Renfrew had a late wonderstrike to thank at the weekend as they saw off high-flying Cumbernauld 2-1 at New Western Park on Saturday.

David McKenna had put Frew up 1-0 from the spot 25 minutes in before Cumby, who had won five of their six league matches, hit back shortly after the break.

But, just as both sides appeared to be settling for a share of the spoils in injury time, a stunning Kieron Maxwell free-kick left the visiting keeper no chance as Frew clinched the points.

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Renfrew co-manager Colin Clark said: “I’m over the moon with that one. It’s great to get such a winner so late in the game against a really good Cumbernauld team who had been flying in the league.

“We only had one or two fit players on the bench so that made it even more of a bonus to be able to overcome that.

“The boys did a smashing job to pick up a big three points against a really good team in Cumbernauld.”

"Cumbernauld looked really good in the opening 20 minutes and got the ball down and passed it well, but once we got to grips with that then we started imposing ourselves a bit more. The game turned after that but it looked like ending 1-1. 

“The free-kick came as a result of Craig Dallas being positive, attacking them and taking on his defender late in the game so it was probably some justice as it was a professional foul that I would expect one of my defenders to make up the other end at that stage of the game.

“Kieron has then come up with a superb free-kick to win it for us. It was a fantastic strike and got us a well-earned three points.

“It is only September so we won’t be getting carried away with it. There’s plenty of time to go in the season but hopefully we get a boost from that kind of win.”

Frew are back in Championship action this weekend as they play host to Whitletts Victoria at New Western Park with Clark admitting that his side are short on numbers due to injuries and illness.

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He added: “We’re hoping to have one or two boys back from injury for Whitletts on Saturday to bolster the squad - we only had two fit players on the bench against Cumbernauld.

“A few boys then had to call in ill on Monday before training so we’re just hoping our problems begin to clear up and allow us to choose from a full squad sooner rather than later.

“The thing is, we’ve not been performing at our best while picking up a decent number of points so far this season so I’m hoping that bodes well for us once our injury problems and form starts picking up - hopefully starting this Saturday against Whitletts.”

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