HOTSHOT Kilwinning Rangers striker Bryan Boylan and manager Chris Strain are confident their side can upset the odds and topple the mighty Auchinleck Talbot.

Buffs head to Beechwood Park for a testing Scottish Junior Cup quarter-final on Saturday against the trophy favourites.

But they are buoyed by their against-the-odds win at former joint favourites Kelty Hearts in the last 16.

Their cup form has been exceptional although they remain bottom of the Super Premier Division.

Boylan, who is top scorer at Abbey Park with 13 goals is not fazed by the game and said: "The win at Kelty gave everyone a lot of confidence, that was a brilliant result. We want to go to Talbot and beat them on their own turf and I'm hopeful we can."

With four bus loads of fans and countless others in their cars supporting Buffs, Strain simply can't wait for Saturday to come around.

He said: "Talbot have not lost a home Scottish Cup tie in seven years and we are going there as underdogs but we don't mind that. I know their manager Tommy Sloan well and played at Kilwinning. But his loyalties are with Talbot as mine are with Kilwinning. We will have a big support and have done well in cup competitions. If you can't get excited about a game like this you never well. I am hopeful we can get through."

Victoria Park hosts a re-arranged derby on Saturday with Irvine Meadow desperate to maintain their promotion challenge and Irvine Victoria badly in need of points to have any chance of survival in the Super First Division.

Meadow co-manager Michael Wardrope was impressed with his team's display as they defeated Clydebank 1-0 away courtesy of a late Ben Carson penalty to move up to fourth spot.

They are now just four points behind leaders Kilsyth Rangers.

Wardrope said: "We totally dominated the game and had chances although we won it with a penalty. Ben struck it well. That's four wins in a row for us now and we are in a good position. If we keep winning we will have a good chance of promotion and still have Shettleston and Girvan to play at home. But I'm sure Irvine Vics will give us a game. They seem to be playing well but not taking their chances. We are looking to take three points."

Irvine Vics manager Stevie Wilson saw his side go down 4-0 away to a Girvan side who are also chasing promotion.

He said: "We lost some poor goals - the first was a mis-hit shot and the second one was a free header. The third one came from our free-kick and it was all over by then. It was a disappointing result but we will keep battling.

"Irvine Meadow are doing very well in the league but there is no better game to bounce back for than a derby and we are looking to win. "