Vale of Leven manager Hugh Hamill said he was not disheartened by two heavy defeats to higher league opposition last week in the Sectional League Cup.

Despite losing 6-2 to Greenock and 4-0 to Renfrew, the Vale boss said his side held their own for large parts of both games and that their priority firmly remains in the league.

And Hamill said the real acid test for his side will be the Port Glasgow game on Saturday, a side in the same division as them.

He said: “Greenock were the best side we’ve played so far. Again on Saturday against Renfrew, who are a couple of leagues above us, we held our own.

“I was actually quite happy with how we performed on Saturday, and I know that sounds a bit silly having been beat 4-0, but we competed well and played very well against a team that won the First Division last year.

“I’d rather take that just now and get the boys used to a decent standard of junior football and what it’s about and get them ready for the first few league games. A better yardstick will be when we play Port Glasgow who are in our league and we see how close to them we are.”