IT'S affectionately known in some parts as the Spaghettihad. So, it should come as no surprise the Almondvale Stadium played host to the latest twist in Sauchie's relegation battle. 

The Reds edged closer to the Premier Division trap door after a late Josh Grant stunner sunk the hearts of Fraser Duncan's Wee County team. 

The loss to Broxburn Athletic brought Sauchie's impressive recent run of four games without defeat to an end but they were left to rue a number of missed chances in West Lothian. 

Sauchie midfielder David McCaughie admitted his team-mates had no complaints about the result, holding his hands up for his own "off day". 

"We knew it would be a very tough game, especially after beating them at Beechwood," he told Advertiser Sport. "But, things just didn't quite click for us.

"A couple of boys, including myself, had an off day and although we had a couple of chances we never really got into the same kind of stride we have done in recent weeks.

"They didn't have too many chances and it was probably a bit of a boring game for the neutral and they just really nicked it at the end.

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"Sometimes you just have those days even when you are in good form. It is hard to describe and is a tough one to put your finger on what causes it. 

"You get these days in football and it's now all about bouncing back in the coming weeks.

"When you look since the start of the year we have picked up plenty of points and we look at the fixtures we have left and know we can put Broxburn behind us, stick together, learn from it, and keep the positivity going. " 

McCaughie's own form since the turn of the year has been one of the highlights of their impressive bid to beat the drop. 

The former East Stirlingshire man has excelled on the wing for the Beechwood Park outfit and he was quick to thank boss Duncan for his influence on his game. 

He said: "Towards the end of last year I wasn't really at my best. I knew that and was getting a bit frustrated with myself.

"Fras has helped to boost my confidence and gave me a few ideas of how to play in possession. He also has helped me to use my attributes to get forward.

"I am always trying to take that on board and do the best I can."