If Cove Rangers’ victory over Elgin City is to be Declan Glass’ last home appearance he was pleased to sign off in style at the Balmoral Stadium.
The midfielder scored the first and created the second for Mitch Megginson as the Granite City side got the better of the Borough Briggs outfit.
Glass’ loan deal from Dundee United expires on January 11.
With Cove away to Brechin City and Stirling Albion in the next fortnight – and Robbie Neilson keen to have Glass back at Tannadice – the 19-year-old may have played his last home game for Paul Hartley’s side.
Glass said: “I was happy to get a goal and put one on a plate for Mitch Megginson for the second.
“Right now it looks like this was my last home game so if that is the case it was good to sign off like that.
“We’ll revaluate over the next couple of weeks, but I’ve loved my time here and to sign off like that in front of the fans was good.
“It’s been good to come here and get games. It’s been very beneficial.
“Sitting on the bench or playing reserve games doesn’t do the same for you as playing regularly at a good level so Cove’s been great for me.”
Glass has been a key player in helping Cove to 43 points from their first 18 games in League 2, a tally that puts them top of table.
He added: “We’re absolutely delighted with where we are. We are ambitious but to start with it was stay in the league and then aim for play-offs.
“But we’re higher than that and it’s great to move into 2020 top of league.”
Cove started the game dominating possession, but it was Elgin that created the first clear opening when Kane Hester played in strike partner Shane Sutherland, but Ryan Strachan recovered in time to block the shot.
But the hosts broke the deadlock on the half-hour mark when Glass shot from 25 yards and the effort squirmed through the hands of City keeper Thomas McHale into the net.
Elgin did respond before half-time, with Sutherland shooting over and Hester tugging a snapshot from 18 yards just wide.
After the interval Cove created more, with Masson and Glass denied early on by McHale.
Just before the hour, Mitch Megginson drew a great save from the stopper to keep out his powerful drive from 15 yards.
In the final quarter McHale smothered another Megginson effort and defied Glass from the left side of the area.
In response Elgin sub Daniel McKay sent an overhead kick on to the roof of the net and Darryl McHardy headed straight at goalie Stuart McKenzie.
Cove sealed the points three minutes from time when Glass crossed from the right and Megginson tapped home from close range.
Manager Hartley said: “We played some really good stuff at times but in the second half we became a bit disjointed.
“But credit to Elgin they had a right go at us. But it keeps our home record going and it’s been terrific (nine wins out of nine in the league).
“Declan’s terrific and you know he’s going to do something when he’s on the ball in the final third.
“He showed that again by scoring the goal and creating the second goal.”