermes FC in the third round next week.

Troon FC also faced a re-arranged tie this weekend as they faced last year's finalists Rutherglen Glencairn away from home in the second round.

The traveling Ayrshire side were on the wrong end of a 2-0 score line as their hopes of winning this years Scottish Junior Cup came to an end.

WoSFL Premier Division

Moving back into league action and the tie of the day was taking place at Holm Park where early season pace setters Clydebank faced undefeated Beith Juniors.

And Chris Strain's side tasted defeat for the first time in the league this season as their opponents ran out 3-0 winners.

The result gives the Bankies a seven-point lead at the top of the table, though Beith have four games in hand to overcome the deficit.

It has been all change at Meadow Park in recent weeks as new Irvine Meadow boss Martin Ferry stamps his authority on the North Ayrshire side.

They hosted Cumnock Juniors in the league this weekend, and lead for much of the match before Cumnock levelled to ensure the points were shared in a 1-1 draw.

WoSFL First Division

Into the First Divison and Kilwinning Rangers continued their upturn in form from a poor start to the season as they put another three points on the board.

They won 4-0 as they travelled to face Blantyre Victoria and now sit only five points from the promotion places with games in hand to the sides ahead of them.

At the other end of the table, Kilbirnie Ladeside moved out of the relegation zone after a fantastic win at home to fellow strugglers Renfrew.

A 3-0 win for the Garnock Valley side saw them leapfrog their opponents as they picked up their third win of the season.

Though it wasn't quite a perfect weekend for Ayrshire sides in the division, as Maybole fell to defeat this weekend.

They travelled to face Thorniewood United, who won the match 1-0 in what was a frustrating day for the South Ayrshire outfit.

WoSFL Second Division

For some sides in Ayrshire, goals were hard to come by this weekend as they contested incredibly tight matches.

Craigmark Burntonians played out a 0-0 draw away to Glasgow Perthshire this weekend, with the point a piece doing little to improve either side's league position.

There was only one goal in Kilsyth as Ardrossan Winton Rovers faced Kilsyth Rangers.

Though the solitary goal fell Winton's way, handing Gavin Friels' side a 1-0 win as they held extended their lead to four points at the top of the table.

However, goals were far easier to come by over in East Ayrshire, where Muirkirk Juniors faced Wishaw.

In a seven-goal thriller, it was the Ayrshire side who took all three points with a fantastic 5-2 win.

WoSFL Third Division

Moving into the Third Division and it was a tough week for sides across the area - with wins hard to come by.

In an all-Ayrshire tie Girvan travelled to Stevenston to face Ardeer Thistle and shared the points after an entertaining 2-2 draw.

While Kello Rovers also picked up only a point as they drew 1-1 with Greenock Juniors.

Though after picking up only three points before this weekend, it was a welcome point indeed for Rovers.

Irvine Victoria are chasing promotion from the Third Division this season, so a 3-1 loss at home to Lanark United this weekend was a bit of a setback.

Though Dougie MacDuff's side remain second in the standings despite missing the chance to reduce the gap on top spot.

WoSFL Fourth Division

The final division in the WoSFL saw some of the most exciting action across the county this weekend.

Seven goals were shared as Lugar Boswell Thistle travelled to face Knightswood - with Lugar just edging the match picking up a 4-3 win.

On the other hand, it was a weekend to forget for Saltcoats Victoria who fell to a 10-1 loss at home to a strong East Kilbride Thistle side.

West of Scotland Cup

In the only West of Scotland Cup match to take place this weekend there was joy in Ayrshire as Eglinton FC picked up an impressive win.

They faced league rivals Newmains United in the competition, and progressed after overcoming a 1-0 deficit to win 2-1 away from home.

Strathclyde Demolition Cup

The final run of matches saw one Ayrshire side compete in the Strathclyde demolition cup - which features the WoSFL sides who are yet to obtain a full licence.

In a match which saw Whitletts Victoria return to their former home ground for the first time in 13 years, they just missed out on the perfect homecoming as they suffered a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Drumchapel United.