GOALSCORER Rhys Devlin and manager Brian McGinty are quietly confident Irvine Meadow can continue their revival by soaring into the quarter-finals of the Scottish Junior Cup.

Medda on Saturday defeated Kilsyth Rangers 1-0 in a hard-fought Super League First Division match to complete back-to-back victories for the first time since August.

Now this weekend they host East Superleague team Lochee United in a Scottish Junior Cup Fifth Round tie.

Devlin told Sportscene: "It's great to win two games and have two clean sheets, I will take that all day long. I was pleased my with goal, Ryan Begley headed the ball across and I just got to it before the 'keeper. We are looking further up the table now but take it a game at a time and see who we can leap. We are looking to get promoted this year. But we have to keep winning games and fighting for each other."

Looking ahead to the cup tie, he said: "I played against Lochee last year with Fauldhouse and they are a decent team. It will be a hard game but I'm sure if we play the way we did in terms of fight and attitude we can win. There's a good feel at training and on the park and the fans have been really good."

McGinty was delighted with the win and said: "It's never going to be a 3-0 or a 4-0 on parks like that. It was just important we got the win after beating Largs. That win puts us into the pack in the league. I felt we controlled the game from start to finish and I was pleased. We take it from game to game.

"I felt Con Boyle's goal should have stood but we don't blame referees. It was a good goal and a good header from Ryan Begley to set it up. Begley had a block at the end which is as good as a goal for us. Draws are no good, you need to win games in this league, for us to come out at 1-1 that would have been dreadful."

He also had praise for recent signing, central defender Calum Gow, formerly of Clydebank and said: "Gowser is a good old-fashioned centre half and no-one will like playing against him. He can head a ball 30 or 40 yards, I know what I get from him, he's a leader. He was magnificent in defence along with Ryan Begley."

The gaffer is now looking forward to the Lochee clash and said: "We should have a good crowd and the game gives us a chance to get into the last eight of the Scottish Cup. It's a big game for us and I have a report on Lochee from the East Kilbride gaffer."