JOHNSTONE Burgh boss Jamie McKim hailed his players’ battling qualities after they came from behind against Port Glasgow to earn their sixth win in a row.

Euan Campbell put the Port ahead before goals from Stuart Fyfe and Ricky McArthur turned the game around in favour of the Keanie Park side.

It was the first time this season that Burgh have found themselves trailing in a match but the players bounced back in style to maintain their undefeated start to life in the West of Scotland Football League.

And McKim was pleased to see his players matching the ‘in-your-face’ style displayed by their opponents.

He told Gazette Sport: “When you go behind, it’s more of a mental challenge to get yourself back in the game but we scored right on the stroke of half-time and, in the second half, we were by far the better team.

“It was a well-deserved win.

“With the game taking place on astroturf, I expected to see more football being played but teams from Port Glasgow and Greenock are notorious for making it physical and tough – but we’ve got that side to us as well.

“It was good to see us stand up to that and go on and do well.”

McKim also praised his team for their efficiency in front of goal.

“Although we only had a few chances, we took two of them, so there was a clinical side to us,” he said.

“I’m always on at the boys because, against decent opposition, you never know how many chances you’re going to get, so it’s important that, when chances do come along, you take them.”

Campbell turned the ball home from 12 yards to put the Port ahead but Fyfe responded with a bullet header on the stroke of half-time.

McArthur completed the turnaround when he slammed the ball into the net at the back post and could have put the game out of sight when his shot from close range flashed across goal after Fyfe had hit the foot of the post with a header.

Burgh had done enough, however, and will round off 2020 when they visit Lugar Boswell Thistle on Friday night.

McKim said: “Lugar are a much-improved side from what they were last season, so I’m not expecting it to be easy for us.

“We’re going to need to be at our best to go down there and get a result and, if we manage to do that, it’ll take us into next year in a positive frame of mind and on a good run.”