GOAL hero Sean Bennie and boss Scott Clelland said Kello Rovers fear no-one after celebrating their biggest result in four decades.

The Kirkconnel team sensationally defeated former winners Irvine Meadow 2-1 at Nithside Park to storm into the quarter-finals of the Macron Scottish Junior Cup.

Bennie, who netted the crucial second goal just after the break said later: “It’s a superb feeling, the boys were absolutely buzzing in the dressing room, they worked really hard to get the result and we’re delighted with it. The key was hard work and determination. The support was like an extra man for us.

“If we get anyone down here we will give them a game so there’s no reason why can’t go all the way in the Scottish Cup. It was muddy, we just dug in and they didn’t like it.”

For Clelland this marked an all-time high.

He said: “There’s no doubt this is the highlight of my career. It was a great feeling. The place was buzzing and I had a few drinks on Saturday night. That was a great result. It doesn’t matter who we draw. All the teams left are good but we don’t fear anyone. I told the players to try to get an early goal which we did and also keep our discipline

“That went out the window with the first sending off although that was a bit harsh. Irvine Meadow came back into it but we held on well.”

Clelland admitted some insider knowledge helped pave the way for the win.

He said: “John Quinn, the former Kello manager, who was an assistant at Irvine Meadow, watched Meadow a few times.

“He knew them inside out and that helped.”

Kello go back to basics on Saturday, hosting a Maryhill team bossed by ex-Irvine Meadow manager Ross Wilson.

Added Clelland: “We must look to win and push up the table.”

Meanwhile holders Auchinleck Talbot also booked their berth in the quarter-finals with a hard-fought 2-1 win home against longtime rivals Tayport. The quarter-final draw will be made at Hampden Park on Thursday, at 1pm. Ties will be played on Saturday, February 22.