Promotion would be the icing on the cake for Cove chairman Moorhouse

Cove Ranger's Chairman Keith Moorhouse.

Picture by Chris Sumner.
Cove Ranger's Chairman Keith Moorhouse. Picture by Chris Sumner.

For Cove Rangers chairman Keith Moorhouse promotion to League Two would be the culmination of a long journey for the club.

The Highland League champions face Cowdenbeath at Central Park in the second of the League Two play-off final with the tie poised at 0-0.

Moorhouse has been with the club for almost 21 years and promotion has been a long-term ambition.

He said: “I joined Cove in August 1997 and it’s been a great journey to this point.

“It’s about the people at the club and the supporters. There’s a lot of people at the club who deserve the best and we’re trying to deliver that for them and I see that as part of my role.

“When I first got involved it was on the commercial side, but when Alan MacRae moved on to the SFA he asked me to take on the club, which I was more than happy to do.

“Our objectives at that point were to get the club into the Scottish League, into a new stadium and win on average a trophy a season.

“I’d like to think come Saturday night we might have ticked all those boxes.

“But we’re going to have a very difficult tie against a really experienced side who are fighting for their lives.

“We need to approach the game properly and John Sheran will have the guys prepared well as always and we just need to hope we get a bit of luck and edge across the line.”

Even if they do not win tomorrow, Moorhouse believes it has still been a great season for the Aberdeen side.

He added: “We’ve got a great group of players, tomorrow is game 54 of the season.

“Whatever happens tomorrow will go down as a successful season for Cove because we’ve won the league and the Aberdeenshire Shield.

“We were beaten finalists in the Aberdeenshire Cup, we reached the fifth round of the Scottish Cup and had a great run in the Irn-Bru Cup (to the third round).

“It’s been a great season after we invested in the squad this time last season.

“Most people that have watched would say we’ve done well.

“I’m proud of the boys and equally so the management team for how they’ve gone about their business.

“It has to be extended to everyone else at the club, the people who work on a matchday, the people who work behind the scenes during the week.

“But we’ll feel much better should we actually win, we’re geared up for it and we just need to hope it falls our way.”

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