SAUCHIE Juniors boss Fraser Duncan hailed his side's determination as they battled to a 1-0 victory over Bo'ness United in their opening home fixture. 

The only goal of the game arrived courtesy of a neat piece of striking play from the opposition's former striker Darren Cummings after a period of sustained dominance. 

Duncan emphasised the importance of starting the season with a win and praised the attitude and technical ability shown by his players on the pitch.

He told Advertiser Sport: "It's a great result. The guys' fighting spirit and work rate was unbelievable. They played some good football and kept the ball against a very difficult opponent. 

"The first half was even but once we got settled and got going we were the much better team. Bo'ness had a five minute spell when they looked like they might get something but apart from that we really did well.

"Darren (Cummings) let the ball drop over the defender's head then took a touch and scored a really nice goal, so I was pleased for him."

Sauchie now face Lochee United at the weekend with the opportunity to exact a bit of revenge on a team who are well-known to the Wee County side. 

And Duncan was in confident mood when he said: "Coming off the back of the Bo'ness game, we would like to think we can do something. 

"If we perform the way we did last night then I've got no qualms. Every game is different in the Super League but we know them well because they were able to relegate us so here's hoping we can get a result."