Co-managers Martin Ferry and Colin Clark have heaped praise on Renfrew’s defence after recording a clean sheet in Saturday’s victory over Cumbernauld United.

The home team secured a 2-0 win at New Western Park, courtesy of a Cameron Clark strike and an own goal.

And it was Renfrew’s steely display at the back that made a big impression on those in the dugout.

“It was a good team performance,” said Clark. “We dug deep and exploited their weaknesses in the second half.

“They will probably feel disappointed they weren’t maybe ahead in the game in the first half but we limited them to half-chances.

“The defence looked a lot more solid than it has done in recent weeks.

“Jordan Chisholm made his debut at the back and lasted a good 75 minutes. He added a big presence and we only took him off as he was cramping up near the end.

“We have been making mistakes in defence and getting punished for it but we looked a lot more resilient.

“I was delighted for the boys to keep the clean sheet.”

Co-boss Ferry admits Renfrew could easily have found themselves trailing at the interval.

He said: “In the first half they came out the traps and missed a few half-chances, with Danny McLeay making a couple of saves. They started well but we began to grow into the game and we deserved it in the end.”

Saturday’s result boosted Renfrew’s promotion prospects but Clark is well aware some of his rivals have games in hand.

He said: “We’ve just got to look after ourselves, we can’t control the other games. We know how tough it is to accumulate points, so we have to try to get as many on the board as we can. If they can catch you, then fair play to them.”