Neilston co-boss Derek Carson has said his players are keen for more big matches after their Junior Cup dreams were dashed by Pollok.

The Farmer’s Boys lost 4-1 in Saturday’s quarter-final clash but Carson was proud of his team’s efforts.

Backed by an enthusiastic crowd, Neilston came up short, with only Dylan Fletcher’s late penalty to show for their efforts.

Despite the one-sided scoreline, the gaffer is adamant that his side more than held their own against Premiership contenders Lok.

“We’re of course disappointed to go out of the cup but the scoreline doesn’t reflect the game, to be honest,” he told Barrhead Sport.

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“I’m still so proud of all the boys regardless, this cup run has been a tremendous achievement for the club.

“When myself and Chris [Cameron] sat down after the match on Saturday, we just felt pride. There wasn’t a bad performance out there from any of our boys, it was just a crazy, uncharacteristic 10-minute spell that cost us in the end.

“This cup run has only given us a taste of the big matches and now we want more. We’re still in a good position in the league and we’re still in the West Cup.”

Putting the Junior Cup loss exit swiftly behind them, Neilston are in West of Scotland Cup action this weekend against Kilsyth Rangers as they attempt to go on another run.

Carson added: “That game against Pollok on Saturday doesn’t define our season. We have a great chance to progress against Kilsyth in the West and promotion is still a possibility.

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“We won’t be resting on our laurels thinking we did well in the Scottish, we want to continue improving.

“There was a big crowd there on Saturday, everyone was buzzing with that, so we want to bring them back to the Brig with more big matches – hopefully with another cup run in the West.”

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