STAR striker David Adams was hailed by Ardrossan Winton Rovers manager Stevie Wilson after scoring the victory-clinching goal away to Greenock Juniors.

The former Irvine Vics front man netted for the 14th time this season as his team racked up a 12th win out of 19 in League One.

They are now third - four points behind leaders Gartcairn and one adrift of Shotts Bon Accord, although both have played a game fewer.

Wilson was encouraged and said: "David was top scorer with me at Irvine Vics and is a proven goalscorer. We have two other really good strikers in Jamie McKenna, who has 18 goals and David Cunningham, who scores and set up goals."

Victory completed back-to-back wins over the festive period for Winton, who beat Maryhill 2-0 at home on December 21.

However Wilson is not getting carried away as they gear up to host Blantyre Vics.

He added: "I would have taken this position at the start of the season but there's a long way to go. The aim is to win at Blantyre as we lost at their ground."

Meanwhile new Ardeer Thistle boss Paul Kellington aims to repair the struggling Stevenston team's battered reputation after taking up his first job in junior football management.

The former Irvine Meadow AFC and Meadow Under-15s coach was last week appointed new boss of the League Two basement side, with former Irvine Vics goalie and coach Jim Catterson becoming his number two.

Kellington said: "I have been coaching since I was 20 or 21 as injury cut short my playing career. For the past few years I have coached with Irvine Meadow Under-19s and Irvine Meadow Amateurs. I was also a youth football coach but this is my first job in junior football management. It's an exciting opportunity. I brought in Jim Catterson as he coached Irvine Vics youth teams when I was with Dreghorn 2000s and he has so much junior experience. Hopefully I can bring in some new players for the remaining games and the aim will be to compete and challenge next season."