SAUCHIE JUNIORS will make history once again on Saturday as they welcome Dunipace to Beechwood for their first-ever Scottish Cup home tie.

By defeating high-flying Fraserburgh in the first round last month, Sauchie secured their first-ever win in the competition and sealed a home tie for Saturday’s second-round match.

Tickets are becoming hot commodities for the game and manager Fraser Duncan hopes his side put on a performance that will have the crowd leaving with a smile on their faces.

He told the Advertiser: “I don’t know about a sell-out but it could be a busy day, I know there’s a lot of people talking about going so it’s great, it’s great for the club and that’s what we want at the end of the day.

“It’s great to see the community getting around about us and supporting us and I just really hope we can give them a performance that’s worthy of us.”

Sauchie’s form has been inconsistent and results haven’t reflected the performances, which Duncan hopes to change on Saturday.

He continued: “We’ve been so up and down this year, some of the performances have been absolutely brilliant and we’ve lost the game where some performances have been really poor and we’ve went on to win the game.

“It’s just crazy but that’s football and Saturday was one of those games, we played really poorly and won 3-1 which is the most important thing but this week I’d like a great performance and the result to go with it, a great performance to show the fans and supports to repay them for coming to watch us.”

Regardless of the outcome on Saturday, it will be a terrific event for the Sauchie community and for fans who are loving every minute of watching their team live after such a tough period without any football to enjoy.

Duncan added: “It’s great seeing people coming along to games that haven’t had [live] football for so long and are so glad it’s back.

"The big thing for us is the Scottish Cup, this is our first time in the cup so it’s great and this is going to be the first tie at home in the Scottish Cup.

“Here’s hoping the weather’s good to us and here’s hoping we can put in a performance that’s worthy of the fans and will keep them coming back.”