DUNBAR United boss Geoff Jones insists the club are taking nothing for granted, as their bid for promotion to the East Premier League was all-but secured on Saturday.

The Seasiders took a massive step towards promotion with a 1-0 win over already-promoted Blackburn United at New Countess Park on Saturday.

Jones’ side now need just one point from their final two games of the season to guarantee promotion and two to emulate Haddington Athletic and Tranent Juniors and win the South Division title.

The Dunbar United manager told Courier Sport: “We won’t take anything for granted until we are over the line, as I expect Pumpherston to win their last game.

“While it’s not mathematically confirmed, it’s really going to take an unlikely chain of events for promotion to the Premier League not to happen.”

The former striker, who has been in charge of the Seasiders since 2014 and is the longest serving of all the county clubs’ managers, praised his side for their efforts in Saturday’s win.

He added: “Saturday’s game was enormous for the club and it showed in the performance, from both team.

“New Countess Park hasn’t ever seen a bigger game in my opinion.

“There was such a lot at stake and the game was so nervy and lacked any real quality, which for those who have watched us this season, particularly at home, they will know that quality in possession is not something we normally lack.”

The 40-year-old also hailed the “total and utter commitment and a great team spirit” which saw his players over the line.

A trip to Livingston United awaits on Saturday, with Jones insisting they will “give it our best shot” to secure the three points that would see Dunbar United crowned champions.

Jones added: “It’s the culmination of three years’ of hard work for the management team, the committee and most importantly the players. It’s also hopefully the end of too many years of disappointment for the supporters, who have been amazing all season.

“The goal was always promotion but now that we are one win away from the league championship then of course we want to get our hands on the trophy.”

The Seasiders boss was, though, adamant his side wouldn’t be taking anything for granted at Station Park.

“We are not taking anything for granted and seeing how gutted Blackburn [who could have won the title with victory at New Countess Park] were last week should spur us on to keep working and ensure we get over the line,” he said.

“Livingston are a good side, especially at home.”

And he added: “If we can win on Saturday it will be a very emotional moment for me personally and I’m sure all the players as well.”