Whitletts Victoria manager George Grierson is aiming to push up Conference A as their 4-1 win over Glasgow University moved them to third in the table.

It was the away side who took the lead in the first half at Dam Park, when Lewis Dibble was on hand to fire home the loose ball following a fine save from Alan McKelvie.

Two own goals from Conor Morgan and Dibble put the hosts ahead at the break.

In the second half, Whitletts then added to their advantage via the penalty spot with in form Kieran McLaughlin netting yet again.

It then got worse for the visitors when Adam Duffy was shown a straight red card for a stamp on Callum Ogston.

Vics then made the ten men from Glasgow pay late on as Isaac Kerr volleyed the ball high into the net from the edge of the box to complete the scoring.

Speaking to the Advertiser, Grierson said: “I do not think there was a bad performance from any player and every player to a man was exceptional.

One player in particular that has impressed lately is McLaughlin, who is in fine goalscoring form, with Grierson saying it is not the only part of the forward’s game.

“It is not just McLaughlin’s goalscoring prowess but he is picking up assists as well, which is invaluable.

“His confidence is sky high, every time he goes on the park he thinks he is going to score, so it is a great place to be.”

Next up for Whitletts is an away trip to take on table toppers Shotts Bon Accord on Saturday, with Grierson saying his side are eyeing up the potential move to second.

“It is going to be a really tough game, we know that and it is a hard month ahead for us.

“I know their manager John McKeown really well and I know how his team will set up.

“The carrot dangling for us is if we get a result we move to second in the table.

“Considering the amount of injuries and players missing from COVID, we are just starting to get players back as well, so it is a good place to be.”