REALISTIC Girvan FC boss Peter Leonard admitted Highland League cracks Brora Rangers were a "class above" his side after they sent them crashing out of the William Hill Scottish Cup

The Highland hosts won the first round tie 5-0 on Saturday, ending the Hamilton Park team's interest in the showpiece competition for this season.

However Leonard was unhappy about the penalty award which was converted to put the home side 1-0 up although does not dispute his side endured a difficult afternoon.

He said: "We were competing well at 0-0 but they were given a very soft penalty. Their player tripped, stumbled then fell. Andy Hunter was adjudged to have fouled him but there was no contact, they scored and that changed the game.

However Leonard admitted his side were outclassed overall and said: "They are a very good side with some excellent pro's and Andy Greig, who scored their second and third goals was playing with Inverness Caley Thistle a few seasons ago. There's no doubt they are a class above us. We will learn from the defeat."

Super First Division champions Girvan go back to basics on Saturday when they welcome Hurlford United to Hamilton Park in the Super Premier Division, lookign to bounce back after suffering back-to-back defeats for the first time this season.

Leonard said: "We drew our opening three league games and then lost to Kilwinning. Hurlford are a decent side but we are at home and looking for our first win. Hopefully we can do it."

Defenders John Frame and Steven O'Donnell should return from injury for the game as Girvan aim to return to winning ways.