SAUCHIE JUNIORS star Danny Smith says his teammates are "chomping at the bit" to play more football after their impressive cup tie win at the weekend.

The Reds hosted an in-form Troon on Saturday in the fourth round of the South Challenge Cup and easily swept aside the west coast team in an emphatic 5-1 win.

Sauchie have had a difficult season with game postponements due to bad weather and have played the least number of games in their league with some teams having played seven more.

However, despite the lack of football, Smith says his teammates still have a hunger to win.

Speaking exclusively to Advertiser Sport after the game, he said: "The more games that can come the better.

"Hopefully, now to the end of the season, there are no more call offs or anything because we are all chomping at the bit to play.

"Everyone is itching to play – itching to score goals."

Smith played a pivotal role in Sauchie's victory, converting two penalties and assisting John Tully's goal.

He added: "I'm delighted I'm getting the chance to take them [penalties] and even happier I'm scoring them. It takes a bit of pressure off the team.

"Obviously, if you get penalty, I think it was 1-1 at the time that's to go 2-1, it just takes some of the pressure off the boys and then we go up and we are doing well, and the other penalty just kills the game off."

Smith has yet to miss from the penalty spot this season and has racked up an impressive goal tally including three penalties scored in the Scottish Cup.

He continued: "I'm starting to get into a wee rhythm with them, but you never want to jinx it, you just want to make sure you are still doing the simple things right with the penalty.

"A bit of power, a bit of hight, and try make sure I'm actually concentrating with it and not getting carried away with myself."

He was also delighted to see the hard work of some teammates pay off on the day.

Smith said: "Ross Kavanagh won a penalty in the first half and was playing well but hadn't got a goal.

"He stayed on the park and kept going at it and he's got his goal for his good performance so stuff like that is brilliant to see."