Saints ploughing through the best

St Andrews saw off Newtongrange.
St Andrews saw off Newtongrange.

St Andrews United’s recent resurgence has definitely not been assisted by the league’s fixture computer, that’s for sure.

A game against league champions Linlithgow Rose was followed by the visit of current league leaders Newtongrange Star with a tie against this season’s favourites Bo’ness United scheduled for this weekend.

However, Saints are determined to show no fear ahead of this weekend’s trip as manager Gus Malone pointed out to The Citizen.

He said: “Why should we be scared, we have nothing to lose going to Bo’ness.

“Nobody gave us a chance against Linlithgow and we trounced them, and then last week we were massive underdogs once again against Newtongrange and we accounted for them as well.

“So we go in to the game fearless, why should we be scared of anyone?

“That doesn’t mean that we won’t be doing our job properly.

“We will show Bo’ness the respect they deserve, but we had them watched at Carnoustie on Saturday and by all accounts they were a touch lucky to take all three points.”

Nobody could have predicted Saints’ 6-0 trouncing of Linlithgow let alone imagined they’d have followed it up with Saturday’s 1-0 win over Newtongrange.

Malone reckons those two results will force sides to sit up and take notice as they look to avoid relegation - starting with Bo’ness.

He said: “They will now be forced to treat us with a bit more respect then maybe they would have done a fortnight ago.

“We certainly aren’t anybodies whipping boys, we are going there to get a result and continue this run.

“That’s four games unbeaten now and if we can continue in that vein then we are in with a shout.

“I would probably prefer the points on the board but we have a lot of games in hand on some times like Kelty and Armadale.

“This league has never been a sprint and we are currently a way back but to continue the analogy we have gas left in the tank and need a fast finish to pass them and we have all seen that happen in long distance races.”

United hope to welcome back Gary Sutherland who missed the Newtongrange game through work..

Kick Off at Newtown Park is 2.30p.m.