SAUCHIE JUNIORS manager Fraser Duncan says that he was “delighted” with his team’s performance after resting key players in Saturday's thrashing of Rosyth.

The Reds kicked off their League Cup campaign in style on Saturday as they defeated Rosyth 8-0 in an impressive win.

Duncan, speaking to Advertiser Sport after the match, said: “We are delighted with the result, delighted with the performance, and delighted to get a few boys rested today.

“You never know what you’re going to get with these teams when they come. You've just got to prepare.

“It’s never great to be on the opposite end of that, but I told the boys you've got to keep going, if that was the other way, they would be doing the same to us.

“We have made a lot of changes [on Saturday], we had to after Tuesday night.”

He added: “Tuesday night was a hard slog against Hill of Beath, we really had to go and fight for everything up there.

“We made a lot of changes, got a lot of boys with fresh legs, got them on the park and we needed that.”

Duncan was full of praise for his team as he made six changes to his starting XI that played mid-week against Hill of Beath.

Duncan said: “We’ve got a squad of 22, and the 22 are strong, strong players.

“I wouldn’t say there was one player in the team that really drops the levels or the desire or the efficiency we’ve got.

“I think we’ve got a really good strong squad that works that way and we’ve proved that today.

“You look at my bench and we’ve got seven players to pick from that normally play every single week.

“Bags of talent on the bench, so it’s great to give those guys a rest and to be able to give a few guys a run out.”

Duncan also highlighted some great individual performances, as both Ross Crawford and Ross Kavanagh bagged themselves a hattrick and new signing Ross Hutchinson played his first game for Sauchie.

He said: “I was really impressed with Ross Hutchinson today; it was his first 90 minutes for the club.

“He’s came in and done really well I think he's proved to us exactly why we brought him here as he bumps the ball about really well and done brilliant.”

Sauchie have another busy week ahead of them as they are away to Bo’ness Athletic on Wednesday, March 16, and then face St Andrews on Saturday, March 19, in their other two League Cup group games.