Kilby’s four in a row
Billy Stark’s men step up league challenge
Ross McNeil ended Spartans’ nine-game winning run and now the East Kilbride striker hopes they can go on a hotstreak of their own.
The 23-year-old hit double figures for the season after nodding home the winner in Saturday’s 1-0 victory at K-Park.
That delivered Kilby’s fourth league win on the bounce following triumphs over Civil Service Strollers, Edusport and Selkirk.
And the club’s top scorer hopes they can build on their impressive form with them trailing leaders BSC Glasgow by just two points.
He said: “That’s four games in a row we’ve won now so we are starting to pick up a run of results.
“Hopefully we can keep the run going.
“We are working harder and the results show that.
“The 1-0 win over Cowdenbeath in the Scottish Cup, 4-1 at Selkirk and now 1-0 against Spartans, they were all really hard games, but we’ve won them all.
“With how tight it is at the top of the table, we know how big a win this is.
“Spartans have a game in hand, so it might have been a long way back if we had lost.
“We owed Spartans one for ending our big winning run last season (30-games) and they beat us at K-Park in the East of Scotland Cup last season as well, so that was certainly something that was in my mind on Saturday.”
Attention now turns towards their Scottish Cup third round clash with Albion Rovers on November 18.
The last time the sides met, back in July, Kilby were on the end of a 5-2 hammering in the Betfred Cup and McNeil hopes after proving a point against Spartans, the Lowland League side can do the same against League One opposition.
“Rovers is another massive game and it’s another thing we need to put right,” McNeil insisted.
“The result in the Betfred Cup was a bit of an eye opener and we need to be better in this game.
“We’ve improved since then and that’s my 10th goal of the season.
“Last year I got 15, so it’s a sign of encouragement I’ve hit double figures already.”
Goal hero Ross McNeil scored against Spartans