FRASER DUNCAN wacthed his side claim another victory on Saturday but insists they have to start defending as a team for the full game.

Sauchie raced into a 3-0 lead before two Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts goals ensured a nervy finish.

While his side held on, Duncan wants more defensive resilience for the 90 minutes.

He told Advertiser Sport: "We knew it was going to be a difficult game; they're a good side, they've been doing well. They're sitting above us in the table, so we always knew it was going to be a hard game.

"We turned up on Saturday and the game plan's went great. We picked the right side and the first half we just blew them away.

"[It was the] same old story: 2-0 going on five or six. Second half we came out, all guns blazing, and we scored the third goal and then we've took the foot off the gas a wee bit.

"They've maybe went up the park three times and scored two which is a bit of a nightmare for us."

Duncan praised his defenders for their performance on Saturday, but said it's the job of the whole team to protect their lead.

He continued: "I said to the boys we've got to start defending properly. It's not our defence's fault, we're not defending from the front.

"We seem to go a few goals up and our strikers and midfielders are thinking it's job done.

"We can't be like that because when that happens it puts our defenders under more pressure.

"I actually thought our defence was good on Saturday. We've just not defended from the front, that's an issue for me and we'll be working on that this week."

Next up for Sauchie is a visit from Preston Athletic in the Challenge Cup.

That match previews the Scottish Cup third round clash against cinch League One team Dumbarton on November 27, but Duncan is adamant all eyes are on this weekend.

He continued: "We want to do well in every cup, we'll be putting out our strongest team to go and win the game.

"I'm not a believer in playing a weaker side, I think we're just quite happy to keep doing what we're doing.

"We want to do well in the Challenge Cup, we want to go and push on. We've got to go into that full strength."