OPTIMISTIC Girvan FC caretaker boss Lawrie Dinwoodie hopes Saturday's much-needed win helps give them a boost in their bid to beat the drop.

The Hamilton Park Premier Division strugglers snapped a lengthy winless run by defeating Central League team St Anthony's 3-2 in the New Coin Holdings West of Scotland Cup second round.

They now welcome lower league Lugar Boswell Thistle for an Ayrshire Weekly Press Cup first round tie on Saturday before resuming the tough struggle to retain their top-flight status.

Dinwoodie was encouraged with the result and said: "I wouldn't say that was the best we have played by any means. But it was a hard-fought victory and any kind of win gives you confidence. We look forward to the Lugar game and hopefully we can get through at home."

The manager, however is more focused on the run-in to the end of the Super Premier Division campaign.

He said: "The priority is definitely the league and we have some testing games before the end of the season. The guys did do so well to win the title last season and we don't want that to count for nothing. We still have to play Beith at home and away, Kirkintilloch Rob Roy twice, Cumnock, Pollok and Hurlford, so there's no doubt it's going to be a tough run-in.

"But we will just have to try and pick up as many points as we can and take the games one at a time. We picked up a lot of points earlier in the season so hopefully we can start doing that again now. We want to stay up."