Johnstone Burgh manager Jamie McKim insists Saturday’s Scottish Junior Cup victory over Irvine Meadow was no surprise to him.

A 3-1 win over their Premier Division opponents earned McKim's team a last 16 tie with Downfield Juniors next month.

An own goal gave the hosts the lead at Keanie Park before Cammy Ross was shown a second yellow for Medda.

Dale Simeon doubled Burgh's lead before the break but the visitors pulled one back through Euan Baird to set up a tense finale.

With time just about up, Burgh were awarded a penalty, which was converted by Graham Dorrans to cement victory.

It was another impressive scalp for McKim, just a fortnight after defeating Lowland League side University of Stirling, and he believes coming out on top against the three-time cup winners proves how far the club has progressed in recent seasons.

He told Gazette Sport: “The result wasn’t entirely a surprise to me. The only disappointing thing was that we didn’t win by more.

“It should have been more convincing for us but, in terms of performance, we had a really good 60 minutes and then let them back into it slightly when we should have had more control of the game.

“There was a bit of fortune with the first goal but the other goals come from a couple of great bits of play and my only negative from the whole day was that we didn’t take more chances.

“We were losing possession cheaply and gave them the opportunity to nick a goal which made it a wee bit more awkward for us.

“Irvine are a huge club and there was a really big support for both teams.”

Burgh’s marathon run of knockout fixtures continues, with their next three matches taking place in three different competitions, starting with a trip to Musselburgh Athletic this Saturday for a South Challenge Cup clash.

Athletic currently occupy third place in the East of Scotland Premier Division table and McKim knows his team will need to be on form to get a positive result.

He said: “I watched them against Clyde last month and I’ve had a few reports in saying they are a good side, so it’s going to be tough.

“We just need to focus and win as many games as we can. All the league games will be played at some point, so we just want to keep winning in the cups and go as far as we can.”

Kick-off at the Olivebank Stadium on Saturday is at 2.30pm.