AS FAR as weeks go, Sauchie Juniors rounded off a near-perfect seven days Saturday afternoon.

Last Tuesday, the Wee County side travelled to league leaders and unbeaten Tranent and came away with a point. Then, on Saturday, Broxburn came to Beechwood and left after being beaten 2-0.

Despite the two great results, boss Fraser Duncan wanted more – a huge sign of the progress this team have made in just a few weeks.

Duncan told Advertiser Sport: "A right productive week; two really good results and that's what we looked at, taking four points from the two games and [I] felt a wee bit unlucky not to take the full six to be honest but I can't fault the boys, performances have really picked up.

"Tranent are flying the now, they've done really, really well so for us going to that game the pressure was on them to get a result, especially on their home pitch.

!They're a good side, got some very good players but I think we were very unlucky not to take the three points, played some great stuff, scored great goals.

"Maybe a couple of their goals were wee individual errors, a wee bit of switching off which is going to happen with us because we're a young side."

After Tranent came Broxburn, and after a difficult first 45 minutes, Duncan got exactly what he wanted.

"Buzzing with Saturday," Duncan said. "I said to the lads if you go out with the same work rate and desire and things click like they did on Tuesday night we should take care of Broxburn and we've done that.

"We came out the traps nice and early, then we maybe gave them a glimpse of getting something from the game. Half-time, we've had a chat, sort out exactly what we're doing and what we're doing wrong and the lads went out and fixed that.

"Beechwood is a very difficult surface to play on, it just seems to be heavy and really wet, the boys are playing some great stuff on it which is brilliant.

"After the game, we were saying just imagine we were putting in these kind of performances in from the start of the season, which I think we were. The big difference with us now is we're taking our chances."

A congested fixture list now lies ahead between now and Christmas, and Duncan knows just what he needs from his players.

He continued: "The good thing is now the boys know what we need and what's required and we know going forward exactly what we've got to do.

"We need to put a run together for the next three or four weeks and get ourselves up the table. We want to climb the table, get up the ladder.

"We've got fixtures right through Christmas and New Year, it's going to be a really tough time for us, [and] we want to be able to regroup before New Year, clear up a few injuries and then take it from there and really go for it in the second half of the season."