SAUCHIE JUNIORS manager Fraser Duncan says his side is "too good" not to win something this season after their emphatic cup tie win.

The Reds put on an impressive performance against west coast highflyers Troon on Saturday as they beat them 5-1 in the fourth round of the South Challenge Cup.

Speaking to Advertiser Sport after the match, Duncan said: “We went strong; we went with a really strong side, and I felt we were quite dominate right from the start.

“There were wee glimpses. Obviously, we have lost a goal with a mistake – an absolute blunder – but after that I didn’t see anything else happening apart from us winning the game.

“We seem to be playing great football on a difficult surface to play on, the tempo’s high, we are doing all the right things at the right times, and apart from the mistake, it was a great performance.”

Duncan was full of praise for his squad, especially for veteran defender Jon Tully, who has stepped up to replace the recently departed David Cross.

The manager continued: “We needed somebody to step in and Jon’s done that, Jon is always there to step in, he does great. I can’t fault him.

“Somebody said to him during the week: 'Jon, you’re no longer part of the club, you are part of the family' – and that’s just what it is all about and Jon has been here that long now he does feel a part of everything, the whole Sauchie family, which is great.”

Sauchie have been plagued with match postponements this season, but Duncan says that they are looking forward to their upcoming cup fixtures.

Duncan said: “We play Linlithgow in the next round and there is no pressure on us.

"People will expect Linlithgow to win that game, so we’ll be fine, we’ll just go across there and see what happens.

“Don’t think we are going to take it lightly as we won’t. We want to go and win a cup.

“We want to win something somewhere this year as we have too good of a squad to win nothing.

“We have let ourselves down badly at the start of the season and that’s why we aren’t up there competing at the minute in the top three or four, but I definitely think we can finish in the top six.”