Largs Thistle's talented teens were triumphant in a tournament in Port Glasgow at the weekend.

Thistle's under-16 team brought home the silverware after emerging victorious in the annual Callum Tosh Memorial Tournament at Parklea Stadium, home of Port Glasgow Juniors.

The Thistle squad were up against stiff opposition from the Paisley, Johnstone and District Youth Football League, but made it through to the final after drawing 1-1 with Greenock and beating Port Glasgow 1-0, with Douglas Goldie and Alex Renton the scorers.

The final proved to be a tight affair with both Largs and St Andrew's struggling to create any clear goalscoring opportunities during the first half, the latter finishing the half the stronger of the two.

However it was Thistle who made the breakthrough early into the second half when striker Renton broke the offside trap to latch on to an excellent through ball and race through one-on-one with the keeper, calmly slotting the ball into the far corner to give Largs the lead. 

St Andrews refused to give up and were worthy of their equaliser with less than 10 minutes to go, but just when it was beginning to look like heading for penalty kicks, Thistle found their second wind.

In an almost carbon copy of their opener, Renton found himself on the end of another through ball and his pace was too much for the St Andrew's defence to handle.

Despite a lot of hard work still to be done, from a wider angle than the first, he composed himself brilliantly before picking his spot into the same corner of the net and sending the Thistle players wild. 

Sharp shooter Alex Renton scored both goals in the final.Sharp shooter Alex Renton scored both goals in the final. (Image: Largs Thistle)

As St Andrwe's committed bodies up front in search of a equaliser, Renton was denied his hat-trick deep into injury time; this time his shot just slipped past the post before the referee brought the game to a close. 

An excellent day in the Port Glasgow sunshine was topped off with over £3,000 raised in aid of the Callum Tosh Memorial Fund for the Schiehallion Ward at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow.