Jordan marks his Lichties’ debut with first senior goal

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DESPITE losing out to Dundee in the first round of the Challenge Cup Jordan Elfverson still has reasons to remain upbeat.

On Saturday, the 19-year-old marked his debut for the Lichties with his first ever senior goal, when he connected with a Steven Doris cross to bundle the ball across the line.

His goal put the Gayfield men ahead, but the lead he created only lasted seconds and a goal in extra-time saw the Lichties exit the competition.

And despite being disappointed to lose out, Elfverson was delighted to grab the goal.

At full-time he said: “I’m quite pleased to have got my first ever senior goal.

“I used to play for Dundee United youth side so it is always good to score against your rivals.

“It would have been better to keep the lead and it was disappointing to lose the goal so quickly but the boys worked hard and everything is looking promising.

“It was a good performance considering we are only part-time.”

The striker was one of manager Paul Sheerin’s first summer signings and after growing up and still living in the town, it gives Elfverson the opportunity to play for his hometown club.

Last season strikers Gavin Swankie and Steven Doris netted 39 league goals between them and Elfverson knows it will be hard to break up their partnership.

He added: “My aim this season is to hope to get as much game time as possible.

“The strikers made a good impact last year and scored a lot of goals so I just want to get noticed.

“And it also nice playing for your hometown as well.”

Tomorrow (Saturday) the Lichties go in against Livingston in the first round of the League Cup before the Second Division campaign begins against Albion Rovers on August 6.

And Elfverson admitted he can’t wait to get started.

“Hopefully we can get the league season started with a win,” he explained.

“Albion Rovers were in the same division as us last year so hopefully we will get a good result.”