SINGLE-minded Beith Juniors striker Thomas Collins believes his team are still in contention for honours after helping fire them into the last 16 of the Ardagh Group West of Scotland Cup.

Collins was on target and also earned a penalty in the 4-2 home triumph against Irvine Meadow and their opponents in the third round will be known when the draw is made on Saturday afternoon.

He also scored one goal and front line partner Kenny McLean scored five in a 6-0 win against Winton Rovers in a Monday night friendly.

Saturday sees the Garnock Valley club return to league action and the target man will have revenge on his mind when they head to Blair Park for a clash with Hurlford United.

Collins was upbeat about the weekend display and said: "Irvine Meadow are an improved side and it was a difficult tie but it's good to score and progress to the last 16. The West of Scotland Cup is something we should be challenging for.

"After a couple of draws we have picked up since the start of the year and had some good results. It was good to see Kenny McLean back, he took some time out after the end of the season but has played well after coming in for the last couple of games. I have scored nine goals so far this season so can hopefully get some more."

Now the focus will switch back to the Premiership although Collins feels his side are outsiders.

He said: "Hurlford have the benefit of points in the bag but Auchinleck Talbot are favourites with so many games in hand. We were 3-1 up against Hurlford at home earlier in the season but ended up losing 4-3 but hopefully can change that on Saturday. To have any chance of winning the league then we must win that game."