Threave hammered Fleet Star 10-0 on Saturday as they warmed up for this weekend’s crunch tie with St Cuthbert Wanderers.
Boss Keith Knox has been impressed with his side’s recent form which has seen them score 20 goals in their last three games - conceding none.
He said: “There has been an improvement in the way we have been playing - the squad has settled down and we’ve had three clean sheets in a row.
“Saturday was a good result. It was important we went out with the right attitude against Fleet Star and we did.”
Goals from top scorer Jamie Struthers (5), Sam Warren (2), Scott Wilby (2) and Ross Murray saw them progress from the away Potts Cup second round tie.
It took the visitors until the 23rd minute to make the breakthrough but the home side tired in the final quarter when Threave really showed their class.
This weekend the Castle Douglas side host Kirkcudbright’s St Cuthbert Wanderers in a South of Scotland League grudge match.
And manager Knox is looking forward to the tie.
He continued: “There are no easy games in this league as everyone wants to beat us.
“But Saints have ambitions of their own and this will be a very hard game for us as they have some good players who I remember from my previous time spent in the league. So I hope we can carry our good form into the match on Saturday.”
There have also been a few changes to the personnel at Meadow Park over the past week.
Two players have informed the club they can no longer commit 100 percent to the club.
Jim Fingland is busy on his farm and Alan Ingles has university commitments.
Their boss is sad to lose the pair but it does help him in his resolve to reduce his basic squad to around 17 players. It is hoped that Phil Middlemiss’ registration will be through in time to feature against Saints this weekend after “paper work issues” prevented him featuring against Fleet Star.
Knox added: “Jim said he was struggling with work commitments due to work on the farm. He is staying on as a registered player but will only be there if we need him to be. He has been a great servant to the club and will still get to training when he can. Fair play to him for being up front and honest with me about his availability.
“Alan Ingles has also left - again as he couldn’t be 100 percent committed.
“He is a good player who we didn’t want to lose.”