FRASER DUNCAN said he was disappointed his team couldn't get going in Saturday's draw with Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts.

Sauchie Juniors were held to a 1-1 stalemate at home as Duncan's men put in a poor performance.

Talking to Advertiser Sport about his team performance, Duncan said: "[I'm a] bit disappointed, to be honest; we were looking to take our form from last week into this week, and we've not done that. It was a poor first half performance – I felt like we never got going.

"It's still important we go out and put the same intensity into the game like we did last week, I felt like we never really done that until the substitutions late on."

He added: "Once we got going, we got ourselves back in the game and we looked like we were going on to win it and if we did that for 90 minutes they couldn't cope with us, they wouldn't have been anywhere near us."

Sauchie struggled to find any rhythm in the game and the visitors' tactics seemed to work as the Reds weren't able to play their usual fast paced style of football.

Duncan said: "They were hitting the ball long; they were kicking the ball out the park, and trying to slow things down.

"Even in the first half their goalkeeper was taking 40-50 seconds to take a kick and it's just ridiculous and that's just taking the pace out of the game and trying to stop us from playing.

"You've got to understand that you'll get that, and we've got to be able to deal with that and the way you deal with that is by putting the ball in the back of the net and taking the lead."

Duncan continued: "Then you keep pushing as they've got to come out a wee bit and then we can go get a wee bit more, but you don't do that when you allow them to go 1-0 up it makes it a lot worse."

Sauchie will be hoping to be able to play much higher quality football this weekend as they host Bo'ness United in the third round of the East of Scotland Qualifying Cup.

Duncan, looking ahead to this weekend said: "It's a massive game next week, I love it when Bo'ness come here if I'm being honest, it's a league above you and there are no expectations.

"You've just got to go out there and work hard."