SCORING AT HAMPDEN FOR THE FIRST TIME WITH COVE RANGERS MEANS A LOT TO SKIPPER MITCH
MITCH Megginson says he is “honoured” he was the first Cove Rangers player to score a goal at Hampden Park.
Club captain Mitch netted the opener in our 3-1 Ladbrokes League Two victory at the National Stadium.
He also claimed the third in what was the club’s first senior match at Hampden, although Mitch had appeared there before, while on loan to Arbroath when he was a youth player at Aberdeen
Mitch said: “I’m honoured that my name will go into the history books with Cove.
“To then get a second goal at the other end made it even more special because I knew my family were at Hampden to see it happen, they will be chuffed.
“I was even happier because the goals counted for something.
“It was a great result for us because Queen’s Park beat Edinburgh City there earlier in the season and showed by the way they fought back in the second half that they are very difficult opponents.”
Mitch scored his first midway through the first half after collecting a superb through ball from Fraser Fyvie.
“It was a great pass from Fraser,” he said.
“I did wonder if I might be better to cut the ball back but the space then just opened up so I managed to just squeeze it in.
“It was a great feeling because everyone dreams about scoring at Hampden at some stage of their career.”
Jamie Masson became the second Cove player to score at the home of Scottish football when he made it 2-0 two minutes later.
The midfielder claimed his sixth goal of the season at the end of a move that included a foul on Mitch as he tried to net from the rebound after a shot from Fraser had been saved by the Queen’s Park goalkeeper.
Referee Craig Napier waved play on and that allowed Jamie to nip in and net in some style.
Mitch said: “The referee said he chose to play advantage instead of giving a penalty, so well done to him for that.
“He did his job well.
“It was great we got the win to reward the Cove fans who made the long trip to Glasgow, it will be a happy Christmas for them.
“But we aren’t getting carried away because there is a long way to go and Edinburgh City are right on our tails.”