THERE were real contrasting emotions on either side of this weekend's Three Towns derby.

Ardrossan Winton Rovers faced off against Saltcoats Victoria on Saturday with both sides heading into the match at opposite ends of the table.

At present, Winton sit atop the West of Scotland Football League (WoSFL) Third Division, with neighbours Saltcoats propping up the table in last place.

Thus far, the Vics have shown that they can compete with top teams, despite their lowly league position.

However this was not to be the case on Saturday, as Gavin Friels' Winton side notched a remarkable ELEVEN goals in a 11-2 romp of the travelling Seasiders.

It was the largest winning margin in the whole of the WoSFL over the weekend's fixtures.

Remarkably, Winton had matched the scoreline from their victory against Saltcoats earlier in the season by half-time, leading 5-1 going into the break.

It was also a fruitful day for their attackers, especially Mark Curragh who notched a double hat-trick of six goals - a feat not often seen in senior football.

Winton's other goals came courtesy of Aiden Ferris, Christopher Craif, Ryan Wilson and a Blair Docherty double - the first of which, to make it 3-0 to the home side, was their 100th goal of the league campaign.

Callum McDade and Declan Walsh fired in Saltcoats' two goals, but it was little consolation for Derek Frye's men in what was certainly a day to forget at Winton Park.

But the positives didn't end with just the goals for the home side.

Another bright spot for Winton was the introduction of academy player Daniel Gibb from Saltcoats. Daniel became the first academy player to play in the first team.

The club hope Daniel will be the first of many to make the step up from their youth sides into the first team.

Winton continue their promotion quest next weekend as they travel to face Newmains United.

They will be running a supporters bus to the game, which leaves Winton Park at 11.15am.

To book a place, contact the club secretary on 07969 241895.