Johnstone Burgh suffered their first defeat in more than two months as they made a shock exit from the South Challenge Cup on Saturday.

Jamie McKim’s men were hot favourites in the fifth round match against Threave Rovers, who are two divisions below them in the West of Scotland Football League pyramid.

However, Dylan Cairnie whipped a free-kick past Harry Broun to put the away side in charge at Keanie Park.

The response from Burgh was swift as Stuart McCann latched on to a ball over the top and coolly beat the Threave goalkeeper.

It looked like the home team would go on to claim victory but, with 15 minutes left, Cairnie found the net from a free-kick for a second time, which turned out to be the winner.

Burgh will now shift their focus to a Scottish Junior Cup quarter-final with Premier Division title challengers St Cadoc’s this Saturday.

Kick-off at Keanie Park is at 2pm.