ROSS KAVANAGH was on hand to steady the ship for Sauchie as he scored their second goal against Crossgates Primrose.

The Reds started off shakily against Crossgates but despite this, managed to find themselves two goals ahead in front of the break.

Sauchie won a corner after a mistake from the Crossgates keeper, capitalising on it to send a strong ball into the box for Jack Thomson to tap in.

Kavanagh then doubled Sauchie’s lead shortly before the break, calming the nerves for the team ahead of the second half.

Speaking to Advertiser Sport after the match, Kavanagh said it was crucial to find that second goal to give them a cushion to hold on to.

“It’s never good to be holding a one goal lead,” he said. “So having the second one there definitely helps to cushion it and take the pressure off a wee bit.

“It took us a while to find our rhythm but hopefully now we can just take it game after game and get another three points next week.”

Sauchie have been on superb form recently, going six games unbeaten in the League as they chase the top of the table.

Kavanagh reflected on their aims for the season, singling out the game against Crossgates as a must-win game for their title chances.

He added: “It was a tricky one to be honest. It was a slow start for us.

“The last few games, we’ve been superb bar the first half of the Haddington game. I’m happy that we’re now starting to find our feet again and moving forward.

“We’re just taking each game as it comes and hoping to get the three points.”

“We’ll be looking to carry this throughout the rest of the season. This is a momentum we’re wanting to keep going now until the end.

“Our only goal for this season is to go on and win the League and to do that, these are the games that you need to be winning.”

Sauchie will aim to continue their form into their next match against Kinnoull. The Reds now have two home games in a row and will be looking to earn six points out of six.