VETERAN striker Ian Cashmore is hoping for yet more glory with Dalry Thistle as the Merksworth Park team underlined their promotion credentials with a vital victory.

They defeated Maybole 2-1 to rack their sixth win in only seven games in what has been a weather-interrupted season.

Their home ground, which is prone to drainage problems, has seen a whole host of call-offs, meaning they face some midweek football come April.

Cashmore, who has just turned 35, joined in the summer from Kilwinning Rangers, with whom he won the Super League Premier Division and Ayrshire District League titles.

He said: "I had some great seasons at Kilwinning but really enjoying at Dalry. It has been a bit stop-start for us with so many games off but it was a good win for us on Saturday. Maybole are a good side but I felt we deserved to win. It has been a good start for us with six wins out of seven. We have a lot of games to play but have a decent squad and will have to use that for the midweek games. We have quality players like Kieran McLaughlin, who is on loan from Stranraer and Mark Archdeacon and it's good working with them."

Cashmore, meanwhile is looking forward to Saturday's Ayrshire Weekly Press Cup first round tie away to Irvine Meadow.

He said: "I had a few battles with Meadow in my time, with Irvine Victoria and Kilwinning Rangers. They will be favourites but hopefully we can cause an upset. You never know in the cup."

Meanwhile Beith Juniors have been drawn at home to Meadow's conquerors Lochee United in the Scottish Junior Cup quarter-finals. The tie is scheduled for Saturday, March 17.