SAUCHIE JUNIORS gaffer Fraser Duncan believes Saturday's Scottish Cup clash is "David and Goliath stuff" and said it'll be a tragedy if Dumbarton lose.

Duncan's men, coming off the back of three straight wins, will travel to Dumbarton to face the cinch League One side in the third round of the Scottish Cup.

The gaffer is adamant there is no expectations on his side but wants to go through and get the result for the fans the community who have been so supportive.

He told Advertiser Sport: "I've been saying this to the guys for weeks now, there's absolutely no pressure on us whatsoever. It's a free hit. Stick to the game plan, enjoy the game and the stage it's set on.

"The pressure is all on Dumbarton, if they lose it'll be a tragedy. It's an opportunity for our guys to express themselves and show what they can do.

"We're buzzing for this cup tie, the community gets behind us. We've got three full busses going, which is amazing – I'm delighted with the response we've had.

"I can only thank them for their support, for sticking behind us and for booking busses with everything they're going through.

"I know it's a big outlay to go to away games, pay for tickets and pay for a bus but the support and the messages I've had have been brilliant.

"We just really hope we can give them something back and give the fans something to smile about. It's brilliant, as a whole club it's [going to be] a great day for us."

Sauchie prepared for the match with a 3-2 victory against Preston Athletic on Saturday but Duncan's fury at the refereeing standard was more the clear.

He said: "The most important thing was to make sure we're in the next round. Good performance on Saturday, had to dig in at times.

"But for me the highlight of the game was the poor officials. The officials were terrible, the standard was very poor.

"It ruined a game between two really competitive teams.

"We try and keep our standards to a high level and then you go and play your game at the weekend and you want standards to be high and unfortunately they weren't."

Duncan said the win was "huge" however it came at a price: injuries to Jon Tully and Sam Davidson and a red card for Iain Syme means they may miss the game.

However, Sauchie will do what they always do and go to Dumbarton looking for a victory.

"They're leagues above us," Duncan continued. "People are thinking it's going to be impossible. It is. It's David and Goliath stuff. We go there and we see what happens.

"We're not going there just to shut up shop and I think it's important as well that we give them respect."

Duncan was at the Indodrill on Saturday for the second half of Dumbarton's victory over Alloa and was impressed with what he seen.

"I never saw the first half but I saw the second," he continued. "Maybe for the first 10 minutes Alloa were decent but after that it was one way traffic, I thought Dumbarton gave Alloa a lesson in the last half an hour. They're very well organised and very strong.

"It's going to be a hard game but we're not going there just to defend, we're going to work as hard as we possibly can. We've got our game plan and we've got people that'll cause them a wee threat. If we can perform to our best…miracles do happen."