AS FAR as debuts go, Will Greenhorn might never get a better one than he did for Sauchie Juniors at the weekend.

With Sauchie making their first ever appearance in the Scottish Cup and Greenhorn making his debut, as well as his own first appearance in the famous competition, the Wee County team defeated Fraserburgh 2-1 in a classic cup contest.

Things couldn't have started any worse for Sauchie, who found themselves behind within five minutes.

To make matters worse, Sauchie were reduced to 10 men when Iain Syme was sent off for blocking a goal bound shot with his hand. However, Chic Bell saved the penalty and the fairytale was underway.

Danny Smith levelled the score before Conor Kelly's looping header secured Sauchie's passageway to the second round of the competition and set up a mouth-watering tie against Dunipace on October 23.

Speaking exclusively to Advertiser Sport, Greenhorn said: "That's my first game in the Scottish Cup – a first of many, hopefully."

Greenhorn explained how his dad is friends with coach Greig Maitland who was telling the Stirling Albion man about Sauchie's ambitions.

The 19-year-old continued: "I was at the Albion but I wanted to go and get game time and I thought Sauchie would be the right place for me to go.

"After I spoke to Greig I spoke to Fraser [Duncan] and he was very keen for me to come and join. As soon as I got there I knew it was the place for me.

"He [Duncan] thought I would be a good addition to the squad, the missing piece of the squad. Obviously, I'm still young so experience isn't on my side, but he thought I could bring other parts of my game."

Greenhorn was actually training with Sauchie a number of weeks ago; however, the Binos recalled him after a bout of injuries and Covid-19-related absences.

However, the move finally got the go-ahead and, after training last Tuesday and Thursday, he was named in the starting line-up for the Fraserburgh game.

Looking back on the hosts' early opener, he continued: "It was a sucker-punch but after the goal went in I think it settled us down a little bit, we grew into the game and we were the better side over the course of 90 minutes.

"As soon as that penalty was saved, I knew we were going to go and win the game. We managed to get the goal and I knew momentum was on our side.

"It just seemed like it was written in the stars for us to go and win it."

Sauchie return to league duty this weekend; however, the date is set in the diary for the next round of the Scottish Cup, and Greenhorn says there's a good feeling around the club.

He continued: "The way we're playing just now I don't think anyone can stop us.

"Everybody's close-knot, that's what I've realised. It shows with the results and I think from now on it's only going to get better."