IAIN DIACK called on his side to win their remaining games and keep their faint hopes of promotion alive.

Sauchie currently sit sixth in the East of Scotland Conference B, having played a game more than their rivals Crossgates Primrose and Dalkeith Thistle.

The Reds suffered a blow in their bid to make the top-five by throwing away a 2-1 lead to draw at home to Dunipace last week and end the season with matches away to Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale and Haddington Athletic.

Diack knows they need to win the two games to have any chance of piping their promotion rivals to fifth, but they have been handed a lifeline with it looking increasingly likely sixth place will earn a bonus promotion spot.

The gaffer told Advertiser Sport: "We've just got to go and win those two games. It's as simple as that.

"We need to look after ourselves and our focus is on Haddington. We have to win that game and then hopefully take it down to the last game.

"If we win our last two games, then you need to hope that will be enough."

Diack played an hour on Friday night as the Reds bounced back from the Dunipace disappointment by thrashing Easthouse Lily in the King Cup.

Four goals from Ross Crawford did the damage in Midlothian, with the home side hitting back after David Cross misjudged a header back to Cameron Cairney.

"In all honesty, it was pretty comfortable," Diack continued. "We got off to an absolute flyer and our first two chances ended up in the back of the net.

"The half then petered out a wee bit and went a bit flat.

"It was a good day for Ross, who managed to get his hat-trick before half time. We then just wanted to play the game out, but did still manage to create a number of chances.

"Some of the play was good to watch at times and we passed it not too badly considering the windy conditions and the poor pitch."

Crawford's goal blitz made it seven in three games for the Wee County side and the former Camelon man looks to have hit form at the right time.

It took the 20-year-old time to settle after making his switch to Sauchie, but Diack – who himself is a striker – is delighted to see his current form.

The 38-year-old said: "Having played that position, I know it is about more than just the number of goals he scores. There is so much more to playing up front than that.

"I think I am fair and told him that and I think that helped him to relax. He has worked hard since joining and it is all paying off now for him.

"He is working his socks off for 90 minutes and getting the breaks and the luck that comes along with that.

"I always found the harder I worked the luckier I seemed to get. He's in a good vein of form going into the last few games of the season."