Connor Scully enjoyed Cove Rangers’ Highland League Cup success – but he kept his celebrations low key because he is already looking at new targets.
The Granite City side claimed the League Cup on Saturday with a 2-0 victory against last season’s winners Formartine United at Inverurie’s Harlaw Park.
It is Cove’s second silverware of the season after lifting the Evening Express Aberdeenshire Cup in October.
But Scully already has more success in his sights.
Tomorrow John Sheran’s men play Keith at Kynoch Park and can move closer to retaining the Highland League.
Four points is what Cove require from their final three games against the Maroons, Forres Mechanics and Clachnacuddin.
That is what Scully is focusing on and if they can win the title again the midfielder will then aim to help Cove gain promotion to League Two through the pyramid play-offs.
He said: “It means a lot to win the League Cup again.
“We are looking to do the treble this season and that is part of it so it means a lot to us to win it again.
“We are desperate to win the treble and we look to the Keith game now.
“Some of the boys didn’t go out to celebrate the League Cup win on Saturday.
“I was one of them because I was already thinking and preparing for Keith.
“We have a league title to win and that isn’t finished yet so we have to go again against Keith.
“After that it’s up to Forres and hopefully we can get the win there as well.
“We couldn’t really enjoy the win on Saturday too much.
“It was great to win but as a squad we know we have still got more to focus on.
“That’s trying to win a treble for the club and then get promotion.”
Two goals in the first half were enough for Cove on Saturday in the League Cup showpiece.
Mitch Megginson got the second in injury time at the end of the first period.
And Scully felt that strike was important in repelling a Formartine comeback, but also praised Cove’s defence for not giving anything away in the second half.
He added: “I think the second goal maybe killed them off a bit, but they were still dangerous throughout the game.
“But I thought our defence was brilliant on Saturday and never really gave anything away.
“Scott Ross and Ryan Strachan were brilliant at centre-back containing Garry Wood. All-round I thought it was a great performance from us.”
Scully played a key role in Cove’s opener when he lofted a superb pass in behind the Formartine defence.
His pass met Sam Burnett who managed to run on to it and lob keeper Kevin Main.
Commenting on his assist, Scully added: “I just saw Sam make a run and tried to find him with the pass.
“Sometimes those sort of balls don’t come off, sometimes they do.
“But I was happy Sam was onside and he finished it really well to give us the lead.”