TWO-GOAL Conor Kelly admits he was on a high after his brace helped Sauchie Juniors shoot down Lochee United.

The Wee County side fell behind twice, but roared back to snatch a victory which puts daylight between them and the Super League relegation zone.

And the striker reckons his side’s character and team spirit proved vital on the day.

Kelly told Advertiser Sport: “We needed to get back to winning games. It’s moved us up to eleventh and with games in hand over the teams above us, we’re in a really good position.

“It was a massive win because it lifted our spirits after the disappointment of going out of the Scottish Cup the week before. Everybody played well to a man and worked really hard.

“We came from behind twice which took great spirit from us, but to be honest I think we were the better team. We finished the game really strongly and in the end we never doubted we’d go on to win it.

“Lochee are a good team and they’ve got some really good experienced players but it wasn’t like we went up there and nicked the win. We fully deserved it.

“It could have been even more comfortable because Brian Morgan has missed a penalty late on! I was on my hat-trick, but because I’d missed the earlier penalty he took it. That would have made it a bit more comfortable but the boys did great to see it out after that.”

Kelly was delighted to have got on the scoresheet after a stop-start spell in front of goal, and now the former Linlithgow Rose forward is hoping to kick on and go on a scoring run.

He said: “I’m buzzing. I feel like I needed a goal. I thought my overall game on Saturday was really good.

“I’m on nine goals for the season which isn’t as much as I’d like, but I’ll keep working hard.

"I’ll keep trying to put those chances away and hopefully I can go on a scoring run.”

The striker reckons Sauchie will be just fine if they can continue producing the same level of performance they showed at Lochee, starting on Saturday when they host relegation rivals Jeanfield Swifts.

Kelly said: “We need to keep playing like that. We are aware of where we are in the league but we need to keep looking forward and focusing on trying to get those wins.

"Saturday brings another massive game," he added. "We are playing one of the teams round about us and if we were to get three points it would kick us right on. The boys will go into it full of confidence.”