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MY 3 FAVE GOALS.

Byline: JOHN SLUDDEN

Rangers 1, Celtic 2 Glasgow Cup Final, May 13, 1982 1 Hitting the winner for Celtic in an Old Firm game against Rangers was the ultimate high.

It was in the Glasgow Cup Final at Ibrox in front of 15,000 fans. My uncle is Celtic legend Neilly Mochan and my family are big Hoops fans so they were all there that night and it was a memory I hold dear.

We had a mixture of established first-team stars and reserve players and it was late in the game when a cross came in from the right from John Buckley and I managed to stab the ball over the line from a few yards. A fantastic feeling.

Kilmarnock 1, Ayr 2, Skol Cup, August 20, 1986 2 Ayr legend Ally MacLeod had signed me on loan from Airdrie and I managed to score on my debut.

It was a free-kick from about 20 yards and the fact it was a local derby made the goal all the more special. I curled it in the top corner and it was a strike that earned me a permanent deal at Somerset Park which was important as I enjoyed the best spell of my career at the club.

It's always a great occasion when the two Ayrshire teams meet so to get on the scoresheet and help the team win in the League Cup was very special.

England 4, Scotland 5 Schoolboy Int., Jun 7, 1980 3 This game has been talked about a lot over the years as we beat England on their own patch and had players such as Paul McStay and Ally Dick.

England had Paul Rideout in their team but we were superb and I managed to net our fourth goal. A throw-in from the left came in the box and I fired an overhead kick into the far corner.

Scoring at Wembley was a dream and it will live with me forever.

I was brought up watching FA Cup Finals and it was an incredible moment to get on the scoresheet at Wembley.
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Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Feb 5, 2012
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