FRASER DUNCAN bemoaned his side's injury list as Sauchie were defeated for the second game in a row.

Broxburn were the winners in a six goal thriller, beating Sauchie 4-2 despite the Reds coming back from 2-0 to level the score.

Duncan said: "We started the game well, passed the ball about well. If I’m being honest it’s one of those games where I’ve walked in at half-time shaking my head and thinking: ‘How are we two goals down?’

"But, the reason we’re 2-0 down is we’re in complete control of the game and we’ve made two big mistakes that have allowed Broxburn to get themselves in it.

"We gave away a silly penalty for the second goal and for the first one we’ve just not defended it.

"You don’t win games if you give away four goals. At half time I told the boys I expect nothing less than them going out and getting themselves back in the game and they did that.

"We played so well, changed the shape a wee bit, changed the game plan and moved a few things round about.

"We got ourselves back in the game brilliantly, worked really hard and then a defensive blunder cost us.

"They go 3-2 up then after that we go forward, get a few chances, miss a few chances and then get a man sent off which is never a sending off in my opinion.

"We’re down to 10 men and pushing to get back into the game and they’ve hit us on the counter attack and scored.

"Very disappointing to give four goals away. Start of the season we were defending very, very well and scoring goals.

"Now, we’re still scoring goals but we’re not defending. It’s very difficult and hard to take."

Duncan pointed to Sauchie's missing players list for the reason his team have dropped off in recent weeks.

He continued: "We’ve definitely tailed off and the reason we’ve tailed off is because we’ve now picked up so many injuries.

"We’ve got Craig Comrie, Sam Davidson [and] Grant Dickie. Morgy [Brian Morgan] is suspended, Jack Docherty was away at the weekend, Darren Carroll was working.

"I basically went into Saturday’s game with eight of my first team players missing.

"It’s very difficult, we’ve not got a squad that’s big enough to deal with that. We can deal with it and we can still play but we can’t play to the levels we’ve been doing.

"It’s a hard one to take on Saturday because if we could take something from that game that puts us back on track a wee bit.

"Linlithgow and Broxburn are two games we feel we should have got something from, but we’ve dropped points in both so we need to get ourselves back on track."