DETERMINED Beith are desperate to bounce back after a five-match unbeaten run came to a bitterly disappointing end.

The Mighty went down 4-1 away to Glenafton Athletic, just a week after hammering Arthurlie 5-1 in the Macron Scottish Junior Cup. Now they face last season’s beaten Scottish Junior Cup finalists Largs Thistle in a Premiership clash on Saturday. And they have been drawn to host Ayrshire rivals Whitletts Victoria in the third round of the national competition on October 26.

Assistant manager Stevie Convery said: “It was bad day at the office. We did well to get back into the game to make it 2-1 but they caught us on the counter-attack to score again and it was game over. We look forward to the Largs match and hopefully can take something from it. You can’t ask for more than a home tie in the Scottish Cup and hopefully we can get through.”

Revenge will be the spur for Ardrossan Winton Rovers when they head north to face Bridge of Don Thistle, who defeated them last season and on Saturday knocked out Kilwinning Rangers.

Boss Stevie Wilson said: “We know a lot about them from last season and can hopefully get a result. I will talk to Buffs boss Chris Strain.”

Other Scottish Cup ties see Dalry Thistle host Dundee North End and Kilbirnie Ladeside visit Gartcairn.

Meanwhile, former Maybole assistant boss Craig Johnstone has been appointed manager of Ardeer Thistle.

He said: “I aim to push us up the table.”