ON Monday morning my body was in bits after playing 240 minutes of football at the weekend - three games of 40 minutes each way. I loved it though.

As I wrote last week it was the Over 60s Four Nations international tournament in Northern Ireland. Wales won the tournament courtesy of a slightly better goal difference than Scotland - though the difference was only three goals so no disgrace for the Scots.

We played Wales on Friday and were beaten 4-2, with Wales taking advantage of the gale force wind to open up a 3-0 lead at half-time - it reminded me of a breezy day at Barrfields!

The other game on Friday was a 2-2 draw between England and Denmark, and in the second round of games on Saturday, we beat Denmark 4-0 while England defeated Wales 1-0.

That meant it was all to play for on Sunday, with both ourselves and England needing a win and a few goals to be in with a chance of the title. Unfortunately, while we got the win we needed, our 2-1 victory wasn't quite enough as Wales beat Denmark 5-0.

Over the years I've played in some great veterans' games, but that one against England on Sunday was the best - a really high tempo game, very competitive and full of good football. Congratulations to Wales who after beating us 4-2, probably deserved the trophy. What an effort from all players involved in the tournament.

Back on home soil, Largs Thistle's 1-0 win over Rob Roy on Saturday takes Largs to eighth in the table on 35 points. It's really hard to predict where Largs will finish the season, with the teams around them all seeming to be much of a muchness - Cumnock, in ninth, have the same points total but a poorer goal difference, while Pollok, in fifth, have only one point more.

Auchinleck Talbot are making a late run for the title; the two games they have this week, against Darvel and Beith, will go a long way to seeing if they can do it. At the bottom of the table though it looks like Irvine Meadow are down.

Scotland got lots of plaudits for their performance against the Netherlands last week, but there's no hiding from a 4-0 defeat - or from the reality that it's not six games without a win for Stevie Clarke's men.

Yes, there was some good stuff played against the Dutch, but Scotland really need to find a way to score goals. They need to pick out the positives from the game and build on them.