RENFREW co-manager Colin Clark admitted he has never been involved in a football game quite like Frew’s Scottish Cup tie with Bathgate Thistle on Saturday.

Renfrew sealed their place in the next round with a 6-4 win after a roller-coaster tie.

The first half left the crowd at New Western Park breathless as nine goals went in. Frew twice went in front before falling behind then recovering to take the lead again and held an astonishing 5-4 half-time advantage.

Clark conceded he has never seen anything like it in his football experience.

He said: “There was a lot of poor defending on both sides plus some good finishing but we gave them too many opportunities for my liking.

“I’ve never been involved in a game like that before, nine goals before half-time, a goal every five minutes, it was just crazy.

“To be fair to them they had a couple of opportunities in the second half but I would say we had the better chances over the piece. The most important thing was we got the win.”

Clark wants his side to use the Bathgate victory as a springboard for their Super League First Division campaign.

Frew have yet to register a win in the league this season after five games and are rooted to the bottom of the table.

But after a tough run of fixtures Renfrew will face teams around them in the table in the coming weeks, starting on Saturday when the visit Maryhill’s Lochburn Park.

A victory for Renfrew will take them off bottom spot and above Maryhill and Clark says the tie is a great chance for his players to climb the table.

He said: “It’s a chance for us to get our first league win, but it is a difficult place to go. It’s a hard park, it’s tight down there.

“We’ve got to see it as a good opportunity to get a win on the board.”