Neilston co-boss Derek Carson praised his free-scoring players after watching them win 8-0 for the second week in a row and move top of Conference C of the West of Scotland Football League.

The Farmer’s Boys had put eight past St Anthony’s the previous weekend, which was the first time the club had won by that scoreline in 58 years.

And another 8-0 triumph was recorded on Saturday against Glasgow Perthshire.

The Brig O’Lea side have now leapfrogged Drumchapel United into top spot on goal difference.

Carson told Barrhead Sport: “It was another great performance from the boys. They are starting to be clinical now, which we were missing at the start of the season.

“Sometimes when we’ve scored early goals in the past we’ve taken our foot off the gas and let teams get back into the game.

“The boys are making a wee bit of history and, since we took over, they’ve broken records left, right and centre with unbeaten runs and clean sheets.

“They deserve all the plaudits they are getting just now. After the Petershill game, where we got beat 3-0, we had a meeting and came to the conclusion that winning the league was maybe out of reach but a few of them said we were still in it, so we asked them to shove that down our throat – and they’ve done that.”

Darren Jones opened the scoring in the first few minutes when he slotted the ball underneath the onrushing goalkeeper before Ross McKinnon got his first of six assists when his corner was bundled in by Paul Doyle.

Doyle got his second and Neilston’s third six minutes later and Kieron Maxwell continued his recent run of goalscoring form with the fourth before the break when he was quickest to react to Olly Smith’s saved shot.

Jones got the fifth after an hour and Doyle completed an unlikely hat-trick when he headed in from another corner.

Smith got his goal on 71 minutes as he nodded home and Doyle completed the rout with his fourth.

Neilston are back at the Brig O’Lea this Saturday, when East Kilbride Thistle are the visitors in what will be the team's last home game of the season, with their final four matches all on the road.

That includes trips to Drumchapel United and third-placed Petershill.

Carson added: “We have to win every game if we want to win the league.

"When we played East Kilbride away, we were very impressed with them. They had just brought a new manager in and they were very tidy on the ball.

“We won’t be turning up thinking it’s three points in the bag. No game is going to be easy for us because every team we come up against will want to be the ones that beat us and kill our ambitions of winning the league.”