Arthurlie's 3-2 loss to Renfrew at the weekend was the final nail in the coffin for boss Duncan Sinclair who saw his 18-month Dunterlie reign come to an end.

With 10 losses, nine wins and a draw in the West Region Championship this season, Sinclair's departure was confirmed yesterday afternoon. 

Coming in to steady the ship following relegation from the top flight in 2018 and Billy Ogilvie's subsequent sacking, Sinclair narrowly missed out on promotion back up to the Premiership at the first time of asking with Lie finishing fifth last season.

Currently sitting in sixth 11 points away from the promotion spots, things haven't gone to plan for the former Larkhall Thistle boss this season, with Arthurlie also crashing out of the Scottish Junior Cup in the second round back in September.

Arthurlie part ways with Duncan Sinclair as new management team step inSinclair was relieved of duties yesterday afternoon

A club statement read: "Arthurlie F.C has parted company with manager Duncan Sinclair by mutual consent with immediate effect. 

"The Club would like to take this opportunity to thank Dunky, Tam McLaughlin and Jamie Sandilands for all the hard work they put in at their time at the club and we wish them all the very best in the future."

Arthurlie were quick to appoint Sinclair's successor's with former players Craig Palmer and Ryan McArdle, along with George Fortheringham, confirmed as co-managers, while Robert Kerr came in as goalkeeping coach.

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A second Lie statement read: "Arthurlie are delighted to announce the appointment of a new management teamof Craig Palmer, Ryan McArdle, Robert Kerr, and George Fotheringham.

"We would like to wish the guys every success in their time at the club and hope our support get behind them as well."

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