Irvine Meadow co-manager Colin Spence says his side are a ‘different animal’ to the one who lost to Glenafton Athletic at the start of the season ahead of their meeting this weekend.

Meadow hosted the Glens on the first day of the West of Scotland Football League (WoSFL) back in July, with goals from Ross Fisher, Sean McIlroy and Leon Murphy giving the Afton a 3-1 win.

Speaking to the Times, Spence said: “My other co-boss James Latta went and watched them at the weekend against Benburb, so we have got a good report on them.

“That was a good game for him to watch as we play Benburb the game after as well, so we got eyes on the both of them.

“The Glens beat us the first game of the season and they beat us comfortably at Meadow Park.

“So, we know they can cause a threat that is for sure.

“But to be fair, I would say we are completely different animal now from earlier in the season.

“So, we will be very determined to make sure they do not beat us twice and do the double on us this season.”

Meadow will travel to Loch Park with fresh legs after their game against Auchinleck Talbot was postponed at the weekend due to bad weather.

Despite there being no action on the pitch there was plenty off it as Medda found out their potential fate for the next round of the South Challenge Cup.

If they can beat Talbot, Meadow will face Lowland League side Caledonian Braves at home in the fifth round.

That was not the only cup draw that Meadow have been in of late as they were also recently drawn against Craigmark Burntonians in the WoSFL Cup.

Spence says he is thrilled to have picked up another home tie in the second round of the cup.

He said: “I am delighted to get another home tie, that is always good.

“Cup ties have been good to us so far at Meadow Park this season on the whole.

“It is going to be a good test, we have not been up against Craigmark in recent history and I always like playing teams we have not faced in a while.”