TWO games and one trophy – it has not been a bad few weeks for goalkeeper Craig Pucko.

The Tranent shotstopper has featured just twice for the Belters this season as he performed heroics in the semi-final and then the final of the Fife and Lothians Cup, having been signed after a goalkeeping emergency at the club.

He said: “I never thought I would be playing in a junior cup final at this stage of my career.

“I signed originally when Murray Jackson was going to go away to Australia or New Zealand for a month and I never played a game. I broke my wrist in training and then I got the call again.

“I’m semi-retired and help out now and then for friends who have teams.”

Pucko’s connection is his cousin Kenny Rafferty, co-manager at Tranent.

The 34-year-old is no stranger to teams in the county, having played for Tranent several years ago as well as East Linton.

Kenny Fisher’s late goal was the difference between Tranent and Broxburn Athletic on the day. Pucko, who said he had lost track of time and thought there was still another 10-15 minutes to go and was preparing for a Broxburn onslaught, had already started getting ready for a penalty shootout.

He added: “It was definitely in my head that we could be heading for penalties. I would have fancied us to get through it.”