IN PICTURES: Football: Rothesay Brandane 0, Elderslie Amateurs 4

Rothesay Brandane’s difficult start to the 2013-14 campaign continued on Saturday with a comprehensive defeat at home to Elderslie Amateurs in the first round of the West of Scotland Cup.

The Danes’ ranks were boosted by the return to the defence of Neil Whitelaw - but the veteran’s day got off to the worst possible start when he headed a Colin Kincaid cross into his own net with barely 30 seconds on the clock.

Rothesay Brandane's Matthew Leitch closes down an Elderslie defender during the island side's 4-0 defeat at home to Elderslie Amateurs in the first round of the West of Scotland Cup on Saturday, September 20, 2014.

Rothesay Brandane's Matthew Leitch closes down an Elderslie defender during the island side's 4-0 defeat at home to Elderslie Amateurs in the first round of the West of Scotland Cup on Saturday, September 20, 2014.

Michael McLelland doubled Elderslie’s advantage eight minutes before the break with a 25-yard beauty, and the Brandanes’ misery was completed when they conceded two more goals in two minutes early in the second half, David Turner and Donnie Barbour the scorers.

Turner’s day ended prematurely when he was shown a straight red card for a two-footed tackle four minutes from the end, but that was the only sour note for the Renfrewshire side against a Brandanes team still suffering from a lack of experience and regular match action.