ARTHURLIE coach Craig Palmer hailed his sides fast start approach as they moved into the next round of the Scottish Junior Cup on Saturday.

The Lie set up a last 16 tie with Gartcairn after a 6-1 victory over Glasgow Perthshire at Keppoch Park.

Jordan Leyden and Dale Simeon had the Dunterlie Park side coasting after 14 minutes before Tam McGauchey made it 3-0 and Gary Smith converted from the spot before the break.

Simeon rounded the goalkeeper for his second and Arthurlie’s fifth just a few minutes into the second-half before the hosts pulled one back through Paul Brennan.

Smith completed the afternoons scoring with ten minutes to go and Palmer, who oversaw the game in the absence of manager Andy McFadyen, was delighted to see free scoring Lie maintain their unbeaten start to the season.

Speaking to Barrhead Sport, he said: “Scoring early is a trait that the boys seemed to have picked up. 

“The last couple of weeks we have been going and blowing teams away early doors when teams aren’t expecting it.

“It makes our job easier and the boys jobs as well because when you’re going two or three up in the first 20 minutes it’s hard for the other team to come back if you’ve not got a strong mentality. 

“The goals are coming from everyone. Boys like Jordan Leyden and Lee Roulston can chip in alongside Gary Smith, Gary Carroll and Dale Simeon which is a great thing to have. 

“The boys probably challenge themselves to score as many as they can but at the end of the day we are only interested in three points and getting to the next round of cups. 

“It’s nice to score five, six or seven goals but if we had won 1-0 then our goalkeeper and defence would have been just as happy and we still would have gone through.”

Cup action continues for Arthurlie this weekend for the third Saturday in a row as they take on Ardrossan Winton Rovers at Winton Park in the First Round of the West of Scotland Cup and Palmer insists his side will continue to take their professional attitude into the game.

He added: “We’ll go down there, like we have with every other game, with the right approach and hopefully get the win and move into the next round of that cup as well. 

“All our boys are excited to challenge themselves and see how far they can get in everything. That should be the target for any team.”

Kick-off is at 2pm.