DIRRANS Athletic midfielder Gordon Inglis announced his retirement from the game after suffering a cruciate ligament injury in Saturday's 5-2 win against West Kilbride in the James Scott Cup quarter-final.

The former Troon player. who has scored 10 goals this season, landed awkwardly after going up for a challenge six minutes from time.

He was stretchered off and needed treatment in hospital, but still shrugged of his pain and headed along to the club's sportsman's dinner at Taylors Hotel later that night.

Manager Jason Stewart said: "That's him finished with football. Unfortunately he's already done this on the other knee so he's had enough. But we wish him well. He has been a good servant. It's his first season with us and he's made a big impression. He's a great player and will be missed at the club."

Back to the action and West Kilbride started the better side and took the lead after 20 minutes Dirrans struggled to get into the game as the visitors pinned them back.

Kilbride were 2-0 ahead on the half hour.

Dirrans changed formation slightly and a minute after the break was 2-1 when Calvin Smith set up John Pirie to slot home. Five minutes later it was all-square after great work from Pirie who setting up Ross Mcmanus to finish well.

Ross Stewart then made a great save to keep it level. Dirrans pressed and were looking for the winner and Pirie scored again.

Then Pirie beat the off side trap to go one on with goalie who brought him down for a penalty. He dusted himself down and got his hat-trick.

Gavin Hynard bagged number five in the final minute. It was a great second half performance from the hosts.