SAUCHIE have well established themselves as the team to beat in the East of Scotland League, extending their unbeaten run to 11 games.

The club equalled the season record, shared with Linlithgow Rose, following victories over Crossgates and Oakley through the week.

The unbeaten run is huge for the Reds, who continue to push to challenge Linlithgow at the top of the table.

Fraser Duncan insists that while the record is impressive, he is focussed on taking each game as it comes.

He told Advertiser Sport: “The most important thing for us is to go and get the three points, we need to keep putting points on the board.

“We’re hoping for slip ups above us and slip ups around us as well. It’s a difficult league and we’re delighted to be sitting where we are in the table with so many points.

“We had a difficult game against Crossgates – they’re doing really well too so it was a big result for us.

“If we can push on and get 12 games unbeaten, that would be great for us to go and smash the record. My focus is just making sure we remain fit and put as many points on the board as we can.”

Sauchie will have a break from league duty over the next week, instead facing Cumnock in the Challenge Cup and then St. Andrews in the League Cup.

Duncan is welcoming the break, hoping it gives some of his injured players a chance to regain fitness before the league resumes.

“Two really big cup games coming up,” Duncan added. “These are two games that we need to be on the ball for the full game.

“Cumnock is a different challenge. We need to be on our guard, set ourselves up from the whistle and see if we can clear a few injuries this week.”