Published: 20/10/2017 12:55 - Updated: 20/10/2017 12:58

'Soapy' gets his Elgin goal in a thousand

Written byCraig Christie

SURPRISED to be one of Elgin City’s most senior players at 26, Brian Cameron also made history on Saturday.Brian Cameron

It was fitting that one of the club’s local lads and their longest serving player scored their 1000th goal in Scottish League football.

The midfielder rifled home City’s seventh minute opener in the 3-1 Scottish Cup win over Edusport Academy at Borough Briggs last weekend, taking the club’s competitive goal tally into four figures in the process.

A fans’ favourite at Elgin, Cameron was delighted to claim the honour of netting the League 2 side’s landmark strike.

The occasion was made all the more special as it was new manager Gavin Price’s first official match in charge, and a winning start for the former assistant to previous boss Jim Weir.

“It’s very special, a proud achievement,” said the player, nicknamed ‘Soapy’ after his dad Graeme, who also graced the black and white shirt for Elgin. “A lot of my friends and family were saying ‘it had to be you’ but it’s a good achievement being local as well. It makes it stand out a bit more.

“Before the game there was a couple of boys reading the programme and saw the bit about the next goal being the 1000th.

Full story in Northern Scot print edition

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