JUBILANT Kilbirnie Ladeside boss Liam McGuinness praised double hero and former team-mate Jamie Longworth as Blasties defeated Irvine Meadow 3-1 away to continue a highly impressive start to the season.

Longworth notched a double as the Garnock Valley side racked up their fourth win out of seven to leave them in fourth spot in the Premiership.

Former Meadow player McGuinness, returning to his old stamping ground for the first time as boss said afterwards: “I wasn’t expecting to go up the road with three points and I thought the performance justified the win.

Irvine Meadow didn’t have a chance from open play in the second half.

The boys were different class, played well on the counter-attack and scored a nice third goal which came from the training ground.

“It sets a good stall and we’ll be looking to take three points at home to Benburb. I left Jamie out at Cumnock when we won 7-0 but he came back in and set up one up last week and scored two today.”

Longworth added: “Going in at 2-1 was a good thing. Our goalie had a cracking save at 2-1. I’m really pleased overall with the performance and it was a great ball from Jon Scullion for my second goal.”

Ardrossan Rovers manager Stevie Wilson dubbed his team’s second half display the “best of the season” as they hammered Port Glasgow 3-0 away.

He said: “The turning point was Chris Lamb’s penalty save early in the game.

“The second half was as good as I’ve seen us this season, we dominated and deserved to win.

“That’s three wins from the last four games and we have to keep it going. It’s a very tough league and will be a difficult game against Lesmahagow but we aim to win.”