SEAN KENNEY says he was delighted to see Ardeer Thistle’s recent performances matched by their result on Saturday after a potentially crucial derby win over Dalry Thistle.

Goals by Greg Kean and substitute Robert Frew earned Thistle a 2-1 win at home to their North Ayrshire rivals – the first time Kenney’s men have won on home turf since November, and only their second victory of 2024.

Speaking after the match, Kenney said: “It’s been coming. It was a really good performance, it possibly could have been a couple more.

“Their goalkeeper made a couple of really good saves but the boys were well worth it. We looked like a really good team to be honest.”

Kenney praised the attitude his players have shown in recent weeks after the “rock bottom” of their 5-0 defeat at Irvine Vics at the end of January, and admitted it was a relief to see them get the points their displays on the park have deserved.

“The message this week has been about taking control of our own destiny,” he said.

“The Irvine Vics game was rock bottom for us, but we’ve addressed it.

"Some players have gone out, and some players have come in, and there’s been a change of attitude from the boys.

“The games we’ve lost have been by the odd goal against teams up at the top end of the league; we just needed to get a win.

“We’ve had good performances, so the win was the next step for how the boys have been doing recently.”