Sauchie see off Camelon
Published 2 Aug 2012 09:00 0 Comments
TWO goals from Darren Cummings and another from Ally Burns, were enough to clinch victory for Sauchie Juniors against a tough Camelon side in last Saturday's friendly.
The result come on the back of the midweek rout of Bluebell Amateurs who were beaten 8-1 by the McBookie.com East Superleague new boys.
Fraser Duncan's men have won all of their pre-season matches so far but the boss insists that the results are just a bonus as it is the fitness gains for his players that are most important from the pre-season campaign.
Duncan told Advertiser Sport, "Yeah pre-season has went well. The aim has been to play as many games as we can and use that to get the fitness levels up.
"I am trying to settle the squad down a bit now and get them ready for our league cup section which is a really difficult group. We need to hit the ground running - all of the guys know that - we are playing Superleague teams every week now and we need to be at our optimum from the start of the campaign."
The Sauchie boss has already retained the bulk of his back to back title winning heroes and has also added to that group with some fresh faces.
Duncan added, "We are happy to have signed Grant Plenderleith from Stenhousemuir and Kenny McLennan from Kilsyth Rangers.
They will hopefully fit in well along with Allan scott who signed earlier and we should hopefully have another added in the coming week.
"I am now trying to finalise our last couple of signings but it is proving difficult. I haven't made that many changes to the squad - it looks like we'll lose Jamie Donaldson which is a big blow but most of the other lads who have done so well for me over the past couple of seasons will be back again. I didn't feel that we needed to make massive changes, these lads have shown what they can do and have competed well with Superleague teams in the cups for the past couple of years.
"Now the challenge is to do that on a regular basis, week after week, and not just every couple of months and they deserve the chance to step up and have a crack at the big guns.
"We've got a few games against amateur teams lined up as friendlies which will all be about working on the fitness to make sure we are ready for when the real stuff starts.
"We've got another really tough League Cup section with a lot of big sides in there like Bo'ness, Camelon and Bathgate - but we did well to qualify out of it last season and we'll go into it hopeful of doing the same again."
This article appeared in Alloa & Hillfoots Advertiser 01 Aug 12
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