The two most prolific strikers in the Highland League go head-to-head in the Evening Express Aberdeenshire Cup final on Saturday.
Cove Rangers meet Formartine United at Balmoor in Peterhead with the famous old trophy at stake.
A battle within the game will be between Cove’s Mitch Megginson and Formartine’s Archie Macphee.
The pair are first and second in the goalscoring charts – Megginson has already netted 26 times this term while Macphee has bagged 22.
Both men would love to add to their tallies on Saturday to help secure the silverware.
Megginson said: “Both of us will be hoping to score goals and be on the top of our game.
“At the end of the day there are 11 players out there on each side, so it is going to come down to who the best team is.
“But if I am there to take a chance and get us the win, I’ll be more than happy with that.
“It would be nice to get the winner, but if it comes from anyone on the pitch and we get our hands on the trophy then I’ll be happy.
“It’s always an added bonus if you get a goal and at this point I have been scoring in every game. Hopefully I can get a few and make it a bit easier for us on Saturday.”
Macphee added: “That would be great (to score in the final), but as long as we get the win – that’s the most important thing.
“It’s a great team with a lot of good players creating chances for myself.
“I wouldn’t be able to do it without them – that’s the main reason I put my form down to. It’s the boys who are helping me out.”
Macphee, who joined the Pitmedden men in the summer from Elgin City, has undergone a transformation in Paul Lawson’s team.
When playing for the Black and Whites he was used as a left-back, but this term has thrived at the head of the attack and hopes he will be celebrating on Saturday.
He said: “That’s just the way football is at times, when you have to play different positions.
“I’m just happy playing further forward, creating goals and scoring goals.
“When I signed, the then manager Kris Hunter knew the type of player I was. I put that forward to him as well and it’s worked out.
“It has paid off but I wasn’t expecting to be on as many as goals as that.
“It would be brilliant to win a trophy, especially at this time in the season. Hopefully we can go on and do that.
“Cove are a good side but we’ve got a lot of players back from injury and have been in good form in recent weeks so I think we are capable.”
John Sheran’s side are top of the Highland League and have only lost one game in all competitions this term.
Megginson is hoping to cap their fine start to the campaign by lifting the cup.
It would also make up for the painful defeat to Buckie Thistle last season when Cove were 2-0 up but ended up losing on penalties to the nine-man Jags.
He said: “It would be nice after last year as well with us being 2-0 up and them having men sent off, and having so many chances in extra-time and then having a penalty to win it.
“It maybe just wasn’t our year last year.
“We have a different team this year – we’ll go into Saturday confident and hopefully get the win.”