Largs Thistle boss Stuart Davidson has praised the recent form of his side as they extended their good run to just one defeat in eight.

Thistle recorded an important 1-0 win over Rob Roy in their last fixture of March, with Will Sewell's penalty giving the Barrfields men a third win on the spin.

Davidson's men had no game at the weekend, meaning they should have fresh legs for the trip to title-chasing Darvel on Tuesday.

The Recreation Park side are still chasing glory on three fronts - in the Premier Division, the Junior Cup and the West of Scotland Cup - but Thistle's recent run means they can travel to East Ayrshire with plenty of confidence.

Writing in the club's match programme, Davidson reflected on Thistle's performances during that good run of results.

He said: "After a professional performance against Irvine Meadow, I have been pleased with how we've gone about our business in the following games.

"We were excellent when we defeated Clydebank 3-2 at the end of February at their place.

"They are a very good side, who are riding high in the league, but we outplayed them for the majority of the game.

"I felt the final result didn't show the full picture of how the game had gone. We had controlled the game for long periods and we were unlucky not to score more.

"Conceding a couple of goals near the end of each half meant that the game was tighter than it should have been, but I was still immensely proud of the lads getting the three points at such a difficult ground.

"The following week we were in Glasgow to face St Cadoc's. Again, they are a fantastic team that will be right there in the mix to win the championship. Once more the boys raised their game in the first half, we were organised and dominated most of the half.

"We scored two good goals, but unfortunately, we conceded a late one, and instead of bouncing into half-time it was St Cadoc's who got the boost.

"That definitely changed the dynamic of the game and they pressed on and scored two more in the second win. It was our only poor 45 minutes in recent games. It was frustrating as I felt that the three points were there for the taking. 

"We also had another challenging game at Cumnock. The only disappointment was that we didn't get the three points.

"I thought the lads were brilliant throughout and only a combination of not taking care with the final pass or shot, and their goalkeeper (who was man of the match) prevented us from victory.

"I felt that they were hanging on afterwards towards the end of the game, but we just couldn't get that second goal."

After those three home wins over Meadow, Gartcairn and Rob Roy, all three of Thistle's fixtures  in April are away from home - with the Darvel tie followed by a two-week wait before trips to Hurlford and Irvine Meadow on April 16 and 20 respectively. 

Davidson added: "We are helped by having a fully fit squad to pick from once more, which is always a nice dilemma for a manager to have. 

"We will be doing everything in our power to keep our momentum going."

Tuesday night's game at Darvel gets under way at 7.30pm.