Thistle legend George Wall writes for the News about football matters local, national and international...

This week it’s the final games of the season for Largs which could see them finish with 53 points.

I've said it before, but this season there's been a lot of “woulda, coulda, shoulda” for Largs Thistle.

Against Beith I thought it was obvious that missed chances would come back to haunt them, and so it turned out - though against Cumnock on Saturday they showed they could score goals.

At the end of last Wednesday's game, Beith celebrated like league champions after hearing word of Auchinleck Talbot's defeat to Hurlford - and Chris Strain's men duly sealed the deal with victory over Troon on Saturday.

Congratulations to Beith; back to back titles is not an easy thing to achieve.

However, Beith's title win, and the fact they don't have an SFA licence, means that for the second season running no-one from the West of Scotland Football League will go forward to the play-offs for promotion to the Lowland League - a sad state of affairs.

The same thing happened last season after Beith won the league, meaning that despite the restructure into a pyramid system, no-one from the WoSFL has yet made progress into the tier above. 

Does that mean the highest-placed team with a licence should be put forward for the play-offs?

Congratulations also to Ardrossan Winton Rovers winning the WosFL Second Division. Manager Gavin Friel has done a great job there by leading his team to two promotions in a row.

Elsewhere, there was a strange turn of events at Darvel on Saturday with the news that Tony McInally has left the club, less than a week after leading them to victory in the West of Scotland Cup and with the Junior Cup final to come at the start of June. 

I wonder what the fall-out was there?

Largs and Millport Weekly News:

Largs Thistle's 35s are away to Auchinleck this Friday. It's going to be another hard game with a depleted squad for the second game in a row.

I am one of those who will be letting the squad down on Friday, because I'll be in Benidorm with a few of my former Largs team-mates celebrating the 30th anniversary of Thistle's only Scottish Junior Cup win in 1994. 

What a great day that was. The whole of Largs really turned out to support the team and got us over the line against Glenafton. Thank you to all who were there.