Ardeer Thistle manager Sean Kenney praised his ‘history making’ squad as they beat Troon 4-3 at the weekend.

Thistle went into the West of Scotland Football League Cup tie heavy underdogs against Premier Division side Troon.

However, in the preliminary round of the new cup competition the Conference B side provided a huge shock when they beat the Seasiders at Portland Park.

Despite going behind twice in the match to the hosts, in the first and second half, goals from Michael Howie, David Gray and a double from Ryan Wilson put Ardeer through into the next round and gave them a famous win.

Speaking to the Herald, Kenney said:”The committee told me that the game at the weekend was history making as it was the first time Ardeer have ever beaten a team from the top flight.

“In our 121 year history it had never happened in a competitive game. They deserve an awful lot of credit every single one of them from the players who started to the subs who came on, everyone was brilliant.

“The fans really pushed us on as well from the sidelines, when Troon took the lead they were in loud voice right away.

“They never felt sorry for themselves or let us feel sorry for ourselves.”

The delighted manager added: “It was a club wide effort at the weekend, we were all together and it was brilliant.”