SAUCHIE goal hero Conor Kelly admitted there are few better feelings in football than netting a late winner.

The striker did just that when he converted Brian Morgan's pass in stoppage time to clinch victory over Penicuik.

And he revealed that when the ball fell to him, he was determined to make amends for passing up an earlier chance.

Kelly told Advertiser Sport: "Winning it in the last minute feels class. We were all over them in the second half but it was just a case of getting that chance which could make the difference.

"I had a chance about 20 minutes from the end and I should have scored. From that point on I was so focused on scoring if another chance came my way.

"Morgy has done brilliantly to get the ball in and I've just managed to get to the ball first.

"To win it like that feels brilliant. It was a great way to win it, and it's a really important three points for us as well.

"You start to wonder if you're ever going to get the goal but it came eventually and when it's that late there's no time for them to get back in the game. After that you just need to make sure you defend well."

Kelly was delighted with how Sauchie took the game to Penicuik, who have spent the majority of the season in the top four and occupied top spot for several weeks.

He said: "They are quite high in the table and were top of the league for a good number of weeks, but we controlled the game from start to finish.

"They had a few spells where they were dangerous and had a couple of half-chances, but there was only really one team who seriously looked like winning it.

"The boys are asking about other results but we really just have to keep looking upwards. As long as we are winning games we will be fine.

"Obviously in our position you do have to pay some attention to what's going on around you but our focus is just on winning each game and getting as high up the table as we can."

Kelly reckons momentum is now on Sauchie's side ahead of Saturday's Scottish Cup clash at Bellshill.

He added: "The boys are full of confidence and we've won five out of six. We're playing well and we've got a settled team, and that will only mean we go into next week confidently.

"It's a massive game. If we win that we are in the last sixteen of the Scottish Cup.

"We're winning games so the last thing we want is games to be postponed. There's a great atmosphere in the dressing room and everyone gets on with each other.

"We work for each other on the park. Things are looking really good."