ELATED Beith Juniors striker Kenny McLean reached the magical 200-goals milestone as they completed a glorious double amidst jubilant scenes on Friday night.

And later he spoke of his delight at reaching the landmark after a decade with the Garnock Valley club.

They lifted the Evening Times Champions Cup at New Tinto Park, defeating Petershill 4-1 in the final. This came less than two weeks after they had clinched the Super Premier Division title for a second time.

McLean said: "It's been a good end to the season for us after losing the West of Scotland Cup last Wednesday. The second goal was my 200th for Beith in 10 seasons and I'm happy as that was my target. There was a gulf in class in the final and it's the first time I have won this trophy. I will take now a month off as my wife is expecting our fourth child."

Manager Johnny Millar was impressed with his team's display and said: "The Evening Times Cup is a hard one to win as you have to win the league to get into it. We're delighted to win a double. It was a good performance in the first half but in the second half we took our foot off the pedal a bit but it's the end of the season.

"John Sheridan and Mark McLaughlin did well in central defence, everyone says they are too old but they still do the business and they were raging about losing a goal."

He also paid tribute to the double hero and said: "I was delighted for Kenny getting his 200th goal, it's brilliant and he's a great servant to the club. That was a good end to the season and we look forward to a wee break."

Jubilant skipper Sheridan said: "It's the first time in 19 years in the game I have won the Evening Times Cup. Togetherness was the key to our success. Kenny McLean's scoring record is unbelievable, he got a hat-trick in the semi-final as well as two in the final. A lot of the seasons have been good, we have won the Scottish Cup before and the league and the West and it's hard to pick any of them out.

"I plan to be here next season, we will have a few weeks off and then we will be ready to go again."