Johnstone Burgh manager Jamie McKim hailed Saturday’s victory over University of Stirling as one of the most complete performances he has seen in his time at the club.

The hosts scored twice in the opening quarter of an hour at Keanie Park, with both goals coming from Kieran Brophy, as they progressed to the fourth round of the South Challenge Cup.

It was a hugely impressive result against a team which finished fifth in the Lowland League last season and also enjoyed a good run in the Scottish Cup before losing to Dundee United at Tannadice.

Despite the fact Burgh ply their trade two divisions below their opponents, McKim admits he fancied his troops to pull off an upset – and feels it could have been more comfortable than 2-0.

He told Gazette Sport: “In my mind, we went into the game as favourites and it was a strong performance and a brilliant result.

“We were 2-0 up in the first 15 minutes but it could have been a lot more, as we passed up a lot of chances before that.

“They had a 15-minute spell before half-time where they looked as if they could cause us problems but we regrouped at the break and became more comfortable.

“I was really impressed with us. It was as close to a complete performance that I have seen.

“It’s pleasing to do that and play like that against a team from that level who had such a good season last year and are now improving again.”

Burgh's reward is an away tie at East of Scotland outfit Musselburgh Athletic on November 18.

The Johnstone team’s hectic run of cup football continues this weekend with their fourth consecutive game in a knockout competition as Dundee North End travel to Keanie Park in the second round of the Scottish Junior Cup.

That tie had been due to take place at the start of October but fell victim to the weather, with the winners able to look forward to a home tie against Irvine Meadow later this month.

North End currently occupy third place in the Midlands Football League, with McKim expecting another tough afternoon for his team.

He added: “As long as we respect the opponents, we know we can lift our game to a level that can make sure we win the game.

“They've had a great start to the season and are picking up points every week, with a few really dangerous players in their team.”

Kick-off at Keanie Park on Saturday is at 2pm.