Neilston co-manager Martin Campbell heaped praise on goalkeeper Robert Tiropoulos for his stand-out performance in Neilston’s 1-1 draw with St Roch’s at the weekend, writes Mark Hendry.

Tiropoulos was terrific between the posts for his side and, according to co-manager Campbell, was the ‘sole reason’ his side left James McGrory Park with a point.

The stopper made several key saves to keep his side in the game, after Kenny McLean put them ahead, but could do nothing about the equaliser that was eventually scored by Kieran Daw.

And Campbell was quick to applaud his keeper for an outstanding showing - hailing it as the best he’s ever seen.

He said: “I think I’ve been involved in football since I was six-years-old and that’s the best goalkeeping performance I’ve ever seen.

“He was absolutely outstanding. Probably solely down to him we managed to take a point and it was a very good point as St Roch’s is a hard place to go. He’s repaid in one game the fee we paid Vale of Leven for him.”

Campbell’s men square-off with Blantyre Vics this weekend and he insists his side must improve if they are to stand a chance of maintaining momentum in the title race.

He added: “If we’re expecting anything from this season then this weekend is one we need to pick up three points from. I hope we get Saturday out our system.”

On Saturday, Neilston travel to Blantyre Vics with a 2pm kick-off. The bus will leave Brig O’Lea at 11.45am.