Arthurlie boss Colin Reilly has praised his players after they staged a remarkable comeback to earn a point at St Cadoc’s on Saturday.

The Barrhead team took an early lead when Stirling Albion loanee Godwin Kangni-Soukpe tapped into the net but the hosts hit back with four unanswered goals before the interval.

St Cadoc’s drew level thanks to an own goal, before a brace from Reece McGuire and a Neil McLaughlin strike looked to have secured victory.

However, a goal from new signing Bryan Wharton early in the second half, followed by a Conor Bolger free-kick with more than 20 minutes to go, gave the visitors hope.

And the comeback was completed late on as Mark Docherty scored a penalty to make the final score 4-4.

Reilly said: “I was really proud of the boys. They easily could have chucked it and went into their shell but they went out fighting.”

This Saturday, Arthurlie travel to Forfar United in the second round of the Scottish Junior Cup, with kick-off at 2pm.