LARGS Thistle face a tough test of their form away from Barrfields as Stuart Davidson's men look to finish the season on a high note.

Thistle's 1-0 win at home to Rob Roy was their third victory in a row on home soil - but with all their games in April being away from home, Davidson's squad will be hoping to take that good recent home run on the road with them.

Largs have no game on Saturday, March 30, but with midweek matches now being scheduled to help other clubs catch up on their outstanding fixtures, two of Thistle's scheduled three away games in April are on Tuesday nights against tough East Ayrshire opposition - first against title-chasing Darvel at Recreation Park on April 2, and then at Blair Park against Hurlford on April 16. 

The April fixture list is rounded out by a trip to basement boys Irvine Meadow on Saturday, April 20.

The fixture list has been quite unkind to Largs, with all Thistle's three remaining home games sandwiched into the first week of May.

And while Davidson's side may be out of the title race, they could still have a big role to play in deciding who is crowned Premier Division champions, with defending champions Beith due at Barrfields on Tuesday, May 1 before in-form Auchinleck come to town seven days later.

Thistle's only remaining Saturday home match is against Cumnock on May 4, with an away game against Rob Roy on May 8 rounding out the campaign.

Stuart Davidson's side have suffered only one defeat in eight, with winger Jamie Martin recently hinting that Largs could aim for fourth spot in the Premier League, after reaching sixth last season.

Darvel's Recreation Park has provided some happy days for Largs players and supporters in recent season, including a fine victory on the road just weeks before the East Ayrshire side knocked Aberdeen out of the Scottish Cup.

Largs and Millport Weekly News: Darry Duffy is one of Thistle's most experienced players and scored an important double v GartcairnDarry Duffy is one of Thistle's most experienced players and scored an important double v Gartcairn (Image: Largs Thistle FC)

The first game between the sides this season saw Darvel triumph 3-1 in a midweek clash in August, but the two sides are now cheek-by-jowl in seventh and eighth places as this article was published and on the same total of 35 points.


And Thistle's firepower should prove a headache for Tony McInally's men, with Will Sewell now on 20 goals for the season and Darryl Duffy getting back among the goals with a brace in the 4-2 win over Gartcairn - while David Ramsay and Jamie Martin have also weighed in with some important goals recently.

But Saturday's clean sheet against Rob Roy proved Thistle's recent improved form has been a real team effort, with the return of keeper Joe Wilton at the turn of the year proving critical to turning the tide after a hugely disappointing end to 2023 which saw Largs exit three cup competitions in the space of a month as well as losing in the league to Talbot and Troon.

* While there's no game for Thistle fans to enjoy this Saturday, the club is hosting a band night on March 30 featuring Papa Booch and the Amigos at Largs Masonic Hall. The gig starts at 7pm and tickets (£5) are available on the door.

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