Girvan through to next round of Scottish Cup

15-08-2015 Picture Jamie Forbes.  Duncansfield Park, Kilysth. Harestanes vs Girvan.
15-08-2015 Picture Jamie Forbes. Duncansfield Park, Kilysth. Harestanes vs Girvan.

Girvan marched through to the next stage of the Scottish Cup after overcoming amateur champions Harestanes on Saturday.

Peter Leonard’s side avoided a potential banana skin as they won 3-0 in a tie played at Kilsyth.

The win means Girvan will travel to face Lothian Thistle in the second preliminary round on Saturday September 5.

Leonard said: “We were on a hiding to nothing as everyone was behind them due to them being amateur champions and the romance of the cup.

“They threw a lot at us second half but we were focused and I’m pleased with the result.

“I’m expecting a tough tie again at Lothian Thistle.

“One of our assistants Steven Mcnally played with them and he’s still got contacts up there so we’ll have them watched.

“They’ll fancy their chances but there’s a big incentive for us to get into the first round.”

Girvan beat Annbank 3-1 on Monday in their latest Ardagh Glass League Cup tie and play Craigmark at home tonight (Wednesday) at 6.45pm as they seek qualification to the quarter finals.

Leonard said: “I was really pleased with us on Monday night as we were a young team and we gave a good account of ourselves.

“We had Marshall and Mossie at centre half who are both 18 and they were outstanding.

“Also, Connor Gracie’s injury isn’t as bad as was first thought when he went off.”