Arthurlie manager Billy Ogilvie was downbeat after his side weren’t able to take away a point from their derby game against Pollok, losing 1-0 on Saturday.

Lie started well at Dunterlie Park, but Adam Forde’s strike means with other results going against the Barrhead side, they dropped to the bottom of the table.

Ogilvie has been forced into making wholesale changes since he came in at Dunterlie last year, and says he’s starting to see the improvements from his side as his new players are beginning to gel.

He said: “We were very pleased with our performance, and just disappointed in the result.

“We felt we deserved a draw at least.

“In the last game with Pollok we lost 5-0, and Saturday we’re disappointed we didn’t get a draw, that shows you how far we’ve come in a small period of time.

“We’re constantly progressing and moving on, I know it’s an old cliche but we really are. New faces coming in, adding a wee bit more to the squad, we’re in total transition at the minute but we’re definitely improving.”

Just two points separate the bottom four sides at the half-way point in the league.

With their being no automatic relegation this year, with the bottom two sides going into relegation play-offs as they west region juniors reshuffles its leagues.

The games between the sides at the bottom are key for Ogilvie, and he says they need to make sure they come away with wins in the games against the teams around them.

He added: “We’re in a mini league, ourselves, Girvan, Clydebank and one or two others like Hurlford and Cumnock.

“We’ve got to go and get as many points in that mini league as we can.

“Against Pollok you’re expecting them to be stronger, their budget and players, their pool size, but we’ve come away on Saturday really disappointed we didn’t get anything from it.”

The manager is hoping to strengthen his squad this week with some new signings. Lie’s next tie is at home to Kilbirnie on Saturday, kick-off at 2pm.