Arthurlie boss Colin Reilly praised his players for their never-say-die attitude after securing a last-gasp win against Troon on Saturday.

Dylan Fletcher scored twice for the visitors at Portland Park to earn a well-deserved three points after an impressive second-half performance.

He headed his team in front just after the hour mark, having been introduced as a substitute just minutes earlier, and they then missed a number of chances to wrap the game up.

It looked as if Arthurlie would be punished for that on 83 minutes as Dale Moore struck for Troon.

However, Fletcher popped up in the first minute of added time to snatch a dramatic winner.

Reilly said the 2-1 win is a sign that the hard work his players have put in on the training pitch to get up to his required fitness levels is paying off.

He also praised the way they coped with Troon's late equaliser.

Reilly told Barrhead Sport: “We should have won the game a lot more comfortably and, if it had been five or six, I don’t think Troon could have any complaints.

“The scoreline didn’t reflect how dominant we were in the second half but, to get a last-minute winner after losing a goal late on ourselves, you’ll take it all day.

“When you miss all those chances and then concede in the last few minutes, you’re thinking the worst but we’ve got a really good dressing room and our fitness levels are good and we believe in what we are doing.

“Troon could have gone for the jugular after their goal but it’s testament to our boys that we remained positive and tried to play on the front foot.

“We have that togetherness and never-say-die attitude and the boys are really fit and play at a tempo that teams can’t match because of our fitness levels.

"Scoring goals towards the end of matches just proves that.”

Arthurlie host Clydebank this Saturday and, despite the visitors going into that contest having lost just one game in 10, Reilly wants his troops to focus on themselves.

“Clydebank is a different challenge for us," he said. "They are a very good footballing side and have a lot of good, experienced players.

“We’ll not worry about what Clydebank are doing, we'll focus on how we can impose our game on them because I think we can go toe-to-toe with any team in the league.”

Kick-off at Dunterlie Park is at 2pm.