It wasn’t the result the Gowfers were after but gaffer Alan McSkimming is happy with how his players are improving.
Following their loss to Linlithgow Rose, McSkimming said: “The scoreline doesn’t lie, we were beaten 5-2, but it doesn’t give a true resemblance of what the game was like. We were really on top of the game and probably outplayed Linlithgow for about the first 70 minutes.
“At that point it was still 2-2 when we conceded a penalty and it went 3-2 and then there was a feeling that the boys heads went down a bit.
“I would say the boys played some really excellent football, maybe some of their best yet this season, so from that perspective I’m pleased.”
Tomorrow (Saturday) they are back on the silverware trail. Alan said: “We had the boys in training on Monday and the mood in the camp is very positive.
“When we play so well against a top side like Linlithgow you are eager to play again and keep things going. It’s worked out well it’s the Scottish Junior Cup which is very important to us.
“We got a good run at it last year and we will be hoping to match that at least this year. West Calder are a tricky team, we beat them 2-0 the last time but we know that when we go down there, regardless of the gap between the leagues, it will be a difficult game.
“I’m confident that if we can keep playing the way we have been then the result is not in doubt.”