On Saturday against Fir Park Corner Scott “Sebo” Macrae will become the 40th player to make his 100th appearance for the Club.
Sebo made his debut as a sub against Scotstoun Park Galaxy at the end of season 2011/12 and has been a regular ever since.
At the start of the next season he made his mark with a hat trick in our opening game 3-2 win against Ormond Saints and this is one of his highlights, and ours as we were celebrating our 25th anniversary that day.
The goals flowed that season with Scott scoring 29 including three hat tricks and only two players, Scott Cassidy and The Great Kenny McLellan have scored more in a season.
Despite all his goals it was a game that season that he didn’t score in that sticks in his memory, the famous Tain Thistle away day.
“I loved the Tain game we played in, it was tremendous. I think anyone who was involved in it remembers it fondly and I was extremely proud of how we played that day. Sean scored a fantastic goal and we defended bravely despite defeat with Martin pulling off wonder saves and the post/crossbar helping us out on many occasions.”
We lost 3-1 at Tain but a victory against Real Maroon last season in the IFA Scottish Cup is Scott’s favourite game – “Beating Real Maroon on penalties was my favourite game. I scored the first goal early in with a poor clearance from the keeper and I put it into an empty net. I think as a team we played superbly and put a lot of Heart into the game. The penalties were very tense and thankfully I converted mine which is a rarity nowadays...”
Sebo has continued to score goals on a regular basis and stands 8th on the All Time List with 74 goals. However he’s not just a centre forward as he’s been pressed into action at centre half, like so many of the squad, but even then he still pops up with a goal from set pieces. It would be fair to say that he isn’t the most mobile of centre halfs but luckily Wee Al is always there to do the running.
Last season Sebo was a deserved Player of the Year and on Saturday he joins another famous list as he skippers the team on the occasion of his 100th appearance.