Colin Clark praised his Renfrew side for putting in one of their best performances of the season in Saturday’s 5-2 win over Largs Thistle - before admitting he would have taken any kind of result at this stage of the campaign.

Currently sitting fourth bottom of the West Premiership table, Frew were desperate not to slip into the bottom three as they welcomed a Largs side who had brushed them aside 5-0 earlier in the season. 

There was to be no repeat of that at New Western Park, however, as David McKenna opened the scoring 13 minutes in after a corner wasn’t cleared in the Largs box.

Ex-Livingston midfielder Mark Millar netted an equaliser for the visitors with a low drilled effort15 minutes in before Ryan Begley headed home from a corner on 26 minutes to make it 2-1 to the away side.

However, Rikki McIntosh slotted home after a breakaway down the right to quickly level for Frew.

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Ryan Borris scored a spectacular free-kick which arched into the top right corner to put the Frew 3-2 at the break. 

And the home side started the second-half highly motivated with Kieron Maxwell’s thumping volley scrambled away.

Another Renfrew attack resulted in a cross from the right which Nicky Jamieson could only slam into his own net on 55 minutes to make it 4-2.

Largs won a spot kick on 75 minutes after Ryan McKie was clipped in the box but Scott Adam’s effort was saved by Danny McLeay at full stretch.

Renfrew then rounded off the scoring from the penalty spot on 83 minutes thanks to McKenna after keeper McGowan fouled during another attack.

Largs looked unable to cope with Renfrew’s sprightly attacks as fans roared the home team on to a convincing and much-needed win with Clark over the moon at his side’s display.

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“I was delighted with that,” he told Gazette Sport. “We were at home and we’re near the bottom of the league so it was really important to get the three points. The boys played well and deserved it. 

“That was one of our biggest wins of the season but any win is a good win at this stage. Largs had been going well and they made it to the semi-final of the Scottish Junior Cup, so it was excellent.”

Frew now have a stretch of three home games as their bid for survival heats up with Clark targetting more of the same this weekend against Kilwinning Rangers.

He said: “Kilwinning are in a position where they’re safe in the league but won’t be able to challenge for anything, whereas we have got everything to fight for now - we need to show the same desire and level.”