Eric Watson hopes his testimonial celebrations continue in style after Cove’s Highland League Cup win.
The veteran defender had a day to remember with a double celebration.
After lifting the cup during the afternoon in the final against Formartine, he was at a race night for his testimonial year at Dee Swimming Club the same evening.
Watson has been one of the best defenders in the Highland League since signing for the club in 2007.
Cove’s captain, he has racked up a stack of medals in his time in the North-east.
And he has ambitions for more – with the league still up for grabs.
“It was a good afternoon, but I can’t imagine it was a great game to watch,” he said.
“Paul McManus claimed the first and fortunately Jason Brown was there with the header at the end.
“There was a race night planned at Dee Swimming Club, so thankfully we didn’t have extra-time because we didn’t really have time for that.
“We had to get back there sharp, so I’m doubly glad we’ve won it late on.”
Cove travel to Turriff tomorrow night as they look to retain their Highland League crown.
The champions are level on points with Buckie and Brora, the latter having played a game more.
Watson would love to make it a double to mark his 10-year anniversary in the Highland League.
The centre-back signed a new one-year contract last week and praised the talent within the Cove squad.
And he feels a title victory is a very real possibility if they can win their final few remaining games.
“It’s going really well, we have three league games to go, so we can still potentially win that,” he said.
“We’re just going to keep pressuring Buckie.
“They have some difficult games, we have some difficult games but we will see what happens.
“It should be a good game, both teams should attack and it’ll be a good one to watch.”