It was another weekend where plenty of Ayrshire's non-league football sides were in action.

Whether it was league or cup competitions, there was plenty of entertainment across the county on Saturday, November 11.

Cup competitions are reaching their latter stages, and leagues are taking shape, as we enter a busy, and important, Christmas period for all Ayrshire sides.

Scottish Junior Cup

The final third round ties of the competition took place this Saturday, to complete our last 16 line up.

It was a mixed bag of results for Ayrshire sides who now make up a quarter of the sides remaining in the cup competition.

One of the clubs who earned their spot in the fourth round this weekend was Largs Thistle, who won a thrilling away tie against Gartcairn 3-2.

In a rollercoaster match, which both ties led at various stages, goals from William Sewell, Scott Adam and Darryl Duffy were enough to secure a win for Stuart Davidson's men - and a match up at home to Lochee United in the next round.

Elsewhere, Hurlford United found their way into the last 16 under much more straightforward circumstances.

The East Ayrshire outfit made a trip north to face Hermes look easy, winning the match 8-0 and earning a tie at home to Caledonian Locomotives in the next round.

The two Ayrshire winners this weekend join Darvel - who will host Larkhall Thistle - and Auchinleck Talbot - who will travel to Vale of Leven - in the fourth round.

Though not every Ayrshire side was so successful this weekend - with some having their cup hopes dashed this weekend.

After causing the upset of the last round, knocking out Pollok, Dalry Thistle were unable to reach those same heights this time around as a trip away to Dundee Downfield result in a 1-0 loss.

While Irvine Meadow faced a shorter trip - to face Johnstone Burgh - but met the same fate as they missed out in a 3-1 loss away to the West of Scotland Football League (WoSFL) First Division outfit.

WoSFL Premier Division

As we begin to look at league action once again, it was a thrilling week in the top league of the west - where every team in action got on the scoresheet this weekend.

As Glenafton travelled to face Benburb, the East Ayrshire outfit earned a point after falling behind only 15 minutes into the match.

Scott McLean's goal in the final ten minutes of the match was enough to ensure the points were shared.

The points were also shared over at Clydebank, where the table topping Bankies played out a thrilling 2-2 draw with Darvel.

Tony McInally's side led twice through Reegan Aitken and Jordan Moore but were pegged back on both occasions as Gordon Moffat's side made sure it was a point a piece at Holm Park.

Fans were not disappointed in what would have been considered the game of the day over at Townhead Park as Cumnock Juniors hosted fierce rivals Auchinleck Talbot.

It was the visitors who secured the points with a 3-1 win on Saturday.

Michael Wardrope put Talbot ahead before Robbie Buchanan levelled - but it wasn't enough as further goals from Connor Boyd and Ross Smith securing the win - and Cumnock's misery compounded by a second half red card for Greg Ferry.

Troon travelled to face Kirkintilloch Rob Roy this weekend, and lead early through a Kyle Gilroy strike.

Dale Burgess saved a penalty for the visitors who lead until 81 minutes before the home side turned the tie on its head to produce a 2-1 win from the jaws of defeat.

The final match of the weekend was a simply thrilling tie as Beith Juniors travelled to face Pollok.

The reigning champions Beith took a remarkable 4-0 lead thanks to goals from Ciaran Diver and Conner McGlinchey as well as a double from Kian Burns - despite a first half red card for Robbie Scullion.

However, they were then made to work to secure all three points as the home side pulled the game back to 4-3 - though Chris Strain's side managed to hold out for victory at Newlandsfield.

WoSFL First Division

Into the division below and two other North Ayrshire sides were also involved in seven-goal thrillers.

Over in Kilwinning 4-3 was the scoreline as Kilwinning Rangers defeated St Roch's at home.

The Buffs were behind at half time but ultimately came out on top with a goal in the last ten minutes to win the game where Graham Boyd, Mark Lamont, Cammy MacNair and Gavin Millar got the goals.

Though a seven goal game away to Ashfield was not so fruitful for Kilbirnie Ladeside - as they lost 5-2 with only goal difference now keeping them outside of the relegation zone.

Meanwhile Maybole's downturn in form from some early season highs continued this weekend as they were picked apart at home by Petershill who ran out 4-0 winners in South Ayrshire.

Though they still remain in a far better position than their South Ayrshire counterparts Whitletts Victoria.

The side returned to New Voluntary Park for league action this weekend, though lost 3-0 on their return home against Thorniewood United - meaning the home side remain winless this season and cemented to the bottom of the table.

WoSFL Second Division

Things are looking a bit more positive in the league below, with Ardrossan Winton Rovers leading the way.

The North Ayrshire side built up a seven point lead this weekend thanks to a comfortable 4-1 win over St Anthony's at Winton Park this weekend.

Though their fellow Ayrshire sides did not quite fair so well this Saturday.

Bonnyton Thistle fell to defeat at home to Glasgow Perthshire with the away side leaving Ayrshire with all three points after a 4-2 win.

Muirkirk Juniors picked up at least a point this weekend though, after playing out a 2-2 draw with Caledonian Locomotives.

The draw keeps pushing the East Ayrshire side into the top half of what is an incredibly tight league.

A draw was also the result for Craigmark Burntonians this weekend - who shared the points with Wishaw following their second 0-0 draw in as many weeks.

WoSFL Third Division

Into the Third Division and we have one of the tightest leagues you are likely to see anywhere in the country.

As we near the halfway stage of the season, six points separate third and 13th - so all points gained are vital.

So it was a great weekend for Ardeer Thistle who defeated resurgent Kello Rovers 1-0 in a tight game in North Ayrshire on Saturday.

Girvan picked up what was probably the result of the weekend, as they handed Belshill Athletic a first defeat of the season.

The South Ayrshire side won a thrilling tie at home to the table toppers 4-3.

Though this weekend was not as fruitful for Irvine Victoria who lost 4-1 away to Glasgow United.

The result sees the home side leapfrog Irvine Victoria into the league's final promotion spot.

WoSFL Fourth Division

Into the regions bottom league and many may remember that Saltcoats Victoria were handed a 10-1 defeat least weekend.

Though the Seasiders put that well and truly in the past this weekend, picking up their second win of the season as they defeated Easterhouse 4-0 at Campbell Park and drew level on points with their opponents.

Elsewhere in North Ayrshire and Eglinton FC failed to build on a positive result last weekend as they were defeated 2-1 at home to Royal Albert.

While Lugar Boswell Thistle also failed to pick up any points this weekend as second place St Peter's put a dent in their promotion hopes rounding off the action in Ayrshire this weekend.