Hot Friels has gift of the Gav; JUNIORS.
The 23-year-old striker hit an impressive second half double in their Jackie Scarlett Cup qualifying tie at Beechwood Park.
It was Auchinleck's fourth win on the trot and all but guarantees their place in the quarter finals.
Friels joined Talbot from Stranraer in the summer and Gray is confident the player can get his career back on track.
He said: "Gavin scored two good goals and I was very happy with his performance. "He wasn't playing regularly at Stranraer last season but this is a good chance for him to get back involved again."
Elsewhere, ex-Celt Andy O'Brien and John McLaren both hit two in Glenafton's 6- 2 win over Muirkirk. Glens now face Cumnock on Wednesday.
In the opening day of the season on Tayside, Tayport found themselves trailing 1- 0 at Lochee courtesy of Mark Hutton's first-minute strike. But the champs battled back to win 2- 1 with goals from Dave Reailly and Stevie Ross.
Shotts stormed into pole position in their Beatons' Central League Cup section with a 6- 2 victory at Carluke, Dougie Brownlie notching a double.
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|Publication:||Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)|
|Date:||Aug 23, 1999|
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