WARY Auchinleck Talbot boss Tommy Sloan admitted his side face the toughest possible test in the William Hill Scottish Cup, despite blasting into the first round proper of the top event.

Their reward for defeating Camelon 2-0 away at the end of a memorable week is a testing trip to Fife to face a big-spending Kelty Hearts side managed by Rangers legend Barry Ferguson.

This win came three days after they reached the final of the Central Sectional League Cup with a 2-1 semi-final triumph at Beith.

They face shock troops Lanark United in the final at Beechwood Park on Sunday, October 13.

Sloan, who was in the Kilwinning Rangers team who beat Kelty in the 1999 Scottish Junior Cup final told Sportscene: “It was a great week for us, reaching the final and then beating Camelon.

I felt we dominated the game and took our chances. But it’s the toughest possible draw we could have. They have Barry Ferguson as manager and some ex-seniors in their squad.

“I guess we can take confidence from the fact we beat Ayr United last season and hopefully we can get through.

“The final is one to look forward to and we want to defend the trophy. But we have an important game at Largs on Saturday and must look to win.”

Meanwhile, Glenafton Athletic manager Craig McEwan was highly impressed with his side as they completed back-to-back victories with a hard-fought 3-2 win away to Pollok.

The boss said: “Winning is a good habit and it would have been a travesty had we not won. That’s three wins and it was a great result when you consider Pollok’s budget is three times ours. It should be a good game at home to Clydebank and hopefully we can take the three points.”