NEVER mind Roy of the Rovers. We’ve got Ciaran of the Rovers right here in Galashiels.

The highly rated Gala Fairydean Rovers defender who has only just turned 18 has enjoyed a week to remember.

Last week became the club’s youngest ever captain when he led the team out against the University of Stirling at Forthbank.

Then on Sunday he scored his first goal for the club.

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And that just happened to be the equalising goal, three minutes from time against Linlithgow Rose to secure a penalty shoot out in the final of the East of Scotland Cup.

And his hometown club, where his dad Shane also played, won their first ever trophy.

He said: “What a feeling. To come from 2-0 down with ten men was just unbelievable. There’s no better feeling, especially the way we did it.

“The first half had been a bit nervy and it wasn’t the greatest playing surface but at half time the manager (Martin  Scott) sat us down and told us to stick to the game plan and if we did that we could easily win the cup.

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“With five minutes to go, the assistant manager (Steve Craig) told me to get up the field and I managed to get on the end of Quinn’s (Mitchell) cross at the back post and head it in. It was a great cross to be fair especially from his week foot. And it was my first goal for the club.

“I got the armband when Danny (Galbraith) went off, so I did the coin toss for the penalties.

“And they put four over the bar. At least the penalties we missed were on target and the keeper saved then.

“We’d been practicing taking penalties at training and I was due to take the next penalty if Ciaren (Chalmers) had missed but he scored.

“It was fantastic to celebrate with the fans. They certainly turned up to support us and were like a 12th man.

“My dad was at the game and I went over to him at the finish and he was buzzing. But I’m just happy to have won the cup for the chairman Ryan (Cass) and everybody that works behind the scenes.

“To actually lift the trophy at the end was an unbelievable feeling and now we have cemented our place in the club’s history.”