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Keith legend Cammy Keith honoured with testimonial dinner

By Jonathan Clark

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.

Cammy Keith was honoured with a testimonal against Aberdeen FC for his ten years service to Keith FC...Picture: Becky Saunderson.
Cammy Keith was honoured with a testimonal against Aberdeen FC for his ten years service to Keith FC...Picture: Becky Saunderson.

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.

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