COVE STAR MAN CONNOR THROWS DOWN GAUNTLET AS RACE FOR HIGHLAND LEAGUE TITLE HOTS UP
WELL PLAYED: Connor Scully with his man of the match trophy from sponsors Sulzer.
COVE Rangers midfielder Connor Scully has challenged his team-mates to prove they can keep their latest winning streak going through what he says is gong to be the most crucial part of their campaign.
Scully was named man of the match by sponsors Sulzer for his top class performance in the 1-0 victory over Inverurie Locos at Balmoral Stadium last weekend in the Breedon Highland League.
It was Cove's fifth win, in all competitions, on the trot since suffering their only league defeat so far, away to Fraserburgh at the start of December.
It maintained their five point lead over second placed Broch, and six over Brora Rangers, who are third, as the race for the title moves towards the finishing straight.
Cove have still to face Brora twice and travel to Formartine United, who are fourth, so Connor knows there is work to be done if they are remain at the top of the table.
Connor, who is determined to continue his own good form when Cove travel to Fort William tomorrow, said: "We will be looking for another win to set ourselves up for the very tough games that are coming our way over the next few weeks.
"We have to visit Formartine United and also face Brora Rangers at Balmoral, which could be crucial in the fight for the league title.
"It would be good if we could go into those on the back of good wins and performances against Fort William and Strathspey Thistle (who visit Balmoral a week on Saturday).
"We won't be taking wins against either of them for granted, but we are determined to continue the good run we have been on since losing to Fraserburgh.
"It's vital we go into every game with the same positive attitude and same commitment.
"If we do I'm sure the results that we want will keep coming."
Connor admits managing to see off Locos, another of the league's leading sides, has ensured they will be going into those next few matches with confidence high.
"We knew they would be a tough opponent but we played well and I feel the victory was deserved," said Connor.
"Anyone at the game would agree we should have scored more goals, we were dominant from the start.
"In the end it took just the one goal to see us through, so we were happy with our efforts.
"The manager told us at half time that it was important not to let the way the game was going frustrate us.
"He wanted us to keep playing the ball around them and said the goal would eventually come.
"It was a bit messy when it did but we don't really care.
"It earned us the three points and that's all that really matters."
ACTION MAN: Connor Sculiy turned in one of his best performances in the 1-0 victory over Inverurie Locos.