Duncan Sinclair has urged his side not to get carried away after they extended their winning run to four matches with a dominant display against Dalry on Saturday. 

Lie played well in difficult conditions with the Dunterlie Park ground staff working tirelessly to allow it to go ahead as the home side eased to a 2-1 win. 

Lie started brightly and thought they had opened the scoring 20 minutes in when Craig Molloy’s effort from the edge of the area took a deflection to go inches wide. 

It was never going to be a day for silky football due to the weather, though, as it finished level after a scrappy first-half.

Lie looked much better after the break and broke the deadlock with James Marks finishing off clever build up play from James Digney and Niall Reynolds.

Marks had a glorious opportunity to double his and his side’s tally eight minutes later when Reynolds sent him through one-on-one with the keeper but the striker couldn’t connect properly. 

Sinclair’s side were handed a boost when the visitors were reduced to 10 men after Ian Cashmore received two yellows for dissent. 

Arthurlie quickly took advantage of the extra man with Jamie Docherty making it two with a neat finish. 

The visitors pulled one back to ensure it was a nervy final 10 minutes but they never really threatened after that with Lie seeing it out. 

The victory may have seen Arthurlie climb up to fifth in the West Championship and extend their recent run of good form, their best since 2016, but Sinclair insists they must not get carried away, urging them to take it one match at a time. 

He said: “I thought we played really well in difficult conditions. The park was really good. It was important to get the game on to keep our momentum going. We had numerous chances to kill the match so it could have been more than 2-1 but it wasn’t to be. The most important thing is of course the three points. All the boys did really well and it was a well-deserved win.

“We looked really good and we defended really well apart from the goal.

We thoroughly deserved the three points.That’s four in a row for us now which is great. I’ve made sure no one is getting carried away, though. All we can do is continue to work away in training and hopefully keep it going. 

“I’ve been very critical of the boys for not having that killer instinct in the past few weeks and I could say the same here but I need to be like that in order to push us on.”

Lie will be looking to extend their winning run on Saturday as they make the trip to Irvine Victoria, and Sinclair is under no illusions that his side will be in for a tough match despite Irvine sitting seven places below them in the league.

He added: “I’ve heard Irvine are quite mobile so we’ve got to match that. We’ve also got to match their work rate all over the pitch. It’s vital we take our chances when we get them. 

“I’m looking forward to it. It’s another hard away match down in Ayrshire but we’ll go into it full of confidence and hopefully pick up the win. It should be a great game.”