Neilston co-boss Chris Cameron admits it was all about picking up three points on Saturday as his team returned to winning ways with a 2-0 victory over Vale of Clyde.

The Farmer’s Boys had lost their first game in 16 league fixtures – a run dating back to January 2020 – against St Anthony’s last Wednesday night before responding at Fullarton Park through goals from Cammy Haddow and Jamie Docherty.

Haddow scored a penalty before Docherty netted with a lob on his first appearance of the season but it wasn’t all plain sailing, with Neilston goalkeeper Grant Hay keeping out a second half spot-kick.

Cameron has revealed it was difficult in the aftermath of the loss to St Ant’s but he was pleased to see his troops bounce back.

He told Barrhead Sport: “We were really disappointed with the result and performance last Wednesday. I think it was a midweek game too far for us, so we told the lads to forgot about it and make sure we won on Saturday.

“We weren’t too fussed about the performance, we just had to get back to winning, so we were delighted with the result and a clean sheet.

“We hadn’t lost an away game since August 2019, so we had a great away record. A lot of the lads that are with us now hadn’t actually lost any game for us.

“It was new and we wanted to see a reaction. You could see after the game it wasn’t something they are used too. There were a few choice words after the game but we have bounced back well.”

With the midweek fixtures at an end for now, Cameron is looking forward to a more relaxed schedule of a game every Saturday – starting with a trip to bottom-of-the-league Yoker Athletic.

That will be followed by a top-of-the-table clash against Drumchapel United but Cameron insists all eyes remain on this weekend.

He added: “We’re delighted to be back to only Saturday games. It is a really heavy schedule when you’re going to places like Ardrossan and Kilsyth during the week.

“Yoker seem to have found a bit of form, as they aren't taking defeats as they were at the start of the season, so it’s going to be a really difficult game.

“We’re not thinking about anything beyond that.”