Fraserburgh forward Paul Campbell notched his first Highland League hat-trick in last Saturday’s 7-0 triumph at Strathspey Thistle.
The Peterhead-based former Turriff United, Stoneywood and Maud attacker said: “I was delighted to score my first hat-trick in senior football last weekend. My first two came within three minutes of each other within the first quarter of an hour and the third one five minutes after the break.
“I scored the opener from the penalty spot after I had been brought down in the box. I actually missed a spot kick a couple of weeks ago so I wasn’t sure whether I should step up and take it. I was really chuffed to score.”
Campbell praised team-mate Michael Rae, who notched a double at Grantown, when he added: “I used to play with Michael at Maud so I was equally pleased to see him grab two goals of his own on Saturday.
“He took both of them really well. He’s a player who doesn’t often get on the scoresheet but his finishes at Seafield Park were both very composed.”
Turning his attention to Saturday’s big home match against Highland League title challengers Buckie Thistle, Campbell added: “It will be a really tough game as Buckie are flying just now and they’re going for the title.
“But we actually managed to get a good 1-1 draw up at Victoria Park earlier in the season and it would be good if we could take something off them again on Saturday.”