Keith legend Cammy Keith honoured with testimonial dinner
KEITH legend Cammy Keith’s testimonial season celebrations continued with a dinner last week.
Keith, who played his testimonial match against Aberdeen at the start of the season, welcomed nearly 300 guests to the Dyce Marriott Hotel in the granite city.
Ian Thain was MC, and hosted a question and answer session with former Keith player and ex-Scotland international Colin Hendry and ex-Aberdeen manager Craig Brown.
Comedian and impressionist Paul Reid then performed for the crowd, before Charlie Simpson, stadium announcer and match reporter at Kynoch Park, wrote a poem for the club’s all-time top scorer – called King of Goalscorers – which he read to the room.
Keith chairman Andy Troup said: “Cammy had a really good night, with more than 240 folk turning out. It was a sell-out and he did really well for himself.
“There is nobody more deserving in the Highland League, or Scottish football in general – so we are delighted the event went ahead.
“Cammy has been outstanding for the club.”
To date, Keith has bagged 257 goals for the Maroons, having also played Formartine United. With two years left on his contract, there is plenty of time for him to reach his next landmark – 300.
Charlie Simpson's poem - King of Goalscorers.
We’ve hid Nicol, Barbour, Still and O’Hara
To name bit jist a few
Aye, Rattray, Byiers and Deano
A’ goal aces that’s very true
Bit a’been them a’ we hiv a lad
Cammy Keith it is his name
Twa Hunner an Fifty Seven goals for the Maroons
Scoring goals for fun is his game
Naebiddy hiz scored mair for a fact
He’s the best that’s ever been
Net Bulgers left, right and centre
He’s quite simply a goalscoring machine
At the age o’ jist Seventeen
He first blew on the scene
Substituting Captain Marvel Stillie
Fowk thocht “Martin Allan – fit hiz he jist deen?”.
Five blasters against Cove at Nineteen
Destined tae score a pile mair
Fowk cwidna believe fit they’d seen
Makkin’ opposition herts o’ sae sair
A treble in the Cup Final against Buckie
Maroons fans thocht it wiz great
Jags diehards said he wiz lucky
Nae chance – it wiz skill and footballing fate
At the end o’ that season 07
Wi’ three trophies in the bag
Young Cammy decided tae go Stateside
Oh No! – Wailed Keith fans, their herts began tae sag.
Dinna worry – the Wanderer returned
Jist as he said he would
The goals came by the dizzen
Boy, he wiz better than jist good!
Cammy cwidna’ stop scorin’
43 wiz his best in one season
Hat-tricks by the handfae and penalties by the score
Wi’ him the opponents jist couldna’ reason
Skipper - as we won the League Cup
Did his job wi’ a penalty scorin’
Life at KP wi’ CK
Wiz definitely far fae borin’
He wiz on the move again
Tae Formartine tae ply his trade
A big hole wiz left in the Dressing Room
Players and fans wished he’d bade
Ah – bit surely he’ll come back
So in 2017 he returned tae score
Aye – there’s only one CAMMY KEITH
He’ll go doon in Keith FC Folklore.