Arthurlie boss Steve Kerrigan was delighted with his side’s performance as they strolled to a 3-0 victory against Troon at Dunterlie Park on Saturday.

Goals from Gary Smith and Jordan Chisholm gave the Lie a 2-0 lead at half-time, and Ryan McGregor added the third in the second half.

The result means Lie move up into fifth place in the Super League Premier Division, and Kerrigan was very happy with his team’s performance, even though they took the foot off the gas towards the end.

He said: “It was a very pleasing game. We took our foot off the pedal towards the end of the game but that’s to be expected after going 3-0 up.

“We were very disappointed to go out of the two cups in the way we did so I’m pleased with the result.”

Arthurlie have also begun their search for a new striker, after Darren Gribben moved to Broxburn Athletic.

But the Lie boss insists there has been no falling out between himself and the player.

The former Stranraer, Berwick Rangers and Forfar striker has found the long commute to Dunterlie Park troublesome, and it is with a heavy heart Kerrigan has allowed the forward to leave.

And with David Morrison, Gavin Rushford and Paddy Macklin also leaving the club recently, the Arthurlie boss is on the hunt for reinforcements.

He added: “I want to sign a player with a bit of pace to add to the quality players we already have here. But I don’t want to sign just anyone, they have to be right for the club.”

The Lie next travel to Largs Thistle, who are currently sitting bottom of the Super Premier Division after losing all eight opening games. Arthurlie defeated Thistle 4-2 at Dunterlie Park at the start of October.

Kick-off for the game against Largs is at 2pm on Saturday at Barrfields Stadium.