Largs Thistle had to ride a bit of a storm in the first half as Troon had a number of chances, writes George Wall.

At one point I was worried that the game might go the same way as the recent encounter with Kilbirnie.
After Thistle scored the opening goal, I thought then that there was only going to be one winner.
It was also good to get a clean sheet given the defensive change with Hynes replacing the suspended George Sewell.
Jamie McGowan also showed why he is in possession of the number one shirt after making some excellent saves.
Largs have bolstered the squad but I still think they are a bit short - and the average age profile of the side is still very young.
I am maybe old school but I am still looking for that big experienced centre half who can go and win balls in the air.
It is good to get back to back wins - and Ben Black took his first goal well with a composed finish.
The quick second goal from Ross Love was crucial in killing the game.
The other concern is that Largs have a lot of on loan players if you think of Kieran Brophy, Ben Eardley, Hamish McKinlay, Love, and Hynes - so there still needs to be some re-building come the close season.
It is not an ideal situation from a long term point of view after last season's exodus.
Manager Arnie played the one striker system again - and the key to that system is striker Scott Adam - the big target man upfront.
It was good that it was three different goalscorers on Saturday and great to see Black on the scoresheet too.
It was hard on Simon McBryde to be on the bench and I thought Largs missed his tenacity in the middle of the park. He maybe felt he had something to prove and came off the bench to score the third. 
With the West of Scotland Cup still to look forward to, Largs should really be able to take care of Girvans or Newmains in the next round, and there is no reason why Largs can't go on another cup run.

But first things first, it is a big match for Largs up at Beith on Saturday - a tough place to go at the best of times, but following recent performances, there is no reason why Thistle can't go to Bellsdale and look to pull off another victory.