Culter co-manager Andy Gibson was disappointed with the exit of his team from the Emirates Scottish Junior Cup but conceded it will now allow Culter to focus on the Superleague.
Culter twice took the lead in the fourth round clash with Ardrossan Winton Rovers but were pegged back and eventually lost 3-2.
Gibson said: “We are all disappointed with the result. We played well in the first half and went 1-0 up with a good goal, Michael Taylor crossed for Ryan Stott to score at the back post with a header.
“We then lost a goal from a corner but responded well and went ahead when Michael Taylor again set up Ryan Stott who finished well with a left foot shot.
“Unfortunately we again we lost a goal from a corner. It was disappointing that we didn’t learn from the first goal.
“Going in at 2-2 we still had a good chance but in the second half Ardrossan were the better team.
“We had a couple of chances but just didn’t really get going.”
Gibson must now get his team prepared for a trip to Stoneywood’s Polo Park on Saturday in the Superleague.
Culter currently sit seventh in the league but have only played nine fixtures due to the adverse weather and cup commitments.
Stoneywood are below Culter in the table but Gibson is sure they will provide a tough test.
He said: “At least we can now get on with league games, we are at Stoneywood on Saturday and know we will have a tough game as they have won their last two matches..