Yoker Athletic manager Steven Reilly was left frustrated by his side’s display in their 3-2 loss to Irvine Victoria at Holm Park in the Scottish Junior Cup on Saturday.

David Crerand gave the Whe-Ho the lead before Grant Bolton and Eddie Ablorh edged the visitors in front.

Andy Rankin equalised but David Adams scored in the final minutes of the game to put the hosts out of the competition.

And while Reilly was left with few positives to take from the game, their cup runs in recent years have hindered their league form.

He said: “I’m very disappointed.

“We let in some silly goals, we underperformed and never played as well as we should have.

“You’re always in it to win it [regarding cup competitions], but as has happened before, if we went on a run it can hinder your league form.”

After a positive start to their campaign, the Holm Park side’s form has stuttered in recent weeks.

After losing three in a row to Maryhill, Thorniewood United and now Vics, Reilly’s team will be looking to reverse their fortunes against Shettleston.

Shettleston, co-managed by Peter Weatherson and Ryan McStay, have enjoyed a strong start to their Super First Division campaign and currently sit second.

They, along with current table-toppers Kilsyth Rangers, are the only unbeaten sides left in the division, and the Yoker boss knows the size of the task at hand to turn his side’s fortunes around.

He added: “Shettleston are flying high at the moment and are a strong side. They’ve just been relegated from the Super League.

“We will pick our strongest side. We’re working towards something different – we’ve been trying some new things at training and we hope to get back to winning ways.”