Craig Brown has warned his Port Glasgow men to beware a Renfrew backlash in tonight's Euroscot Eng Sectional League Cup tie.

The Port kicked off their Section 7 campaign with a shock 2-1 victory on Monday night away to close rivals Greenock.

However just as many eyebrows were raised when news filtered through that the Frew had gone down by the same scoreline at the hands of Vale of Leven.

The experienced gaffer: "I don't think it would be too far off the mark to say most pundits were openly predicting either Greenock or Renfrew would be fighting it out to be top dogs in our group.

"And that's not altogether surprising when you consider they both operate at Super First Division level while the likes of ourselves and the Vale are two leagues further down the ladder in the Central Second Division.

"Both clubs will be bitterly disappointed over their opening results but you can bet your boots they will also be smarting and determined to get themselves back into the reckoning by winning their contests tonight.

"A fired-up Renfrew are likely to be very dangerous opponents and my players will need to be on their guard if they want to build on their promising start."

Brown added: "Any neutral looking on would never have known that six of the players in our starting line-up were playing under-21 football last season.

"Their commitment and attitude was nothing short of superb and they demonstrated real battling qualities to come from 1-0 down to win the game.

"Throwing in these young guys has sparked a healthy competition for the jerseys but the response from the older heads in the team has been a joy to behold because the best man afield at Ravenscraig was Paul Coyle who never stopped encouraging and giving advice to the players around him.

"And his example was taken up by Graham Black and Scott Nugent who responded to being named as substitutes by scoring our goals after coming off the bench in the second half.

"I will tinker with our team tonight as it's important to keep a freshness about us."

Another fancied side on the wrong end of a shock opener, Rutherglen Glencairn (beaten 4-1 by Vale of Clyde) will be going all out to bounce back when hosting Blantyre Vics and it's a similar story for Kilsyth Rangers, desperate to atone for Monday's 5-2 mauling by Rob Roy when Dunipace visit Duncansfield tonight.

Top game in the Ardagh Glass Cup down in Ayrshire is the Meadow Park clash of reigning trophy holders Irvine Meadow and Super Premier Division rivals Hurlford United.

The latter's playing ranks have been boosted by manager Darren Henderson's transfer raid on his former club Glenafton that led to Paul McKenzie, Ross Robertson and brothers Glen and Danny Mitchell moving to Blair Park.

A weakened and hapless Glens went down 7-1 to Lugar Boswell and they face what looks like a damage limitation exercise tonight when travelling through to meet free- scoring Auchinleck Talbot.

TONIGHT (6.45pm): Euroscot Eng Sectional League Cup. Section 1: Lanark v Larkhall, Royal Albert v Lesmahagow. Section 2: Wishaw v Forth. Section 3: Shettleston v St Roch's, Bellshill v Petershill. Section 4: East Kilbride v Vale of Clyde, Glencairn v Blantyre Vics. Section 5: Arthurlie v Benburb, Neilston v Pollok. Section 6: Clydebank v Maryhill, Perthshire v Yoker. Section 7: Johnstone Burgh v Greenock, Port Glasgow v Renfrew. Section 8: Cumbernauld v Rossvale, Kilsyth v Dunipace.

Ardagh Glass Cup. Section 1: Largs v Winton Rovers, Saltcoats v Kilwinning, Dalry v Beith. Section 2: Irvine Meadow v Hurlford, Darvel v Irvine Vics, Ardeer v Kilbirnie. Section 3: Maybole v Troon, Whitletts v Craigmark, Girvan v Annbank. Section 4: Cumnock v Kello, Auchinleck v Glenafton, Lugar v Muirkirk.