KILWINNING Rangers have been turfed out of the Ardagh Glass League Cup for registration offences.

But they bounced back in style on Saturday, hammering Clydebank 4-2 at Abbey Park in a Premier Division match.

Buffs beat Irvine Vics on penalties in last Wednesday's quarter-final following a 2-2 draw. But that result is now null and void and Vics have been re-instated and host Auchinleck Talbot in the semi-finals tonight (Wednesday).

Abbey Park chairman Colin Boyd confirmed on Saturday: "On Wednesday we played trialist players in a cup quarter final, this was against the rules and we've been disqualified from the Ardagh Glass Cup, unfortunately there's no appeal process, this is genuinely down to committee positions constantly changing and lack of knowledge of the rules. For the next while I'll be acting as Chairman/Secretary to offer some consistency and a point for contact for the SJFA, I'm as gutted as everyone."

Strain was encouraged with the weekend win and said: "We have started well with eight goals in two games."

Meanwhile Vics manager Stevie Wilson welcomes the challenge for his on-form side.

He said: "We look forward to it. Talbot are obviously a very good side but I will tell the players to got out and enjoy the game and you never know we could even spring an upset."