FRASER DUNCAN watched his side put five past Oakley on Saturday and says it’s the start of a massive week for the club.

Sauchie raced into a 4-0 lead before a lapse in concentration allowed the home side to score two. Thankfully for Sauchie a fifth goal killed the tie and set up another big away trip to Dundonald tomorrow night (Wednesday).

Duncan told Advertiser Sport: “The boys were superb, played really well. We were totally in control of the game for large spells.

"I would say there was a wee spell in the second half where we’ve fell out of it after the fourth goal.

"Obviously, it goes to 4-0 – we’ve taken out foot off the gas and allowed them to score, that’s gave them a wee bit of confidence and then we’ve allowed them to score again which has helped them.

“After that we had a chat with the boys, made a couple of changes and they took it up a gear again, managed to go and get the fifth goal and finish the tie off.

“I’m happy with the performance and to score the five goals is great but [I’m] disappointed to lose the two goals because we’ve been working really hard on our defensive work and did want to keep a clean sheet.

“That’s the only disappointment but the most important thing is the three points.”

Sauchie’s five goals came from five different scorers. Duncan admits he did worry where goals would come from at the start of the season but is happy to score scorers all over the park.

“It’s great for us just now,” he said. “That was one of the things we were worried about at the start of the season, but at the moment they’re coming from all over the park and it’s great to see.

"It’s just a case of keeping that going, keeping that threat from all over the pitch.”

One of Saturday’s scorers, Ross Kavanagh, is in red-hot form just now and Duncan says he’s got the confidence to score whenever he gets a chance.

He said: “The more and more I work with Kav I don’t really think pressure gets to him. At half-time at the Gala Fairydean game it was 2-1 and I said to him: ‘Go and get us a goal and finish this tie off for us.’

“He said to me: ‘Don’t worry gaffer, I’ll definitely score’. He’s got that confidence about him at the minute, he’s flying high and he’s enjoying it and I’ve got to try and keep that going.

“You could never class him as arrogant, I think he’s just got that bit between his teeth at the minute.

"He knows he’s going to get a shot at goal or a chance and he’s confident enough at the minute that if he gets a chance he’ll take his chance.”

Saturday’s win kickstarted a series of games which Duncan and his side have a target in mind of what they want from their three games.

Up first is a trip to Dundonald tomorrow night and Duncan said: “Wednesday night’s a huge game, I’ve made that clear to the boys.

"After getting beat in the Broxburn game we had a heart to heart in the changing room and set a target and that was to beat Gala and put them out the Scottish Cup. We managed to do that.

“Then the target was to beat Oakley, to pick something up at Dundonald away and then go and beat Haddington at the weekend, take full points from Musselburgh and then go into the next Scottish Cup tie well up the table.

“This week’s a big week for us. We started well with Oakley, next is Dundonald. They’re a very good side, invested heavily.

“It’s a difficult one but we’ve got to go up with confidence and try to cause them some problems. If we can take anything from that game I’ll be happy and then we’ve got to be looking at picking up three points at home.”