IF you still had any doubts about the Wee County authenticity of Sauchie Community FC then this enthralling last-gasp victory proved they share so much more than just a name.

This was Stuart McInnes’ side coming of age in front of the Beechwood Park crowd as they withstood the advances of the much-fancied Rosyth to cause one of the Premier League South’s biggest shocks of the season so far.

Not that anyone in the red of Sauchie considered it an upset, however, as they sent the Fifers homeward with their tails between their legs with a battling display full of grit, determination, and plenty of sprinklings of craft to suggest the youthful outfit will only get better.

A brace from the in-form Danny Kleinman, who’s hit the ground running since his switch from the amateur game, and a late Peter Maxwell winner were enough to see off the two scored by Jamie Cannon’s side.

A side who had arrived in a surprisingly sun kissed Clackmannanshire fully expecting more of the same from their midweek thrashing of West Calder United; it only took five minutes for Kleinman to knock that idea on the head.

The striker showed plenty of guile and vision when he picked the ball up midway inside the Rosyth half, turned and, after spotting the Rec's keeper off his line, audaciously sent the ball over his head and into the net.

It was just the start McInnes craved and although Rosyth soon grew into the game, for the first 25 minutes you’d have been hard pressed to tell the difference between the Juniors and their East of Scotland Premier Division big brothers.

Bryden Nolan, Alexandru Sorlei and Scott Ford were doing their best impression of Craig Donaldson and co. as they found pockets of space to move the ball towards the obvious focal point in Kleinman. The striker may have been up against an increasingly bullish backline but he was giving as good as he got.

But, Roysth are one of the title favourites for a reason and the Fifers soon turned the screw and forced their way back into the game.

Josh Blyth would have been among the hundreds of teenagers across the Wee County who discovered his exam results earlier this month, but the 16-year-old was on the receiving end of a lesson here as the visitors found plenty of joy down his right hand side.

The teenager was guilty of letting Rosyth in behind just seconds after Kleinmann’s opener and was lucky to see Aedan Houston bail him out. The young keeper had to make an even better intervention ten minutes later when he spread himself to block a one-on-one.

Blyth’s luck was about to run out, however, and when he gave away a foul on the edge of the box Rosyth made him pay; not that the teenager was the only guilty party in red. The floated free kick was initially headed against Houston’s bar but any one of three men in grey could have got the final touch before Craig Anderson did.

McInnes’ men were suddenly on the ropes as the Rec went for the knockout blow. Again, they had Houston to thank for standing up to the challenge with a sprawling save before Jason Atkins and Ford blocked on the line.

It was backs to the wall for the mini Reds now and finally it looked like their resistance was about to fall when Scott Cumming dangled a leg out and gave the visitors the chance from the spot.

The skipper - who later went off with an injury - had Houston to thank when the youngster sprung to his left to block and then reacted quickest to the second ball as a stampede of grey jerseys closed in.

Rosyth looked fitter, stronger, and generally just older in every department, much to McInnes’ increasingly audible frustration but it was to the Wee Sauchie’s testament that they somehow managed to claw their back into the lead on the hour mark; again, Kleinman was at the heart of things.

He carefully stayed just the right side of onside and picked up a lovely ball over the top before slotting it into the bottom corner.

Cue an onslaught from the visitors who threw everything at the young side in a bid to avoid the shock. Their pressure paid off when the Sauchie rearguard allowed the left winger to ghost into the box and put it on a plate for Barry Sibanda to stroke past Houston.

But this was to be Sauchie’s day and Maxwell was the coolest man in Clackmannanshire when he eventually picked the ball up after some pinball in the Rosyth box to fire into the top corner and cue jubilation all round.

The Wee Sauchie are the real deal.