DISAPPOINTED Girvan FC boss Peter Leonard insists his team will learn lessons after suffering a second league defeat.

They went down 2-1 at home to Kilbirnie Ladeside, after holding them to a 0-0 draw at Valefield Park earlier in the season.

The loss came a week after they had racked up their first Premier Division win, defeating Hurlford United 1-0 at Hamilton Park.

Leonard said: "It was a disappointing result for us and it was unfortunate to concede two goals in such quick succession in the first half.

"Darren Mitchell pulled a goal back for us but Paul Cameron missed a good chance which could have brought us right back into the match. We had quite a lot of the ball but gave away possession and that didn't help as Kilbirnie are a good counter-attack team. That's the way they play. Their manager Budgie McGhie has them set up well and Jon Scullion is a really good player They have done well with five wins."

However Leonard remains upbeat as his team take a break with the rest of the league, owing to the Quadrangular Internationals taking place in Glasgow.

They train on Monday Wednesday but will no be in action until a week on Saturday when they head to Holm Park to face Clydebank.

He said: "They beat us last season up there. But we have shown we can win in this league and must look to take the three points.

"We are then at home to East Kilbride Thistle in the Scottish Cup the week after that and hopefully we can progress to the third round. That's also an important match for us."