TITLE contenders Ardrossan Winton Rovers soared into top spot in McBookie League One with a hard-fought 1-0 win away to Larkhall Thistle.

They have now won 14 out of 22 games following a rocky start.

Manager Stevie Wilson was impressed with the weekend display but you won’t hear him talk about promotion.

He said: “That was what you call a hard-fought win. We have to be more clinical but that’s the only criticism I would have,

“This was a game where we had roll up our sleeves and get a result. Our back four were outstanding as they have been all season.

“Of course it’s nice to be top and we’re in a good position but we missed out on promotion last season and we have tick the games off one by one.

“We just can’t get carried away.”

Winton on Saturday host Troon in a West of Scotland Cup tie and Wilson is relishing the challenge.

He said: “They had a good result at the weekend. It could be they are thinking more about survival in the Premiership. This is a free hit for us, there’s no pressure and we will give it a go.”

Beith boss Bryan Young was encouraged with his team’s display as they defeated Largs Thistle 3-0 in his first home game in the dugout.

He said: “Largs are a hard team to beat but the players really responded well to me and it was a team performance. Ross McKenzie is a good young talent and it was nice to see him get a goal. We go to Rossvale for a league game on Saturday and will be looking for the same level of commitment.”