Duncan Sinclair insists he must not get carried away despite watching hisArthurlie side bag 10 goals in their last two outings while conceding just one.

Lie hit East of Scotland Football League side Craigroyston for six on Saturday before continuing that form with an emphatic 4-0 win over Maryhill on Monday night at Dunterlie.

And while Sinclair couldn’t hide his delight at his side’s free-scoring form, he admitted he must remain realistic and remember that they were just pre-season friendlies.

“I am delighted with the last two games,” Sinclair told Barrhead Sport. “We could have won by more than six against Craigroyston if I’m being honest.

“Then again on Monday against Maryhill, we did extremely well in that too. We could have scored four or five in the first-half alone in that one so fair play to Maryhill who came and gave us a good game. It was one way traffic in the second-half as we ran away with.

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“I’m just really pleased with the way we’re playing right now. We’re being brave, getting the ball on the deck and not panicking in tight situations.

“We’re starting to click now and it’s the perfect time for that with the Sectional League Cup this weekend.

“I am a realist, though, so I’ll wait till the competitive games begin and see where we are in five or six weeks when we’re right into the thick of it. At this moment in time, the boys have all done really well and they deserve a pat on the back, but we’ll wait until we see the competitive stuff and how they handle that.”

Lie’s competitive campaign kicks-off this weekend when they welcome West Region League Two side Johnstone Burgh to Dunterlie in the Sectional League Cup.

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Burgh surprised Sinclair’s new-look side last season in their section with a 2-1 win at Keanie Park and the boss knows that Jamie McKim’s men will once again prove to be a tough test this early in the season.

Sinclair added: “It’s going to be a tough week for us now with Johnstone Burgh to start on Saturday. We’ll have a few matches in a short space of time which then takes us to Kilsyth in the league opener.

“Hopefully we can get a win over Burgh then build on that and take each game as it comes. We were a new team last year so hopefully we can start well this time. 

“I’m really looking forward to the season starting now. The boys have done really well and I believe there’s an awful lot more to come from them. We’re still a bit short of fitness but we’ll be working on that through the cup campaign.

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“It does bode well for us that we’re playing well and scoring plenty when we’re not fully up to speed. We want to play the Arthurlie way and get the ball down and play football. That’s the way I was brought up watching and playing against Lie, so that’s always been my philosophy too.

“The guys have played two games in 48 hours over the weekend so we’ll be making a few changes to the starting XI on Saturday to freshen up a wee bit

“We’re starting to click now and it’s the perfect time for that with cup this weekend.”

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