Arthurlie fell to a penalty kick defeat to Saltcoats Victoria in the West of Scotland Cup, after the game finished 4-4 at Dunterlie Park on Saturday.

It was a result that shocked many in the junior world but came as little surprise to those who have watched the Lie in recent games.

The home side started not too badly when Macaulay Wilson fed the ball to James MacLennan but his shot was straight at Wright in the Vics goals.

Just after the ten minute mark Arthurlie went ahead, as Jordan Craig playing in an unaccustomed left back role got forward before sending in a low near post cross. Michael Daly saw his effort blocked but James Marks was first to react to mark his return with a goal.

Six minutes later it was all square, Bembo burst through from what looked an offside position, and bearing in on Grant Hay’s goal he showed great composure squaring the ball across the six yard box for Diabira to tap home at the back post.

Marks went close at the other end from the restart, then soon after he was sent in on goal but Wright got out to save at his feet.

Daly shot wide from a good position, then after 30 minutes, Marks hit an effort straight at Wright but it was the Seasiders who netted the next.

Bembo again burst from halfway amid strong claims for offside, but with no linesmen it was an impossible task for the referee. He ran in on the home goal and at the angle of the box and with Hay racing towards him he chipped a quite exquisite finish over the Barrhead stopper to put the Vics ahead.

Three minutes from the break things went from bad to worse for Arthurlie,Wilson and Condon challenged with the Vics player looking to have shown his studs.

When the ball broke Wilson seemed to lose control and lunged in two footed giving the referee no option but to show the player a straight red card and with that the first half action ended with Arthurlie 2-1 behind.

The second half was barely a minute old when things somehow got worse.

Bembo hit a great effort in off the bar to extend the lead, which saw the originally sparse crowd lower as some home supporters had seen enough and showed their feelings by leaving early.

Mark Blakey had to be replaced by Ryan Scanlon with what looked like a hamstring problem and seconds later Arthurlie looked like they had got back into the game.

MacLennan raced down the left before squaring the ball for Daly but the referee’s whistle had already blown for offside before he rolled the ball home.

Seconds later a deep cross from Craig found Daly but he couldn’t keep his header down then on the quarter hour mark the same player forced Wright into a top class save when he shot from the penalty spot.

Marks had a shot cleared off the line on 22 minutes but 60 seconds later Daly showed great courage to throw his head between a load of bodies and bullet home Craig’s corner.

Just as Arthurlie looked to have given themselves a chance they threw away and other sloppy goal, 10 minutes remained when Hay came for a cross but misjudged the flight of the ball allowing Condon to nip in and head home restoring the two goal cushion.

Six minutes left and MacLennan pulled one back when he fired home at the near post then in the last minute the same player headed home the equaliser and the game went straight to penalties.

Millar took the first for the visitors and scored with ease, Craig was first up for Arthurlie but saw his effort saved, Cripps, Condon, and Russell all hit the net for Saltcoats while McAleenan, MacLennan and Girvan all netted for Arthurlie leaving it to Bembo to step up and fire the winner past Hay to give the Vics an unexpected win.

On the balance of play the district side more than deserved their victory which should be a very worrying fact for the Arthurlie support against a team playing two leagues below them.

The Lie take on Glasgow Perthshire at home this weekend in the Central League Cup, kick-off is at 2pm.

Arthurlie: Hay, McGoldrick, Craig, Girvan, Blakey, Wilson, Paul, McAleenan, Daly, Marks, and MacLennan. Sub: Scanlon

Saltcoats Victoria: Wright, J Cripps, Millar, Grant, A Cripps, McIntyre, Brodie, Russell, Bembo, Condon, and Diabira. Sub: Murtagil.