By Calum McCrindle and Ben Banks

Aaron Drinan says he’s happy to open his Ayr United account- but the Ipswich loanee admits a cup exit is hard to take.

The Irishman opened the scoring for Ayr in Scottish Cup action but St Johnstone eventually beat the Honest Men 2-1. An Aaron Muirhead red card changed the game and the Perthshire Saints took control.

Ipswich man Drinan has opened his Ayr account. (Photo By Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

It was another promising display for Drinan who has started well since arriving from Ipswich. He thinks his first goal at Somerset was coming as he discusses Ayr’s cup exit.

“I think the first 20 minutes or so we battered them, didn’t give them a minute of rest,” said Drinan. “We topped off our good play with a goal but to concede a goal so soon after that, then a red card and another goal, was disappointing.

“It’s always a relief for a striker to get that first goal under the belt. I felt it was coming the way I’ve been playing the first three games so it was good to get on the scoresheet.

Happy with a goal. (Photo By Matt Browne/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

“We can keep our heads held high that we did what we could with ten men. It was a good team goal and I took it well. We thought once we got that first goal we could push on and get another.

“But I thought we maybe sat off a small bit once we got that goal when maybe we should stayed on the front foot.”

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