Cove Rangers goalkeeper Stuart McKenzie savours testimonial
The goalkeeper – who has spent 12 years with the Aberdeen outfit over two spells – was honoured with a recreation in opposition to Dunfermline Athletic on the Balmoral Stadium.
Though the Pars prevailed 2-0 the end result couldn’t detract from a big day for McKenzie.
Stuart McKenzie thanked the Cove Rangers supporters who turned out for his testimonial.
The 34-year-old was given a guard of honour earlier than kick-off and a standing ovation from the 464 inside the bottom when substituted with 11 minutes left.
Throughout his time with Cove McKenzie has gained League One, League Two, the SPFL pyramid play-offs, 5 Highland Leagues, two Highland League Cups, two Aberdeenshire Cups and two Aberdeenshire Shields.
He stated: “I’m delighted to have spent so lengthy at Cove and to have had so many profitable years.
“To get the sport as a reward for the work I’ve put in over time was good for me and my household.
“It was good to get the reception I bought and nice to have my children with me as properly.
“It was good of the followers to end up for me, I’m certain a few of them have missed the soccer during the last six or seven weeks.
“So it was good for them to be again and I’d wish to thank them for turning out to help myself and the crew.”
The match was additionally Cove’s first underneath new supervisor Jim McIntyre and McKenzie is upbeat forward of Cove’s first season within the Championship.
He added: “Each season we glance to do in addition to we are able to, that’s served us properly during the last 4 or 5 years and we’ll attempt to proceed that.
“It’s been good up to now (underneath McIntyre), the supervisor is simply making an attempt to get his concepts throughout and we’re adapting to that and I believe we’ll do properly.
“The circumstances have been robust, the pitch was dry which makes it tougher.
“Dunfermline have been in coaching longer than us which confirmed in the long run.