Sauchie Juniors..............................3

Dundonald Bluebell.......................2

East of Scotland, Conference B

IAIN DIACK never doubted that his Sauchie side would get a result as they came from two-down to beat Dundonald Bluebell on Saturday.

The Reds boss watched his side conceded two goals against the run of play to go in at half time up against it.

However, a 15-minute blitz at the start of the second half, featuring goals from David Cross, Mark Finlayson, and Ross Crawford turned the game on its head as Sauchie made it three wins on the spin.

Diack told Advertiser Sport: "The boys were excellent from start to finish.

"We found ourselves 2-0 down at half time, but, to be honest, we were the better team in the first half.

"They scored from a lucky cross and then a wonder strike, but in the middle of all that we were creating good chances and their goalkeeper made some excellent saves.

"At half time, I just had to tell the players to keep doing what they were doing," he added. "The way we were playing would eventually just push us on.

"Fifteen minutes into the second half, we were 3-2 up and just blitzed them and we could have probably finished the game off.

"As soon as we scored the first, I just knew we were going to come back and win it.

"They never let the scoreline affect them and just kept doing the right things."

The former Albion Rovers player singled out defender Terry Hewitt for praise after the game, as the big central defender produced an excellent performance.

Diack said: "Terry had a great game and put his head in where it hurts.

"He was winning important headers when it mattered. One thing Dundonald have is that they are a big, physical team.

"But, Terry dominated them and probably won about 80 per cent of their balls into the box."

Meanwhile, however, there was some more bad news on the injury front for Sauchie as key midfielder Darren Petrie looks to be set for a lengthy lay off.

The former Dundee United and Raith Rovers man twisted his knee in training last week and there are fears he might miss the rest of the season.

Diack added: "It was just a nothing challenge and he tried to get by somebody and ended up twisting his knee.

"At the moment, it's just a waiting game as his knee is really badly swollen and he'll get a scan on it at some point this week.

"We are trying to be positive and hope it's just a sprain or something, but it did look a bad one.

"Worst case scenario, it could be his whole season. But, we won't really know until he's had a scan."