SEVEN GOALS, three wins and a two-year contract extension.

Last week probably was pretty close to perfect for Sauchie’s Ross Kavanagh.

The striker is in superb form at the moment and started the week by scoring four goals against Jeanfield.

A midweek double against Kinnoull was then followed by the confirmation of his contract extension, before he rounded the week off with a goal and assist in the 4-0 victory over Inverkeithing.

Speaking exclusively to Advertiser Sport, Kavanagh said: “We’re just taking each week as they come, keep building on the momentum.

"Everyone’s pulling their weight, it’s brilliant and we just need to keep at it.”

Kavanagh’s goal on Saturday was an overhead kick but the way the striker describes it you’d think it was an average finish.

He said: “We were doing well to work the ball wide, a lot more than we did in the first half.

"As the ball’s came in Scott [Davidson] has headed it back across and I’ve just watched the flight of the ball, caught it on the volley and, thankfully, it’s went in.”

For the second goal Kavanagh turned provider. He continued: “Brilliant from Danny [Smith]. Sam Davidson plays it into Danny, he waited for me to drop the shoulder and get away from my man to play me through and then Jack [Docherty]’s in a great position at the back post.”

With two cup ties coming up, Kavanagh hopes the good run of form continues.

He said: “It’s been a while since we’ve went so many games without conceding and we just need to keep it going. The guys have been solid at the back which helps us to do our job up top.

“We’re getting better and better each week, we’re cutting out mistakes and not giving teams chances so hopefully we can just keep building on that.”

Kavanagh hasn’t been happier anywhere else in football so signing the extension was a no-brainer.

“I’m settled, luckily I’ve found my form again and this is the most I’ve enjoyed my football,” he said.

“I’ve said that a few times. I’m loving where I am just now, my confidence is growing week by week and I’m really focused on seeing if we can win this league and score as many goals as I can.”

Sauchie manager Fraser Duncan added: “The secret’s out. I’ve worked for years to bring Ross to the club, to get a chance to work with him because I always knew when I was watching his game that there was something about him.

“All we’ve done is brought him in and installed that confidence in him, tidied up a few rough edges of his game up and after that he’s done the rest himself and he deserves a pat on the back for that.

“He’s enjoying his football, he likes working with me, I like working with him.

"He likes the club, he enjoys coming to training and he loves playing on a Saturday and scoring goals, he says that’s where he’s happiest.

“We’re delighted to get him on a new deal, that’ll keep the phone calls I’ve been getting to a minimum and maybe now I can spend some time off my phone.”