GLENAFTON Athletic have been handed an arduous journey in the draw for the second round of the Scottish Cup.

A comfortable 4-0 win over Threave Rovers ensured Glens’ safe passage through to the next stage where they will play Deveronvale at Princess Royal Park.

The New Cumnock side face a nine-hour return trip of more than 460 miles as they head north to Aberdeenshire to take on the Highland League outfit on October 14.

Banff-based Vale currently sit 12th in the Highland League after 10 games and came through the first round with a 3-1 home win over Hawick Royal Albert.

Aberdeenshire has previously been a happy hunting ground for Cumnock and Doon Valley sides in the Scottish Cup with Auchinleck Talbot recording a win and a draw against Lossiemouth and Huntly, knocking the latter out after a replay.

Glens boss Craig McEwan’s dreams of a home tie were swiftly shattered by the draw just an hour after the full time whistle.

McEwan said: “I’d have been quite happy to take a home tie. Anybody at home gives us a chance.

“The target that I’ve set is that we want to try and go as far in the competition as possible.

“We’ve scored 16 goals in three games but, do you know what? I would have taken 1-0 in all three games if I’m honest just to get into the hat.

“It shows we are very good at going forward and we’ve only conceded one in the three games as well which has been great. We are under no illusions.

“Where we want to be and what we want to get out of the Scottish Cup this year is probably tougher games to come and that is no disrespect to anybody we’ve played.

“I feel these players deserve a chance at going and playing against a senior side and go and test ourselves.”

Strikes from Joe Andrew and Dale Moore followed on from a first half double by Mick McCann and the striker has been enjoying the cup run which has seen Glens scoring for fun.

McCann said: “This is obviously the first time the Glens have been in the senior Scottish Cup and everything seems to be going well for us.

“I don’t know if it’s the draws we are getting or whatever. It helps when you get home ties as well but the goals are banging in.

“To be fair we’ve had a good start to the season in the league as well so it’s looking good.

“We finished strongly by winning the Junior Cup and the league last season and we’ve just carried on with that so we have.”

McCann was impressed by the way he and his teammates rose to the challenge to see themselves comfortably through to the second round.

He added: “I thought, first half, we dominated pretty much from the first whistle. Second half, we were slack in the first 15 minutes and they got back into it a wee bit.

“We actually scored the third against the run of play and it killed the game.

“We finished up a bit stronger at the end but it was a good performance.”