GLENAFTON Athletic are preparing to make history in the Scottish Cup once again but manager Craig McEwan admit's it could be a tougher task than it looks.

The New Cumnock side face Golspie Sutherland of the North Caledonian League at Loch Park in the second preliminary round of the Scottish Cup tomorrow. The away side, who were the farthest north in the draw, face a mamouth return trip of over 500 miles this weekend.

However, the Glens' squad is down to the bare bones as McEwan battles with injuries and illness after playing 10 games in a mounth.

McEwan said: "We need to take stock after the Hurlford game. Ally is struggling, Cammy Marlow looks like he is going to be out now as well and we've got a few other boys who've taken knocks.

"That was Conor's first 60 minutes in about four months. The boys that have came in have played their part and I'm not going to make any decisions and wait and see where we are."

McEwan will be hoping for a similar performance on Saturday to Glens' 1-0 win over Hurlford United in the Ardagh Glass Sectional League Cup on Wednesday.

The home side dominated the match and missed a host of chances, something they'll have to rectify if they are to progress to the first round.

Of Wednesday's win, McEwan said: "I thought, in the first five minutes, they started the better side but other than that, in the first half, we totally controlled the game.

"We had a good few chances and I said at half time, 'Don't let the fact we've not been clinical enough in front of goal come back to bite us'. Conor [Lynass] and Joe Andrew had a couple of chances and we hit the post as well.

"In the second half, it became a bit harum-scarum at times because we didn't take our chances.

"We were dead on our feet. We've been asking boys to play injured or with the flu but it was probably the best game we could have had after Saturday."

Glens will face a replay of the Junior Cup final as they face rivals Auchinleck Talbot for the right to be crowned Ardagh Glass Sectional League Cup champions next month.

Anticipating the match, McEwan added: "It is Glens and Talbot again but I couldn't care less who we're playing as long as we're in the final and our name is there to contest it anyway. It will be a good occasion and we're looking forward to it."