Garry Wood has netted for Formartine United in three final victories and he would love to make it a fantastic four.
Tomorrow the Pitmedden men will attempt to retain the Highland League Cup when they face Cove Rangers in the final at Inverurie’s Harlaw Park.
Striker Wood grabbed the winning goals last term as Formartine beat Cove 1-0 in the Evening Express Aberdeenshire Cup final and edged out Fraserburgh 2-1 in the League Cup final.
The former Ross County and Montrose player, pictured, also netted in this term’s 4-1 victory against Banks o’ Dee in the Aberdeenshire Shield final.
Wood hopes his scoring run in finals can continue, and said: “It has been special to score in finals and it’s a good record to have.
“It’s something I want to keep going, but the main thing is that we win the game.
“But if I can get the winning goal I would be happy to take that.
“As a striker you are expected to score goals for the team, but it just so happens that in big games I have managed to get goals.
“It’s a good record to have and hopefully I can carry that on and we will be celebrating come 4.45pm tomorrow. We will need to be at the top of our game because Cove are the best team in the league at the moment so we’re under no illusions.”
United are fourth in the Highland League with their hopes of a title challenge failing to materialise.
However, retaining the League Cup would mean they have won two trophies in consecutive seasons.
Wood believes that would make it another good campaign for the North Lodge Park outfit, but doesn’t expect an easy afternoon against Cove tomorrow.
He added: “It would make it another good season if we could retain the cup.
“The league is our main target at the start of the season, but if we can’t win that then cup competitions are what you target.
“We’ve already won one cup and we want to retain the Highland League Cup as well.
“We’ve played Cove four times already this season and all of them have been tough games.
“They’ve beaten us in the Aberdeenshire Cup and the league, and we beat them in the Aberdeenshire Shield and there was also a draw in a league.
“We know how difficult it will be because they are the best team in the league and we need to make sure we turn up and are a match for them.”
Wood believes Formartine should take confidence from last season’s Shire Cup win against Cove and a 4-2 victory in the Aberdeenshire Shield this term.
He said: “We can take confidence from some of the results we’ve had against Cove recently.
“Over my first couple of years at the club we didn’t have a great record against Cove. But recently we have started to pick up wins and our performances against them have been a lot better.”