Sauchie boss Fraser Duncan was thrilled with his side's Super League victory over Penicuik last Saturday.

The manager praised his players' hard work in the week leading up to the game, and reckons it paid off.

And he admitted he thought his side were hard done by to only win by a single goal.

Duncan told Advertiser Sport: "We knew what we had to do and worked hard all week. When we played Penicuik last time I felt we were the better team and I felt if we played like we did against Camelon, we would give any team problems. We were excellent.

"To be honest, it's an injustice that we've only won 1-0. We had three or four really good chances in the first half and if we'd been 3-0 up at half time, nobody could have argued because we dominated.

"I'm delighted for the boys because it's a big three points against a team who are right up at the top of the table.

"Penicuik are a good side with some real quality in their team so I'm really pleased that we were able to get that result."

Sauchie's victory came courtesy of Conor Kelly's stoppage-time finish, and Duncan praised the striker for persevering in front of goal.

He said: "I've kept Conor in the team because he will score goals. He has showed that now. All he needs is half a chance, and with David Grant playing beside him we're creating more chances now.

"I was delighted to see Conor get that goal because he did so well. I didn't know if it was going to go in at first but he's done brilliantly to finish it."

Sauchie have now won five of their last six games and the manager urged his players to continue working hard ahead of Saturday's Scottish Cup meeting with Bellshill.

Duncan added: "We've got to make sure we're up for it and are ready to go on Saturday. We'll need to work hard because if you go into it with the wrong attitude it could be game over.

"If we defend the way we defended against Penicuik we'll win the game. There's a great buzz about the place just now so hopefully we can carry that into the game."