AFTER finally netting his first goal of the season against East Fife on Saturday, Steven Doris is hoping it will be the first of many, writes Jennifer Newton.
Striker Doris was last season’s top marksman but has so far found it difficult to get his name on the scoresheet.
But a superbly taken strike on Saturday saw him open his account in what he hopes will be the first of many goals this season.
He told HeraldSport: “That was my first league goal of the season on Saturday which always seems to be the hardest one to get.
“You always try to beat last season’s tally and I have set a target for myself but it is more important getting three points for the boys.”
Doris, who is now in his fifth season at the club could have added to his goal tally after creating several golden chances.
But for the striker seeing his team keep a second consecutive clean sheet and giving a good performance was more important.
He added: “We created quite a few chances and maybe I should have put them away.
“But to get the three points is the main thing and you have to say well done to the defence for keeping two clean sheets in a row and hopefully we can keep that run going.
“I thought the performance was the same as it was against Stenhousemuir as first half against the wind we were really good.
“The windy conditions are hard to play in here and it was like that in the second half but we saw the game out.”
And with the Lichties unbeaten in the league at home so far this season, Doris is hopeful that will continue as they face local rivals Forfar Athletic at Gayfield tomorrow (Saturday).
Familiar faces including Keith Gibson and former strike partner Gavin Swankie could line up for the visitors.
But Doris says there will be no pleasantries on the pitch.
He explained: “It will be good to see the likes of Swanks [Gavin Swankie] again but you do what you have to do when you are on the pitch.
“We’ve been doing really well at home lately and teams don’t seem to like to come here.”
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