TROON FC assistant boss Matt Maley is confident his side can progress to the second round of the Scottish Junior Cup at the second time of asking.

The Seasiders on Saturday drew 1-1 against Super First Division rivals Renfrew in a closely contested match at Portland Park.

Now they head to Western Park for the rematch this weekend.

Maley was impressed with the support given to the team on a weekend which saw the Ayr Gold Cup wiped out owing to a waterlogged track and punters looking for alternative forms of sporting entertainment.

He said: "The fans turned out in good numbers and they really got behind us, which good. I think that was because it was the Scottish Junior Cup and you always get added interest in it. We plan to run a supporters' bus to the replay and hopefully we can fill it."

Of the game he said: "I would say we had the best of the first half and Renfrew had the best of the second. But they are a decent team, who don't give you much time on the ball and make it very difficult for you. They are one of the better teams in the league. Ross McCrea missed a chance to win the match for us late on. But we are hopeful we can win the replay. We would like to go on a good we run in the competition and we have a squad capable of doing that. It's another break from the routine of the league and we look forward to it.

"We will still be missing Dale Shirkie, who has a broken elbow. But Lewis Clark and Evan Maley, who missed the match will be back."