Arthurlie manager Colin Reilly insists the performance from visiting goalkeeper Omar Joof in Saturday’s 4-0 win over Knightswood is the best he has ever seen.

Joof pulled off a string of incredible saves and was just as impressive with his distribution at Dunterlie Park, although it wasn’t enough to help his side pull off a shock in the South Challenge Cup.

Goals from Dylan Fletcher, Mo Sugarfara, Ciaran McPherson and Dylan Dykes safely put the Barrhead team in the hat for the third round draw.

Reilly said he was pleased with the way his players went about their business – and revealed young shot-stopper Joof is firmly on his radar.

He told Barrhead Sport: “The main message when you come up against teams from a couple of divisions below is always to go out and do a professional job – and I think we did that.

“Knightswood came into the game with loads of energy but we coped with that and were patient and I’m happy with the result.

“The visiting goalkeeper was unbelievable. They’ve certainly got an asset on their hands.

“In my personal opinion, he is the best goalkeeper I have seen at this level – and that’s testament to the young kid, as he’s only 18.

“He has everything in his locker. His distribution is of the highest level, he was side-winding volleys to his team-mates' feet 60 yards from him.

"We’ve already made initial enquiries about him.”

Reilly also praised Fletcher, who opened the scoring on Saturday – his first goal for Arthurlie after arriving from Johnstone Burgh.

He is expecting further improvement from the player once he has reached full fitness.

Reilly added: “We’ve tried to be patient with Dylan because he hasn’t done much of a pre-season, so we can’t overload him too early.

“He had a bad ankle injury, so we’re trying to give him 60 to 65 minutes for now to build him up as we go, which is probably frustrating for him, but he’s doing well.”

Arthurlie's reward for seeing off Knightswood is a tricky trip to Beith in round three.

Before that, they are on the road this weekend as they travel to Troon, with Reilly warning his players they will face a team that plays good football.

“We watched Troon last season and they pass the ball about well, so we’ll need to be at it to take anything from the game," he said.

“We’ve got a good week of preparation and we’re looking forward to it.”

Kick-off at Portland Park on Saturday is at 2pm.