Friday 7th February 2014
CHRIS Kane has been a scoring revelation during his loan spell having found the net in every game he’s played for Sons and he’s on the way to equalling a long-standing club record.
Since coming on as a 68th minute sub in his Dumbarton debut against Morton last month, the young forward has grabbed a goal in each of his five appearances including a double strike against tomorrow’s Scottish Cup opponents Alloa Athletic three weeks ago.
And the consecutive scoring exploits has had club historian Jim McAllister pouring over his records to find out if Chris’s recent run is top of the charts in comparison to players of the past.
Jim said : “Chris has certainly been exciting everyone at the club with his form and he could set a record if he scores again when we play Alloa tomorrow.
“Not since the season of 1890/91 has a player scored in consecutive matches in his first six appearances when John Taylor managed it.
“However the record for scoring in back-to-back matches for a player not playing for the first time was set back in the 71/72 season when Kenny Wilson banged in 12 goals.
“In 74/75 Tom McAdam scored 7 and Stuart MacIver managed 6 in 1989/90.
“And fans favourite Paddy Flannery scored 5 in season 1998/90.
“More recently Jon McShane who was another on-loan player scored 12 goals in 13 matches in the 2010/11 campaign, but in games 3, 8, 10 and 12 he didn’t find the net.”
Sons boss Ian Murray says that Kane’s talent is there for all to see.
“He’s settled in well at Dumbarton and he has shown a real appetite for the game and he certainly knows where the goal is, and hopefully that’ll continue for the rest of the season.”