MUIRKIRK Juniors boss Kevin Muirhead says he was “over the moon” with his side’s performance as they brushed past Ardeer Thistle 7-0 to go top of Conference A.

Four goals from Aidan Ferris and one a piece from Gavin Goodall, Dean Patrick and Nathan Gordon ensured Kirk would return to winning ways after two goalless draws in their previous two league games.

Muirhead told the Chronicle: “First and foremost it was about getting three points but I was over the moon to go and find our scoring form and create the amount of chances we did.

“I think 7-0 actually flattered Ardeer a wee bit and we could have had double figures as we missed a few chances. But I was absolutely delighted by how we created those and we played the game in their third and we also had a change in shape, which is something to look at going forward.

“I asked the players to win by four goals which would have put us top  of the league and they delivered that emphatically.

“Aidan was excellent. His movement off the ball is a real worry for defenders. He gets into pockets of space and makes it hard for defenders to pick him up.

“When Aidan went off injured in the Renfrew game it was a big loss for us and it has been for the past three games, so it was good to have him back and it was certainly an impressive display from him.”

The Kirk boss hopes that his side can carry the momentum of their high-scoring victory into this weekend’s top of the table clash with Annbank United.

Both sides are level on points with Kirk at the top only on goal-difference.

The clubs played out a goalless draw just two weeks ago and will meet again on Saturday after Kirk’s game with Glasgow University was postponed.

Muirhead said: “I could feel a bit of pressure building up especially with the forward players and they were starting to get frustrated after a few games without scoring but hopefully after the Ardeer result they have turned a corner.

“We want to keep the momentum going and it’s a massive game on Saturday in terms of who goes top.”