SAUCHIE manager Iain Diack was delighted to see his side dish out revenge on Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale with a comprehensive win to end their league season.

Diack's boys avenged their 2-0 reverse to the Saughton Enclosure side by thrashing the Edinburgh outfit 4-1 in the capital.

The gaffer and Ross Crawford continued their fine recent form with goals while Craig Donaldson and Ryan Conville – who scored his first since his switch to the Wee County – completed the rout.

And, despite having nothing to play for in terms of their league position, Diack revealed the side were chomping at the bit to right the wrongs of the previous meeting between the sides.

"The focus in the team talk was really all about going out there and getting revenge for their win back in October," Diack told Advertiser Sport.

"It can be difficult to motivate the boys when, in all honesty, there's not really a lot to play for.

"That was probably the one game this season, outwith the Bonnyrigg defeats, where we didn't really turn up.

"We went out and started the game well and scored after only three minutes. Big Ross [Crawford] had four or five chances I would expect him to score.

"So to only go in 1-0 up at half-time was actually quite disappointing. I had a talk with Ross at the break and he then went out and scored a screamer with his first chance in the second-half.

"After going 3-0 up, we went to sleep for a bit and let them create some chances during that spell.

"I sent on Ryan [Conville] to take care of the midfield and offer us some protection and then he actually scored.

"With nothing to play for, we could have easily switched off, but the boys were really professional and saw the game out."

Promotion is now out of the Reds' hands, but they still hope to qualify for the new East of Scotland Superleague next season as the best sixth-placed side.

Having agonisingly missed out on automatic promotion by a single point to Crossgates Primrose, there are certainly a lot of ifs, buts, and maybes for Sauchie to ponder.

But, Diack insisted he was pleased with his side's efforts and believes they will only get better as a result of this season, whatever the outcome.

He added: "It's just a waiting game now and it could be a while before we know. Hopefully, it will be enough as the boys deserve it.

"If you look at our average age, most are like 22 or 23. We have picked most of them up off the street this year and put a team together.

"They've done really well and they will only get better with their experiences from this season."