ARTHURLIE coach Craig Palmer has revealed his side will continue to play on the front foot despite beginning a challenging period of six consecutive away games.

The Dunterlie Park outfit maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a 6-0 win over Bellshill Athletic at Rockburn Park on Saturday.

The ‘Lie won’t be back at home until 2022 but didn’t show any signs of being out of their comfort zone over the weekend as they picked up a comfortable three points.

Tam McGauchey got his side off to a flyer after just six minutes when his free-kick found the bottom corner before Dale Simeon latched onto Lee Roulston’s pass and provided an accurate finish.

Simeon got his second on the half-hour before Nad Zeb got the fourth before half-time.

In the second period Gary Carroll got his name on the score sheet with a chipped finish and Roulston completed the scoring when his strike from range flew into the net.

Palmer was overseeing the fixture in absence of manager Andy McFadyen, who was missing due to work commitments, and he believes his side could have scored more.

Speaking exclusively to Barrhead Sport, he said: “When the boys got going the score line could have been anything but it was a professional job and another three points.

“Every week they turn out and whether it’s a top of the league clash like it was last week or one of the teams down the bottom, they go out and do their jobs. If they wanted they could have scored more.

“I don’t see our approaching changing with the upcoming run. With the players we’ve got, I think they can only play one way. They go out and play on the front foot because that’s what they are good at.”

Arthurlie travel to Whitletts Victoria this Saturday in Round Three of the South Challenge Cup and Palmer is expecting a tough contest after the previous league meeting between the sides earlier this season.

He explained: “I missed the last game against Whitletts as I had Covid but the boys have been saying that’s the hardest game they’ve played this season. Whether it’s the cup or the league Whitletts will be looking to come and put a marker down.

“We’re there to be shot at. Everyone is going to be the one that wants to take the unbeaten start away from us.

“The way we are playing it will take somebody good to take that scalp.”

Kick-off at Dam Park Stadium is at 1.30pm.