AUCHINLECK ace Stevie Wilson is still cashing in his chips after the priceless goal which earned Talbot a shot at Ayr United in the William Hill Scottish Cup fourth round – but now he hopes to double his money by completing a giant killing act against the championship high flyers.

Not only did Wilson’s searing right-foot strike settled the third-round encounter against Fraserburgh in the junior side’s favour, earning Auchinleck a money-spinning clash against Ian McCall’s side at Beechwood Park and persuading his paymasters that he has a future at the club, it was voted the goal of the round. None of the players will have to buy a drink in the village ever again if they can follow it up with victory over Ayr United.

“It was Fraserburgh away, it was a tight game, and they were trying to kick us off the park but we are used to that here,” said Wilson, whose day job is working with children with additional support needs. “I got a touch away and thought ‘I am just going to hit that’. It was one of the best strikes of my life – it went straight into the top corner. “Then on the way home on the bus we were all watching the draw, and Ayr came out,” he added. “So the boys were all celebrating while we were having a wee booze on the way hame! It is definitely one of the most valuable ties we could have got – that is probably how I have got a new deal now!”

Win, lose or draw, Auchinleck have their celebration prepared for what is a big day in the life of this club. “It is an early kick off and there is a band playing back at the Railway, so we will have night out after the game. Realistically there is no pressure on us to get out there and win. If we get a draw or even a win we will be partying for days probably!”

Four thousand will cram into Beechwood Park for a match which traditionalists Auchinleck never had a thought of moving away from their ancestral home. Having joined the club after the 2012 near miss against Hearts at Tynecastle, Wilson feels it is time he shut all his team-mates up.

“I wasn’t here when they played Hearts the last time. I would imagine it will be ten times better than the Junior cup is. All the fans will be buzzing, because all the players out. I am sure all the fans will be out in their glory on the day. Some of the guys never never shut up about the Hearts game.”

**Stevie Wilson was speaking at a William Hill media event. William Hill is the proud sponsor of the Scottish Cup.