Marksman Kevin aiming for 250

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Goals have been the name of the game for Hawick United’s Kevin Strathdee over the years, writes John Slorance.

During this period he has been hitting the net with great abundance, not just with United, for Hawick Thistle, Hawick Waverley and Hawick Royal Albert too.

Strathdee told the Hawick News: “The most I have scored in one season is 38, but I have had four or five seasons when I have managed to put away over 30.

“Most of my goals have been with United, but I got a few when I was with Hawick Thistle, Hawick Waverley and Hawick Royal Albert. I had two spells with the Albert and was top scorer both times, and this really pleased me as they are in the East of Scotland League.

“This season I have scored 19 for United and at the moment I am four goals short of having scored 250 goals overall”.

Today (Saturday), 35-year-old Strathdee will be looking to extend that tally in United’s Walls Cup clash with Coldstream Amateurs at Wilton Lodge Park.

He said: “United are still in two cups and we have a great chance of doing well in both of them as we have a good squad of players. Coldstream are a good side and have won their last three games, but I think we can turn them over and get a cup run going”.

Albert were down to host Eyemouth United in the East of Scotland League, but due to Albert Park being unplayable, it has been switched to Gala Fairydean Rovers’ 3G pitch at Netherdale.