We’ve got the heart for battle
Sloan says comeback shows Talbot are up for it
Tommy Sloan reckons Auchinleck have the stomach for a title fight after blasting back to draw with Beith.
Graham Wilson and Kyle Faulds struck at the death to force a 2- 2 draw and keep Talbot close on the tails of the leaders.
Talbot, who entertain Carluke in the West of Scotland Cup on Saturday, trail Beith by six points but have two games in hand.
Beechwood boss Sloan said: “The players kept going right to the end which was pleasing – when you are 2- 0 down with five minutes to go you have to be happy with a point. We are turning the corner and are in the mix but need to keep it going if we are to challenge.”
Beith led at the break through Tom Collins and despite having Paul Frize sent off for two yellows struck again through Richie Burke before Talbot stormed back.
Craig McCracken returns against Carluke but Liam Weir is an injury doubt.
welcome who are set to name interim boss Lawrie Dinwoodie as manager once his assistant is lined up.
A Mick McCann hat- trick and goals from Dale Moore and Ryan McChesney got Glens off to a flying defence of the Scottish Junior Cup with a 5- 1 win over Dalry. boss Peter Leonard will take his Townhead Park bow at home to Glasgow Perthshire.
Leonard’s scheduled trip to old club Girvan last weekend was washed out with Hamilton Park unplayable.
face a tricky trip to and were dismayed to drop points in a 2- 2 draw away to Rutherglen.
The hosts were twice ahead through Gary Smith and Jordan Leydon but Troon hit back both times through Dean Fulton and Scott McLean.
get it tough with a trip to unbeaten First Division leaders Petershill.
also step up a league when Cumbernauld visit Dalmellington.
try again to play their Scottish Junior Cup tie against Colony Park which was due for Dam Park last Saturday only for the northside’s bus to break down.
fresh from a 9- 1 win over Muirkirk, head to Yoker.
will dream of an upset at home to Premier strugglers Clydebank.