KILWINNING Rangers boss David Gormley was delighted to see his side come through their Friday night fixture with Cambuslang Rangers in a professional manner.

He wasn’t quite waxing lyrical as he was after last weekend’s triumph over Tranent, though he had plenty of other positives to focus on.

Gormley admitted the game was “stuffy to start with” and there was very little in the way of chances - with Cambuslang enjoying the better of these.

Though it was the Buffs who would take the lead, and never look back from there.

Just after the half hour mark, the home side worked a nice short corner, which Mark Miller whipped into the back post, where Keiren Wood climbed highest to header home.

One was quickly two only minutes later, when a Ben Lewis cross was only cleared as far as Dylan Mackin, who kept up his fine form, making no mistake from eight yards out.

There was no more scoring in the match, though Gormley was far from disheartened by this.

He told the Times: “It was a bit of a professional, routine performance as such.

“It was a bit stuffy to start with, but once we got the goal I thought we were always the team in command.

“Even before the goal I thought we were in command, but we had to get the goal to kick us on.

“Then we got it, and we got the other one so quick, it was good.

“Second half just petered out, but at the end of the day I’m just happy we got a clean sheet and we got a win.”

The clean sheet was the Buffs’ first of the season, and was delivered by unconventional centre back pairing Kevin Nicol and Mark Millar - both midfielders by trade.

The pair also started Kilwinning’s impressive win over Tranent, and Gormley said the pair “have the jersey” and it shows how they can “utilise their squad”.

The match was only their fourth of the season, despite us nearing October, leaving the Buffs in a lightly false position of eleventh in the league.

“It is the sign of a team on a good cup run,” Gormley commented, “Obviously, it’s all about getting the points now, and slowly climbing the league.

“We know what it’s like, just having that mental toughness.”