Neilston missed out on the chance to pull further clear of the relegation zone on Saturday as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Kilbirnie Ladeside.

The Farmer’s Boys established a 2-0 lead at the Brig O’Lea, thanks to Cammy Haddow’s penalty and an own goal.

However, the visitors hit back in the second half to secure a point, with former Arthurlie striker James Marks proving to be a thorn in Neilston's side.

That result came hot on the heels of an important win over Whitletts Victoria last Wednesday night.

Darren Jones opened the scoring for Neilston in the match at Dam Park, only for the hosts to equalise before the break.

With 10 minutes of the second half played, Jones bagged his second to restore Neilston's advantage and Ciaran Friel sealed the points in the final quarter of an hour.

Neilston are four points clear of the relegation zone with two matches left to play, although rivals Whitletts have a game in hand.

They are back in action this Wednesday as they travel to Guys Meadow to face Cumbernauld United, with kick-off at 7.30pm.