SAUCHIE JUNIORS manager Fraser Duncan says he is happy with his team’s win over Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale as they “battled” for all three points.

Duncan’s men were involved in a five-goal thriller as his side scored in the last minute of the game to beat Lothian Thistle 3-2 at Beechwood Park.

Speaking to Advertiser Sport after the match Duncan said: “We should have been out of sight in the first half. It happened to us last week, it happened to us this week, they’ve obviously came and scored the two goals and you’re thinking, ‘oh here we go again.’

“Credit to our boys, they have battled to get back into the game and to get the winner in the last minute which is great.”

Reflecting on the match Duncan continued: “We picked ourselves up at 2-1 down and I thought to myself, 'we are not going to lose this game.'

“It just shows how we can go up and down the gears, but it shouldn’t be like that, and I’ve said to the boys we need a more consistent level.

“Like I’ve said before if the boys were consistent, they wouldn’t be playing here.”

Duncan also touched on how Sauchie’s football has been impressive but the results haven’t matched the performances.

He continued: “Our first goal is unbelievable. Just look at the amount of passes we have had for the first goal, it’s superb.

“Great bit of passing, great bit of play and this is stuff we are doing in training all the time, we just need that final product. The final product has been a real problem for us and we have really struggled.”

Duncan continued: “That comes down to some strikers not being on their game, it comes down to us missing chances and you see another one where their defender has cleared it off the line.

“Those wee bits of luck you need in games and I’m just hoping it comes in the Dumbarton game.”

Looking to the future Duncan said: “We are away next week but then we are at home to Preston in the cup. These are games we want to win.”

Duncan’s men have a tough match against Inverkeithing this weekend but they’ll look to secure another three points before welcoming Preston to Beechwood ahead of travelling to Dumbarton for third round of the Scottish Cup.