Doris delighted by the league winning feeling

Steven Doris Arbroath FC
Steven Doris Arbroath FC

STEVEN Doris described the moment of learning that Arbroath were league champions as the best feeling he has ever had., writes Jennifer Newton

The striker who has netted 16 times already this season was on the scoresheet yet again on Saturday when he converted from the penalty spot.

Doris (22), who is now in his third season at Gayfield, says everyone at the club will now be celebrating after they made history.

He said: “I’m absolutely delighted, especially for the club to get their first championship and in only my third season where I have been playing week in week out.

“Some of the older boys have said we have just got to enjoy yourself now because it is not often you win league championships.

“After I came off after my substitution it was amazing to hear the roar of the crowd when Queen’s Park got their second goal and were winning.

“And now we have won the league I think it is the best feeling I have ever had.”

The former St Johnstone player was forced to sit out the early part of the campaign after undergoing surgery on his knee during pre-season.

But despite missing several weeks, he has still notched up 16 goals this season including a hat-trick against Montrose in November and an important penalty in Saturday’s game too.

He added: “After being out through injury, I am delighted to be scoring goals but it is really a team effort and three points was important for us at the end of the day.

“The referee made me take my penalty again because of encroachment and it was nerve-racking having to step up and do it again.

“Especially as my second came out and looked like it wasn’t going to go in.

“But I had decided the hand to my ear was going to be my celebration because we all just wanted the supporters to get louder and make as much noise as possible.”