SAUCHIE'S woes in front of goal have been well documented and Fraser Duncan has made no secret his desire to add more firepower.

But, perhaps the answer to the Wee County side's plight could be hiding in plain sight ahead of a crucial winter run-in.

David McCaughie bounced back from a frustrating day in Camelon to put the finishing touches on the Reds' impressive victory over relegation rivals Blackburn United.

The former East Stirlingshire utility man has spearheaded Sauchie's attack with Stevie Dolan since his return from injury and – while his effort and importance to the team can never be doubted – has struggled to find the back of the net regularly.

You wouldn't have known it when he finished off Mark Finlayson's cutback to score Sauchie's third goal at the weekend and McCaughie now hopes to use it as a platform to kick on.

"It was great because obviously I was very disappointed after the Camelon game because I know I should have scored," he told Advertiser Sport.

"I should have probably scored in the first minute against Blackburn so there was relief more than anything to stick it into the back of the net.

"It's a real confidence booster and hopefully I can keep that form going.

"Stevie Dolan took his goal really well and hopefully we can both kick on and get some more goals from here.

"It's hard to get it out of your head but you have to and I knew we were playing really well on Saturday and my miss wouldn't be decisive.

"I probably scored the more difficult chance after it when Mark (Finlayson) cut it back to me on the edge of the box."

McCaughie's strike put the gloss on the result after Stevie Dolan opened the scoring and captain Kyle Turnbull found the net with a free kick.

In truth, the Reds dominated the game from the off and never looked like being troubled by a team sitting now just one point above them in the fight for survival.

McCaughie, 25, continued: "We started off the game at a very high tempo and we took the game to Blackburn.

"From then on, we were on the frontfoot for the whole first half and 3-0 was definitely a fair score at the break.

"Conditions deteriorated with the weather but we managed to adjust to that without creating too many clear cut chances.

"Blackburn had just beaten Bo'ness recently and to get our winter spell off to such a good start will boost the confidence.

"We know we are a good team and if we work with our strengths and battle hard then we will fancy ourselves against most other teams.

"The Camelon game wasn't a good one for us but even in that we still picked ourselves up and created chances."

Sauchie host Dunbar United this weekend and could leapfrog the Seasiders with a win.

McCaughie said: "We know if we play well, especially at home, which is important to make Beechwood a place teams don't want to come to, we know we can win our matches there.

"It's important for us to carry on our form from Saturday and to take it into the Dunbar game but we go in with confidence."