Renfrew FC dusted off the cobwebs after the winter break in the best possible way as they moved out of the Super League First relegation zone with a 3-1 win at Irvine Victoria.

However it was the home side that went ahead through Thomson in the first half. A hopeful long ball through beat Kieran Healy and although an advancing Dale Burgess pushed the attacker wide, the Vics player finished well from a tight angle.

On the half hour mark Frew levelled through Chris Zok. Ross Gallacher played a ball into the feet of Scott Morton, his turn and shot was saved but Zok was on hand to slot home and make it 1-1.

When Fraser Barbour was bundled off the ball on the edge of the box, Renfrew were given a chance to go ahead from a free kick in a dangerous position. Sean Fitzharris took the kick and the keeper was rooted to the spot as the midfielder fired in from 20 yards.

Scott Morton then did what he does best when he finished well to give his side a two-goal advantage. The ball was sent wide on the right and a powerful run by Ross Hocknull took him clear of the Vics defence. His accurate cross found Morton whose shot on the half volley gave the keeper no chance. Renfrew welcome Girvan to New Western Park on Saturday, kick-off 1.45pm.

Renfrew: Burgess, Brogan, Gallacher, Healy, Heffron, Mulgrew, Barbour (Hocknull), Fitzharris (McDaid), Zok, Morton, O’Keefe (Gordon).