Derek Carson reckons Neilston’s 2-1 win away to bogey side St Roch’s on Saturday was the Farmer’s Boys best win on the road this season.

The Brig O’ Lea outfit were without a win over St Roch’s since the 2016/17 season with the north Glasgow club dispatching Neilston 3-0 at the Brig back in September.

Carson’s side dominated at the weekend, however, with second-half efforts from Dylan Fletcher and Paul Stewart ensuring Neilston extended their current unbeaten run to five.

James McGrory Park had been a notoriously difficult place to pick up any points in recent years but the visitors started brightly with Stewart going close in the opening minutes before Fletcher bundled in what appeared to be the opener only for the referee to flag it offside.

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Neilston looked impressive as they began to dominate only for a wicked deflection to stop them in their tracks.

Trialist keeper Sean Patrick was left stranded as the hosts edged ahead before the break thanks to Jordan Logan’s deflected strike.

But, words of encouragement at half-time saw the Farmer’s Boys make a strong start to the second-half before finding the leveller after the hour mark when Robbie Halliday’s pin-point cross found Fletcher who nodded home for his fifth goal in his last three games.

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There was some controversy surrounding Neilston’s second with a St Roch’s defender appearing to be fouled in his own area before Stewart lashed an effort off the injured defender’s hand with the ref pointing to the spot.

Stewart remained composed while the Candy players and managers argued in vain before stepping up to coolly tuck it away into the bottom corner with Carson’s side seeing it out after that for maximum points.

Speaking to Barrhead Sport, Carson said: “That was really good from us. The boys were superb and controlled the full game.

“St Roch’s have been our bogey team for a while now - we’ve not actually managed a win over them for two seasons now and they turned us over at the start of the season 3-0 at Brig so I’m pleased with that result.

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“St Roch’s are good at what they do in that they like to wind teams up. They’ve not really got anything else in their locker. We never once rose to it and the boys deserve a lot of credit for that.

“I actually think that was our best away performance this season.”

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