Derek Carson hailed Neilston’s 1-0 West of Scotland Cup win over Kilsyth Rangers as the perfect Scottish Junior Cup hangover cure.

The Famer’s Boys crashed out of the Scottish Cup last weekend as West Premiership outfit Pollok ended an incredible run which saw Neilston reach the last eight.

And, after that disappointment, Carson admits he feared the loss could have perhaps derailed his side’s remaining cup and league fixtures.

However, Mark Archdeacon’s last-gasp winner against Kilsyth got them back on track at the first time of asking on Saturday and sent the Brig side through to the third round of the West Cup after a scrappy affair at Duncansfield.

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“That was the ideal way to bounce back from last week’s Scottish Cup loss,” Carson said.

“We couldn’t have asked for a better match in order to put the Pollok defeat behind us.

“I actually thought the boys might suffer from a Junior Cup hangover, and we probably did to an extent in the first half, but we well and truly put that behind us in the second.”

Carson continued: “There were a few choice words from myself, Chris and a lot of the boys in the dressing room as we all knew our first half level wasn’t good enough, but our performance after that was tremendous.

“We were first to every ball after that, never gave them a minute’s peace and then scored late, which absolutely killed the game. Mark’s goal sucked the life out of Kilsyth.

“It was another superb cup result for the club and starts another run we’ll be looking to continue this weekend.”

Looking to create history and book their spot in the quarter-finals of the West Cup, Carson’s side travel to West League Two side Vale of Clyde this Saturday.

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The gaffer added: “Vale of Clyde will be difficult this week, so we’ll be going into that showing them full respect. We’ll train to the normal intensity and prepare as normal but it really is winnable.

“If we were to win that, it would send us through to the quarter-finals in the West, which would be an incredible achievement and something this club has never managed.”

A supporters’ bus for Saturday’s match will leave the Brig O’Lea at noon.

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