KEIR BURT made his debut for Sauchie Juniors over the weekend as they beat strugglers Kinnoull 2-1.

The Alloa Athletic youngster made the move across Clackmannanshire on loan to Sauchie, slotting in between the sticks as they endure a goalkeeper injury crisis at the moment.

Burt had a relatively quiet game, with Kinnoull rarely troubling the Sauchie goal, save one effort which they scored.

Assistant manager Darren Cummings was delighted with the youngster’s performance and hailed the hunger of the team to see out three points.

Speaking to Advertiser Sport, he said: “It was a must-win game to keep the hopes up of trying to get something out of the league.

“If we can’t win the league, we want to finish as high as we can so we want to try to win every game from now until the end of the season to give us a chance.

“It was an important match and we brought in Keir from Alloa and gave him his debut. The young man did fine; he wasn’t troubled too much, but what he had to do - he did well.

“It was a good debut from him, that was a very pleasing aspect of the game.”

Kinnoull took a lead just before the half-hour mark and were ahead by the break, but Sauchie came out after half-time hungry to take something from the game.

It took under 10 minutes for the Reds to respond, with Brian Morgan slotting in the equaliser before Jack Thomson scored the second to put the game to bed.

“The conditions weren’t great,” Cummings continued. “They scored entirely against the run of play, it was one-way traffic then they had a corner and they got through a wee ruckus through the crowd into the back of the net.

“We came out the half and it was one-way traffic. We got a stunning goal through Morgy, he lobbed it from about 40 yards out over their keeper’s head.

“There was only going to be one winner after that, Keir barely had a save to make in the second half. Jack Thomson got his head on it and got us 2-1 up.

“We just had to get the goal and get the job done, got our rewards and had a good day at the office.”