GOAL hero Conner McGlinchey has reason to believe Beith Juniors can win the Macron Scottish Junior Cup after his stunning strike helped them soar into the semi-finals.

The full-back scored the crucial third goal which all but killed off Kello Rovers, his team securing a 4-1 win against Irvine Meadow’s last 16 giant killers. McGlinchey, who netted the crucial third goal from a glorious free-kick said: “I couldn’t have hit it any better, it’s one of my best goals.

“I felt the sending off was a bit harsh, as Ross McKenzie is not aggressive but we all grouped together and got the job done. I scored 16 goals last season and that’s six this season. We are capable of winning the Scottish Cup, it’s the same group of players who won the West of Scotland Cup last year and the league the season before.”

Boss Bryan Young, unbeaten in four games since taking charge, said: “I felt Kello started the second half well and then we had the red card. They then scored a goal, but the boys showed tremendous character.

“Daz Christie’s goal came at a great time and Conner McGlinchey’s free-kick was tremendous. Momentum is good but we have important league games coming up before the semi-finals.”

Ardrossan Winton Rovers host Troon in a rearranged West of Scotland Cup tie.

Boss Stevie Wilson said: “They will be favourites as the Premier Division team but we look forward to the tie and you never know..”