JUBILANT Irvine Victoria assistant boss Mark McCann saluted his team after they were victorious in what he dubbed a "six-pointer".

The Westenders defeated fellow strugglers Craigmark Burntonians 2-0 to register what was their second victory in three games.

Now he hopes this will give the revamped Victoria Park side a confidence boost as they reach the halfway point in the McBookie Championship campaign.

McCann said: "This was a crucial match for us. Craigmark dominated the first half but we dominated the second. Our goalie Martin McDonald made some great saves in the first half as Craigmark had a lot of the pressure. It was a team effort, but Martin is doing really well since he signed up and some people say he is the best 'keeper in the league.

"We played much better after the break and could have had more goals. That was our first clean sheet of the season, which is really encouraging. Hopefully this will boost our confidence."

Vics last week signed left-back Matthew Ashe from in a deal which saw Paul Young move to near neighbours Ardrossan Winton Rovers.

Added McCann: "Matthew should be a good addition to our squad."

Vics on Saturday face Rossvale and McCann said: "We have important matches coming up from teams close to us in the league and are looking to take three points."