FREE-scoring Largs Thistle were out to the sword by Troon at Saturday, with their display earning great praise from Seasiders assistant boss Matt Maley.

Theesel had bagged SIXTEEN goals in their previous three games but the hosts ended the visitors’ three-match winning run and racked up their third victory in succession, winning 1-0 at Portland Park.

Veteran Dean Keenan sealed the win with one of his trademark free-kicks.

Maley was hugely impressed with their efforts and said: “Largs had been on a great run and they are a really good team. But I felt we started really well and Dean Keenan score with a great free-kick which is what he does best. I would say we dominated the first half and sat in for the second half. It was a really good win for us and that’s us three games unbeaten. Our aim is to make sure we stay in this league and hopefully we can achieve that.”

Saturday sees an Irvine Meadow side who registered their first league win, defeating Kilwinning Rangers 1-0, visiting Portland Park for an important game.

Maley said: “This is our local derby as Meadow are the team nearest us and I’m sure they will bring a big support along. Meadow had a good win against Buffs who are a good side on Saturday. But we want to keep up the momentum we have been building up in the last few weeks and take the three points, hopefully we can do that."