AUCHINLECK Talbot sealed a place in the last 16 of the Sectional League Cup last night.
They defeated Darvel  1-0 away to win Group Three.

Now Tommy Sloan's team host Kello Rovers in the first round of the knockout stages on Monday, August 12.
Beechwood  Park boss Tucker Sloan rotated the squad for Monday night’s game with a host of changes from the Glens game,  but the result was the same with a youthful Talbot line-up recording their second successive win.
The visitors had an early chance when they won a free-kick within a minute. Gordon Pope flighted it into the area where Samson headed it back across goal. It came to Pearson but he dwelt on the ball and the chance was lost.
Hurlford almost took the lead in eight minutes. Whittaker did well to wriggle free down the left and when he crossed it over to Ryan Caddis who headed on target only for Andy Leishman to deny him with a fine reflex save.
Two minutes later Talbot had a half chance when Mark Shankland nodded the ball down to Samson who fired wide from 20 yards.
Leishman was put to the test again in 16 minutes when Ford were awarded a free-kick 25 yards out. Seemingly unaware of the revised laws of the game, the ref allowed Mark McKenzie to encroach on the defensive wall before Ryan Caddis curled a free-kick over the wall that Leishman pushed round his left post.
Mark Shankland whipped over a pacy cross from the right that Samson met in the centre but he couldn’t keep his header down and it flew over the bar.
Talbot’s good spell continued and McKinlay had a chance to put Talbot ahead in 24 minutes. Leishman lifted it down the left where Shankland climbed to head it on. It came to McKinlay inside the area but his low drive was blocked by McDonald. A minute later though Talbot grabbed the opener. McKinlay got free on the left touchline and lifted over a cross that Shankland guided inside McDonald’s left post.
In 29 minutes, good play from the Bot saw Lyle slide the ball into Shankland who released Samson down the right edge of the area. He fizzed a ball across the face of goal but there were no takers in the centre.
A swift counter from Talbot in 35 minutes saw Steven White carry the ball out from the back before releasing it to Samson on the left wing. He slung a cross into the centre where McKillen sclaffed a clearance wide.
Hurlford were nearly caught out again in 39 minutes. This time Shankland started the move, finding Samson on the left, and when his cross came to the back post Lidington did well to block Pearson’s header behind for the corner.
When Shankland’s corner came in, the defence failed to cut it out and it fell to Pope, but unfortunately on his right foot, and he fired over the bar from 12 yards.
In the last action of the half Caddis burst clear down the right of the Bot penalty area then checked back onto his left before drilling a low shot on target that Leishman saved.
Hurlford got out the traps quicker after the break and won a free kick in a dangerous area in the 50th minute after M McKenzie cut in off the left and saw his shot blocked by Lyle’s hand outside the area. Whittaker took the resultant set piece but sent it into orbit; the ball sailing out the park on its way to Crookedholm.
The home side must have thought they were going to draw level in 61 minutes. Whittaker made a good dart in off the left and cracked a low shot on target that Leishman saved well. The rebound came out to Caddis who looked set to burst the net but Leishman made an astonishing recovery to get back to his feet and divert his shot over the bar.
In 64 minutes, Pope lifted a cross into the area that Samson volleyed over the bar.
Talbot doubled their lead in 68 minutes, in part thanks to a defensive mix up from Hurlford. McKinlay hooked a ball on into the area for Samson to chase and he lifted it over McKillen & ran onto it on the other side. In trying to prevent him, Gold collided with his keeper McDonald and Keir Samson raced through and tucked it into the empty net.
AUCHINLECK TALBOT:  Leishman, Lyle, Pope, McPherson, Young, Pearson, White, Healy, Samson, Shankland, McKinlay. Subs: Glasgow, M