NEILSTON co-boss Chris Cameron admits it was all about bagging three points on Saturday as his team returned to action after nearly a month in cold storage.

The West of Scotland Football League had taken a three-week festive break, although postponements prior to that meant The Farmer’s Boys hadn’t played since December 11.

Their cup commitments also meant they hadn’t been in league action since November, so it was a welcome victory at the weekend as they edged out Kilsyth Rangers 1-0 at the Brig O’Lea stadium.

Daryl Convery’s first-half header decided the Conference C clash, although home goalkeeper Grant Hay was called into action several times in the second period, earning him the Man of the Match award.

Cameron, who wasn’t in attendance after testing positive for Covid last week, praised Convery’s contribution but now wants him to find the net more often.

He told Barrhead Sport: “We weren’t too fussed about the performance, as we hadn’t played in about four weeks.

“We weren’t going for flair, we were just looking to outwork Kilsyth, and we got the result.

“Kilsyth didn’t trouble us at all in the first half and didn’t have a shot on goal but it was the opposite in the second and Grant had to make three or four top saves – but that’s what he’s there for.

“Daryl doesn’t score many for us but we try to allow him to get into the box as much as possible. He’s got that in his game, he has great energy.”

Cameron also revealed he resisted the temptation to “pester” Neilston co-manager Derek Carson on his mobile phone during the game to find out how the match was going.

“My brother and a couple of my mates kept me updated with phone calls and videos of what was happening,” he said. “It was a bit strange.

“It was Derek’s gig on Saturday. We spoke before the game about potential substitutions and how we thought it would go but, once it started, I left it to him.”

Neilston host Yoker Athletic this Saturday and, after the Whe Ho picked up all three points when the teams met in August, Cameron is hoping for a better result this time.

He added: “The last game is still a sore one, so we’re looking for a marked improvement.”

Kick-off at the Brig O’Lea on Saturday is at 1.30pm.