Duncan Sinclair has urged his side to be more clinical after they were made to sweat in the final minutes of their 2-1 win away to Kello.

Arthurlie were dominant when they went 2-0 up before the break but then took their foot off the gas in a lacklustre second-half and the home side pulled one back in injury time.

But, despite the late scare, Lie made it over the line for their third win on the bounce.

Arthurlie made it three wins on the bounce with a comfortable 2-1 win against Kello Rovers as boss Duncan Sinclair urged his side not to get carried away despite their recent form.

Lie have struggled to find consistency this season but the win away to Kello on Saturday was their third successive victory as they continue to climb the table.

Sinclair has admitted that he is happy with how his side are beginning to play and the performances they’re starting to put in, but he has reiterated it’s still just one game at a time.

He said: “We did more than enough to deserve the points. The result made it look a lot closer than what it was in reality. We completely dominated the game. The only thing our keeper had to do for the full match was pick the ball out of the net in injury time. We let Kello off the hook a wee bit with the amount of chances we created. They get a goal in injury time then it’s squeaky bum time for us. We were very comfortable though.

“The squad is beginning to take shape now which I’m happy with. There’s still one or two things I’d like to improve and I’d ideally like to bring in one or two more signings to strengthen but we are starting to look alright. It’s definitely still small steps for us at the moment, though, we’re not going to get carried away and think we’re bigger and better than what we are. We still need to prove ourselves in every match and every single training session.

“I was still a bit critical of the players at the end of the match, which I think I need to be to keep them sharp and on their toes. We need to be more clinical. There are some good habits forming there, though, and I’m very pleased with the three points and keeps us on that wee run of three games.”

Sinclair’s side started on the front foot against Kello as they tested the keeper early on before going ahead 15 minutes in when Stewart Hall rose well to nod it home.

Arthurlie were in cruise control and should have doubled their advantage on the half-hour mark when Jamie Docherty flicked it over the home defence to find James Marks but his effort was wide of the target as the hosts were left off the hook.

It looked like just a matter of time before Lie bagged their second and Docherty finished well before the break after Del McNab’s excellent wing play.

Sinclair has complained that his side lack that cutting edge in previous weeks and it was evident once again in the second-half as they struggled to make the most of their possession.

With time almost up they were given a fright when Kellow pulled one back with a sublime free-kick from the edge of the area, but the Barrhead side managed to see it out for a valuable three points that moved them up to seventh in the table. Lie now welcome Dalry to Dunterlie this Saturday and Sinclair insists that his side must turn their home ground into a fortress, adding: “I’ve seen some highlights from Dalry this season and they will be hard to play against. We’re not taking anything for granted. We’re at home and we’re aiming to make Dunterlie a fortress so we’re going to make sure the players are up for it on Saturday.”