Cammy Keith made Keith’s goalscoring record his own with a devastating hat-trick against Buckie Thistle to advance into the next round of the Breedon Highland League Cup.
Keith, who also missed a penalty, equalled Derek Nicol’s 200 goals for the club last weekend and wasted little time in making the record his own at Victoria Park as he gave manager Dean Donaldson his first win as boss.
Donaldson said: “It was great to get the monkey off our backs.
“We deserved our win. Everyone played their part, they played for each other.
“Cammy of course will grab the headlines with his hat-trick, but the whole team battled and scrapped for everything.”
Keith swept the ball home from eight yards to break the club record.
The striker was upended inside the box by Jags goalie Ryan Booth in the 72nd minute but the goalkeeper, one of seven home players to be booked during the afternoon, pulled off a fine save to deny the Maroons skipper from the spot.
That seemed to pump the striker up for within three minutes he set off on a powerful run into the area and despite being bundled down he rammed a low drive into the far corner.
Substitute Keir Smith cut the ball right across the goalmouth and Keith gleefully swept the ball into the gaping net from eight yards for his 19th goal of the season to leave Jags manager Graeme Stewart disappointed.
He said: “With a string of players out and the state of the pitch not helping, we still missed three really good chances.
“I felt it was an even game certainly not a 3-0, but they had a natural goalscorer and we didn’t.”