THE move to the West of Scotland Football League (WoSFL) technically brought an end to the 'junior' football era in Ayrshire - but for a few weekends each year, that historic time is brought back to life when the sides which retained the SJFA membership compete for the Junior Scottish Cup.

Despite the weather being a touch on the wild side, plenty of fixtures beat the weather across the county - with some dreams of cup glory coming to fruition, and others squashed before the New Year.

Scottish Junior Cup (Second Round)

Holders Cumnock Juniors hosted fierce rivals Auchinleck Talbot.

It is the second time the pair have met in the early stages of the tournament in as many years.

Last time out The Nock won the match, and went on to win the cup for the third time in their history.

But serial winners Auchinleck, who have won 14 junior cups, fancied getting back to their winning ways in this season's competition.

Sam Jamieson put the holders ahead in the match before a Ross Smith double either side of a Michael Wardrope strike put Auchinleck ahead with a bit of breathing space.

Mark McLennan pulling one back made for an interesting end to the match, however Talbot held on to 'Nock' the holders out.

Over in the Three Towns it was a disappointing day for all the sides involved.

The tied lowest scoring game of the day was played in Stevenston, where Ardeer Thistle lost 1-0 to Larkhall Thistle.

A five-goal thriller was played at Winton Park where Ardrossan Winton Rovers faced Dundee Downfield.

Despite twice leading through an own goal and Ryan Wilson, Winton were pegged back each time before the travelling Downfield scored a winner to take home a 3-2 win.

Irvine Victoria would have had dreams of a glamour tie after drawing the winners of Auchinleck Vs Cumnock in the third round of the competition.

But standing in their way was a long trip to face Bridge of Don Thistle - and it was not a pleasant trip.

Dougie MacDuff's men missed their chance of hosting either of the historic sides as they fell 6-1 at the hands of Aberdeen side.

Craigmark had a pair of losses this weekend, first of all their away trip to Culter resulted in a 4-2 loss and cup exit.

In the days after the match their would be another exit - that of their manager Ryan Caddis and his coaching team.

It will have been a tough few days for the Burntonians, though they will be hoping a change of management brings a change of fortunes too.

Beith Juniors had been unbeatable so far this season, though this weekend's trip to play Hermes ended that run.

After a 2-2 draw Chris Strain's side were taken to penalties, with the home side winning 3-1 and sending the WoSFL Premier Division champions packing.

Two sides travelled to face club's from the Lochee area in the cup - with one having a more enjoyable trip than the other.

Irvine Meadow went two behind in their tie against Lochee Harp - but goals from Jordan Boyd, Louis Kerr, Sean Ewart and Euan Baird turned the tide, before the game eventually ended 4-3 to Martin Ferry's men.

Though Maybole, who faced Lochee United, were not as lucky as they conceded three goals.

They lost 3-2 in the match, and faced a long journey home after their cup journey came to an abrupt end.

One other match involved in Ayrshire side in the cup - as WoSFL Fourth Division side Rossvale faced Premier Division Darvel.

The underdogs gave a very strong account of theirselves, but Darvel had too much for Rossvale who eventually lost the match 4-1.

Selected postponed fixtures

Kello Rovers Vs Gartcairn (to be played Saturday, October 14)

Pollok Vs Dalry Thistle (to be played Tuesday, October 17)

Ashfield Vs Largs Thistle (to be played Saturday, November 4)

Greenock Juniors Vs Glenafton Athletic (to be played Saturday, November 4)

Hurlford United Vs Tayport (to be played Saturday, November 4)

Rutherglen Glencairn Vs Troon (to be played Saturday, November 4)

Elsewhere in the WoSFL

Despite the overhaul of cup action, a few league games still took place involving other Ayrshire sides.

Bonnyton Thistle continued in their dip in form in the Second Division, as they were defeated 2-1 at home to Vale of Clyde.

While Muikirk Juniors are looking to head in the other direction after a poor start to the campaign in the same league.

So their 3-2 win away at Glasgow Perthshire this weekend was the perfect way to do exactly that.

One league match could not beat the weather, in the First Division, as Kilbirnie Ladeside's fixture against Thorniewood United was postponed.