ECSTATIC Girvan FC boss Ian Patterson praised his team as they pulled of an historic victory at Hamilton Park on Saturday.

They hammered Taysiders Dundee Violet 7-1 in a fourth round tie which took them into the last 16 of the national competition for the first time in their history.

Patterson has totally revamped the team since coming in earlier this year and feels the efforts are now yielding results.

He said: "The key was the players, we have played well the last couple of weeks and it has been coming together well. We dominated the game from the 10th minute onwards and played some really good football."

The boss will not get too carried away by his team's progress in the national event and added: "In a cup you never know how far you can go, we will just enjoy the next game and see what happens.

"We would like a home tie and will hopefully have another good crowd like Saturday."

He firmly believes the team are going in the right direction and commented: "The team is coming together well and the players now have an understanding of how we want to play.

"We are looking to build on the back of the last couple of results and move up the league, which is our main priority for the season."

Saturday sees the Seasiders play Darvel away in the McBookie Championship.