Rhu Amateurs thanked supporters as they faced a daunting challenge in their Scottish Amateur Cup fifth round tie at the weekend.

The team lost 3-0 away to Greig Park Rangers at Bayview Stadium, home of East Fife FC.

The game kicked off in surroundings fitting a big game and Rhu struggled to contain GPR.

The home side had came flying out of the blocks and within three minutes took the lead against hesitant defending.

That only fed GPR confidence and it was soon 3-0 with a quick-fire double as their impressive front line took over the game.

Rhu calmed the waves with some top goalkeeping from new signing Kyle Baird.

And by the end of the first half, they managed two opportunities to close the deficit, but weren't quite able.

A club spokesman said: "The Rhu management recently welcome Craig Stratton back into fold and along with Alan Campbell.

"They delivered a few home truths and changed a few things tactically and the away side came out the blocks in the second half but found the home side in no mood to concede.

"Chances were few and far between for both sides. Rhu created a few decent opportunities as did GPR but there was to be no further scoring in this match and it petered out with a 3-0 victory for the home side who progress into the last 16.

"Although we are all extremely disappointed with exiting the national trophy the boys have shown in those journey that we can compete at this level and that the work that’s happening off the park is beginning to bare fruit.

"We have a young hungry squad and the potential is there for them to go as far they want.

"A massive thank you to John Fraser for generously footing the bill for our coach, the supporters who filled the bus and made the trip with us and all the many messages of support from the whole town. It’s brought us all together."