THERE were no real upsets in the second round of the Junior Cup on Saturday as defending champions AUCHINLECK TALBOT saw off Forfar West End at Beechwood Park.

Sean McIlroy's brace helped the Bot record an 11th straight win in all competitions.

Elsewhere, CRAIGMARK BURNTONIANS and KELLO ROVERS picked up much needed wins as they also reached the third round.

Rovers saw off East Region side Blairgowrie 2-1 at Nithside Park while Craigmark also picked up a 2-1 win at Bathgate Thistle.

A second win on the bounce from GLENAFTON ATHLETIC saw them see off Cumbernauld United 2-1 with both Ally Park and Kyle McAusland finding the net at Guys Meadow.

MUIRKIRK will need a replay to see of Yoker Athletic after the sides drew 2-2 at Ladywell.

Royal Albert were the only team to get the better of a Cumnock and Doon Valley representative in the second round as LUGAR BOSWELL THISTLE succumbed to a 5-3 defeat.

And CUMNOCK reached the third round without kicking a ball after opponents Coupar Angus were forced to withdraw as they could not raise a team.

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Results - Saturday, September 29

Junior Cup - Second Round

  • Auchinleck Talbot 4-2 Forfar West End
  • Bathgate Thistle 1-2 Craigmark Burntonians
  • Cumbernauld United 1-2 Glenafton Athletic
  • Cumnock w/o Coupar Angus
  • Kello Rovers 2-1 Blairgowrie
  • Muirkirk 2-2 Yoker Athletic
  • Royal Albert 5-3 Lugar Boswell Thistle

Fixtures - Saturday, October 6

Junior Cup - Second Round Replay

  • Yoker Athletic v Muirkirk


  • Auchinleck Talbot v Glenafton Athletic
  • Kirkintilloch Rob Roy v Cumnock


  • Girvan v Craigmark Burntonians
  • Kello Rovers v Arthurlie

League One

  • Lugar Boswell Thistle v Maryhill