NEILSTON co-manager Chris Cameron praised his team’s performance as they defeated Conference B favourites St Cadoc’s to move to the top of the table.

Jamie Docherty and Conor Bolger fired home first half strikes in difficult conditions at McKenna Park before the Farmer’s Boys defended resolutely to secure a 2-0 win.

The St Cadoc’s squad has changed dramatically in the last few weeks, with Chris McEwan taking over after leaving Glenafton.

All but one of the players who lined up against Neilston on Saturday also arrived from Glenafton, with St Cadoc’s dominating the early exchanges.

However, Neilston grew into the game and took the lead through Docherty just after the half-hour mark.

Bolger then continued his impressive transition to senior football by making it 2-0 five minutes later.

In the second half, St Cadoc’s enjoyed most of the ball but Neilston defended well as they recorded an impressive victory.

Cameron was delighted with the performance against opponents he reckons could cut it in the Premier League.

He told Barrhead Sport: “It’s a great result away to the clear favourites to win the league.

“They’ve basically brought in the full Glenafton playing squad and management, so it’s a smashing result for us.

“It was a starting 11 from them that would be challenging for the Premier League this year, so to get a good result and a performance against that type of opposition was pleasing.

“It was a really measured performance. Apart from the first 10 minutes, where we rode our luck, we were probably the better team throughout.

“In the second half, the lads defended their areas really well and we always look dangerous on the break and had another couple of chances ourselves.

“I always felt we were relatively comfortable and St Cadoc’s didn’t really look like scoring.”

The result means it is now two wins from two for Neilston, with eight goals scored and none conceded.

Cameron is delighted to have made such an impressive start in the new West of Scotland Football League but insists he isn’t looking any further ahead than their next match, which is at home to Gartcairn on November 14.

He added: “It’s a really good, solid start but all our concentration is on the Gartcairn game now.”