Kieran McAnespie described Saturday’s Scottish Junior Cup draw with Hurlford as ‘gut-wrenching’ after an injury time leveller forced the tie to a replay.

Clydebank were 1-0 up with seconds remaining in their quarter-final thanks to Jordan Shelvey but a Ryan Caddis mishit found its way past Marc Waters in the dying moments.

That late sucker punch handed the Ayrshire side an unlikely draw with McAnespie left speechless after the match and still unable to hide his disappointment days later.

He said: “I’m still absolutely devastated after that. I can’t get over the way we lost that goal and the time it happened. It was gut-wrenching. We have to go out and do all the hard work again on Saturday now.

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“We were fully confident of getting the result so we will need to be ready again for the replay. You just can’t legislate for a mishit cross in any match at any given time never mind in the final seconds of a cup quarter-final. That’s just how it goes, sometimes a team gets the luck and they really got it on Saturday.”

And while the gaffer was understandably dejected, he has started to put it behind him as he looks ahead to the replay this Saturday at Lochburn Park.

He continued: “In getting the lead and then almost holding it, I feel we did enough to win the tie - I’m confident we can do that again on Saturday. We need to stick to our game plan again and hopefully score a few more goals.

“We’ve got goals all over the park. We’re probably one of the most dangerous teams at this level. Jordan Shelvey and Nicky Little have been in a rich vein of form but we need to make sure we create the chances for them to put away. We can score goals from all over the pitch with the likes of Sean Higgins, Cammy McClair and Jamie Darroch too we just need to make sure we create the chances to do that - hopefully starting on Saturday.

“We’ve got to make sure we do all we can to get ourselves in the hat for the semi-final draw.”