CLACKS native Lee Dawson wasted little time in endearing himself to the Sauchie faithful as he fired home a brace on his debut.

Having only put pen to paper on a deal at Beechwood Park last Tuesday, the Fishcross lad enjoyed a dream start to life in the Wee County in the side's Premier Division draw with Hill of Beath Hawthorn.

The 29-year-old was one of Martin Mooney's key targets during the summer and the former Oakley United full back chose the Reds over a number of other clubs.

"I couldn't have asked for it (my debut) to go any better," Dawson told Advertiser Sport. "To get a couple of goals and play well was the perfect start.

"It's a bit disappointing that we weren't able to see the game out and didn't have a better second half.

"We just didn't really get going in the second half and they put us under a bit of pressure in the game.

"When you're 2-0 up with 20 minutes you expect to manage the game and see it out.

"They scored with the last kick of the ball and we felt absolutely deflated after the match.

"But I think there were plenty of positive signs and I think in time it will come together."

Dawson previously enjoyed a spell at Beechwood Park under former gaffer Fraser Duncan and while that didn't work out as he hoped, he believes his time away has made him a better player.

Dawson said: "It's been excellent. I didn't really know Martin before but he just phoned me out of the blue one night to ask if I was interested.

"The whole team has been very welcoming. Not just the boys but the people in the committee have all made me feel very welcome.

"Obviously we want to finish as high as we possibly can but know it will take some time for Martin and the new boys to settle.

"If we can finish mid-table, we would consider that a successful season."