Beith manager Bryan Young says it was ‘massive’ that they progressed in the South Challenge Cup (SCC) at the weekend after exiting the Scottish Junior Cup last month.

The Cabes were beaten 6-0 at the end of the October against Gartcairn in the third round of the competition and were keen to make amends in the SCC,

The Vale went into the match under new management with Iain Diack and Kevin Coyle departing the club earlier in the week.

Jamie Sandilands was announced as the new manager prior to the third round tie at Bellsdale.

Despite the away side being tipped to have a boost under the new gaffer it was Beith who progressed into the fourth round with a 2-1 win, thanks to a double from Josh Fowler.

Speaking to the Herald, Young said: “I think it was massive that from the last cup competition, we bounced back and made sure that we made it to the next round of the cup.

"We were playing another Premier Division side, with a new manager which is always tricky.

“It always come with complications when a club is struggling and a new manager comes in that re-galvanises their spirit.

“They can find a bit of magic that was maybe missing, so that was a massive concern for us.

“But going into the next round was the first priority.

“I felt in terms of the way we went about our business was okay, we controlled most of the game.”