KILWINNING Rangers will be playing their football in the First Division of the West of Scotland Football League (WoSFL) next season.

It comes as they were defeated 4-2 away to Troon FC this evening, Wednesday May 10, officially relegating the Buffs.

The result left them in the third and final relegation spot in the WoSFL Premier Division - four points adrift of Arthurlie with only one match remaining.

Chris Aitken's side went into tonight's match knowing that a win was a must - with Arthurlie holding a goal difference 13 goals better than them.

It was the same position the side were in at the weekend - as they pulled off an impressive 1-0 win against one of the league's form sides in Largs Thistle.

However tonight's match began in the worst possible fashion when Sam McCloskey notched Troon ahead on five minutes.

Kilwinning then missed a chance to draw level when they were awarded a penalty however the spot kick was blasted over the bar.

McCloskey then added his, and Troon's, second just before half time and the writing appeared to be on the wall for the Buffs.

However, Kilwinning were not going down without a fight, and came out in the second half showing they were not content to just accept their fate.

Within the first ten minutes of the second half Keiren Wood and Gavin Millar had clawed the Buffs level and it was game on.

Though it was to end in heartbreak as with five minutes left Troon were awarded a penalty, Mark Millar was dismissed for concedind the penalty, and the spot kick was duly converted by Dean Fulton.

And with Kilwinning chasing the game, Sam Jamieson added another to put the game beyond doubt.

It means the Buffs final league match away to Petershill on Saturday will have a somber feel - with both sides already relegated.

Their relegation is a culmination of what has been a turbulent season for Kilwinning - who would have had their sights set at the opposite end of the table after a fifth place finish the last season and after this season began with a 3-1 win over Irvine Meadow back in July of last year.

Though picking up only six wins since, despite a mid-season change in management after the club parted company with David Gormley, has resigned the Buffs to playing in tier seven of Scottish football next season.