ON-target Ayr United striker Aarron Drinan voiced his disappointment at the Honest Men crashing out of the William Hill Scottish Cup, despite the player hitting the target for the first time.

But he feels the players have plenty to be positive about in the 2-1 defeat against St Johnstone, playing 64 minutes with 10 men following the dismissal of defender Aaron Muirhead midway through the first half.

The Irishman, on loan from Ipswich Town said: “To concede a goal so quickly after we scored, then have the red card and straight away concede another goal was so disappointing. It was a good move for the goal. But we can keep our heads held high after playing so long with 10 men. Conditions were very difficult in the second half.”

United player/boss Mark Kerr said: “I feel that the sending off pretty much killed the game as it could have been a really good Scottish Cup tie. The second booking was really close to the first. It was unfortunate that their first goal was deflected in by Aaron.”

We played some really football early on and had some chances.”

United on Saturday host Greenock Morton, a side they defeated at Somerset Park in the season opener.

Kerr said:”We can put that game to be now as it’s a one-off. Morton have been on a good run so it will be difficult but we are looking to win.”