IAIN DIACK believes his side are still well in the hunt for a promotion place after getting their top-five bid back on track with a comprehensive thrashing of Burntisland Shipyard.

A first-half blitz from the Reds did the damage as a brace from Ross Crawford and goals from David Cross and Diack himself made it four before the break.

Two quick goals from the battered visitors threatened to turn the game on its head, but stern words from Diack at half time steadied the ship and Crawford's third sealed the deal in the second half.

Diack told Advertiser Sport: "All in all, we are really happy with the performance and the scoreline.

"We had been working in our training nights in how to be better in possession and it showed.

"We kept the ball really well and created ten, fifteen chances in the game. We passed the ball really well from the back and played really well.

"We switched off with ten minutes to go at the end of the first half, thinking the job was done. That's not like us and I had to stick a rocket up a few backsides to make sure we didn't fall into the trap."

Diack's goal was his first for more than a year as he kept his place in the side amid their continued injury troubles.

But, they were boosted by the return of Mark Finlayson, who stepped up his return from injury with a run out in the second half.

Mark Sharp, too, made his first start for several weeks and Diack was keen to single the utility man out for praise.

Diack said: "Mark Sharp was absolutely brilliant. He came back into the team after being out for a few weeks and for me, even although big Ross (Crawford) scored a hat-trick, Mark was man of the match.

"Conor Langton probably made four out of the five goals and that can't go unnoticed.

"We changed our formation and went back to our 4-3-3 and it helped us to create plenty of chances.

"A wee goal for myself is a bit of a collector's item these days, so lady luck must be shining on us."

The gaffer added: "If you look at Burntisland's results, they've turned things around and have clawed back Dunipace back a bit in the league.

"So to go and dismantle them the way we did was pleasing."

Sauchie welcome Dunipace tomorrow night in the second of their must-win clashes as they look to leapfrog Crossgates Primrose.

They next travel to Easthouse Lily in the King Cup on Friday night, with the game switched from Saturday, much to the joy of Diack.

Diack added: "They asked if we could switch to the Friday night and that suits us as we would have missing a few boys due to other commitments."