Yoker Athletic boss Gordon Robertson has encouraged his side to sharpen up in the final third.

The Whe Ho were knocked out of the South Challenge Cup on Friday evening after losing 2-0 to Fourth Division leaders St Peter’s at Holm Park.

The hosts missed a number of chances throughout the evening and were eventually made to pay when a brace from Logan Dempsey in the final twenty minutes earned the visitors a spot in round three.

Robertson’s side currently sit bottom of the goals scored column in the Second Division of the West of Scotland Football League with eight goals from seven games and he knows it’s something that needs to change.

Speaking to the Post, he said: “It was hugely disappointing, it was a game we should have won.

“We dominated but just couldn’t score; we’ve hit the bar, hit the post and their goalkeeper has pulled off a stack of saves but even still we haven’t worked him enough.

“We went in 0-0 at half-time when the game should have been done already and we then continued in the second half to control the ball and they looked dangerous on the break and then we made a mistake and they score.

“There was still plenty of time left but because we’ve had a couple of bad results I think we panicked a wee bit and were anxious and we got sucker punched with a second goal.

“You only get one go at it in cup football and we had that and didn’t do the job.

“We have a wee problem in terms of creating and scoring chances, we get great opportunities but we’re not doing enough in the final third and it means that if we lose a goal then we’re down and out and we can’t have that.

“We’ve had five games this season where we haven’t scored so it’s something that needs addressed and we will do that and we’ll be fine.

“The important thing is to remember in football is that if you have three really good results then you don’t act like that you have done it and you have a really good team, and equally if there’s three bad results you don’t act as if the bottom has fallen off your world.

“Football is full of teams going through good and bad runs, that’s just how it goes. We just have to try and deal with it and make sure the better runs are longer than the poor ones.”

Yoker travel to Glasgow Perthshire on Saturday looking to get back to winning ways, and Robertson admits he isn’t quite sure what to expect from their opponents.

He said: “They’ve shown they can beat anybody on their day but can also take a sore one on their day.

“They’ve got beaten 10-0 in one game this season but also they have hammered Wishaw who we failed to beat.

We’ll be going up there positively looking to try and get a result and there’s no reason why we shouldn’t feel that way.”

Kick-off at Keppoch Park is at 2.00pm.

Elsewhere, Clydebank suffered their first defeat in eight games as they were knocked out of the same competition as Yoker by Beith on Saturday.

Nicky Little had given the Bankies a half-time lead but the visitors hit back through Carlo Monti and Andy Monk.

Gordon Moffat’s side continue their Scottish Cup journey this weekend when they travel to Dalkieth Thistle for a first round tie. Kick-off at King’s Park is at 3.00pm.