SALTCOATS Victoria coach Fraser Gunn is confident that their first league win can the be the turning point for the squad this season.

They claimed their first victory at the weekend as Lugar Boswell Thistle came to Campbell Park, and the home side ran out 2-0 winners.

It is a result which keeps them off of the bottom of the table, and only two points away from climbing out of the relegation places in Division Three altogether.

It was a hard fought three points for the Seasiders, but a well earned win, with keeping a clean sheet an incredibly pleasing aspect of the result.

At the other end, it was Greg Kean who opened the scoring, with the captain on the day slotting home a penalty to put the home side ahead.

Kean was again involved in the second goal of the game, turning provider for Owen Densham to convert what was the killer blow for the travelling East Ayrshire side.

Saltcoats are now level on points with Lugar, and first team coach Gunn is hopeful this result is the start of a turnaround in fortunes.

He told the Herald: “Today was a massive win for us against a team just above us in the league. Hopefully this will be a turning point for us and we can build some momentum and start picking up more points.

“We’re disappointed with how the season has gone so far, after 10 games we had hoped to have been further up the table however there’s still plenty of points available for us.

“The aim for this season is to stay in the league and today’s result will give the players a massive lift. I know what this group are capable of and hopefully now they believe it themselves and we can push on and start climbing the table.

“The attitude and the efforts of the squad has been excellent recently and despite not being at our best today I’m delighted that they got the rewards for their hard work.

“There’s a real togetherness in the squad at the moment, they know what’s expected of them and they’re desperate to build on today’s win.”

Saltcoats have the chance to build on their win on Saturday, October 29, as they travel to face Vale of Leven.