Both sides racked up impressive Emirates Cup victories – the Glens coming from a goal behind to overcome Hurlford 3-1, while just a few miles down the road Yoker recovered from the double-hit of conceding an early penalty and going a man down (John Harvey was sent off) to beat Lugar by the same scoreline.
But it is understandable why both gaffers want all talk of cup glory put to bed with the title-challenging Glens determined to improve on their current joint-third and the Whe Ho every bit as desperate to end a damaging run of four league matches without a win.
Yoker boss Brogan said: "Two points out of 12 is a poor return and one that is all the more galling when you consider the guys all played really well in these games.
"But hard luck stories will not keep us in this division, so we need to be stringing together a few wins to stop the rot.
"I've seen the Glens in action and Willie has put together a decent side with a good mix of youth and experience, so my players will need to be at their best if we want to take anything out of the game."
Glencairn chief Harvey was in an upbeat mood, saying: "I'm delighted with how we have been shaping up, most notably in the manner of how we went about defeating a very good Hurlford side, but the league is our bread and butter, so we cannot afford to allow our standards to slip against Yoker."
An intriguing sideshow to the Holm Park head- to-head is a shootout between leading hitmen Gary Arbuckle (Yoker) and Dennis McLauglin (Glencairn), that has both managers praising their own frontman.
Brogan admitted: "Gary's work commitments meant he only started his first game at Lugar and he typically served up a forward-line leading performance capped by him scoring a smashing opportunistic goal.
"By rights, he should be playing at a higher level and we've definitely landed lucky in him wanting to play for Yoker."
McLaughlin's nine goals in his last four outings have gaffer Harvey proclaiming him as "the best Junior striker going the rounds at the present time".
He said: "I have a couple of other outstanding goalscorers at the club in Mark McAlpine and Brett Agnew, but there's no doubting the difference Dennis makes to the team when he's playing."
Harvey did not reveal if his new goalkeeper, Kevin Bell from Renfrew, will feature against Yoker after he picked up a calf muscle strain in the warm-up at Hurlford that prevented him making his Glens debut.
Replacement No.1 Kevin Montgomery stepped into the breach and turned in a superb display which may see him keep hold of the gloves.
Meanwhile, SJFA chiefs have announced the draw for the third round of the Emirates Scottish Junior Cup will take place on Tuesday, November 6 at 12.30pm.
The Forth v Vale of Leven clash has been switched to Millburn Park.