SAUCHIE moved ever closer to the top of the table as they saw out a 2-0 win over Jeanfield.

Ross Kavanagh added to his impressive goal tally before Sam Collumbine doubled the Reds lead, all but guaranteeing them three points.

This win puts them just four points behind league leaders Linlithgow Rose – however, the Rose still have two games in hand over Sauchie.

“I think in the first half, we were a wee bit scrappy in the final third,” manager Duncan said. “We continually tried to pass the ball about – I said at half time about changing a few things so I got our back four to play 10, 15 yards further up the park.

“That allowed us a bit more energy going forward so we managed to push up the park a wee bit and our midfielders managed to get forward and support our front two.

“I think once we did that, Jeanfield really struggled to cope with us and we’ve done really well and deserved the three points from two great goals.

“This is a massive three points for us, I’m delighted with that. We just need to hope that Linlithgow drop points.”

Duncan will be making sure his team focus on their games only, but he will also be keeping one eye on the rest of the league.

Linlithgow next make a trip to Jeanfield, a chance to drop points and tighten the gap between Sauchie and Rose at the top.

“They’re away to Jeanfield on Wednesday, so I’m really hoping Jeanfield can do something for us on and take points off them.

“We’re there and we need to give them a run in and I’ve said to the boys that if they do drop points, we’re there and we need to make it difficult for them.

“We’re still competing on four fronts – we’ve got two quarter finals, a third round tie and obviously still pushing for the league.

“The guys keep putting the performances in and I can’t fault them, they’ve been outstanding – especially since we’ve been about four or five guys down.”

Ross Kavanagh’s goal is the latest in an impressive campaign for him, with Duncan citing him as an important player in his side.

“The important bit with him is that he puts them away,” he added. “We just need to keep supplying him with things.

“He’s a big miss this Saturday, he’s suspended for the quarter final – we’ll miss our goal machine but I know there’s still plenty goals left in that team.”