Yoker Athletic manager Steven Reilly thought his side’s second-half performance should have earned them the three points against Kilsyth Rangers on Saturday.

Athletic went a goal down at Duncansfield Park thanks to David Sinclair, but Gary Arbuckle came on late to grab a point for the Whe-Ho.

And Reilly was frustrated that two refereeing decisions – one that led to Rangers first and then Yoker having a goal chalked off – have cost his side victory.

He said: “The way we played we deserved the three points, especially with the second half performance. We totally dominated the game, and again, the referee has cost us, especially with the goal he gave them, and we had a goal chalked off as well which shouldn’t have been.

“That’s two decisions that have gone against but as I say we’ll take a point away from Kilsyth, who are top of the league, we’ll take that all day.

“But with the performance, especially in the second half we deserved to win, with the chances we had, we dominated the game.

Yoker are now unbeaten in eight games, and it’s the consistency of the performances that are pleasing the Athletic boss so far.

He added: “The consistency in the team is pleasing me more than anything, we just want to keep the run going, we’ve been consistent.

“I’ve got a solid team where I can look to change one or two players and the other boys can come in and do a good job, as we showed bringing Gary off the bench and he comes on to score.”

The Whe-Ho next host bottom club Maryhill, who have lost all their four games so far, shipping 19 goals in the process. But Reilly isn’t taking anything for granted, as a win for Jim Delaney’s side could kick-start their campaign.

The Yoker manager said: “We’ll treat them with the utmost respect, just like if we’re playing somebody at the top end of the table. We’ll go in with the right attitude, because anybody can beat anybody in this league, it’s not a guaranteed three points.

“They can come out and have a good performance against us and that will turn their season.

“That’s the way this league goes so we have to be on the ball on Saturday, be patient and hopefully it comes for us in the end.”

The Holm Park side also discovered their Scottish Junior Cup opponents – a tie at home to Irvine Victoria to be played on Saturday, October 22.

And it’s a chance for redemption, after Reilly’s side felt they were hard done by in their 2-2 draw with Vics in the opening game of the league.

While a cup run would be nice for Athletic, the league is the priority for Reilly. He added: “It’s another tough tie for us. but it’s a home tie, and it’s a good chance for us to get into the third round and hopefully we can get one of the big teams come to us.

“But sometimes the Scottish Cup can be a hindrance for a small club like ourselves, we found that last year when we got to the quarter-finals and we had four games in hand over teams and it nearly cost us our league position.

“It’s always good to have a run to play a bigger side but ultimately the main focus is on the league. But don’t get me wrong, we’ll give it our best shot.”