Kilwinning Rangers manager Chris Strain says his side did not stick to the game plan as they lost 2-0 to Hurlford at the weekend.

The away side started the game on the front foot at Buffs Park and took the lead inside 10 minutes.

Jack Whittaker blasted in from a narrow angle at the back post to give the Ford an early lead.

Whittaker then popped up again before the break to power in from 25 yards to double Hurlford’s advantage.

The Buffs’ misery was compounded in the second half as Calvin Kemp and Tony Coutts were shown red cards meaning the injury-hit side will be without the pair for this weekend’s game against Benburb.

Strain says too many of his players were not at it in the defeat as they played into Hurlford’s hands.

He said:”We were poor at the weekend.

“Too many players not at it and we played into Hurlford’s barrel in the first half in regards to over playing in areas we should not have been.

“We had a game plan that we never actually executed.

“We never really laid a glove on them and found ourselves 2-0 down, so it was really disappointing.”