OVERJOYED Kilbirnie Ladeside boss Budgie McGhie says his team's against-the-odds Scottish Junior Cup triumph is up there with his best moments in the national competition.

Resilient Ladeside on Saturday twice came from behind to defeat favoured hosts Penicuik in a thrilling Scottish Junior Cup second round replay. Blasties won on penalties after the game had ended in a 3-3 draw.

Former Clydebank manager McGhie said: "I reached the final with Clydebank and also a few quarter-finals and semi-finals but that has to be one of my biggest wins in the Scottish Cup. No-one really gave us a chance after we drew the first game at home and we had quite a few players out injured. I would say Penicuik edged it in terms of play on Saturday but our guys showed some great character, especially after we went down to 10 men when Mick O'Byrne was sent off and we got a late equaliser to take it to penalties. Also some refereeing decisions went against us - they were awarded a dubious penalty for their first goal, the second came about after play went on despite a foul on Mick (O'Byrne) and the third looked offside. We look forward to a home third round tie against Lanark and will hopefully get through."

On Saturday Ladeside host Pollok in the league and McGhie said: "We beat them in August but that counts for nothing and it will be tough. But we are at home and aim for three points."

Ardrossan Winton Rovers boss Bryan Slavin was encouraged with his side's efforts as they lost out narrowly away to higher league team Maryhill in the West of Scotland Cup.

He said: "The players gave me a reaction and we matched them for a lot of the game. We were unlucky to lose on penalties."

Winton on Saturday host his old side Irvine Vics and Slavin said: "They are on of the favourites for the title but we have beaten them before and I don't see why we can't do it again."