IT IS A RECORD that may never be broken.

Matti King’s four-goal haul to help Musselburgh Athletic seal a place in the Scottish Cup next season took him to 203 goals for the club.

The club’s record goalscorer was key in Musselburgh’s 7-0 demolition of Mid Annandale in the South and East Cup Winners Shield on Sunday.

King told Courier Sport: “It’s great to get a personal record for myself but it has not just been me.

“I have got a lot of team-mates to thank over the years.

“A few boys have been setting me up for goals and it is a great personal achievement but it is always a team thing.

“There are one or two more to come, I would imagine.

“How many I don’t know, but if they keep creating chances I will keep trying to take them.”

The comfortable win, with fellow striker Darren Downie scoring a hat-trick, over the South of Scotland Football League side secured Musselburgh’s place in Scotland’s top cup competition next season for the first time.

King is one of the few in the Olivebank squad with experience of playing in the Scottish Cup.

As a 21-year-old, he was part of the Arbroath squad who travelled to Easter Road in January 2006.

Hibernian, featuring players including Scott Brown, Steven Whittaker, Gary Caldwell, Garry O’Connor and Steven Fletcher, won 6-0 and, despite the score, King said: “It was a good experience.

“Back then, I would have been 21 or 22 and we have got a lot of younger players in our squad now.

“We are not expecting to get a tie like that but if we do it would be great for the club.”

The former Forfar frontman, who is also the record appearance holder for Musselburgh, was presented with the matchday ball, signed by his team-mates, at full time on Sunday.

It has found a place in his Wallyford home, with the striker having to hide the ball from his children, who had begun kicking it about!

King, who works as a rail technician in Edinburgh, initially joined Musselburgh about 15 years ago.

He said: “Musselburgh have been great for me.

“[Former manager] David McGlynn took me down there first when I had left Arbroath.

“I was not playing, I had injured my knee and was doing rehab.

“I knew him through his uncle John McGlynn and it has just gone on from there.

“There was a time when I stopped playing football and then had a few friends at Newtongrange Star and went there.

“Then Calvin Shand took over at Musselburgh and asked me to come back.

“It is a great club, very well run, and more and more families and fans are coming through the gates.”

Over his two spells at Musselburgh, King has clocked up 346 appearances, with 350 achievable within the next month.

He added: “Three hundred and fifty is coming up soon – I don’t know if anybody will catch me on that front.

“Jackie Myles is trying to chase me but he is nearly as old as me!”