That Largs result against Clydebank spoiled my weekend.
Port Glasgow did well against Thistle’s Scottish Cup opponents Shotts, who they face on Saturday, but I just never saw that Largs result coming. Largs have recent history against Shotts going back to the 2012 Scottish Cup semi-finals.
Thistle were a penalty shoot-out away from getting to their second cup final in three seasons.
I know that the penalty miss still haunts Paul Coyle. He had a good record with spot-kicks and is now a co-manager at Port Glasgow. 
Shotts went on to win the Scottish Cup that season by beating Auchinleck no less.
They went on to win the first division and were promoted to the Premier Division, but have since moved down two divisions, and are looking at getting back to winning ways.
Shotts have changed their team a lot from last season under their new manager John McKeown, and they have been going well in the West Third Division.
Largs will have to learn quickly from that Clydebank defeat and put it behind them.
The Scottish Cup can throw up exciting contests, and Largs have been on some great form in the Premier League this season.
It was a surprise that they didn’t score against Troon or Clydebank though in recent games, and I am sure they will be looking to get off the mark quickly against Shotts.
I see Kilbirnie Ladeside are on the hunt for a new manager.
Their fans have not been happy for weeks.
Before Stephen Swift got the Ladeside job, Brian Heron and myself were interviewed by them. 
It will be interesting to see who Kilbirnie go for next. It has certainly been a difficult season for them in the Premier League.
Beith got a super result against Linlithgow Rose to set up a home tie against Ayr United in the William Hill Scottish Cup third round. That is an outstanding tie, and it is great for the junior game.

I will be back playing at Barrfields next month.
The Scotland Over-50s team are having a bounce game on November 19.
It is the start of their preparation for the Over-50s Home International Tournament which will be taking place at Inverclyde Sports Centre between May 31 and June 2 in 2019.
The matches will take place on the grass parks on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with two games at same time. All four teams will stay at Inverclyde.
It is good that we can bring this tournament back to Largs, and hopefully a few old faces will come out and support us.