Yoker Athletic manager Steven Reilly was overjoyed as his side comfortably defeated Shotts Bon Accord 4-0 in the Central League Cup on Saturday.
The Whe-Ho took the lead after 30 minutes via a Richard Henry penalty, doubling it two minutes after the break thanks to Greg Maitland.
Gary Arbuckle and Ryan Hynes fired home a goal each to seal a comprehensive win in the competition. and host high flying Cambuslang Rangers tomorrow in the next round.
The Central District First Division side are currently top of the table with one game to go, a win sealing their place in Athletic’s division next season.
And the winner of the third round tie will have a home quarter-final against Rutherglen Glencairn or St Roch’s, who also play tomorrow.
And while Reilly was happy to continue his side’s winning run, their main focus remains on the league, where they are currently battling relegation, with a tough trip away to Irvine Meadow.
He said: “It was a great performance from the lads, and to have a wee break from the league, I think it took the pressure off us a wee bit and we could go out and play.
“It’s six games we’re now unbeaten and we’ve been playing well before that, I said to the boys to go and play to the best of their abilities and it showed in the result.
“We’ll have to look at the squad, we’ve got one eye on the game on Saturday.
“I think we still need three points just to make ourselves safe in the league, but ultimately we still want to finish as high up in the league table as we can and getting maximum points would be great but it’s a hard ask with the teams we’ve got to play.
"It’s a tough task but we’ve still got plenty of energy left in the tank, we’re playing really well and we’re in a good bit of form.“It would be nice to get a run in the cup but the league is more important for us at the moment.”
Yoker’s game against Cambuslang kicks off at 7pm tomorrow, and travel to Meadow Park on Saturday to face Irvine Meadow, which starts at 2pm.