FIRED-up Beith boss Johnny Millar and assistant Stevie Convery are on a mission to make life difficult for former club Arthurlie on Saturday.

The hotly-anticipated Macron Scottish Junior Cup second round derby clash is expected to bring a bumper crowd to Barrhead and the Mighty will be hoping to end their rivals’ ambitions of glory.

Convery (pictured above) and Millar both scored goals in ‘Lie’s 1998 Scottish Junior Cup final win against Pollok and in 2016 were in the dugout as Beith lifted the top knockout prize.

The assistant boss told Sportscene: “It’s a big tie, people are talking about it. There’s no doubt it will be a tough game as we’ll be playing on a tight pitch. We drew 0-0 with Kilwinning on Saturday but the pleasing thing is we kept a clean sheet and our form has picked up. The aim is to go and win the tie.”

Meanwhile Ardrossan Winton Rovers are also in Scottish Junior Cup action, hosting League One rivals Royal Albert in another second round tie. They go into the game on the back of a hard-fought 1-0 League One win away to Kello Rovers.

Boss Stevie Wilson said: “The pitch wasn’t great but the important thing was to grind out a result. That’s us finished the first 10 games with five wins and five defeats. We have won five out of seven but can improve. Royal Albert will fancy their chances but we will hopefully get through.”