ARDEER Thistle's relegation from the West of Scotland Football League was confirmed at the weekend - without Sean Kenney's side kicking a ball.

Thistle were relying on results elsewhere going their way, in particular fellow strugglers Wishaw losing their last three matches - two of them against already-relegated Greenock - while Kenney's men themselves knew they had to win their last two matches.

Sadly for the Ardeer boss, he and his players were powerless to prevent their fate being sealed on Saturday, as Thistle had no game while Wishaw were winning 3-1 at home to Greenock.

That meant the gap between the sides grew to an insurmountable eight points with only two games to play, sealing Thistle's relegation to the fourth tier of the WoSFL.

It gives Ardeer little more than pride to play for as they move into their remaining matches - first against newly-promoted Maybole on Wednesday, May 24, and at home to Kilsyth Rangers on Saturday, May 27.

Despite the club's struggles this season, Kenney has committed his future to Ardeer for 2023-24 - with the club announcing just a day before their relegation was confirmed that Kenney has put pen to paper on a year's extension to his contract.

The new campaign will be Kenney's third at the Ardeer helm after he made the move from amateur side Kilbride Thistle in the summer of 2021.