IT WAS heartbreak for Ayrshire's amateur football sides representing the county in the Scottish Cup quarter-finals this weekend.

Both Annbank United and Glenburn Miners Welfare faced fixtures in the last eight of the competition on Saturday, March 30, as they looked to edge closer to a place in the showpiece final at Hampden Park.

Though it wasn't to be for the Premier League sides as both club's came crashing out of the competition.

Annbank United hosted Greater Glasgow side Garrowhill Thistle at New Peebles Park in what proved to be an incredibly tight affair.

In what was a hard fought encounter, a single goal was all which decided the match.

Though the goal went in favour of the visitors who picked up a 1-0 victory to progress into the semi-finals.

While Glenburn faced an equally tight match as they travelled to face Lothian and Edinburgh side Sandy's AFC who had already dispatched of fellow Ayrshire side's New Farm Loch and Mauchline United in this season's competition.

They added another Ayrshire side to that list on Saturday as they picked up a 3-1 victory over the Prestwick based outfit to progress into the final four.

Ayr Advertiser: Glenburn MW became the third Ayrshire side to fall at the hands of Sandy's AFC.Glenburn MW became the third Ayrshire side to fall at the hands of Sandy's AFC. (Image: Glenburn MW)

Jordan Lusk had given the visitors the lead in the match, though three quick-fire goals from their opponents flipped the match before half-time.

Glenburn continued to battle in the second 45 though were unable to find another goal and ultimately crashed out of the competition.

The results brought to an end the hopes of finding an Ayrshire winner of the competition for the first time since 2018 when Shortlees brought the trophy home.