Arthurlie gaffer Mark Cameron has highlighted strikers Kenny McLean and Andy Reid as the Beith dangermen ahead of today’s Superleague Premier clash at Dunterlie.
‘Branco’ pinpointed the pair as the Ayrshire outfit’s talismen over the last few seasons.
But he reckons he has a trick or two up his sleeve that will help ‘Lie to contain McLean and Reid this afternoon.
Cameron said: “Beith probably have one of the best strike partnerships in the division.
“Kenny McLean and Andy Reid have been banging in the goals for years.
“And, when you add Chris Mackie to the equation, you know they are a very dangerous side.
“Perhaps Beith are similar to us in that they are scoring goals but are also conceding goals.
“They’ll be looking for that piece of good fortune that will turn things around for them. We’re still looking for that too.”
Cameron’s side saved their very best for last week as they stunned Clydebank 2-1 at Holm Park.
It took an injury-time winner from Ryan McGregor to seal all three points for the Barrhead side, who played an hour of the game with just 10 men following Iain Chisholm’s red card.
Arthurlie are just three places and two points ahead of today’s 10th-placed opponents, but a home win would put some more daylight between the teams.
And given the number of goals Beith have been shipping - 22 in just eight league games - ’Lie have to feel positive about picking up another three points, especially with home advantage.
Cameron said: “Our last couple of results have been decent and so have the performances, although they have not been convincing.
“I would certainly welcome three points against Beith with open arms.”
Today’s game has a little added spice as there will be a return to Dunterlie Park for Arthurlie ‘old boys’ Marc McShane and Gary Wilson.
Kick-off for the match is at 2pm.
Right-back Chisholm is suspended following his red card against the Bankies.