PROUD DAD CONNOR SAYS WONDER STRIKE FOR COVE RANGERS AT NAIRN WAS FOR NEW DAUGHTER MILANA
COVE Rangers midfielder Connor Scully has dedicated his sensational winner against Nairn County to his baby daughter, Milana.
Connor fired home a stunning free-kick to give Cove a 1-0 win at Station Park in the Breedon Highland League.
It was the perfect end to a memorable couple of weeks for Connor.
His partner, Connie O'Mahoney, gave birth to Milana, their first child, on November 9.
The couple then celebrated by announcing their engagement on Saturday.
Connor, who also netted in last weekend's 8-0 League Cup victory over Turriff United, said: "It's been the best spell of my life.
"I've dedicated both goals to Milana and I'm glad the one at Nairn was a special one - and the winner.
"Coming on the back of Connie agreeing to marry me made it even more memorable.
"Connie went through a pretty lengthy labour, so football wasn't really the main priority for me up until our daughter was born.
"I can get back to concentrating on helping Cove games now though, so I'm pleased with the start I've made."
Connor claimed what was also Cove's 15th straight league victory with a brilliant finish from the edge of the Nairn penalty area, in the 58th minute.
"Some people asked if I meant to cross the ball but it was definitely a shot," he said.
"Parky (Team mate Daniel Park) and I discussed what I should do as I placed the ball.
"He suggested hitting it low and as hard as I could.
"I choose to fire it a bit higher and was delighted to see the ball fly into the top corner.
"It was great to finally get the better of the Nairn keeper, who had an outstanding game.
"We would have won by a lot more were it not for him, but we got there in the end."
Cove's next match is away to Inverness Clach in the league on Saturday and Connor knows their hosts will be determined to become the first to take points off them this season.
He said: "We are very proud to have made it 15 wins in a row but know it's all about the next match now.
"The longer we go unbeaten the harder it will get because every side we face will be desperate to claim our scalp.
"We are playing well so will go up to Inverness feeling confident, but we never take anything for granted, no matter who we are playing.