Three points are a must from now on

St Andrews battle it out with Sauchie.
St Andrews battle it out with Sauchie.

Saints assistant boss Allan Ramsay has told his relegation threatened side that it’s time to ‘stand up and be counted’.

The assistant was disappointed in the manner of the side’s 4-2 defeat to Sauchie at the weekend and let the players know it ahead of Saturday’s home game with Bonnyrigg Rose.

Earlier in the season the two shared seven goals in a controversial game at Rose’s New Dundas Park twhich left Saints raging at some of the decisions of the referee in a 4-3 defeat.

Assistant manager Ramsay tole the Citizen that three points are increasingly vital as the season nears its conclusion.

He said: “A point isn’t good enough anymore, we need three points from each game, other teams may have played more games but they also have points on the board.

“However, whilst there is a chance we wont be giving up.”

Obviously frustrated with Saturday’s defeat at Sauchie, Ramsay added: “Our performance wasn’t anywhere near what was required.

“We were back to poor defending and no cutting edge, that needs to change and change now.

“There is no room for rats aboard this ship, we need to do everything to keep the ship afloat and every player needs to stand up and be counted.”

Bonnyrigg Rose are mathematically still in with a chance of winning the Super League title.

However, that crown appears to be heading for Bo’ness United as Newtongrange suffered yet another defeat last weekend.

Meanwhile at the bottom, while Saints were losing at Sauchie, Tayport lost at Bonnyrigg, Ballingry lost 3-0 at home to Broxburn, Armadale Thistle lost 4-1 at Hill Of Beath and Kelty surrendered the lead to lose 2-1 at home to Musselburgh.

The results elsewhere meant that nobody really gained anymore ground on United.

Saints supporters are advised that Saturday’s kick off has been put back fifteen minutes so will kick off at 2.45pm.

While United take on Bonnyrigg Rose, bottom club Tayport are in East Of Scotland Cup action, hosting Fauldhouse United.

Kelty entertain Sauchie at Central Park which leaves them with just three games to go.

Finally Armadale visit Musselburgh Athletic .