Arthurlie boss Colin Reilly praised his players for a “mature” performance that earned them a place in the third round of the Scottish Junior Cup.

The Barrhead team recorded a comfortable 6-1 victory against Midlands Football League strugglers Forfar United at Guthrie Park on Saturday.

Lee Roulston and Conor Bolger put the visitors 2-0 up before the interval.

Bolger then added his second before Dylan Dykes, Mark Docherty and Lewis Magee joined him on the scoresheet.

The hosts pulled one back in the dying stages but it proved to be no more than a consolation.

Reilly was pleased to overcome stuffy opponents on an awkward surface but admits there was one aspect of the performance that left him frustrated.

He told Barrhead Sport: “It’s very pleasing to go and score six goals. Over the last two weeks, that’s ten goals in a couple of games, which you’ll take any day.

“They sat in and tried to play us on the counter but we had enough maturity in our team to overcome that and, once we got the first goal, we controlled it from there.

“We got the ball down and tried to play. There was one side of the pitch that was really poor but the boys coped well with the conditions and I would say it was more of a mature performance than anything else.

“We did miss quite a few chances but the pleasing factor is at least we are creating chances because, if we weren’t doing that, I would be worried.

“It was very frustrating to lose the clean sheet. It irritated me quite a bit and I did let the boys know about it.

“We’ll learn from it but keeping clean sheets is critical.”

Arthurlie’s reward is a trip to First Division leaders Rutherglen Glencairn in the third round this Saturday – and Reilly insists he won’t underestimate his opponents, despite going into the game as the higher ranked side.

He added: “They are doing very well and pose a good threat going forward, so we need to go and overcome that and impose our style of play on the game.

“It’s all about getting into the next round of the cup and we’ll work on how we are going to do that at training this week.”

Kick-off at the Hamish B. Allan Stadium on Saturday is at 2pm.