It was a perfect start for Largs Thistle as they kicked off their pre-season preparations with two thumping wins to lift The John Grant Tournament title on Sunday.

Largs notched ten goals in two games - with all the new signings upfront scoring and looking dangerous - in an entertaining weekend of football.

Thistle were worthy winners at the tournament hosted by Johnstone Burgh, and boss Stuart Davidson was delighted to see his team show their class with some good football and quality finishes.

Forward Alan Frizzell has returned to Largs after featuring for a number of clubs including Clydebank, Greenock and Troon, after 62 games with Thistle in his last spell between 2014-16.

The 27 year old made a big impression against Maryhill in his first game back for Thistle, while Liam Coogans, previously of Rutherglen, and Scott Lewis of St Cadoc's, also looking impressive upfront.

In defence, Largs have signed Ryan McCreath from Yoker, and in midfielder David McGrath, also from Yoker.

Davidson was pleased with the early progress of his new recruits who all made an impact in the pre-season tournament - and fitted in well to the established squad.

He said: "It was really good to see the new guys getting goals and all putting in good shifts.

"There were some great finishes - the main thing for me on the day was for the team to be working hard but it was also good to see the quality shining through.

"The strikers were a goal threat throughout, and that is why we signed them."

Speaking about some of the new arrivals, Davidson said: "Ryan McCreath is a centre half is he is everything I like to see in a defender as he goes out and wins his headers and he is a winner, and very good at organising.

"He was just back from holiday and came in straight away and it was good to see him score his goal on Sunday.

"David McGrath fitted in well with the midfield and was combative and good going forward.

"Up front, Liam Coogans showed his quality by bringing in people into play and I thought he was great in setting up some of the goals, as well as scoring himself.

"And Scott Lewis is just a nightmare for defenders to deal with and is a real handful upfront - chasing and chasing and he showed his quality with the goals he scored.

"It was great to see Alan Frizzell back in a Largs jersey - he was brilliant for us and I thought he put in an excellent shift."

"He was just a young boy when he was last with us and he alternated between being a striker and a winger, and he has been away and experienced different places.

"Alan can make it hard for defenders with his style of play, and is a good poacher."

Largs didn't get off to the best of starts in either semi final or final, and Davidson remarked: "Conceding early in each game - it was a bit rusty from us, and we always seem to do it the hard way!

"It was a bit disappointing to concede twice from corner kicks against Maryhill.

"The games were a wee bit scrappy at times but at this point in the season all you are looking for is positive signs, getting the fitness and sharpness up, and I thought the weekend was a great success in that regard, and the icing on the cake was to win a trophy which was well deserved."

The new West of Scotland Premier League fixtures have been released which will see Largs kicking off the season at home to Glenafton on July 30.

Davidson said: "We played Glenafton not that long ago and they finished the season well under manager Ryan Stevenson so we will need to be at our best.

"I am pleased that there are no midweek games in August after a full card last season - it is better for the players as they are still trying to get their fitness and it was too much too soon last year.

"We also have back to back weekends in the cup in August in the Scottish Cup and South of Scotland Cup but we will just concentrate on the league first.

"I am expecting it to be another tough league season with Arthurlie, Petershill and Cambuslang winning their respective divisions and all coming up as champions and strengthening.

"The main thing from our own point of view to concentrate on ourselves and nobody else as we did at the end of last season and went on that great unbeaten run."

Largs Thistle's pre-season friendlies continue this evening with a home encounter against Maybole, 7pm kick-off.