IAIN DIACK feels another postponement would put the breaks on Sauchie's recent momentum as they continue their promotion push.

The Reds' match with local rivals Dunipace fell foul to the snow on Saturday meaning they will have to wait until after this weekend's King Cup tie to avenge their loss to Bo'ness United.

As the season nears its end, Diack's men remain in the running for the top-five and a place in a newly formed division just below the Lowland League next season.

Heading into Saturday's doomed clash at Beechwood Park, Sauchie had only lost once in four games and had narrowed the gap on their promotion rivals Crossgates Primrose.

Diack told Advertiser Sport: "On Saturday morning, everything looked fine but as soon as the snow came down it just covered the pitch.

"It's disappointing and we've been playing relatively well lately and wanted to keep the momentum going.

"There is nothing you can do about it now, though. It is just one of those things.

"The last thing you want is to go two weeks without a game because then you start to lose the vital wee bit of match sharpness we were just starting to get back.

"It's not the players' fault, but you do lose that edge when you are not playing games every week.

"Hopefully this is just a wee passing couple of days and we will be able to get back into playing regularly."

Sauchie will take a break from league action this coming Saturday and travel to the Borders to take on Hawick Royal Albert in their rearranged first round clash.

The Royalists currently sit second bottom of the East of Scotland Conference A table and, while admitting he doesn't know much about them, Diack is expecting a tough game.

If Sauchie can find a way past Paul McGovern's men, they will then take on Easthouse Lily - who also play in Conference A.

They should be boosted by the return of defenders Terry Hewitt and David Cross - who both missed the Bo'ness defeat - from injury for the clash.

Mark Finlayson, however, remains a doubt after suffering another setback as he continues to struggle to find full fitness.

Diack continued: "I am sure it will be a tough game and it is a winnable tie for us when we look at it.

"They are in the bottom half of their own league and it is certainly a game we will be looking to win.

"The way the draw is formed we have a fairly open draw all the way to the semis.

"I don't know too much about Hawick but will be speaking to some guys that I know who see them and get some reports.

"As per usual, we will be going out to try and get as far as we can in the competition."