Super Sauchie hit Falkirk for six to extend cup run
Published 30 Aug 2012 09:00 0 Comments
FRASER Duncan insists his players are full of confidence heading into their vital League Cup section decider against Bo'ness. Duncan was delighted with his players as he watched them demolish Falkirk Juniors 6-1 while Bo'ness were held to a draw by Camelon.
Fraser Duncan told Advertiser Sport, "We are confident now that we can go and give a good account of ourselves on Wednesday. I was delighted with the performance on Saturday.
"We just kept bombarding their defence and never really stopped. To go in 4-0 at halftime whilst scoring some great goals at the same time was very pleasing.
"I was delighted for two of our new signings Allan Scott and Kenny McLellan who both had a hand in a few of the goals. The whole team performed well. We have set it up nicely now for Wednesday after Bo'ness drawing with Camelon.
"It means we go in there with equal on points and goal difference so there is everything to play for and it should be a cracking match.
"We know it will be a very tough game but its the level that everyone at the club wanted to be playing at and we have got it now so just have to make sure we perform on the night now."
Duncan now has to focus his players for one last League Cup clash with Bo'ness before they kick off their first ever Super League campaign at Beechwood on Saturday against Kelty Hearts.
Duncan feels that Bo'ness will provide the ideal test for them ahead of the new league season.
Fraser Duncan said, "It will be the perfect preparation for the Kelty game for us as it will test us to the max. We are going to be at full strength so it will let us know exactly what level we are at in terms of our squad. We know the Kelty game will be a very difficult start to the league but we are all looking forward to it now."
Sauchie set up a cracking finale to their Dechmont League Cup section against fellow super league side Bo'ness with the emphatic win on Saturday at Carmuirs Park, Camelon.
The tie was only two minutes old when Sauchie took the lead when a Purdie through ball allowed Brian Morgan to advance on the right and he chipped the advancing keeper from outside the box.
Darren Cummings and Dougie Wilson then combined to leave McLellan to send in a pin point cross onto the head of Purdie for a second goal in eight minutes.
Further goals from the Steven Purdie, Dougie Wilson and Darren Cummings meant Sauchie led 4-0 at the break following a dominant first half and some terrific football from the visitors.
Falkirk's Greg Aitken tested the Sauchie defence early in the second half and in 65 mins his left wing cross was netted by Chris Lyons to reduce the deficit.
Sauchie increased the pace and a McLellan long range drive tested the keeper before a Morgan 25 yard free kick cracked the bottom of the post and out.
In 75 mins a Cummings corner was powered home by the head of Burns for a fifth goal.
Three minutes later the home keeper mis-controlled a pass back and was forced to handle the ball inside the area gaining a booking and an indirect free kick awarded 15 yards from goal.
Morgan tapped to the side and Burns thundered the ball into the net to secure a 6-1 win.
This article appeared in Alloa & Hillfoots Advertiser 29 Aug 12
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