Neilston manager Andy Whiteford insists he was pleased with a point at Renfrew on Saturday as his team stopped the rot in their bid to beat the drop.

In a match dominated by windy conditions, neither side was able to find a breakthrough as it ended 0-0 at New Western Park.

Neilston remain bottom of the First Division but Whiteford was happy to grind out a point.

He told Barrhead Sport: “It was a scrappy game that was ruined by the wind but Renfrew isn’t an easy place to go.

“In the first half, it was pretty even. I thought Renfrew played the conditions better but the big chances fell to us and I can’t remember our goalkeeper having a save of note to make.

“The wind picked up in the second half and we couldn’t really keep hold of the ball but we defended really well and I was particularly pleased with the clean sheet.

“There comes a stage in the game when the wind is against you and it’s not happening and then you just make sure you don’t lose.

“The big moments in the game all fell to us, despite Renfrew having the most possession, but we couldn’t take them.

“You don’t see many games getting called off for wind but it is probably the one element that ruins the game the most.

“You can prepare for a game as well as you like but, when the elements and conditions come into play, it can change your whole outlook.”

A couple of huge fixtures await Neilston in the coming weeks, with Maybole visiting the Brig O'Lea this Saturday.

Victory would close the gap on Maybole to three points, with Neilston having a game in hand.

Whiteford said: “I think everyone outside our changing room thinks we are going to struggle but I’ve got a real belief in the guys that we haven’t been far away and we’re due to go on a run.”

Kick-off on Saturday is at 2pm.