SAUCHIE’S unbeaten record came crashing to a halt as they fell to a 4-3 defeat to Haddington.

The Reds came from behind and scored three quick fire goals inside 20 minutes before conceding again to make it 3-2 at half time.

Sauchie were under pressure throughout the second half, allowing Haddington to mount a comeback to win the match.

Speaking to Advertiser Sport, assistant manager Darren Cummings said Sauchie did not perform to the standards they have set themselves all season.

He said: “We were slack from the start – it was poor defending which isn’t usually like us. We’re usually tight at the back.

“Poor defending let us down overall. We regrouped after the first goal and got a response. Kieran [Anderson] scored a couple and then Ross Kavanagh added another.

“We gave a cheap goal away before half time and then coming out after the break, we were a shadow of ourselves.

“You need to work hard in football to get the results you want, and we didn’t do that. We couldn’t match Haddington’s work rate.

“It was very frustrating but hopefully a bit of a wake up call for us. We’re trying not to be too downbeat about it given how well we’ve done so far.”

A slight positive to be taken from Saturday’s match was Sauchie hitman Ross Kavanagh who bagged another goal, taking his season tally to 30.

Cummings praised the striker’s form, labelling him as instrumental to the Reds’ success this season.

“He’s had a terrific season,” Cummings added. “He’s come in this season, he’s been brilliant, he’s prolific.

“His work rate has been phenomenal and he’s had a terrific season. We can’t have too many complaints.

“Keiran as well has been finding his fitness and he scored two terrific goals. It was disappointing that it went on to not mean anything in the game, but he was brilliant.”