Cove Rangers midfielder Daniel Park was today praised for the part he played in their 4-2 victory over Clachnacuddin in the Highland League.
Park scored from a free-kick and set up two other goals as Cove extended their lead at the top of the table to eight points by making it a sweet 16 league wins in a row.
Cove manager John Sheran felt Park, who normally plays in midfield but was pushed up front for the clash with Clach, was the key man on a day when they had to fight back from losing an early goal to their Inverness hosts.
“Daniel had a brilliant game,” said Sheran.
“He took his goal well and his passes for the two he set up were also excellent.
“We felt he was the right player to play up alongside Mitch (Megginson) and are delighted it paid off.
“Jamie Masson also did well but it was a great team performance, too.
“The players showed a lot of character to battle back and win on a muddy pitch and in very difficult conditions. It was a very pleasing victory.”
Cove’s victory came at a cost because top goalgrabber Megginson, who scored twice to bring his tally for the season to 30, limped off before the interval after suffering a thigh injury.
But manager Sheran hasn’t ruled him out of Saturday’s visit to second-place Fraserburgh.
“We will see how Mitch responds to treatment through the week,” he said.
“Mitch has tended to be a quick healer when he has been injured in the past and we are hopeful that will be the case this time as well.”