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Football: Goalden Cheyne; Highland League.

JIM CHEYNE has a licence to roam - but his manager has no idea who issued it. The marauding left-back is now PETERHEAD'S top scorer after a stunning hat-trick in the 6-0 win against ROTHES.

Boss Ronnie Brown insists he has never given the ex-Peterborough player his blessing to charge up and down the field, but he is not about to curtail his attacking instincts.

Brown said: "Jim is a worker and he deserved his goals just for the effort he expended.

"I don't know about him having a licence to roam - I think Jim Cheyne creates his own licence.

"But he is an inspiration and is laying down the gauntlet to the strikers and the rest of the team with the way he's banging them in.''

Cheyne's said: "I was pleased with the hat-trick because it helped break down any Rothes resistance. But, as for my attacking style, that's just the way I play.''

Victory set Peterhead off on the Qualifying Cup trail and a good performance against bigger clubs in December could boost their League application.

In the League, BUCKIE striker Paul Bridgeford grabbed a late winner against COVE to send the Jags to the top of the table.

Joint leaders KEITH went down 2-0 at lowly WICK. Steve Murray and Nigel Mackenzie were on target for an improving Wick outfit.

HUNTLY striker Martin Stewart looks set to have Scottish League scouts on his trail yet again.

Returning from a year out injured, Stewart has hit seven goals in four games - including a hat-trick in Huntly's 3-2 win over CLACH.

New FORT WILLIAM boss Dave Milroy saw the task he faces as his side let in six at home to FORRES.

There was a goal feast at BANFF, where visitors FRASERBURGH won 5-3, while, in the Moray derby, NAIRN and ELGIN CITY shared the points in a 1-1 draw.

BRORA RANGERS and LOSSIEMOUTH clocked up the same scoreline.
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Aug 30, 1999
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