SAUCHIE ace Conor Langton was relieved to finally be back among the goals on Saturday after he bagged a hat trick in the side's 7-2 win over Eyemouth United.

The former Falkirk youngster had struggled with niggling injuries of late, but was in fine form as Iain Diack's men made it two on the bounce.

Langton's triple was matched by striker Ross Crawford – who made it four goals in two games – with David Cross nodding one home to complete the rout.

Sauchie had actually gone behind against the run of play against the league's only winless side, before a second-half blitz put the Borders side to the sword.

The 20-year-old told Advertiser Sport: "I've been going through a wee dry patch lately and I have been dying to get back in amongst the goals.

"I've just been working my socks off and was absolutely buzzing to score the three on Saturday.

"It was a good game and a tough first half. We actually made it hard for ourselves and found ourselves a goal down.

"But then we came out in the second half and absolutely steamrollered it. The first half was ridiculous and wasn't normal for us."

The win, coupled with Dalkeith's draw with Lothian Thistle, allowed Sauchie to jump back to sixth in the table and they are now only one point behind Crossgates Primrose with a game in hand.

However, Langton revealed it took some stern words at half time between the players to kick start their performance.

He continued: "I don't think anybody in the side was on the pace in the first half, but as soon as we came out for the second we stepped it up a bit.

"We maybe underestimated them and didn't expect too much. Things just didn't happen for us in the first half. If you play like that, it can come back to bite you.

"They were really good with the long ball and that's how they got their goals.

"We went in at half time and everybody knew we were off the pace and that it just wasn't the normal Sauchie.

"But, we changed things up and went a little more direct and were able to get the ball up to the gaffer who laid it off for the two strikers."

It was the second game in a row in which boss Diack has found himself in the starting lineup due to the club's ongoing injury crisis.

While the likes of Darren Cummings and Mark Finlayson were both back amongst the subs, Langton revealed the squad had joked that the gaffer would have to get into shape for the rest of the season.

"I quite like it," he said when asked how he has found playing with Diack. "He can hold a ball up and as soon as it goes to him I just run off him. We suit each other and know how each other play.

"We were joking that he will need to get himself fit again so he can play the rest of the season."