GOAL hero Calum Gow is playing down Irvine Meadow’s chances of landing silverware after helping them blast into the third round of the Ardagh Group West of Scotland Cup.

But he is encouraged with the run they are on after chalking up a fourth win on the spin.

He said: “The scoreline flattered Arthurlie as we were by far the best team and were well worthy of the win. We scored some good goals and it was good to see Jared Willet getting three assists. If he puts the good balls in we will get them in the net. He was excellent last season as well. My goal was from two yards out, I could hardly have missed but just poked it in.”

Gow feels his team are hard to beat and added: “We are good from set-pieces and that’s how it has been the last couple of seasons.”

Asked if they could lift a trophy he said: “We don’t want to get ahead of ourselves as long as you are in it you have a chance of winning. We have winners in the changing room and if we go a goal down we all get together and get back and win the game if not get a draw. Everyone pulls together. The goals are spread a bit more this season. I’m enjoying my football.”

Boss Brian McGinty was pleased with the win but feels there is room for improvement.

He said: “We didn’t start the game well and lost a soft goal, Paddy O’Neil misjudged the ball in the wind. The second goal was a poor one to lose and when it goes 3-2 you never know.

“It was less comfortable than it should have been but on the balance of play in the second half Arthurlie didn’t really get out.

“Andy McLaughlin played well, in terms of technical ability he’s the best at this club. The cups are a target for us - cup runs are no use, if you’re a Premier team you want to win the Scottish Cup and West of Scotland Cup.”

Medda are away to McGinty’s former side Cumnock on Saturday.

The boss said: “We have an important game at Cumnock and have to focus on that now.” Meadow have secured the loan signing of centre midfielder from Ayr United. The player was cup tied for the Arthurlie match but paperwork will be completed in time for the game at Cumnock.