Kilwinning Rangers manager Chris Strain says he is thrilled they returned to winning ways as they picked up a 1-0 win over Clydebank at the weekend.

Ahead of the game at Holm Park the Buffs were winless in two games, with their last victory being the 7-0 rout over Ardrossan Winton Rovers in the South Challenge Cup.

Since that game they had lost 2-1 to Pollok at Newlandsfield, with a late winner from Chris Duff sealing the victory for the hosts.

Two weeks ago they were victims of a cup upset when they crashed out of the Strathclyde Demolition Cup.

After drawing 1-1 in regulation time at Buffs Park, the hosts then went onto lose 4-5 on penalties to St Cadoc’s.

So, the odds were stacked against them going into the Premier Division clash with the Bankies only having lost two games so far this season in the league.

But the Buffs proved their worth, as a second half back post tap-in from Calvin Kemp saw them pick up the three points.

Speaking to the Times, Strain said: “It was a great win for us at the weekend.

“A lot of the players’ circumstances made it difficult for us to get a starting 11 out on the park.

“But the ones involved were great in the game and showed a lot of character to get the win, so I am delighted.”

It was a big win for the Buffs as they took points off a fellow top end challenger in the Bankies.

Despite it being a big win over a top side Strain says he is more interested in consistency than big game plaudits.

He said:”Three points against Clydebank is the same as three points against Benburb next weekend.

“I do not tend to look at who we are beating, I am more interested in gaining momentum and consistency at this moment in time.

“We have had a difficult period with lots of injuries, no different to any other teams, but maintaining consistency during that is very difficult.”

He continued: “It is about showing character and getting consistency in results to get close to the league leaders.”