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DEFEAT in the Scottish Cup is not the end of the world for Girvan, says club chairman Tam McCreadie, who now wants his side to climb up the league toward the promotion places starting at Glenafton on Saturday.

The Seasiders fell to a disappointing defeat to East of Scotland side Vale of Leithen last weekend to end their interest in this season’s Scottish Cup, but the defeat will allow them to focus on climbing back up the First Division table.

And the club are aiming to get back to winning ways on Saturday against second-placed Glenafton on Saturday. McCreadie said: “It’s disappointing to be out the cup as we have done well in the competition the last couple of seasons.

“But the league is our priority and we can now concentrate fully on that. We’ve a tough game on Saturday at Glenafton and we need to get back up the table and winning games. Two or three wins on the spin can see you shoot right up the table as this league is so tight.” McCreadie is hopeful that, now the full squad is slowly coming together, results will turn in their favour. He continued: “We’ve had a few injuries and other players missing for a number of reasons but, hopefully, that will settle down now.

“Brian [manager McLuckie] will have to make some decisions shortly with regards to the squad as it probably will be too big when everybody is fit and available. We may have to let a couple go, but we’ll see.”

Saturday’s game kicks off at 2pm at Loch Park and McCreadie added: “It will be very difficult to get the win up there. We wouldn’t be too down if we get a point on Saturday.”