OPTIMISTIC Beith midfielder Paul Frize feels his team have turned the corner after running trophy favourites Auchinleck Talbot close in the semi-finals of the West Regional Sectional League Cup.'


'Bot won 2-1 courtesy of goals from Jamie Glasgow and Mark Shankland after former Talbot man Sean McIlroy had levelled for the hosts.


He said: "We did well through the game, had chances, they got luck at the end when the ball fell to their player. At the other of the park we hit the post with a header which could have won the game.  I felt that was  us back to our best, a lot better than we have been. Sean McIlroy hit the post, had he gone in we could have shut up shop.


"We had a couple of injuries and Keir Milliken played out of position at left-back.


"It's just disappointing to lost it in that manner. "


Added Frize: "Performance wise it's night and day from the start of the season but it was a sore one to lose. We will just have to take it into Saturday's game at Hurlford. 

"Hopefully we can get into cup finals and challenge for the league, that's the way we should be. It was a slow start."

"We need build on this for the  rest of the season."