HIGH-flying Troon have set an ambitious points target after securing victory in a vital top-of-the-table clash on Saturday.

They closed within a point of third-placed Cambuslang Rangers after coming from behind to defeat them 3-2 in a McBookie Super First Division clash at Portland Park.

Now Jim Kirkwood's side have home advantage again on Saturday as they face Yoker Athletic in the third round of the Scottish Junior Cup.

Kirkwood, back in charge for a second spell this season, was impressed with his team's display and said: "Cambuslang had the best of the opening 15 or 20 minutes and took the lead. But we came back well and they threw four up front to try and get back into the game but we played some really good football and dominated after that.

"It was good to see the goals being spread throughout the team.

"We haven't lost a game since Irvine Meadow beat us on the opening day and the team is gelling well although I told the committee since it was more or less a new team it would take until the end of August for us to get going."

But much work has still to be done.

Kirkwood added: "We have three league games until the end of the year and must look to pick up all nine points and that would take us to 26. Our aim is promotion and I reckon you need 50 points minimum to achieve that."

Meanwhile the Seasiders boss us taking nothing for granted in the weekend Cup tie and said: "Yoker were in the Super First Division last season and will be coming down here thinking they have nothing to lose.

"But the Scottish Cup us important to us and we want to be in the later rounds."