Juniors: Newtongrange boosted by return of key duo

Kieron Renton is in Newtongrange's squad for tomorrow's clash at Petershill
Kieron Renton is in Newtongrange's squad for tomorrow's clash at Petershill
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Newtongrange travel to Glasgow for tomorrow’s Scottish Junior Cup second-round tie against Petershill boosted by the return of goalkeeper Kieron Renton and striker Lewis Coult.

Star boss Alan Miller admits his team face a tough task at New Petershill Park but feels he has enough talent in his squad to get a result.

“Kieron and Lewis returning gives us a boost at just the right time,” said Miller.

“They can be matchwinners for us. It’ll be a tough task for us but we have a talented squad when everyone is fit and we go there quietly confident.

“Petershill have already won silverware this season with the West League Cup, a game I took in. It’s not the best plastic pitch apparently but they will have the advantage of playing on it every other week.”

Elsewhere, Bo’ness entertain Aberdeen East End and, with North Junior sides having a very poor record in the competition, should progress.

Bonnyrigg Rose will look to continue their recent good run when they face Montrose Roselea.

Super League leaders Penicuik Atheltic are on their travels, this time to another Angus side, Brechin Vics.

Musselburgh Athletic face a tricky tie when Johnstone Burgh come calling. This one is too close to call and a replay may be required.

Broxburn are at home to Ayrshire side Whitletts and, with home advantage on their own articial pitch, should prove too strong for the visitors.

Possibly the toughest task for all the east region sides is the tie at Fauldhouse where the home team face Ayrshire powerhouses Hurlford – winners of the Junior Cup in 2014.

Armadale face a long trip to Cruden Bay, Arniston travek to Larkhall Thistle, while Dalkeith have a tricky tie when Kirriemuir come calling.