DISAPPOINTED Irvine Meadow boss Brian McGinn feels his team did not compete as well as they are capable of in the Premier Division clash on Saturday.

But he concedes the champions, who secured a 2-1 win at Meadow Park are daunting opponents.

He said: "In the first 20 minutes we gave them too much respect and I mean that in the nicest possible way. We didn't have a go as we had in the last couple of games against Hurlford and Clydebank and I don't feel we played very well. We know they are a very good side but we gave away a poor goal which we could have done better with. But we can't be too downhearted, we have taken six points out of our last nine although are by no means safe but we pick ourselves up and go again on Saturday."

Meadow on Saturday make a return to Bellsdale Park.

They face a West of Scotland Cup tie against a Beith side they drew 1-1 with back in December at the same venue in league action.

McGinty said: "This give us a break from the league. It's an important match for us as the West of Scotland Cup is something we should be capable of winning. We have shown recently that we can compete with the best teams and will be looking to do that again. But Beith will also be treating this one very seriously."