Johnstone Burgh manager Jamie McKim hailed the club’s young supporters after they cheered his men to victory in their final home game of 2021 against Lugar Boswell Thistle on Saturday.

The Keanie Park side netted twice in each half to secure a comfortable 4-0 win, with Jojo Gillespie bagging a brace and Danny McBeth and Malky McDonald also on the scoresheet.

Gillespie got the opener after just nine minutes as he drilled the ball into the bottom corner from long range.

He then turned provider for the second shortly after the half-hour mark as his corner-kick was powered home by McBeth.

The third goal arrived just a few minutes into the second half, when Gillespie converted a penalty.

And McDonald’s free-kick in the closing stages added some gloss to the scoreline, sending the ‘Burgh Boys’ home happy.

McKim told Gazette Sport: “The atmosphere the young fans bring and the support they give makes it brilliant for us.

“I just hope we can keep winning games and entertaining them because they are the lifeblood of the club and we need them to keep coming along.

“There are future supporters and future players in that wee group, so I hope we can build it and make it bigger.”

McKim felt his troops could have won more comfortably on Saturday but was delighted with their defensive display as they made it two wins on the bounce.

He added: “It should have been more, without being disrespectful to the opposition, because I thought we were really good, especially in the first half.

“There was a 20-minute period in the second half when we dropped off but, other than that, we were good.

“The clean sheet is really pleasing because that’s what we set out for defensively every week.”

Burgh have just two games left to play in the West of Scotland Football League before a mini-break over the festive period, with trips to Maybole and then Forth to negotiate.

And, despite facing away matches against teams that are above Burgh in the league, McKim is confident of picking up more points.

He said: “These opponents will be really tough but I have full belief in my squad that we can win both games.”

Kick-off at Ladywell Stadium for Saturday’s Maybole match is at 1.30pm.