Football: Top Cop's Hoping to Nick Cup; Linlithgow Rose V Auchinleck Talbot - JUNIOR CUP FINAL PREVIEW Firhill, Today, Kick off 3pm.(sport)
Byline: IAN BROADLEY
DEFENDER Paul McAneny is determined to handcuff top cop Davie Flynn today and prevent him from stealing the Scottish Junior Cup Final.
Flynn, a Detective Inspector, also knows how to find the net with 25 goals for Linlithgow Rose this season.
But McAneny relishes going head-to-head with his former Stirling Albion team mate, aware that if he fingers his collar Auchinleck Talbot can upset the odds at Firhill.
The pair played together eight years ago when Stirling, the only part-timers in the First Division finished ninth out of 12 yet were still relegated because of reconstruction.
After suffering that unjust fate, Flynn drifted into junior soccer while pursuing his career at the Scottish Police College at Tulliallan.
However, McAneny moved on to Alloa, Stenhousemuir and Morton before joining the Ayrshire junior outfit at the start of this season.
"I just hope Davie is more worried about me scoring than I am about him finding the net," admitted 28-year-old McAneny who has powered in three goals from setpieces en route to the final.
"This will be the first time out paths have crossed since our days together at Stirling Albion. I have noticed that's he's scoring regularly but I'm looking forward to the challenge. …