SCORING the greatest goal of his life in front of a packed Ibrox crowd made Jamie Duff an instant Elgin City hero.
And the City centre half was also a big hit with pals who backed him at odds of 80-1 to net the opener in Sunday’s televised match against Rangers.
Duff (23) struggled to describe the joy he felt when he fired home a glorious strike which momentarily silenced 46,000 stunned ’Gers followers in the stadium.
“I couldn’t believe it. I don’t think there are words that could describe it,” Duff said. “I think it was a mixture of shock and pure jubilation.
“I went off to celebrate but obviously didn’t get far before the boys had mobbed me, and by then I was just trying to get my breath back.
“I was trying to get it to sink in a wee bit because it was hard to believe it had gone in. I’m not exactly the most prolific of goalscorers at the best of times but to score on that bigstage was a bit surreal.
“At first, I noticed the silence, but the biggest thing I remember was the noise the boys were making. I couldn’t hear myself think with them celebrating with me, so I didn’t have a clue what was going on in the stands. But I think shortly after, the Rangers fans were back to full voice again.”See Northern Scot for full story.