IT was the end of an era for an Ayrshire amateur football team this week as their long-serving goalkeeper made his final appearance for the club.

Stewarton United's Rab McNaughton played between the sticks for the last time as his team took on Dirrans Athletic in Kilwinning.

Disappointingly for Rab and his team-mates, he was unable to sign off on a winning note, with the match on May 3 ending in a 3-3 draw.

Rab has well and truly written his name in the club's history books during his 15 years with the East Ayrshire side.

He hangs up his gloves having won the Ayrshire Amateur FA divisions one, two, three and four titles with the club as well as the Nancy White Memorial trophy, Donsport trophy, Jimmy Scott Memorial throphy and South Ayrshire Cup.

On a personal level, he won the club's players' player of the year award in 2018/19 and the clubman award that same year.

And Rab's achievements haven't all been between the posts either: he won several top scorer awards during his career after finding the net around 200 times, making him Stewarton's all-time leading goalscorer.

Paying homage to the departing stalwart after his final appearance, Stewarton United said: "Well done on a fantastic career with United Rab.

"Doubt we’ll see the likes again. 15 years, striker, goalie, secretary. LEGEND."

Following the match, Rab was presented with his jersey signed by the squad and committee.