The home side ran out comfortable winners to stay in touch at the top of the league, as they turned on the style at Barrfields. It was a confident display throughout from the promising young Largs team, despite going behind to a spectacular Glenburn strike. Equalising straight away, Colts were good value for their win, with their passing and movement up front in the end simply too much for Glenburn to handle.
The visiting team are still a work in progress, a young squad still getting to know one another, having just started this season. Yet it is clear that this is a side capable of the sensational, as Largs discovered on just 8 minutes.
The home side had seemed to be building momentum, with early possession and goalmouth opportunities almost providing the early breakthrough. Dylan Smith and Louis Bainbridge were linking well as Largs looked to be finding their rhythm, and each were denied by fine point blank saves from Findlay Morrison in Glenburn’s goal.
Ando so it was to be Glenburn who struck first, as Lewis McCallum gathered the ball in midfield, and from 25 yards out unleashed a powerful effort which curled high into Jonathan Irwin’s left postage stamp.
Many sides would have been shell shocked, but Largs kept up the passing and moving to reply instantly. A quick exchange in midfield put Smith through on goal and his effort was blocked by Morrison. The ball was cleared only as far as Robbie Coupar in midfield, and he found Adam Brown in the box to make no mistake to level the match.
The game had an entertaining tempo about it, with both sides competing well in the midfield. The visitors were trying to hold a high defensive line as Glen McTaggart and Bainbridge orchestrated Largs from midfield. Bainbridge had a goal chopped off for offside on 14 minutes, and at the other end Blair McCallum fired over from a Glenburn free kick.
Yet Colts were beginning to assert themselves, as they continued to build the play and show a greater cutting edge up front. Brown was brought down on the edge of the Glenburn box, and they finally got their noses in front in style from McTaggart’s resulting howitzer free kick, his powerful shot finding Morrison's right hand corner on the 20 minute mark.
Largs had a taste for goals now. Four minutes later and they had extended their lead, as Smith sprang the Glenburn offside trap, playing in Brown for his second goal. From here the visitors perhaps began to think about damage limitation, at least until the interval.
But with wind in their sails Largs continued to look a danger in and around the Glenburn box. McTaggart had a long range effort well watched and palmed over by Morrison, before they scored again on 29 minutes to go into the break in full control.
It was a quick passing move on the edge of the Glenburn box, as Brown linked up with Lewis Cormack, and the latter found Bainbridge on the edge of the box. The midfielder ran on to finish confidently past Morrison to give the hosts a well-earned 3 goal lead at the break.