Arthurlie continued their mini-revival at the weekend with a 2-1 win away to Kilsyth Rangers - their third successive victory in all competitions.

Looking to put any lingering thoughts of their six-game losing run firmly behind them, Lie made the trip to Duncansfield Park on Saturday afternoon.

On the back of a fine league win over Dalry Thistle last weekend and a comfortable cup victory over Irvine Vics a fortnight ago, Duncan Sinclair’s men were out to do the double over a Gers side they brushed aside on the opening day of the season.

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The hosts did start well with Craig Gordon producing a top save before Lie had an effort of their own through Tam McGaughey, who forced the home keeper into action.

That was a sign of things to come in a frenetic first 45 with both keepers busy as both sides pushed forward at every opportunity.

Kilsyth had the ball in the net 30 minutes in thanks to Willie Sawyers but the ref waved it off for an apparent infringement as Lie breathed a sigh of relief.

Chances at both ends followed with Dan McKay going close before Gordon smothered a ball on his line up the other end.

The visitors broke the deadlock two minutes from the break with McKay slotting it home from the spot after Dean Kindland was hauled down in the box.

Arthurlie came flying out of the blocks after the restart as they enjoyed their best spell of the game with McGaughey almost doubling the lead with an audacious 30-yard effort hitting the bar.

Chaos ensued just before the hour mark when Lie were awarded an indirect free-kick 15 yards out with all 11 men of Kilsyth scrambling to clear their lines.

Lie’s deserved second eventually arrived moments later thanks to another long-range McGaughey effort that dipped under the bar this time.

Kilsyth got themselves back into it with 25 minutes remaining but Lie dug in to see it out and claim a precious three points.

Lie were well worth their win on Saturday with Tam McGaughey the stand out for the Barrhead sideLie boss Duncan Sinclair insists the scoreline flattered the home side at the weekend

Lie boss Sinclair said: “I actually think 2-1 flattered Kilsyth as we were the better team for large parts of the match. Don’t get me wrong, they had some decent spells too but I thought we did more than enough to deserve that win.

“We were absolutely brilliant for the first half an hour of the second-half. We hit the crossbar, made their keeper make another couple of top saves and then we double the lead with McGaughey.

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“We lose a goal to let them back into it but we didn’t hang on. We did well to limit their chances and secure a big three points for the team.

“A lot was made of the poor run of form but as I’ve always said, I knew the boys had this form and these kind of results in them. We beat Kilsyth in the first game of the season so we knew we were capable.”

Arthurlie look to make it four on the bounce this weekend as they welcome Irvine Vics to Dunterlie.

Sinclair added: “A repeat of the West of Scotland Cup 3-1 win from a couple of weeks ago would be nice but I don’t care how we go about it to be honest, it’s all about making sure we have the three points when the final whistle blows on Saturday.”

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