CLASSY CONNOR PRAISED FOR PART HE PLAYED AS COVE OVERCAME ALBION ROVERS AT BALMORAL
HEAD MAN: Connor Scully challenging for a high ball during our 3-0 victory over Albion Rivers.
COVE Rangers midfielder Connor Scully has been applauded for his contribution to the 3-0 home victory over Albion Rovers that helped move us three points clear at the top of Ladbrokes League Two.
Two goals from club captain Mitch Megginson and a first strike of the season by defender Scott Ross gave us a hard earned win over Rovers at Balmoral Stadium.
Cove boss Paul Hartley was delighted with the way his entire team performed over the course of the 90 minutes.
But he was also happy to highlight the part played by central midfielder Connor, whose efforts also earned him the man of the match award from sponsors Kerloch Oil Tools.
Paul said: “Scully was really good throughout the match.
“He constantly switched the play and kept the ball moving to ensure it was never comfortable for the Albion Rovers defenders.
“It was typical of the type of performances Connor has delivered ever since I came to the club, you could say he has really come of age this season.
“There was some pressure on him because it’s his first campaign playing at SPFL level but Connor has taken it all into his stride.
“He’s been so consistent and been a first pick because he has shown real determination to do all that is being asked of him.
“He does a lot the tracking back to protect us at the back but also uses his ability on the ball to instigate a lot of our attacking moves, Connor does a fantastic job.
“The challenge for Connor now is to see if he can keep that going - I have every confidence he will.
“I’m really pleased with what the rest of the team gave us too.
“They were right on it from the start, which we needed to be after losing two games in a row.
“We could have made it even more comfortable if we had been more clinical - if we had we could have scored six or seven.
“But I’m not going to be too critical because we dominated the game from start to finish, recorded another clean sheet and got the win we deserved.”
Our next match is on Saturday, away to Cowdenbeath, who are currently third in the table - on goal difference - behind Edinburgh City.
Paul accepts it won’t be easy at Central Park, where we lost out in the promotion play-offs the season before last.
He said: “It’s a tough venue with a pitch that can prove challenging at times.
“We will also be up against a team who have been going well for the bulk of the campaign.
“It will take another big performance from us if we are to take anything from the game.”