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Anderson says record breaking not on cards as club faces crucial match

By Matt Leslie

RECORD-breaking is the last thing on Marc Anderson’s mind ahead of Caithness’s crucial trip to Glenrothes tomorrow.

As the finishing post for the promotion race draws ever near, the Thurso side are six points away from stepping up from Caledona Division One to the third tier of the Scottish National League.

Another points statistic is also on the table – Anderson’s own individual club record of scoring the most points in one season.

Two years ago, the outside centre broke the previous record of 189 which had been held by Phil Matheson since the 1988/89 season.

Not only did he surpass it back then, Anderson smashed it as he went on to register 273 points for the 2015/16 season.

Now he is within nine points of his own record but as far as Marc is concerned, the team comes first.

He said: “Yes I’m aware of the

record but there are more important things to think about such as helping the team against Glenrothes on Saturday.

“Winning the league is the main

priority – if we win and I score no points at all, I’ll be happy that the team has taken a step towards our main goal.

“The fact that I’ve done the record-breaking points thing before has probably made it easier for me to put it to the back of my mind.

“Back then, breaking the record was clearly at the front of my mind but having been there and done that, I am more relaxed about it now. If it happens then great – as long as the club wins promotion as well. I don’t want to break it but have us miss out on it.”

Of Glenrothes, Anderson admits it’s high time that Caithness came away from the Fife club having tasted victory.

He added: “I don’t think we’ve beaten them at their place – so maybe it’s high time we broke that duck.

“Even if that wasn’t in the mix, there’s no way Glenrothes will give us an easy ride as they don’t want us celebrating on their own patch.

“A win would get us closer to promotion but we’re taking it one match at a time and are not getting ahead of ourselves.

“The only way we’ll do that is if we’re top of the league after the season has ended.”

Elsewhere, Caithness’ nearest promotion rivals, Strathmore, travel to Aberdeen Wanderers. Alloa are away at Banff while Harris Academy FP host Dunfermline.

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