Duncan Sinclair has set his sights on causing a major cup upset this weekend after Arthurlie’s league match against Kilsyth Rangers fell victim to the weather.

Sinclair was hoping to use the Kilsyth match to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to St Roch’s earlier this month as he challenged his side to get back to winning ways.

Dunterlie Park was deemed unplayable by the referee at the weekend, however, leaving Sinclair frustrated as he now looks ahead to a big weekend in the West of Scotland Cup with his side set to line up against high-flying Premiership outfit Glenafton. 

He said: “There’s nothing that can be done about the Scottish weather, but it was still disappointing because we wanted to get back on the wagon straight away and get some points on the board as soon as possible after the St Roch’s result a couple of weeks ago. 

“We tried our best to get it ahead in the morning but there was some surface water near the corner flag so it was an easy decision for the referee to make, unfortunately. 

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“Looking beyond that disappointment, we’ve got a couple of hard games coming up that we’re really looking forward to. It would have been good to put the St Roch’s result behind us before we played in the cup but there’s not much that can be done.

“We had good training over the weekend despite being a few players short, so we’re looking forward to getting the full squad together tonight ahead of a big match at the weekend.”

Lie welcome Glenafton to Dunterlie this Saturday with Sinclair admitting it will likely be their most difficult match of the season.

The Glens currently sit fourth in the West Region Premiership and boast an unbeaten run stretching back to January.

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And while Sinclair is realistic, he knows the quality his own side possess as well as the upsets cup competitions can bring.

He added: “It is a daunting task but one we’re really looking forward to. We played really well against Beith in a friendly earlier this season. I know it was only a friendly but we still did well in that. 

“When you’re playing a team above you it’s a big test, especially a club like Glenafton who have been playing so well recently. I’m looking forward to seeing how we match up. This is the type of cup games you want. It’s a great game for the boys and everyone at the club to be involved in. 

“I’m hoping this is a taste of what’s to come for us. There’s seven games to go and we’re in with a chance of promotion so I want to be playing these kind of teams week in and week out. I’m a realist, however, so I know there’s a long way to go with a lot of hard games. 

“There will be a lot of twists and turns in the run in before the end of the season. We need to make sure we bounce back from dropping points at St Roch’s to take three points in our next league game which will be against the league leaders Benburb. 

“The cup tie this weekend will bring pressure but I always like to see the boys under pressure because you can see who rises to it.”

Kick-off versus Glenafton is 2pm.