ARTHURLIE assistant boss Craig Palmer admits he has one eye on an invincible season after his players took another step towards securing the league title on Saturday.

The Barrhead team eased past Craigmark Burntonians 2-0 at Dunterlie Park to remain undefeated in the league and five points clear at the top of Conference A.

With two games in hand over nearest rivals Shotts Bon Accord, Arthurlie now need just eight points from their final six games to be crowned champions.

Gary Carroll scored a penalty in the first half against Craigmark before Tam McGauchey added the second after the interval.

Palmer told Barrhead Sport: “Craigmark are a big, physical side with some good players but, once we won the battle and took over the game, I thought we were in control for, if not all of it, then very large spells.

“You always concentrate on the game coming next but we know the target we need now to win the league and, after that, we’ll be looking to go through the league unbeaten, which would be an amazing feat regardless of what level you are at.”

Arthurlie travel to Rutherglen Glencairn for a West of Scotland Cup tie tonight before making the journey to Whitletts Victoria on Saturday on league duty.

Palmer insists getting the title tied up is the priority.

He added: “We’ve got a cup game which, if I’m honest, we could be doing without but we’ll go there and get on with it, try to win and then look ahead to Saturday.”

Kick-off at the Hamish B. Allan Stadium for tonight’s cup clash is at 7.30pm, with Saturday’s league game at Dam Park getting underway at 2pm.