GEORGE Fotheringham was furious after Arthurlie squandered a two-goal lead to drop their first points of the season.

In charge of the team in manager Andy McFadyen’s absence, he spoke to the club’s Official Social Media channels after the dust had settled.

He said: “I had warned the players at half time about making silly mistakes that could cost us and Kris [Gebbie] has let himself and his team-mates down by getting sent off.

“With 30 minutes left we are down to 10 men. Maybe we should have changed things but we still managed to go 3-1 up.

“Then we lose a goal and never cleared the danger for their equaliser when the keeper should have punched the ball away.

“We were our own worst enemy today. Having worked our socks off to go 3-1 up – with 10 men – then to throw it away is criminal.

“Both the management team and the squad know that individual errors have cost us. Didn’t play particularly well but we should have won the match.

”While clearly angry at the manner in which two points were dropped, George reflected on the season so far.

“Maybe we will look at freshening things up again for the trip to Maryhill on Wednesday. The boys have played eight games and are top of the league.

“If you had asked if I would be happy with that after eight games I would have bitten your hand off, particularly results like winning away at Shotts,” he added.

Picture by official Arthurlie FC matchday photographer Tim Fenton