DOUBLE hero Ben Lewis says Kilwinning Rangers have nothing to fear from Auchinleck Talbot in the West of Scotland Cup.

Lewis scored twice as Buffs saw off stuffy Shettleston 4-2 in a opening round tie.

Buffs legend Tommy Sloan’s Talbot team are set for Kilwinning Sports Club in the New Year.

The club’s longest-serving player is encouraged with his team’s form so far as they top the McBookie Premiership.

He said: “It was good to come through but Shettleston staged a bit of a comeback.

“We have a lot of big league games before the West tie but it’s the kind of game you want to be involved in.

“We drew with Talbot earlier in the season and we must be hopeful we can win the tie.”

Buffs boss Chris Strain was encouraged with the overall display and said: “I felt we played well in the first half and didn’t start the second half, giving them a glimmer of hope but ultimately we scored some good goals, created chances and merited the victory. We were in control but when it gets to 3-2 you see flaws in your game.

“That’s five wins on the bounce but I realise we still have a lot to learn and take it game by game.”

Strain expects a tough game at home to Clydebank.

He said: “We played well against them in the first game of the season and hopefully we can remember that performance and pick up three points.”

Irvine Meadow boss Brian McGinty took a lot of positives from his team’s 3-1 win away to Thorniewood United in another West of Scotland Cup tie.

He said: “It was good to see Darren Jones coming back in and scoring a couple of goals.

“It was a difficult pitch but we did well to come back from behind,”

Meadow on Saturday face Largs Thistle at Barrfields Park.

McGinty said: “Largs have had some good results and Arnie has them well organised.

“We will be looking to go there and win as we always do.”

Meadow have been drawn to face Arthurlie at home in the West of Scotland Cup second round next month.