THE Fraser Duncan train shows no sign of slowing down as Sauchie made it two wins from two to climb off the foot of the Premier Division table.

A volley from utility man Stevie Dolan and Jon Tully's second goal in successive games did the damage as the Reds leapfrogged Saturday's opponents Musselburgh Athletic.

The East Lothian side had pegged Duncan's Sauchie back to one-apiece with a second-half finish on the break, but the Beechwood Park outfit showed remarkable resilience to score their late winner.

The late-goal was especially pleasing for the Reds boss, who believes the character of recent additions Tully and Alan Comrie alongside club stalwarts such as Darren Dolan is beginning to finally rub off on the rest of the squad.

"The biggest thing for me is the way the guys fought back to win that game," Duncan told Advertiser Sport. "Overall in the piece we certainly deserved to win and I don't think anyone would argue with that. We certainly played the better football.

"The resilience has got to come from the boys as that isn't something I can do. They've got to show that they want to go on and win a game.

"It's not just about passing the ball about pretty and looking good in front of the supporters, but about rolling your sleeves up and winning games.

"Saying that, some of the football we played was terrific and we looked like a team who should be at the top of the league.

"You've got to do the dirty side of the game so you can win the battle to play the nice side and we did that on Saturday.

"There were certain times when we switched off and I have told the boys they can't afford to do that because that's how you lose games.

"I've told the boys on no uncertain terms you will only play for me if you are prepared to roll your sleeves up.

"Guys like Jon Tully and Alan Comrie know exactly what I mean when I say that, as do guys like Stevie and Darren Dolan and I think that's now spreading through the team."

The goal for Stevie Dolan was just rewards for the makeshift striker's impressive showings in recent weeks with the fullback playing a crucial role in last week's win over Broxburn.

Duncan revealed the coaching team – including Davie Beaton, Darren Cummings, and Darren Petrie – have worked closely with Dolan in recent weeks to improve his finishing and he was delighted to see it pay off.

"I am very impressed with Stevie Dolan," Duncan said. "I put him upfront 5/6 years ago because I didn't have anyone else, but I didn't expect him to turn into a striker.

"We've been working with him and I have been telling him to take shots and chances. I am delighted for him because his attitude is fantastic."

Sauchie may finally have their head above the water, but Duncan knows as they have played more games than their relegation rivals that they could easily be dragged back down.

He said: "If we had lost the game on Saturday, we would have been back in the relegation mire and I have said to the boys that every game is going to be like that.

"We're going to be in this relegation right until the end of the season, but we can get ourselves out of it."

Sauchie host Crossgates Primrose from 2.30pm on Saturday.