Renfrew boss Martin Ferry heaped praise on his side after they bounced back from last week’s 2-0 Petershill loss with a comfortable 3-0 win away to fellow relegation battlers Kilbirnie Ladeside.

With seven points from their last three matches, the Petershill defeat was a minor blip in an otherwise purple patch of form for the Frew as they got back to winning ways with a crucial victory at Valefield Park with Kieron Maxwell, David McKenna and Rikki McIntosh securing the points to put Renfrew five points clear of Kilbirnie in the bottom three.

And while Ferry acknowledges that there is still plenty of work to be done to avoid relegation, he is delighted with Frew’s form.

He said: "It was a great win for us. I’m over the moon with that. We played really well again, defended well when we had to, scored a few and kept a clean sheet so I couldn’t have asked for much more really. 

"It was a difficult surface to play on due to the weather but the boys were excellent.

"Our recent form over the last few matches and over the Christmas period is more like it from us. We’ve worked hard off the park and sometimes you end up with nothing to show for that but we’ve played well to get some wins on the board and pick up a decent amount of points to start moving up the table a wee bit recently. We’ve been down the bottom end of the table for quite some time so it’s nice to start picking up some points now."

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Frew hit Kilbirnie for three as they continued their excellent form

Renfrew are back in action this weekend as they welcome Glenafton Athletic to New Western Park. 

Frew were on the wrong end of a heavy 6-2 loss against the Glens earlier this season - a result which Ferry hopes can spur his side on to pick up three more invaluable points.

He added: "Glenafton away earlier in the season was probably one of the poorest games we’ve played. We really deserved what we got down there. We realised after that match that we needed to work harder in this league. You get back what you put in and we deserved what we got down there. 

"If I got beat like that as a player, I’d want to go out there in the next match against that team and make sure it didn’t happen again. I’m hoping the boys feel like that at the weekend."