JORDON EAGER TO BECOME ONE OF COVE’S HISTORY BOYS AS BATTLE WITH BERWICK LOOMS
FUN TIME: Jordon Brown and team mates celebrate Jamie Masson’s goal against Berwick.
COVE Rangers midfielder Jordon Brown has challenged his team mates to prove they are up for the biggest match in the club’s history.
Cove face Berwick Rangers at Shielfield Park tomorrow in the second leg of their SPFL Pyramid Play-off final.
Cove lead 4-0 from the first leg and the winners on aggregate will be playing in League Two next season.
Jordon has played in some huge games for Aberdeen and also won the League Two title with previous club Peterhead ... but he claimed nothing would be bigger than helping Cove become the first Highland League side earn promotion via the play-offs.
“This is an absolutely massive match,” said Jordon, who was credited with Cove’s third goal in the first match, although it appeared it actually went in off a Berwick defender.
“The excitement has been building up all week because we know just how important the next 90 minutes is to our club.
“The fact no Highland side has managed to get up through the play-offs before - and Edinburgh City are the team to have achieved it - underlines just how tough a task it is.
“But we also know we might never have a better chance.
“We would never have dreamed that we would be going into the second leg of the final with a four goal lead but the job is far from done yet.
“Berwick will come out ready to battle for the right to stay up so it’s vital way stay focussed and make sure we are as disciplined as we have been in the last three play-off games.
“We must do everything in our power to make sure it’s a day that everyone with a connection to Cove rememberers for the right reasons.”
Promotion would also mean a lot to Jordon on a personal level after choosing to step out of the SPFL when he moved to Cove from the Blue Toon last summer.
“The challenge of seeing if I could make a quick return to the SPFL with Cove was what excited me the most about making the move,” said Jordon, who has scored 13 times despite seeing the early part of his season hampered by a serious head injury.
“It was what all of the boys were talking about from the first day I met them in the dressing room.
“A few of them, like myself, turned down offers from clubs at the higher level because they wanted to be a part of what is happening at Cove.
“We are all delighted to have now put us in with this chance of achieving what we talked about all of those months ago.
“But the challenge now is to make sure we take that chance.
“As I’ve already said, Berwick aren’t just going to sit back and hand us promotion, we are going to have to go out there and earn it.”
Cove top scorer Mitch Megginson has recovered from the groin strain suffered in the first leg, which means co-manager Graeme Mathieson and coach Roy McBain have an almost full squad to choose from.
The only absentee will be striker Jimmy Scott, who will complete a two game ban.
BROWN BATTLER: Jordon Brown pressurises the Berwick defence as they concede Cove’s third goal..