NEILSTON co-boss Chris Cameron knows exactly what he wants for see his players maintain their perfect start to the season.

A hat-trick from Dylan Fletcher and an Adam Forde double secured a comfortable 5-1 win for the Farmer’s Boys against Irvine Victoria on Saturday as they remain top of Conference B in the West of Scotland Football League.

Cameron was glad to be back on the touchline after missing out the previous week as he celebrated becoming a dad.

Neilston have now racked up five wins from five matches and, with Vale of Clyde, Greenock and Carluke to come before the Christmas break, Carson wants his team to remain ruthless.

He told Barrhead Sport: “We have spoken with the lads about wanting to get to Christmas undefeated.

“These are three games that we are looking to win and, if we can get to eight out of eight, that’ll be a third of the season gone and we’ll be absolutely delighted.

“There’s still a lot of hard work to be done but the aim is to get to the break undefeated.”

Fletcher got Neilston off to a flyer against Irvine with two goals in the first 15 minutes before Forde curled home a delightful third just before the break.

The hosts had the opportunity to get back into the game five minutes into the second half but Brian Connor fired a penalty-kick against the post.

Connor made amends five minutes later as he scored for Irvine but the three-goal margin was quickly restored as Fletcher headed home to secure his hat-trick.

The Neilston number nine should have added a fifth for his team on the hour mark as the visitors were awarded a penalty after Vics were reduced to 10 men but he saw his spot-kick strike the crossbar.

That fifth goal arrived barely 30 seconds later as the hosts failed to clear their lines and Forde tapped home from close range.

Cameron and co-manager Derek Carson opted to draft in Fletcher and Forde despite Jamie Docherty and Kieran Brophy finding the net in recent weeks.

And the performance against Irvine proved Neilston have plenty of firepower this season.

Cameron said: “We spoke to the lads and did say there were going to be times during the season when we change it up.

“It’s not going to be that we are dropping lads, it’s about ensuring the four of them are getting ample game time.”