RENFREW co-manager Colin Clark praised his side despite a 4-2 defeat to title-chasing and reigning Premier Division champions Beith. 

The visitors raced into a three-goal lead in the opening 25 minutes and with Beith having scored six the previous week, Clark admitted he feared the worst. 

But Frew settled into the game with goals from David McKenna and Jamie Benton restoring some pride 

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And Clark said: “Defensively we might have done things a bit better but Beith were very clinical. 

“We can always be better but Beith are a good side and after the first 25 minutes we showed good character. We made them work for it. 

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The Frew have been drawn to face Thorton Hibs (in green and white) in the Scottish Junior Cup 

“They’ve been blowing teams away and after being 3-0 down early on you’re think that you’re heading for a similar score line, but I’ll give my boys credit for showing a bit of character and belief to bring us back into the game.” 

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Renfrew again welcome Beith to New Western Park this Saturday, although this time it will be in the West of Scotland Cup.

Elsewhere, Frew have been drawn away to face East Super League side Thornton Hibs in the fourth round of the Scottish Junior Cup on November 24.