Lugar Boswell Thistle manager George Wallace hailed the world-class goal from substitute Sean Robertson that sealed the Jaggy Bunnets’ place in round two of the Scottish Junior Cup – and revealed the seeds were sown while the pair were on holiday.

Robertson’s strike secured a 3-2 win over Forfar United at Rosebank Park on Saturday – and a tie against West of Scotland Premier Division side Arthurlie.

Wallace told the Chronicle: “I actually went on holiday with Sean and we spoke about it.

“I told him he is doing all the right things and that it will come if he just keeps on working.

“I knew something like this was coming and as he was celebrating I was shouting ‘I told you, I told you’.

“Hopefully now he kicks on and gives me a selection headache as I have four strikers here and it’s getting to a point where I’m thinking who I have to leave out as all of them are starting quality.”

Wallace, who took over the Lugar managerial hotseat in the summer, said he was thrilled to get his first victory in the competition under his belt.

“It was really good to get my first cup win as a junior manager,” he said. “It’s not just me and the coaching staff but we have nearly a whole new team so it was really good to get the season off to a good start with a cup win.

“We’re not expected to win it but it would be nice to go on a bit of a cup run and test ourselves against a big team.

“The team were happy with the result – though I wasn’t too happy because we conceded two sloppy goals.”

Looking ahead to the second round tie, to be played on September 24, Wallace said: “Arthurlie are a tough team, obviously they are a few divisions above us.

“We will be going to watch them on Friday [when the Barrhead side travel to Darvel] and do our homework on their team but we won’t only focus on them.

“We have loads of boys who really should be playing at a higher level. We have a lot of players who will be capable of causing them problems so we can take the time to focus on how we play and not just the opposition.”

“We will be good to go.”