Steven is our answer to Messi!

Kirkintilloch. Campsie Black Watch under 19s player Steven Aitken has scored 61 goals in 26 games. 19.5.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes
Kirkintilloch. Campsie Black Watch under 19s player Steven Aitken has scored 61 goals in 26 games. 19.5.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes

NETTING an incredible 63 goals in 30 games is the stuff of dreams, but Steven Aitken has made it a reality.

The Campsie Black Watch under-19s striker scored in almost every single league and cup match – including six goals in one game . . . twice.

Campsie’s very own Lionel Messi is stepping up to Campsie Black Watch’s under-21 team for next season’s campaign.

The modest former Lenzie Academy pupil (18) said: “It really is down to my teammates, I couldn’t do it without them.

“It’s been a fantastic season. I’ve always scored goals, but never more than 40 in a single season.”

Steven’s manager Allan Differ found himself £50 out of pocket after promising the striker at the start of the season he’d give him the cash if he bagged 50 goals.

Steven, a student at Strathclyde University, said: “I got two goals at Goldenhill to reach my 50 and they’re my favourites.

“The first was a cross in and I just placed it past the keeper, but the second for the 50 was at an angle and it was a great feeling when that went in.”

Steven has easily blitzed Campsie Black Watch’s previous goalscoring record of 46 goals in one season.

Manager Allan Differ said: “I don’t know if it’s a league record but it’s certainly a club record.

“His record is absolutely brilliant and the 21s have got a very good player. Steven’s a natural.

“He’s got so much talent – his burst of speed is incredible, he’s able to turn defenders and he can play with his back to goal which is very hard to do.

“He’s two-footed and scores goals from everywhere.”