RENFREW co-manager Martin Ferry hopes his side can finally get the rewards their performances against Petershill deserve. 

Frew make the trip to the north of Glasgow to take on the Springburn outfit on Saturday. 

Peasy beat Renfrew both home and away last season and have been somewhat of a bogey team for the Frew in recent years.

However, following their 1-0 home defeat against Dalry at the weekend, Petershill parted ways with their long-standing management team in a move which has given Ferry renewed hope.

He said: “The Peasy manager just resigned on Saturday. A new manager in place might change our fortunes up there. They could change their style or still be slightly unsettled so we’re looking to hopefully take something.

“The thing is, we’ve played some brilliant football there over the years with nothing to show for it. We were actually speaking about it on Saturday after the Craigmark match and it was beginning to seem like they loved playing us there. It was one of those grounds we’ve not been able to get to grips with.


“I actually joked that I hope we don’t play well on Saturday at all. That might change our fortunes. We could play terrible and possibly get the win rather than playing some superb football and coming away with nothing.

“You’re left scratching your head at times there so we’re hoping to stop that on Saturday.”

Ferry, meanwhile, revealed he has been left frustrated over the last week after his side’s last two matches both ended in 1-1 draws.

Looking to build on their 2-1 win over Gartcairn earlier this month, Frew struggled to get going last Wednesday as they were forced to settle for a point away to Neilston before suffering a similar fate against a stuffy Craigmark Burntonians side at New Western Park on Saturday.

With two wins, two draws and one defeat in their five West Region Premiership outings so far this season, Frew currently sit sixth in the table with eight points.

And while Ferry acknowledged that Craigmark are a much-improved team from last season, he admits he still expected more from his own said.

“That was a tough one to take,” Ferry told Gazette Sport. “The weather made it tricky and Craigmark sat in to make it stuffy, but I expect a lot more from our boys to be honest. 

“Craigmark aren’t the same team as last season, they’ve improved a lot and have got a bit about them now, but we were the better team. They scored from their only attack and I don’t think our keeper had to make any saves after their goal.

“We should do better, though. It has been a frustrating week for us. The fact that it’s down to the sheer number of matches played and fatigue is also frustrating.

“Our form has tailed off a bit in recent weeks. We need to accept that and hopefully bounce back soon. If we could afford a bigger squad then we might have been able to deal with the extra matches, but it is what it is.

“I can’t fault any of the boy’s efforts, it’s just fatigue.”

Petershill v Renfrew at Petershill Park kicks-off at 2pm on Saturday.

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