DEFIANT Chris Strain Jnr insists his Kilwinning Rangers team have nothing to fear after racking up one of their biggest wins of the season on Saturday.

Buffs returned from Blair Park with a vital three Premiership points after becoming the first team to defeat the East Ayrshire side on league business.

Goals from David Syme and Marc McKenzie helped secure a 2-0 victory for the Abbey Park side who are now in eighth place, only two points behind joint third teams Beith and Cumnock, who have admittedly played fewer games.

They have recovered following a recent form slump and won two or their last three matches.

Asked how it felt to become the first side to take all three points against 'Ford, Abbey Park manager Strain simply said: "I see it just as three points and it was a good win for us. We played well and took our chances, it was a good performance."

Next up for Buffs is a home clash with bitter rivals Auchinleck Talbot in the Ardagh Group West of Scotland Cup. It's the match of the day and will surely entice a sizeable crowd to Abbey Park.

Strain said: "Auchinleck Talbot have proved they are the best non-league football club in Scotland by beating Cove Rangers in the senior Scottish Cup. That was a great result."

But he added: "We have already had some good results this season, like beating Beith in the Scottish Junior Cup and we will go into the cup tie looking to win it."