500-goal striker to be honoured

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LUTHERMUIR FC are to honour their long serving striker and record scorer Murdoch Anderson with a testimonial match and dinner on June 23.

Murdoch (35) made his debut aged 16 at the tail end of the 1992-93 season.

In the 19 seasons since, including this one, goal machine Murdoch has notched well over 500 goals for the club in the Aberdeenshire Amateur League.

His 500th goal came on August 17 last year, at home to Johnshaven Athletic.

Cove Rangers captain Eric Watson, a former Luthermuir player, will bring a select side to Luthermuir to play the current team, who could by then be promoted to the Premier Division or even be champions of Division One East.

A dinner dance will be held in Luthermuir hall to celebrate Murdoch’s career and also to mark the 35th birthday of the club. Luthermuir FC was formed in 1977 to play in the then Montrose Winter League.

MC at the dinner will be Jack Souttar with speakers David Birse, former chairman of Brechin City, Dave Stewart, Luthermuir secretary and former manager and Dave Strath, secretary of Echt FC.

Any former Luthermuir players interested in attending the dinner should get in touch with the club.

Murdoch’s best goal tally was 58 in season 2003-04 as Luthermuir finished champions of Division One North.

His next best was 53 in season 1997-98 as Luthermuir won promotion out of Division Two and took their place in Aberdeenshire’s top division for the first time.