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Stoneyburn boss Steven Sharp is hoping his side can build on their shock King Cup win by starting to climb the East of Scotland Conference X table.
The Fulshie defeated Dalkeith Thistle 4-1 at the weekend to progress into the third round. Striker Ryan Robertson netted all four goals for the hosts; three of which came from the penalty spot.
And the gaffer believes that victory can give them the confidence to pick up points in the league - starting with their trip to Edinburgh College on Saturday.
Speaking to the Courier, he said: “I think it was a bit of a statement win because Dalkeith are effectively two divisions above us and it was a well-deserved victory.
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“It’s always good to get into the next round of a cup and everyone at the club gets a wee boost if you’re able to go on a bit of a run but the challenge is to take that performance into the league and get a bit more consistency.”
He added: “Three of Robbo’s goals were penalties but you have to be attacking and doing something right and threatening the opposition to be in a position to win those penalties.
“That had been missing a bit in recent games. There was lots of good attacking play and we could probably have scored more. To do that against a team in a higher league gives everyone some belief and confidence.”
Edinburgh defeated the Fulshie at Beechwood Park earlier in the season and Sharp is keen to put some distance between the sides with Stoneyburn sitting just two points above this weekend’s opponents.
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He commented: “We want to put right the fact they beat us at home earlier in the season and we know a win takes us away from them a little bit with that gap.
“We want the three points and we’re confident we can do that but we can’t afford to take them lightly.
“They are coming off a heavy defeat against Armadale and will want to bounce back so we need to be at our best to win the game.”
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